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ELA 7A Assignments

Instructor
Ms. Susan Craycraft
Term
2020 - 2021 School Year
Department
ELA
Description
Course Description: ELA 7A will provide a meaningful, integrated program that is planned and developed for all students utilizing the four language arts processes: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Reading instruction will expose students to a variety of reading strategies for reading literary and expository texts.  Writing instruction will include the development of written communication skills, including narrative, informative/explanatory, and argumentative writing.  Standard English conventions are developed through the writing process.  This course is aligned to Common Core Standards and Ohio standards for 7th grade English/Language Arts.

Assignment Calendar

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LWTW: Chapter 7 Questions

LWTW: Chapter 7 Questions

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Study Island: Transitions

Study Island: Transitions

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Article and Assignment: Middle School Pastry Business

Article and Assignment: Middle School Pastry Business

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PORTFOLIO ESSAY: Science and ELA

PORTFOLIO ESSAY: Science and ELA

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Article and Assignment: "Neighbors Feeding Neighbors"

Article and Assignment: "Neighbors Feeding Neighbors"

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Study Island: Task, Purpose, and Audience

Study Island: Task, Purpose, and Audience

Past Assignments

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Study Island: Support and Develop Topics

Study Island: Support and Develop Topics

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Article and Assignment: "Where Does Your Food Come From?"

Article and Assignment: "Where Does Your Food Come From?"

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LWTW: Science Connection- Bees

LWTW: Science Connection- Bees
 

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Article and Assignment: "Cash Courses"

Article and Assignment: "Cash Courses"

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Study Island: Introduce and Conclude Topics

Study Island: Introduce and Conclude Topics

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LWTW: Chapter 6 Assignment

LWTW: Chapter 6 Assignment
1) What does Nya like about the camp at the lake?
2) What is Nya's mother afraid of when the family is at the lake camp?
3) Who calls Salva's name?
4) How long had this person been walking with the group before he found Salva?
5) What does this person have that makes him useful to the group?
6) What causes Salva to be up sick most of the night?
7) What sad news does this person tell Salva after the group had finally slept following a 10-hours long all night walk?
8) When Salva's uncle wakes him, Salva hears someone crying. What evidence does this tell us about the situation the group is in? How would you feel if you were in a situation like this? Why? Use details from Chapter 6 in your response.

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Article and Assignment: Healthy Food and Exercise

Article and Assignment: Healthy Food and Exercise

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Study Island: Individuals, Events, and Ideas

Study Island: Individuals, Events, and Ideas

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End of Quarter 3: All Q3 assignments due today!

All work for Quarter 3 must be turned in by 3:00pm Friday, 4/9/12!
Check Google Classroom to check for any classwork you have not yet turned in.

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Quarter 3 Project: How Can We Create Schools for Our New Reality?

Quarter 3 Project: How Can We Create Schools for Our New Reality?
 
Check the Quarterly Project Google Classroom for assignment details and requirements.

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Article and Questions: "Denied a Teaching Job..."

Students will read article called "Denied a Teaching Job..." and answer questions reflecting on the information presented in the article.

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Spring Break Assignments

Spring Break Assignments:
 
Nearpod Code: 9WZ8Y
Neapod Code: T2DWG
Nearpod Code: JWL64

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A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 5 Assignment

A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 5 Assignment

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Study Island: More Practice with Central Idea and Summary

Study Island: More Practice with Central Idea and Summary
 
www.studyisland.com

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Article and Assignment: Junk Food Can Harm a Teen's Brain

Article and Assignment: Junk Food Can Harm a Teen's Brain

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A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 4 questions

A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 4 questions

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Article and Assignment: Healthy Screen Time

Article and Assignment: Healthy Screen Time

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Newsela Article: Video Games and Mental Health

Students will read, discuss, and answer questions about a Newsela Article entitled, "Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health."

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NearPod: Creating Unbiased Surveys

Students will complete a NearPod activity explaining how to create unbiased survey questions. This will help them create a survey that is part of their Quarter 3 Project entitled, "How can we create schools for our new reality?"

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LWTW: Chapter 3 Questions

1) Describe the pond where Nya gets water.2) Does the water sound good to drink? Why or why not? 3) How does Nya carry the water home? 4) Why does Salva think the others left him behind? 5) What does Salva see when he leaves the barn? 6) How does Salva know the woman is a part of his tribe (Dinka)? 7) What does the woman give Salva when he first approaches her? 8) How long does Salva stay with the woman? 9) Why do Salva and the woman have to separate? 10) What does Salva hear as he sits in the barn and thinks about what the woman said to him? 11) In your opinion, should the woman have left Salva alone, or stayed with him? Why do you think this? Explain your reasoning.

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Study Island: Text Evidence

Study Island: Text Evidence
www.studyisland.com

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Study Island: Inferences

Study Island: Inferences
www.studyisland.com

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Quarter 3 Project: Sentence Starters Journal

Quarter 3 Project: Sentence Starters Journal

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NearPod: Reflections on School/ Education

NearPod: Reflections on School/ Education
(Brainstorming for Quarter 3 Project)

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Science MAP test (taken during first bell classes)

Science MAP test 

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Math MAP test (taken during first bell classes)

Math MAP test

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Quarter 3 Project Brainstorming: Pros and Cons

Quarter 3 Project Brainstorming: Pros and Cons

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Study Island: Theme and Summary Practice and Review

Study Island: Theme and Summary Practice and Review
https://www.studyisland.com/login

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NearPod: Covid-19: Dealing with Helplessness

NearPod: Covid-19: Dealing with Helplessness

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A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 2 Review Questions

A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 2 Review Questions
1) What happens to Nya in this chapter?
2) How do the people walking along with Salva choose to divide themselves up?
3) What is the name of Salva's village?
4) What do the soldiers do with the people?
5) What does Salva try to do in the rebel camp?
6) What happens to the men the next morning?
7) Where do the women and children sleep after leaving the rebel camp?
8) What has happened to Salva when he awakes after an itchy night in the hay?
9) Why do you think the other people left Salva behind? How do you feel about this choice?

