HOMEWORK for WEEK 9/18 – 9/22

Mrs. Bowen’s Blog Basics

6th & 7Th Grade Language Arts

Emailbowena@wlwv.k12.or.us

Office Hours:  Wednesdays 8:30-9:00

Weekly “HRL” (Home Reading Log): Students will complete a weekly Home Reading Log (HRL).   Reading logs are DUE on THURSDAY of each week.  They are due at the beginning of the class period – and will NOT be accepted late.  (If a student is absent on the day it is due, their HRL is due the next day they return to class.) All expectations and grading are explained on the handout.  They will use the same handout all quarter filling in each week as we go along. If a student loses their copy, a new copy can be printed out here:

1st Quarter HRL – Reading Strategies

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MONDAY – 9/18 

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • We began class by reviewing the purpose of using planners.  Students looked at their planner to see if it was complete for Language Arts last week for showing both assignments and due dates for each day we had class.
  • We finished plotting the story Jane and  the Dragon
  • 4th Period began reading “Tarred Feathers“.  We will work on plotting the story tomorrow in class.
  • Vocabulary Quiz results from Friday’s quiz were shared.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #3 – DUE 9/21

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7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • We began class by reviewing the purpose of using planners.  Students looked at their planner to see if it was complete for Language Arts last week for showing both assignments and due dates for each day we had class.
  • We read the short story “War of the Wall”.  As we read, we reviewed the following as they appeared in the story:
    • Exposition (setting, characters, background)
    • Conflict
    • Inference
    • Foreshadowing
    • Dialect
    • Irony
  • The new list of Literary Terms for Vocabulary #2 with completed flashcards are DUE Tuesday 9/19.

Vocabulary #2 – More Literary Terms

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocab #2 Flashcards – DUE 9/19
  2. HRL #3 – DUE 9/21
  3. Vocabulary Quiz – DUE 9/22

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TUESDAY – 9/19

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today students worked in groups to plot the story “Tarred Feathers”.  We will continue to plot a couple more stories as we prepare for a Story Plot Test next week.
  • Students had some silent reading  time in Every Soul a Star in class.  The novel will be given to students this Friday to keep and finish reading on their own.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #3 – DUE 9/21

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7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • We began class checking-in vocabulary flashcards.  Students also had some time to practice them with a partner.  The Vocabulary Quiz is this Friday, 9/22.
  • Today students worked in groups to plot the story “The War  of the  Wall”.  We will continue to plot a couple more stories as we prepare for a Story Plot Test next week.
  • Students had some silent reading  time in Every Soul a Star in class.  The novel will be given to students this Friday to keep and finish reading on their own.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. STUDY Vocab #2 Flashcards – Every Night
  2. HRL #3 – DUE 9/21
  3. Vocabulary Quiz – DUE 9/22

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WEDNESDAY – 9/20  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Students began class brainstorming challenges and obstacles they have had to overcome.  They were to think of challenges that required time to overcome, perhaps multiple days and/or multiple tries.
  • Then we went around the room and shared possible topics that were brainstormed.
  • Finally, students selected two possible topics that they thought they could write an essay on (one that had at least 3 noticeable attempts they made to overcome).

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #3 – DUE 9/21

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7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today we reviewed Story Plot by reading Ray Bradbury’s All Summer in a Day and students plotted the story on their own.  You can access a copy of the story at this website:

 http://www.btboces.org/Downloads/6_All%20Summer%20in%20a%20Day%20by%20Ray%20Bradbury.pdf

  • Students had silent reading for the remainder of the class period.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. STUDY Vocab #2 Flashcards – Every Night
  2. HRL #3 – DUE 9/21
  3. Vocabulary Quiz – DUE 9/22

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THURSDAY – 9/21  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

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7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • We reviewed the story plot for the short story “All Summer in a Day”.
  • Students set-up a BINGO card for Vocabulary Review.  Students one of the words from the last two weeks in each square on the BINGO sheet (No FREE Space). We played a few games to practice for tomorrow’s quiz.  If a student needs a BINGO card they can get one here:

BINGO Card Template

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Study all 25 Words for Vocab Quiz – DUE 9/22
  2. Check Grades On-line – Email Mrs. Bowen with Questions

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FRIDAY – 9/22  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

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7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

7th Grade HOMEWORK:



HOMEWORK for WEEK 9/11 – 9/15

Mrs. Bowen’s Blog Basics

6th & 7Th Grade Language Arts

Emailbowena@wlwv.k12.or.us

Office Hours:  Wednesdays 8:30-9:00

 

Weekly “HRL” (Home Reading Log): Students will complete a weekly Home Reading Log (HRL).   Reading logs are DUE on THURSDAY of each week.  They are due at the beginning of the class period – and will NOT be accepted late.  (If a student is absent on the day it is due, their HRL is due the next day they return to class.) All expectations and grading are explained on the handout.  They will use the same handout all quarter filling in each week as we go along. If a student loses their copy, a new copy can be printed out here:

1st Quarter HRL – Reading Strategies

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MONDAY – 9/11 

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • We set-up dividers for the two categories needed for this class:
    • Resources
    • Classwork
  • Today we took notes on the different types of Conflicts:
    • Person vs Person
    • Person vs Society
    • Person vs Nature
    • Person vs Self
  • We  plotted the story  Jane and the Dragon.  We will continue plotting the story this week

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #2 – DUE 9/14
  2. Syllabus Signed Slip – DUE 9/14

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today we completed  the plot of the short story “Seventh Grade”.  
  • Students also took notes on the different types of conflicts in a story:
    • Person vs Person
    • Person vs Society
    • Person vs Nature
    • Person vs Self
  • Students were given their first vocabulary list to learn.  They need to create a flash card for each work (they were given index cards for this).  They had part of class to get started…the first 10 need to be completed by tomorrow in class.

Vocabulary Literary Terms #1

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. 10 Vocab Flash Cards – DUE 9/12
  2. HRL #2 – DUE 9/14
  3. Syllabus Signed Slip – DUE 9/14

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TUESDAY – 9/12  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today we began class with a  journal write where students wrote about where they were when we had the Total Solar Eclipse.
  • We had an introduction to our all school read novel Every Soul a Star.
  • Students were given a quote and got into groups.  In their groups they read their quotes and figured out a sequence for their quotes.
  • We predicted what we thought the book will be about.  We will begin reading the novel tomorrow in class.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #2 – DUE 9/14
  2. Syllabus Signed Slip – DUE 9/14
  3. Vocab Test – DUE 9/15

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today we began class with a  journal write where students wrote about where they were when we had the Total Solar Eclipse.
  • We looked at the vocabulary flashcards and shared strategies for sketches.
  • We had an introduction to our all school read novel Every Soul a Star.
  • Students were given a quote and got into groups.  In their groups they read their quotes and figured out a sequence for their quotes.
  • We predicted what we thought the book will be about.  We will begin reading the novel tomorrow in class.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. 15 Vocab Flash Cards – DUE 9/13
  2. HRL #2 – DUE 9/14
  3. Syllabus Signed Slip – DUE 9/14
  4. Vocabulary Test – DUE 9/15

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WEDNESDAY – 9/13  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Students received their all school read book Every Soul a Star and we began reading the first three chapters – where  we learned about and discussed the three major characters.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #2 – DUE 9/14
  2. Syllabus Signed Slip – DUE 9/14
  3. Vocab Test – DUE 9/15

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Students received their all school read book Every Soul a Star and we began reading the first three chapters – where  we learned about and discussed the three major characters.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #2 – DUE 9/14
  2. Syllabus Signed Slip – DUE 9/14
  3. Vocabulary Test – DUE 9/15

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THURSDAY – 9/14  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Journal writing began class working on “Leads” to our papers.  We focused on and wrote an example of a “Shocking” lead.  The style is based on the examples we’ve seen in the novel Every Soul a Star that we are reading together.
  • We read more of the novel together in class.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Study for Vocab Test – DUE Tomorrow 9/15

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Journal writing began class working on “Leads” to our papers.  We focused on and wrote an example of a “Shocking” lead.  The style is based on the examples we’ve seen in the novel Every Soul a Star that we are reading together.
  • We read more of the novel together in class.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Study for Vocab Test – DUE Tomorrow 9/15

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FRIDAY – 9/15  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • HRLs were returned.  We reviewed the expectations of proofreading carefully, writing as neatly as possible, and turning them in on time.  Common mistakes that students should be sure to proofread for are:
    • Underlining Book Title
    • Reading the prompt so they know what how they need to respond
    • Using capitals for book titles, names of characters, and beginning sentences
    • Filling in ALL sections
  • We began class taking the vocabulary test. We reviewed test taking procedures.  After the test, we corrected it in class so students could have immediate feedback on how they did. 
  • We completed our story plot for Jane and the Dragon.  

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #3 – DUE 9/21

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • HRLs were returned.  We reviewed the expectations of proofreading carefully, writing as neatly as possible, and turning them in on time.  Common mistakes that students should be sure to proofread for are:
    • Underlining Book Title
    • Reading the prompt so they know what how they need to respond
    • Using capitals for book titles, names of characters, and beginning sentences
    • Filling in ALL sections
  • We began class taking the vocabulary test. We reviewed test taking procedures.  After the test, we corrected it in class so students could have immediate feedback on how they did. 
  • The new list of Literary Terms for Vocabulary #2 was handed out with index cards.  We reviewed each of the words together and then students had the rest of class to work on creating  flashcards for their words.  Flashcards are DUE Tuesday 9/19.

Vocabulary #2 – More Literary Terms

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocab #2 Flashcards – DUE 9/19
  2. HRL #3 – DUE 9/20


HOMEWORK for WEEK 9/04 – 9/08

MONDAY – 9/04  No School

TUESDAY – 9/05  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today in class we reviewed the assignment about “Life Lessons”.  Students received the requirements/score sheet:

Life Lesson Requirements/Score Sheet 

  • Home Reading Log (HRL) was given out and we went over the weekly requirements.
  • Students will read weekly and fill out a reading log – tracking their minutes (aiming for 60 minutes a week outside of school).
    • This week, we will fill out the HRL handout together in class on Thursday.  So, students just need to read some at home the next two nights (Tues. and Wed.).