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Vocabulary Quiz #11

Vocabulary Quiz #11

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Vocabulary List #11-Practice NearPod

Vocabulary List #11-Practice NearPod

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MLK Reading Assignment

MLK Reading Assignment

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Vocabulary List #11- Notes

Vocabulary List #11- Notes

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Vocabulary Quiz #10

Vocabulary Quiz #10

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A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 1 Questions

A Long Walk to Water: Chapter 1 Questions

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Vocabulary List #10: NearPod Practice and Review

Vocabulary List #10: NearPod Practice and Review

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Vocabulary List #10: Notes

Vocabulary List #10: Notes

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Vocabulary Quiz #9

Vocabulary Quiz #9

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Vocabulary List #9 Practice- NearPod

Vocabulary List #9 Practice- NearPod

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Vocabulary List #9- Notes

Vocabulary List #9- Notes

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Winter Break Work: Quarter 2 Essay

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Story Elements Test (in Study Island)

Story Elements Test (in Study Island)

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Story Elements Pretest (in Study Island)

Story Elements Pretest (in Study Island)

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Vocabulary Quiz #8

Vocabulary Quiz #8

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Vocabulary List #8: Practice

Vocabulary List #8: Practice

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Thanksgiving Break Assignments

Thanksgiving Break Packet: Complete all 4 pages/ assignments in Google Classroom.

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Vocabulary List #8- Notes

Vocabulary List #8- Notes 

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Quarter 2 Essay- Reflection on chosen topic

Students will write one paragraph describing the topic they chose, their reasoning for their choice, and their feelings and experiences with writing essays:
 
Choose 1 topic you like best.

Write a paragraph to Ms. Craycraft, telling her:

a) which topic you choose;

b) why you choose this topic; and 

c) how you feel about writing this essay, or essays in general

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Quarter 2 Essay: Introduction and Topics- Nearpod

Quarter 2 Essay: Introduction and Topics- Nearpod

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Vocabulary Quiz #7

Vocabulary Quiz #7

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Vocabulary 7- Practice

Vocabulary 7- Practice

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A Long Walk to Water: WebQuest

A Long Walk to Water: WebQuest

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Vocabulary List #7- Notes

Vocabulary List #7- Notes

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Vocabulary Quiz #6

Vocabulary Quiz #6

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Vocabulary List #6: Notes and Discussion

Vocabulary List #6: Notes and Discussion

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Vocabulary Quiz #5

Vocabulary Quiz #5

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Long Walk to Water: Webquest

Long Walk to Water: Webquest

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Vocabulary List #5: NearPod

Vocabulary List #5: NearPod

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A Long Walk To Water: Pre-reading Internet Search

A Long Walk To Water: Pre-reading Internet Search

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Quarterly Project

Learning Target: Research, Analyze, and Construct a Presentation (Oral, Written, Google Slides, or Video) to Answer the Project Question. Task: 1-Students review and analyze the project guidelines and construct their presentation to satisfy the project question. 2-Students will produce cross-content products assigned by their teachers for grading (i.e. social studies - listing of sources) 3-Students must produce a final product in order to get full credit.
 
 

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Remote Learning: NearPod and Writing Assignment

Remote Learning: NearPod and Writing Assignment

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Vocabulary Quiz #4

Vocabulary Quiz #4

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Vocabulary List #4: Practice

Vocabulary List #4: Practice

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Vocabulary List #4: Notes

Vocabulary List #4: Notes 

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Study Island: Text Evidence

Study Island: Text Evidence

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Vocabulary Quiz #3

Vocabulary Quiz #3

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Text Evidence- More Practice

Text Evidence- More Practice

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Vocabulary List #3: Practice

Vocabulary List #3: Practice

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Text Evidence- Practice

Text Evidence- Practice

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Vocabulary List #3: Notes

Vocabulary List #3: Notes

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Two-Column Notes: Power Verbs

Students will take Two-Column notes over Power Verbs.

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Vocabulary Quiz #2

Vocabulary Quiz #2

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Vocabulary List #2- Notes

Vocabulary List #2- Notes

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Goals Letter: Rough Draft- All 4 paragraphs

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Vocabulary Quiz #1

Vocabulary Quiz #1

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Reading Assignment: Cooking 101

Reading Assignment: Cooking 101

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Vocabulary List #1- Notes

Vocabulary List #1- Notes

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Study Island- Diagnostic Pretest

Study Island- Diagnostic Pretest
 
 

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Nearpod: Online Learning

Use Code: OGJWA
 
Write one paragraph, or more!

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NearPod: Time Management Skills

Use Code: TNBMG

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NearPod: Tackling Test-Taking

Use Code: RGHSI

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Goals Letter: Introduction

Goals Letter: Introduction
Students will write and type a 3 paragraph essay describing 3 goals they have for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Goals Worksheet

Goals Worksheet

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Learning Styles Inventory

Learning Styles Inventory

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Student Information Sheet #2

Student Information Sheet #2

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Student Information Sheet #1

Student Information Sheet #1