1st Quarter HRL – Reading Strategies

  • We reviewed computer usage procedures and students logged into Google Classroom.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Read at Home – DUE 9/07
  2. Final “Life Lesson” – DUE 9/08

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7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • We reviewed the “Life Lesson” assignment and I answered questions.

Life Lesson Requirements/Score Sheet 

  • Students set-up their “Resources” Divider in their binders.
  • We reviewed the part of a “Story Plot” – and reviewed notes on the parts of a story.

Story Plot Graph and Definitions

  • Students highlighted the given notes and put the handout in their “Resources” section of their binder.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Final “Life Lesson” project – DUE 9/6
  2. HRL #1 (first week of the “Home Reading Log”)  – DUE 9/07

1st Quarter HRL – Reading Strategies

 

WEDNESDAY – 9/06  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today  we looked at the elements of a story – “Story Plot”.  We explored the “Skeleton” of a story and highlighted  notes for future reference.  A copy of the notes can be found here:

Story Plot Graph and Definitions

  • Students spent time making flashcards for the story elements  to prepare for a quiz next week.
  • We worked on “re-writing” definitions in their own  words and including a visual sketch to represent what the word means.
  • We will continue working on flash cards tomorrow.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Read at Home – DUE 9/07
  2. Final “Life Lesson” – DUE 9/08

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7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • We began class with a journal quick-write.  Students wrote about meeting someone for the first time – sharing first impressions.
  • Students presented their “Life Lesson” project in class.
  • We finished class beginning to read the short story “Seventh Grade”.  We will continue the story tomorrow in class.
  • The first “Home Reading Log” (HRL) is due  tomorrow at the beginning of class.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1 (first week of the “Home Reading Log”)  – DUE 9/07

 

 

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THURSDAY – 9/07  

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today we began class by going over the Home Reading Log requirements so students could fill it out and ask questions.  Then they turned it in.
  • We read a story Jane and the Dragon and began plotting the story elements.  We will continue this tomorrow.
  • Students were given some time in class to fill out more vocabulary flashcards.  These are DUE tomorrow in class.  So, they need to complete them at home if not finished.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Finished 8 Flash Cards – DUE 9/8
  2. Final “Life Lesson” – DUE 9/8

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today we began class by going over the Home Reading Log requirements and students could make corrections as we reviewed it and ask questions.  Then they turned it in.
  • We finished reading the short story “Seventh Grade” and began plotting the story elements.  We will continue this tomorrow.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Read at home for next week HRL

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FRIDAY – 9/08

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Students were given the class syllabus and we reviewed it.  They are to share it with parents, get a signature, and return the half-sheet that was included.

6th Grade Class Procedures and Grading Syllabus 2017-2018 (Autosaved)

  • “Life Lessons” were presented an turned in.
  • We checked vocabulary flash cards.
  • Students were given some time for silent reading.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Read and Sign Course Syllabus – DUE 9/14
  2. Read for HRL #2 – DUE 9/14

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Students were given the class syllabus and we reviewed it.  They are to share it with parents, get a signature, and return the half-sheet that was included.

7th Grade Class Procedures and Grading Syllabus 2017-2018 (Autosaved)

  • Students worked in groups of three to finish plotting the short story “Seventh Grade”.
  • Students were given some time for silent reading.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Read and Sign Course Syllabus – DUE 9/14
  2. Read for HRL #2 – DUE 9/14

 



HOMEWORK for WEEK 8/30 – 9/1

Friday – 9/1

6th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Today in class we learned about “Life Lessons”.
  • We watched a short clip about “Going to Solution” by focusing on the solution and not on the problem.
  • We looked at several photos and the possible “Life Lesson” that the photo could be showing if we look beyond the obvious image.
  • Students were told to look into their old photos (anything taken from birth – 8/31/17).  Find a photo where they can look beyond the obvious image and see a possible “Life Lesson”.  Try to find a photo that they are in.

6th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Bring in a “Life Lesson” Photo – DUE 9/5
      • Photo only needs to be regular 4×6 size or smaller.
      • It can be in color or black &  white.  
      • It can be on regular copy paper or photo paper.

7th Grade Language Arts

Today’s Lesson:

  • Students were given their first WEEKLY “Home Reading Log” (HRL).  
  • We went over the handout in depth today in class.  I will review it again and answer questions next week.
  • We also learned about “Life Lessons”.
  • We watched a couple short clips about “Going to Solution” by focusing on the solution and not on the problem.
  • We looked at several photos and the possible “Life Lesson” that the photo could be showing if we look beyond the obvious image.
  • Students were told to look into their old photos (anything taken from birth – 8/31/17).  Find a photo where they can look beyond the obvious image and see a possible “Life Lesson”.  Try to find a photo that they are in.

7th Grade HOMEWORK:

  1. Work on their “Life Lesson” Photo – DUE 9/6
      • See the requirement sheet for more details: