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May 23-27,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. Call of the Wild
Tuesday
  1. Call of the Wild
Wednesday
  1. Final Exams—early release
Thursday
  1. Final Exams—early release

 

Friday
  1. Teacher Work Day
May 16-20,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. Write a Letter to Next Year’s Students
Tuesday
  1. End of Year Exam
Wednesday
  1. Begin novel: The Call of the Wild
Thursday
  1. The Call of the Wild

 

Friday
  1. The Call of the Wild
  2. Six Flags Incentive Trip
May 9-13,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. Team builders
  2. Test Strategy Review
Tuesday
  1. MATH STAAR TEST
Wednesday
  1. READING STAAR TEST
Thursday

Watch The HUNGER GAMES

 

Friday

Watch THE HUNGER GAMES

May 2-6,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. Complete Step Up To The TEKS Paired passage formative assessment.
  2. Review answer choices
Tuesday
  1. Step Up to the TEKS inference model passage
  2. Guided passage to review inferencing
Wednesday
  1. Step Up to the TEKS partner practice over inferencing
  2. Inferencing Formative Assessment
Thursday

BLITZ

 

Friday
  1. Talk about BLITZ
    1. Things learned
    2. favorite parts
    3. trouble parts
    4. review STAAR skills
April 25-29,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School—Bad Weather Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #11: Free Write

1. Complete: Summarizing Activity in Class from last week

2. Review Making Connections

 

 

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #12: What does it mean to make connections across genres?

1. Making Connections Activity—Walk-About Gallery

Thursday

Bell Ringer #13: What are different ways to make connections within texts?

1. Model Passage Across Genres

 

Friday

Bell Ringer #14: Free Write

1. Independent passage across genres—STAAR passage

April 18-22,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School—Bad Weather Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #7: Free Write

1. Complete: Vote for...Who? (in-class passage)

 

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #8: What does it mean to summarize?

1. Summarizing Activity—Walk-About Gallery

Thursday

Bell Ringer #9: What ideas or information do you have about rites of passage from different cultures?

1. Independent Read: The Giver—Vocabulary, Quiz, Write

 

Friday

Bell Ringer #10: What ideas do you have about North Korea and their history?

1. Independent Read: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea—Vocabulary, Quiz, Write

April 11-15,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #3: How is drama different from other types of writing?

1. In Google Classroom under Classwork do Easel: Author’s Purpose

2. Unit 6 Overview

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

4. Academic Vocabulary

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #4: What ideas do you have about childhood diseases?

1. Skill: Making Connections

2. First read: A Civil Action—Quiz and Think

3. Easel: Author’s Purpose

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #5: Why is it important to determine the Author’s Purpose of a text?

  1. Skill: Author’s Purpose
  2. Close Read: A Civil Action—Vocabulary and Write
Thursday

Bell Ringer #6: What does Easter mean to you?

1. Author’s Purpose In-Class Activity

Friday

Good Friday!!! Happy Easter!!!

April 4-8,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #26: Look at the board. Determine what you believe is going on.

1. Inferencing: Show VS. Tell

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #27: Look at the board. Determine what you think the characters are feeling.

1. Inferencing in Real World: Social media, music, TV

Wednesday
  1. Grade Bell Ringers for a test grade
  2.  Inferencing: Gallery Walk-About
Thursday

Bell Ringer #1: What is inferencing? Give an example of how you make inferences daily.

1. Model passage and answering questions.

Friday

Bell Ringer # 2: Free Write

1. Your Turn: Read passage and answer questions. Use text evidence to write a justification for your thought process.

2. EARN YOUR PASSPORT STAMP fro REWARDS!!!!

Mar.28-April 1,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #23: What do you know about folktales?

1. 1st Read: The Invisible One

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #24: What does the saying “to fly too close to the sun” mean?

1. 1st Read: Icarus and Daedalus

Wednesday

Math Interim exam

Thursday

Reading Interim Exam

Friday

Bell Ringer # 25: Free Write

1. Close Read: Icarus and Daedalus

 

Mar.21-25,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #18: What are some examples of classical heroes and/or stories?

1. Independent Read: The Classical Roots of the Hunger Games

2.Overview of Theseus and the Minotaur

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #19: Give 3 examples of ways in which Theseus and the Minotaur and the HungerGames are similar.

1. Finish The Classical Roots of the Hunger Games

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #20: What are some examples of legendary heroes?

1. First Read: The Cruel Tribute—Quiz and Think

Thursday

Bell Ringer # 21: What do you know about folktales?

1. Finish The Cruel Tribute 1st read

2. Close Read of the Cruel Tribute

Friday

Bell Ringer # 22: Free Write

1. Complete The Cruel Tribute

2. Independent Reading 

Mar.7-11,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #13: Is it wise to make alliances with Rue?

1. Quiz Ch. 13-15 Hunger Games

2. Read Chapters 16-17

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #14: What kind of mutation would you create if you could? e.g. tracker-jacker, mocking-jay

1. Read Hunger Games Ch. 18

2. Quiz Ch. 16-18

3. Read Ch. 19-20

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #15: What was your reaction to Rue’s death?

1. Read Ch. 21

2. Quiz Hunger Games Ch. 19-21

3. Read Ch. 22 (homework)

Thursday

Bell Ringer # 16: Do you think Katniss should go ahead and kill Peeta? What do you think Gale is thinking right now?

  1. Read Ch. 23-24
  2. Read Ch. 25-26 (Homework)
Friday

Bell Ringer # 17: Free Write

  1. Read Ch. 27
  2. Take AR test over The Hunger Games
Feb. 28-Mar. 4,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #8: Make three predictions about what you think will happen in the plot of the story.

1. Read Chapters 1-3 of The Hunger Games

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #9: This story is based in the future, so when Katniss references her ancestors she is referring to us. What happened to North America and how did we contribute to its destruction?

1. Quiz Ch. 1-3

2. Read Ch.4-6

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #10: Give a short summary of the novel so far.

1. Quiz ch. 4-6

2. Read Hunger Games Ch. 7-9

Thursday

Bell Ringer # 11: What are your initial impressions of Peeta Mellark?

  1. Quiz CH. 7-9
  2. Read Chapters 10-12
Friday

Bell Ringer # 12: How do you think you would do in the games facing dehydration, starvation, and being chased down to your death?

  1. Quiz Ch. 10-12
  2. Read Chapters 13-15
Feb. 21-25,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO SCHOOL

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #5: Explain the quote on the board and how you feel about it.

1. Introduce The Hunger Games

2. Class Reaping

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #6: How did the activity yesterday make you feel?

1. Watch YouTube video over Suzanne Collins

2. Answer questions in google classroom over video

Thursday

Bell Ringer #7: Make three predictions about what you think will happen in the plot of the story.

1. Read Chapters 1-3 of The Hunger Games

Friday

Bell Ringer #8: This story is based in the future, so when Katniss references her ancestors she is referring to us. What happened to North America and how did we contribute to its destruction?

1. Quiz Ch. 1-3

2. Read Ch.4-6

Feb. 14-18,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #1: Why do we still read myths and folktales?

1. Unit 5 Overview: Test of Time

2. Blast: Test of Times

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #2: FREE WRITE

1. Skill: Academic Vocabulary

2. Sustained Independent Reading

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #3: What ideas do you have about greed?

1. Skill: Monitoring Comprehension

2. First Read: Aesop’s Fables—Quiz and Think

Thursday

Bell Ringer #4: What information or ideas do you have about aliases?

1. Skill: Theme

2. First Read: A Retrieved Reformation—Quiz and Think

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Feb. 7-11,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #18: What do you know about electricity and light?

1. 1st Read: The Last Human Light—Quiz and Think

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #19: FREE WRITE

1. Skill: Paraphrasing

2. Skill: Author’s Purpose

3. Skill: Author’s Purpose

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: GRADE BELL RINGERS

1. Sustained Independent Reading Day

Thursday
  1. Review Hidden Figures
Friday
  1. Class team-building Exercise
Jan. 31-Feb. 4,  2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #16: What ideas or do you know about the power of wind?

1. 1st Read: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind—Quiz and Think

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #17: What do you know about star athletes?

1. Skill: Author’s Purpose

2. Independent Read: No Dream too High: Simone Biles...--Quiz and Write

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #18: What is aeonautic engineering or what ideas so you have about it?

1. 1st Read: Hidden Figures—Quiz and Think

Thursday

Snow Day

Friday

Snow Day

Jan. 24-28, 2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Math Benchmark

Tuesday

Reading Benchmark

Wednesday

Watch Bridge to Terabithia

UIL Fieldtrip to stonebriar Mall in Frisco, TX

Thursday

Bell Ringer #14: Write about equality.

1. 1st Read: Harrison Bergeron—quiz and think questions

Friday

Bell Ringer #15: What is an explicit statement and give an example.

1. Skill: Interpreting Text

2. Skill: Point of View

3. Watch production of Harrison Bergeron

Jan. 17-21, 2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

School Holiday-NO School

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #10: How do you predict the novel will end?

1. Read chapters 12-13

2. Take AR test

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #11: Free Write

1. Work on project

Thursday

Bell Ringer #12: Free Write

1. Work on project (20 min.)

2. Begin Presentations

Friday

Bell Ringer #9: Free Write

1. Project Presentations

Jan. 10-14, 2022 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #5: Based on the Title, what do you think this novel will be about?

1. Introduce Bridge to Terabithia, summary and author

2. Read Ch. 1-2

3. Quiz # 1

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #6: What are typical conflicts 7th graders face today?

1. Read chapters 3-4

2. quiz #2

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #7: choose 2 characters from the novel and describe their character traits.

1. Read chapters 5-6

2. Quiz # 3

Thursday

Bell Ringer #8: What are some things that you may fear in life?

1. Read chapters 7-8

2. Quiz #4

Friday

Bell Ringer #9: If you created your own world what would it be like?

1. Read chapters 9-11

2. Quiz # 5

Jan. 3-7 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Teacher Work Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #1: How can one event change everything?

1. Introduce Unit 4: Informational texts—Moment of Truth

2. Blast: Moment of Truth

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #2: Name some characteristics of informational texts.

1. Skill: Recognize Genre

2. Academic Vocabulary

Thursday

Bell Ringer #3: What Rules of Baseball do you know?

1. Skill: Making Inferences

2. Casey at the Bat (Quiz and Think)

Friday

Bell Ringer # 4: What do you know about Major League baseball?

  1. Skill: Figurative Language
  2. Hitting Big League Fastball ‘Clearly Impossible’ (Quiz and Think)
Dec. 13-17, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Unit Exam

Tuesday

Unit Exam continued

Wednesday

Murder Mystery Game: A Classic Case of Who Done it?

Thursday

Final Exams

Friday

Final Exams

Dec. 6-10, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #18: What do you know about Christmas and traditions involved in celebrating Christmas?

  1. Independent Read: A Christmas Carol—Quiz and Write
Tuesday

Bell Ringer #19: What is your favorite Christmas movie and why?

1. Watch “A Christmas Carol”—answer the accompanying questions to the movie.

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #20: What made the biggest impression on you from the movie yesterday?

1. Finish the movie and questions.

Thursday

Bell Ringer #21: Free Write

1. Digital Escape room over “A Christmas Carol”

Friday

Bell Ringer # 22: Free Write

1. UIL Academic Competition

2. All students not competing  will complete—Independent Read: “Speech to the Young, Speech to the Progress Toward”—Quiz and Write

Nov 29-Dec. 3, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #13: What ideas do you have about dictatords and the way they rule countries?

1.1st Read: before We Were Free—Quiz and Think

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #14: What thoughts do you ahve about exploring space?

1. Skill: Setting

2. Skill: Synthesizing

3. 1st Read: Machines, not people, should be exploring the stars for now

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #15: Do you agree or disagree with author from the argumentative text yesterday?

     1. Finish Yesterday’s work

  1. Skill: Greek & Latin Affixes and Roots
  2. Skill: Counter Arguments
Thursday

Bell Ringer #16: What do you know about space exploration?

1. 1st read: Responses to “Machines, not people...”

2. Skill: Logical Fallacies

Friday

Bell Ringer # 17: Free Write

1. Logiacl Fallacies—Nearpod or Quizizz

Nov 15-19, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #8: What do you know about Native Americans?

1. Skill: Controlling Idea or Thesis

2. 1st Read: The First Americans—Quiz and Think

 

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #9: How can the power of words affect someone?

1. Skill: Summarizing

​2. Skill: Rhetorical Devices

3. Blast: The Power of Words

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #10: Generate a list of important people and events in the history of American civil rights.

  1. First Read: All Together Now
  1. Skill: Arguments and Claims
Thursday

Bell Ringer #11: Generate a list of any information or ideas your students have about dictators and the way they rule countries.

1. 1st Read: Before We Were Free—Quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer # 12: What are your family’s Thanksgiving traditions?

  1. Thanksgiving Escape Room
Nov 8-12, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #3: What makes a dream worth pursuing?

1. Introduce Unit 3: Chasing the Impossible

2.Blast

3. Recognize Genre

4. Academic Vocabulary

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #4: What qualities make a good role model?

1. Finish Academic Vocabulary

​2. 1st Read: We Beat the Street

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #5: What ideas do you haveabout the underground railroad and the escaped slaves that used it?

1. Skill: Voice

2. independent read: Harriet Tubman

Thursday

Bell Ringer #6: What do you know about the history of slavery in the U.S.?

1. 1st Read: Letter to Harriet Tubman

Friday

Bell Ringer # 7: What do you know about Native Americans?

1. Skill: Controlling Idea

2. 1st Read: The First Americans

Nov 1-5, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #16: What do you know about funeral traditions? Or what do you know about funerals?

1. Skill: Making Connections

​2. 1st Read: The Walking Dance—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Free Write

1. Skill: Text Evidence

2. Skill: Plot

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Grade Bell Ringers

1. Unit Exam: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe

Friday

IXL STAAR Practice

Oct. 25-29, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #13: How can you stand up to someone whom you feel powerless against?

1.Tangerine: Pt 3—Nov.20-24 p.203-237 bk/ p.123-145 pdf

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #14: Do you think things are always exactly the way they seem? Why?

1. Quiz 5

​2. Tangerine Nov. 27-Dec. 2 p. 237-270 bk/ p.145-166 pdf

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #15: Make predictions about how the novel will end.

  1.  Tangerine— Dec.3-Dec. 6 p.270-end bk/p. 166-end pdf
Thursday

Bell Ringer #16: Who, besides Paul, was your favorite character? Why? Sis any predictions you made come true?

1. Book talk

2. Tangerine AR test

3. Finish up ONE PAGERS and turn in

4. Discuss menu for Spooky reading Circle tomorrow

Friday

Bell Ringer #17: FREE WRITE something scary

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS!!!

Spooky Reading Circle

Oct. 11-15, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #5: What ideas so you have about Museums with Native American Artifacts and controversies regarding these artifacts?

1. First Read: Museum Indians—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #6: How did the daughter feel about her mother in Museum Indians?

  1.  Skill: Word Meaning
  2. Skill: Fugurative Language
  3. Close Read: Museum Indians
Thursday

Bell Ringer #7: Is it important to like yourself? Why or why not?

  1. Anticipation guide to Tangerine
  2. Introduce Tangerine- a novel study
  3. Read p. 1-33 book/p. 1-22 pdf (Aug. 18-23)
Friday

Bell Ringer: Take the comprehension check # 1 in google classroom.

  1. Comprehension Check #1
  2. Read p. 33-64 bk/p. 22-42 pdf (Aug 28-Sept 8)
Oct. 4-8, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 1: What relationships are important in your life? How have they shaped who you are?

1. Introduce Unit 2: Highs and Lows

2. Blast: Highs and Lows

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #2: Free Write

  1. Academic Vocabulary
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #3: What ideas do you have about learning s new language?

  1.  Independent Read: Elena—Quiz and Write
Thursday

Bell Ringer #4: What do you think of when you hear the word “greatness?”

1. Skill: Tone

2. 1st Read: My Father Was a Simple Man—Quiz and Think

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Sept.27-Oct 1, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 25: Free Write

1. Skill: Dramatic Elements

2. Skill: Plot

3. Blast: Theater of the Mind

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #26: Name two of your favorite excerpts that we read this six weeks from Study Sync.

  1. Review for Unit 1 Exam
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #27: FREE WRITE

  1.  Unit 1 Exam
Thursday

Bell Ringer #28: List two goals that you want to set for yourself next six weeks.

1. Finish Unit 1 Exam

2. Read AR

Friday

Bell Ringer #29: FREE WRITE

  1. Team Building Activity to prpomote classroom culture.
  2. ****END OF 6 WEEKS
Sept. 20-24, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 20: Generate a list of any experiences your students have had with elements of other cultures.

  1. Independent read: In the Year 1974—Quiz and Think
Tuesday

Bell Ringer #21: What do you think about reacting to an act of wrongdoing with forgiveness and kindness?

  1. Thank You, Ma’am—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #22: Generate a list of any information or ideas you have about suspenseful stories and how they are usually told.

  1.  Skill: Theme
  1. Vocabulary in The Hitch-Hiker— discuss genre and radio dramas
Thursday

Bell Ringer #23: What are some of your favorite dramas on t.v?

1. Read/ Listen to the  “The Hitch-Hiker”--do quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer #24: What makes radio dramas so compelling?

  1. Watch The Twighlight Zone’s “The Hitch Hiker”
  1. Skill: Dramatic Elements
  1. Skill: Plot
Sept. 13-17, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #15: What ideas do you have about supervillians?

1. Skill: Author’s Purpose

2. Nimona— Quiz and Think questions

Tuesday

Bell Ringer # 16: What is a folktale and what are characteristics if a folktale?

1. Skill: Making and Confirming Predictions

2. The Wise Old Woman—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Tell about a time that you have disagreed with a family member.

  1. Skill: Character
  2. Skill: Plot
  3. Independent Read: MAD— Quiz and Think questions
Thursday

Bell Ringer #18: In what ways do you stand out from others around you? How do you blend in?

1. independent Read: Stargirl— Quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer # 19: What experiences do you have with being excited or nervous about the first day of school?

1. Read: Seventh grade— Quiz and Think questions

Sept. 6-10, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

Tuesday

NO SCHOOL—Teacher Work Day

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #12: FREE WRITE

  1. Skill: Reading Comprehension
  2. Skill: Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts & Clashes
Thursday

Bell Ringer: What is your favorite category or type of fiction? e.g. mystery, historical, sci fi, mythology

1. Skill: Recognize Genre

2. Academic Vocabulary (complete all three sections)

Friday

Bell Ringer: Generate ideas about how you believe animals interact in the wild.

1. Skill: Generating Questions

2. 1st Read: Woodsong (complete Quiz questions)

Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: What was one of your favorite childhood fables?

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: How do contemporary issues and culture shape your world view?

1. Introduce Unit: Conflicts and Clashes

2. Blast: Welcome to Study Sync

3. Skill:Annotations

4. Skill: Context Clues

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Generate a list of any ideas or information you have about fables or morals.

1. Skill: Reading Comprehension

2. 1st Read: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi—Complete all Quiz questions and Think questions.

Friday

Bell Ringer: Tell me about the ending of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. What was your favorite part of the fable?

  1. Skill—Interpreting Texts
  2. Skill—Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts and Clashes
Aug. 16-20, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: So far, what are you most excited about being in the 7th grade?

1. Chromebook/ library book checkouts

2. Set up class codes

3.Review CSI Spreadsheet again

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take STAR test for reading levels in AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take Beginning of Year grade marker

Thursday

Bell Ringer

1. Finish B.O.Y. grade marker

Friday

Bell Ringer

1. Team building exercise

2. Discuss Strengths and weaknesses in relation to Reading based on the metaphor of the team-builder

 

Oct. 18-22, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #8: How have specific life events helped to shape you into who you are today? How would you or your life be different if they’d never happened?

1.Comprehension check #2 (Aug 28-Sept 8)

2.Tangerine- read p. 64-94 bk/ 42-59 pdf (Sept 8 later- Sept. 15)

 

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #9: Describe a time that you overcame a fear and stepped out in bravery.

1. Tangerine p. 95-123 bk/ p.59-78 pdf

2. Quiz 3

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #10: Explain your thoughts on this quote, “Families should always stick together.”

  1.  Tangerine— Sept. 23-Oct. 4 p. 123-160 bk/p. 78-99 pdf
Thursday

Bell Ringer #11: What are some things that you are really good at? What areas are you gifted in?

1. Tangerine— Oct. 5- Nov. 10 p. 160-199 bk/ p. 99-123

2. Quiz 4

Friday

Bell Ringer #12: How can you stand up to someone that you feel powerless against?

1. Tangerine— Part 3 – Nov. 20- Nov. 24 p. 203-237 bk/ p. 123-145 pdf

Oct. 11-15, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #5: What ideas so you have about Museums with Native American Artifacts and controversies regarding these artifacts?

1. First Read: Museum Indians—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #6: How did the daughter feel about her mother in Museum Indians?

  1.  Skill: Word Meaning
  2. Skill: Fugurative Language
  3. Close Read: Museum Indians
Thursday

Bell Ringer #7: Is it important to like yourself? Why or why not?

  1. Anticipation guide to Tangerine
  2. Introduce Tangerine- a novel study
  3. Read p. 1-33 book/p. 1-22 pdf (Aug. 18-23)
Friday

Bell Ringer: Take the comprehension check # 1 in google classroom.

  1. Comprehension Check #1
  2. Read p. 33-64 bk/p. 22-42 pdf (Aug 28-Sept 8)
Oct. 4-8, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 1: What relationships are important in your life? How have they shaped who you are?

1. Introduce Unit 2: Highs and Lows

2. Blast: Highs and Lows

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #2: Free Write

  1. Academic Vocabulary
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #3: What ideas do you have about learning s new language?

  1.  Independent Read: Elena—Quiz and Write
Thursday

Bell Ringer #4: What do you think of when you hear the word “greatness?”

1. Skill: Tone

2. 1st Read: My Father Was a Simple Man—Quiz and Think

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Sept.27-Oct 1, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 25: Free Write

1. Skill: Dramatic Elements

2. Skill: Plot

3. Blast: Theater of the Mind

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #26: Name two of your favorite excerpts that we read this six weeks from Study Sync.

  1. Review for Unit 1 Exam
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #27: FREE WRITE

  1.  Unit 1 Exam
Thursday

Bell Ringer #28: List two goals that you want to set for yourself next six weeks.

1. Finish Unit 1 Exam

2. Read AR

Friday

Bell Ringer #29: FREE WRITE

  1. Team Building Activity to prpomote classroom culture.
  2. ****END OF 6 WEEKS
Sept. 20-24, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 20: Generate a list of any experiences your students have had with elements of other cultures.

  1. Independent read: In the Year 1974—Quiz and Think
Tuesday

Bell Ringer #21: What do you think about reacting to an act of wrongdoing with forgiveness and kindness?

  1. Thank You, Ma’am—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #22: Generate a list of any information or ideas you have about suspenseful stories and how they are usually told.

  1.  Skill: Theme
  1. Vocabulary in The Hitch-Hiker— discuss genre and radio dramas
Thursday

Bell Ringer #23: What are some of your favorite dramas on t.v?

1. Read/ Listen to the  “The Hitch-Hiker”--do quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer #24: What makes radio dramas so compelling?

  1. Watch The Twighlight Zone’s “The Hitch Hiker”
  1. Skill: Dramatic Elements
  1. Skill: Plot
Sept. 13-17, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #15: What ideas do you have about supervillians?

1. Skill: Author’s Purpose

2. Nimona— Quiz and Think questions

Tuesday

Bell Ringer # 16: What is a folktale and what are characteristics if a folktale?

1. Skill: Making and Confirming Predictions

2. The Wise Old Woman—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Tell about a time that you have disagreed with a family member.

  1. Skill: Character
  2. Skill: Plot
  3. Independent Read: MAD— Quiz and Think questions
Thursday

Bell Ringer #18: In what ways do you stand out from others around you? How do you blend in?

1. independent Read: Stargirl— Quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer # 19: What experiences do you have with being excited or nervous about the first day of school?

1. Read: Seventh grade— Quiz and Think questions

Sept. 6-10, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

Tuesday

NO SCHOOL—Teacher Work Day

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #12: FREE WRITE

  1. Skill: Reading Comprehension
  2. Skill: Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts & Clashes
Thursday

Bell Ringer: What is your favorite category or type of fiction? e.g. mystery, historical, sci fi, mythology

1. Skill: Recognize Genre

2. Academic Vocabulary (complete all three sections)

Friday

Bell Ringer: Generate ideas about how you believe animals interact in the wild.

1. Skill: Generating Questions

2. 1st Read: Woodsong (complete Quiz questions)

Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: What was one of your favorite childhood fables?

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: How do contemporary issues and culture shape your world view?

1. Introduce Unit: Conflicts and Clashes

2. Blast: Welcome to Study Sync

3. Skill:Annotations

4. Skill: Context Clues

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Generate a list of any ideas or information you have about fables or morals.

1. Skill: Reading Comprehension

2. 1st Read: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi—Complete all Quiz questions and Think questions.

Friday

Bell Ringer: Tell me about the ending of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. What was your favorite part of the fable?

  1. Skill—Interpreting Texts
  2. Skill—Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts and Clashes
Aug. 16-20, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: So far, what are you most excited about being in the 7th grade?

1. Chromebook/ library book checkouts

2. Set up class codes

3.Review CSI Spreadsheet again

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take STAR test for reading levels in AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take Beginning of Year grade marker

Thursday

Bell Ringer

1. Finish B.O.Y. grade marker

Friday

Bell Ringer

1. Team building exercise

2. Discuss Strengths and weaknesses in relation to Reading based on the metaphor of the team-builder

 

Nov 1-5, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #16: What do you know about funeral traditions? Or what do you know about funerals?

1. Skill: Making Connections

​2. 1st Read: The Walking Dance—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Free Write

1. Skill: Text Evidence

2. Skill: Plot

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Grade Bell Ringers

1. Unit Exam: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe

Friday

IXL STAAR Practice

Oct. 25-29, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #13: How can you stand up to someone whom you feel powerless against?

1.Tangerine: Pt 3—Nov.20-24 p.203-237 bk/ p.123-145 pdf

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #14: Do you think things are always exactly the way they seem? Why?

1. Quiz 5

​2. Tangerine Nov. 27-Dec. 2 p. 237-270 bk/ p.145-166 pdf

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #15: Make predictions about how the novel will end.

  1.  Tangerine— Dec.3-Dec. 6 p.270-end bk/p. 166-end pdf
Thursday

Bell Ringer #16: Who, besides Paul, was your favorite character? Why? Sis any predictions you made come true?

1. Book talk

2. Tangerine AR test

3. Finish up ONE PAGERS and turn in

4. Discuss menu for Spooky reading Circle tomorrow

Friday

Bell Ringer #17: FREE WRITE something scary

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS!!!

Spooky Reading Circle

Oct. 11-15, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #5: What ideas so you have about Museums with Native American Artifacts and controversies regarding these artifacts?

1. First Read: Museum Indians—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #6: How did the daughter feel about her mother in Museum Indians?

  1.  Skill: Word Meaning
  2. Skill: Fugurative Language
  3. Close Read: Museum Indians
Thursday

Bell Ringer #7: Is it important to like yourself? Why or why not?

  1. Anticipation guide to Tangerine
  2. Introduce Tangerine- a novel study
  3. Read p. 1-33 book/p. 1-22 pdf (Aug. 18-23)
Friday

Bell Ringer: Take the comprehension check # 1 in google classroom.

  1. Comprehension Check #1
  2. Read p. 33-64 bk/p. 22-42 pdf (Aug 28-Sept 8)
Oct. 4-8, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 1: What relationships are important in your life? How have they shaped who you are?

1. Introduce Unit 2: Highs and Lows

2. Blast: Highs and Lows

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #2: Free Write

  1. Academic Vocabulary
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #3: What ideas do you have about learning s new language?

  1.  Independent Read: Elena—Quiz and Write
Thursday

Bell Ringer #4: What do you think of when you hear the word “greatness?”

1. Skill: Tone

2. 1st Read: My Father Was a Simple Man—Quiz and Think

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Sept.27-Oct 1, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 25: Free Write

1. Skill: Dramatic Elements

2. Skill: Plot

3. Blast: Theater of the Mind

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #26: Name two of your favorite excerpts that we read this six weeks from Study Sync.

  1. Review for Unit 1 Exam
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #27: FREE WRITE

  1.  Unit 1 Exam
Thursday

Bell Ringer #28: List two goals that you want to set for yourself next six weeks.

1. Finish Unit 1 Exam

2. Read AR

Friday

Bell Ringer #29: FREE WRITE

  1. Team Building Activity to prpomote classroom culture.
  2. ****END OF 6 WEEKS
Sept. 20-24, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 20: Generate a list of any experiences your students have had with elements of other cultures.

  1. Independent read: In the Year 1974—Quiz and Think
Tuesday

Bell Ringer #21: What do you think about reacting to an act of wrongdoing with forgiveness and kindness?

  1. Thank You, Ma’am—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #22: Generate a list of any information or ideas you have about suspenseful stories and how they are usually told.

  1.  Skill: Theme
  1. Vocabulary in The Hitch-Hiker— discuss genre and radio dramas
Thursday

Bell Ringer #23: What are some of your favorite dramas on t.v?

1. Read/ Listen to the  “The Hitch-Hiker”--do quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer #24: What makes radio dramas so compelling?

  1. Watch The Twighlight Zone’s “The Hitch Hiker”
  1. Skill: Dramatic Elements
  1. Skill: Plot
Sept. 13-17, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #15: What ideas do you have about supervillians?

1. Skill: Author’s Purpose

2. Nimona— Quiz and Think questions

Tuesday

Bell Ringer # 16: What is a folktale and what are characteristics if a folktale?

1. Skill: Making and Confirming Predictions

2. The Wise Old Woman—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Tell about a time that you have disagreed with a family member.

  1. Skill: Character
  2. Skill: Plot
  3. Independent Read: MAD— Quiz and Think questions
Thursday

Bell Ringer #18: In what ways do you stand out from others around you? How do you blend in?

1. independent Read: Stargirl— Quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer # 19: What experiences do you have with being excited or nervous about the first day of school?

1. Read: Seventh grade— Quiz and Think questions

Sept. 6-10, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

Tuesday

NO SCHOOL—Teacher Work Day

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #12: FREE WRITE

  1. Skill: Reading Comprehension
  2. Skill: Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts & Clashes
Thursday

Bell Ringer: What is your favorite category or type of fiction? e.g. mystery, historical, sci fi, mythology

1. Skill: Recognize Genre

2. Academic Vocabulary (complete all three sections)

Friday

Bell Ringer: Generate ideas about how you believe animals interact in the wild.

1. Skill: Generating Questions

2. 1st Read: Woodsong (complete Quiz questions)

Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: What was one of your favorite childhood fables?

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: How do contemporary issues and culture shape your world view?

1. Introduce Unit: Conflicts and Clashes

2. Blast: Welcome to Study Sync

3. Skill:Annotations

4. Skill: Context Clues

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Generate a list of any ideas or information you have about fables or morals.

1. Skill: Reading Comprehension

2. 1st Read: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi—Complete all Quiz questions and Think questions.

Friday

Bell Ringer: Tell me about the ending of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. What was your favorite part of the fable?

  1. Skill—Interpreting Texts
  2. Skill—Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts and Clashes
Aug. 16-20, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: So far, what are you most excited about being in the 7th grade?

1. Chromebook/ library book checkouts

2. Set up class codes

3.Review CSI Spreadsheet again

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take STAR test for reading levels in AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take Beginning of Year grade marker

Thursday

Bell Ringer

1. Finish B.O.Y. grade marker

Friday

Bell Ringer

1. Team building exercise

2. Discuss Strengths and weaknesses in relation to Reading based on the metaphor of the team-builder

 

Oct. 18-22, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #8: How have specific life events helped to shape you into who you are today? How would you or your life be different if they’d never happened?

1.Comprehension check #2 (Aug 28-Sept 8)

2.Tangerine- read p. 64-94 bk/ 42-59 pdf (Sept 8 later- Sept. 15)

 

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #9: Describe a time that you overcame a fear and stepped out in bravery.

1. Tangerine p. 95-123 bk/ p.59-78 pdf

2. Quiz 3

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #10: Explain your thoughts on this quote, “Families should always stick together.”

  1.  Tangerine— Sept. 23-Oct. 4 p. 123-160 bk/p. 78-99 pdf
Thursday

Bell Ringer #11: What are some things that you are really good at? What areas are you gifted in?

1. Tangerine— Oct. 5- Nov. 10 p. 160-199 bk/ p. 99-123

2. Quiz 4

Friday

Bell Ringer #12: How can you stand up to someone that you feel powerless against?

1. Tangerine— Part 3 – Nov. 20- Nov. 24 p. 203-237 bk/ p. 123-145 pdf

Oct. 11-15, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #5: What ideas so you have about Museums with Native American Artifacts and controversies regarding these artifacts?

1. First Read: Museum Indians—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #6: How did the daughter feel about her mother in Museum Indians?

  1.  Skill: Word Meaning
  2. Skill: Fugurative Language
  3. Close Read: Museum Indians
Thursday

Bell Ringer #7: Is it important to like yourself? Why or why not?

  1. Anticipation guide to Tangerine
  2. Introduce Tangerine- a novel study
  3. Read p. 1-33 book/p. 1-22 pdf (Aug. 18-23)
Friday

Bell Ringer: Take the comprehension check # 1 in google classroom.

  1. Comprehension Check #1
  2. Read p. 33-64 bk/p. 22-42 pdf (Aug 28-Sept 8)
Oct. 4-8, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 1: What relationships are important in your life? How have they shaped who you are?

1. Introduce Unit 2: Highs and Lows

2. Blast: Highs and Lows

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #2: Free Write

  1. Academic Vocabulary
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #3: What ideas do you have about learning s new language?

  1.  Independent Read: Elena—Quiz and Write
Thursday

Bell Ringer #4: What do you think of when you hear the word “greatness?”

1. Skill: Tone

2. 1st Read: My Father Was a Simple Man—Quiz and Think

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Sept.27-Oct 1, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 25: Free Write

1. Skill: Dramatic Elements

2. Skill: Plot

3. Blast: Theater of the Mind

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #26: Name two of your favorite excerpts that we read this six weeks from Study Sync.

  1. Review for Unit 1 Exam
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #27: FREE WRITE

  1.  Unit 1 Exam
Thursday

Bell Ringer #28: List two goals that you want to set for yourself next six weeks.

1. Finish Unit 1 Exam

2. Read AR

Friday

Bell Ringer #29: FREE WRITE

  1. Team Building Activity to prpomote classroom culture.
  2. ****END OF 6 WEEKS
Sept. 20-24, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 20: Generate a list of any experiences your students have had with elements of other cultures.

  1. Independent read: In the Year 1974—Quiz and Think
Tuesday

Bell Ringer #21: What do you think about reacting to an act of wrongdoing with forgiveness and kindness?

  1. Thank You, Ma’am—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #22: Generate a list of any information or ideas you have about suspenseful stories and how they are usually told.

  1.  Skill: Theme
  1. Vocabulary in The Hitch-Hiker— discuss genre and radio dramas
Thursday

Bell Ringer #23: What are some of your favorite dramas on t.v?

1. Read/ Listen to the  “The Hitch-Hiker”--do quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer #24: What makes radio dramas so compelling?

  1. Watch The Twighlight Zone’s “The Hitch Hiker”
  1. Skill: Dramatic Elements
  1. Skill: Plot
Sept. 13-17, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #15: What ideas do you have about supervillians?

1. Skill: Author’s Purpose

2. Nimona— Quiz and Think questions

Tuesday

Bell Ringer # 16: What is a folktale and what are characteristics if a folktale?

1. Skill: Making and Confirming Predictions

2. The Wise Old Woman—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Tell about a time that you have disagreed with a family member.

  1. Skill: Character
  2. Skill: Plot
  3. Independent Read: MAD— Quiz and Think questions
Thursday

Bell Ringer #18: In what ways do you stand out from others around you? How do you blend in?

1. independent Read: Stargirl— Quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer # 19: What experiences do you have with being excited or nervous about the first day of school?

1. Read: Seventh grade— Quiz and Think questions

Sept. 6-10, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

Tuesday

NO SCHOOL—Teacher Work Day

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #12: FREE WRITE

  1. Skill: Reading Comprehension
  2. Skill: Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts & Clashes
Thursday

Bell Ringer: What is your favorite category or type of fiction? e.g. mystery, historical, sci fi, mythology

1. Skill: Recognize Genre

2. Academic Vocabulary (complete all three sections)

Friday

Bell Ringer: Generate ideas about how you believe animals interact in the wild.

1. Skill: Generating Questions

2. 1st Read: Woodsong (complete Quiz questions)

Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: What was one of your favorite childhood fables?

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: How do contemporary issues and culture shape your world view?

1. Introduce Unit: Conflicts and Clashes

2. Blast: Welcome to Study Sync

3. Skill:Annotations

4. Skill: Context Clues

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Generate a list of any ideas or information you have about fables or morals.

1. Skill: Reading Comprehension

2. 1st Read: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi—Complete all Quiz questions and Think questions.

Friday

Bell Ringer: Tell me about the ending of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. What was your favorite part of the fable?

  1. Skill—Interpreting Texts
  2. Skill—Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts and Clashes
Aug. 16-20, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: So far, what are you most excited about being in the 7th grade?

1. Chromebook/ library book checkouts

2. Set up class codes

3.Review CSI Spreadsheet again

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take STAR test for reading levels in AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take Beginning of Year grade marker

Thursday

Bell Ringer

1. Finish B.O.Y. grade marker

Friday

Bell Ringer

1. Team building exercise

2. Discuss Strengths and weaknesses in relation to Reading based on the metaphor of the team-builder

 

Nov 1-5, 2021

Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #16: What do you know about funeral traditions? Or what do you know about funerals?

1. Skill: Making Connections

​2. 1st Read: The Walking Dance—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Free Write

1. Skill: Text Evidence

2. Skill: Plot

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Grade Bell Ringers

1. Unit Exam: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe

Friday

IXL STAAR Practice

Oct. 25-29, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #13: How can you stand up to someone whom you feel powerless against?

1.Tangerine: Pt 3—Nov.20-24 p.203-237 bk/ p.123-145 pdf

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #14: Do you think things are always exactly the way they seem? Why?

1. Quiz 5

​2. Tangerine Nov. 27-Dec. 2 p. 237-270 bk/ p.145-166 pdf

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #15: Make predictions about how the novel will end.

  1.  Tangerine— Dec.3-Dec. 6 p.270-end bk/p. 166-end pdf
Thursday

Bell Ringer #16: Who, besides Paul, was your favorite character? Why? Sis any predictions you made come true?

1. Book talk

2. Tangerine AR test

3. Finish up ONE PAGERS and turn in

4. Discuss menu for Spooky reading Circle tomorrow

Friday

Bell Ringer #17: FREE WRITE something scary

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS!!!

Spooky Reading Circle

Oct. 11-15, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #5: What ideas so you have about Museums with Native American Artifacts and controversies regarding these artifacts?

1. First Read: Museum Indians—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #6: How did the daughter feel about her mother in Museum Indians?

  1.  Skill: Word Meaning
  2. Skill: Fugurative Language
  3. Close Read: Museum Indians
Thursday

Bell Ringer #7: Is it important to like yourself? Why or why not?

  1. Anticipation guide to Tangerine
  2. Introduce Tangerine- a novel study
  3. Read p. 1-33 book/p. 1-22 pdf (Aug. 18-23)
Friday

Bell Ringer: Take the comprehension check # 1 in google classroom.

  1. Comprehension Check #1
  2. Read p. 33-64 bk/p. 22-42 pdf (Aug 28-Sept 8)
Oct. 4-8, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 1: What relationships are important in your life? How have they shaped who you are?

1. Introduce Unit 2: Highs and Lows

2. Blast: Highs and Lows

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #2: Free Write

  1. Academic Vocabulary
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #3: What ideas do you have about learning s new language?

  1.  Independent Read: Elena—Quiz and Write
Thursday

Bell Ringer #4: What do you think of when you hear the word “greatness?”

1. Skill: Tone

2. 1st Read: My Father Was a Simple Man—Quiz and Think

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Sept.27-Oct 1, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 25: Free Write

1. Skill: Dramatic Elements

2. Skill: Plot

3. Blast: Theater of the Mind

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #26: Name two of your favorite excerpts that we read this six weeks from Study Sync.

  1. Review for Unit 1 Exam
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #27: FREE WRITE

  1.  Unit 1 Exam
Thursday

Bell Ringer #28: List two goals that you want to set for yourself next six weeks.

1. Finish Unit 1 Exam

2. Read AR

Friday

Bell Ringer #29: FREE WRITE

  1. Team Building Activity to prpomote classroom culture.
  2. ****END OF 6 WEEKS
Sept. 20-24, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 20: Generate a list of any experiences your students have had with elements of other cultures.

  1. Independent read: In the Year 1974—Quiz and Think
Tuesday

Bell Ringer #21: What do you think about reacting to an act of wrongdoing with forgiveness and kindness?

  1. Thank You, Ma’am—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #22: Generate a list of any information or ideas you have about suspenseful stories and how they are usually told.

  1.  Skill: Theme
  1. Vocabulary in The Hitch-Hiker— discuss genre and radio dramas
Thursday

Bell Ringer #23: What are some of your favorite dramas on t.v?

1. Read/ Listen to the  “The Hitch-Hiker”--do quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer #24: What makes radio dramas so compelling?

  1. Watch The Twighlight Zone’s “The Hitch Hiker”
  1. Skill: Dramatic Elements
  1. Skill: Plot
Sept. 13-17, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #15: What ideas do you have about supervillians?

1. Skill: Author’s Purpose

2. Nimona— Quiz and Think questions

Tuesday

Bell Ringer # 16: What is a folktale and what are characteristics if a folktale?

1. Skill: Making and Confirming Predictions

2. The Wise Old Woman—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Tell about a time that you have disagreed with a family member.

  1. Skill: Character
  2. Skill: Plot
  3. Independent Read: MAD— Quiz and Think questions
Thursday

Bell Ringer #18: In what ways do you stand out from others around you? How do you blend in?

1. independent Read: Stargirl— Quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer # 19: What experiences do you have with being excited or nervous about the first day of school?

1. Read: Seventh grade— Quiz and Think questions

Sept. 6-10, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

Tuesday

NO SCHOOL—Teacher Work Day

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #12: FREE WRITE

  1. Skill: Reading Comprehension
  2. Skill: Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts & Clashes
Thursday

Bell Ringer: What is your favorite category or type of fiction? e.g. mystery, historical, sci fi, mythology

1. Skill: Recognize Genre

2. Academic Vocabulary (complete all three sections)

Friday

Bell Ringer: Generate ideas about how you believe animals interact in the wild.

1. Skill: Generating Questions

2. 1st Read: Woodsong (complete Quiz questions)

Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: What was one of your favorite childhood fables?

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: How do contemporary issues and culture shape your world view?

1. Introduce Unit: Conflicts and Clashes

2. Blast: Welcome to Study Sync

3. Skill:Annotations

4. Skill: Context Clues

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Generate a list of any ideas or information you have about fables or morals.

1. Skill: Reading Comprehension

2. 1st Read: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi—Complete all Quiz questions and Think questions.

Friday

Bell Ringer: Tell me about the ending of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. What was your favorite part of the fable?

  1. Skill—Interpreting Texts
  2. Skill—Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts and Clashes
Aug. 16-20, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: So far, what are you most excited about being in the 7th grade?

1. Chromebook/ library book checkouts

2. Set up class codes

3.Review CSI Spreadsheet again

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take STAR test for reading levels in AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take Beginning of Year grade marker

Thursday

Bell Ringer

1. Finish B.O.Y. grade marker

Friday

Bell Ringer

1. Team building exercise

2. Discuss Strengths and weaknesses in relation to Reading based on the metaphor of the team-builder

 

Oct. 18-22, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #8: How have specific life events helped to shape you into who you are today? How would you or your life be different if they’d never happened?

1.Comprehension check #2 (Aug 28-Sept 8)

2.Tangerine- read p. 64-94 bk/ 42-59 pdf (Sept 8 later- Sept. 15)

 

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #9: Describe a time that you overcame a fear and stepped out in bravery.

1. Tangerine p. 95-123 bk/ p.59-78 pdf

2. Quiz 3

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #10: Explain your thoughts on this quote, “Families should always stick together.”

  1.  Tangerine— Sept. 23-Oct. 4 p. 123-160 bk/p. 78-99 pdf
Thursday

Bell Ringer #11: What are some things that you are really good at? What areas are you gifted in?

1. Tangerine— Oct. 5- Nov. 10 p. 160-199 bk/ p. 99-123

2. Quiz 4

Friday

Bell Ringer #12: How can you stand up to someone that you feel powerless against?

1. Tangerine— Part 3 – Nov. 20- Nov. 24 p. 203-237 bk/ p. 123-145 pdf

Oct. 11-15, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School: Columbus Day

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #5: What ideas so you have about Museums with Native American Artifacts and controversies regarding these artifacts?

1. First Read: Museum Indians—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #6: How did the daughter feel about her mother in Museum Indians?

  1.  Skill: Word Meaning
  2. Skill: Fugurative Language
  3. Close Read: Museum Indians
Thursday

Bell Ringer #7: Is it important to like yourself? Why or why not?

  1. Anticipation guide to Tangerine
  2. Introduce Tangerine- a novel study
  3. Read p. 1-33 book/p. 1-22 pdf (Aug. 18-23)
Friday

Bell Ringer: Take the comprehension check # 1 in google classroom.

  1. Comprehension Check #1
  2. Read p. 33-64 bk/p. 22-42 pdf (Aug 28-Sept 8)
Oct. 4-8, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 1: What relationships are important in your life? How have they shaped who you are?

1. Introduce Unit 2: Highs and Lows

2. Blast: Highs and Lows

3. Skill: Recognize Genre

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #2: Free Write

  1. Academic Vocabulary
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #3: What ideas do you have about learning s new language?

  1.  Independent Read: Elena—Quiz and Write
Thursday

Bell Ringer #4: What do you think of when you hear the word “greatness?”

1. Skill: Tone

2. 1st Read: My Father Was a Simple Man—Quiz and Think

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Sept.27-Oct 1, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 25: Free Write

1. Skill: Dramatic Elements

2. Skill: Plot

3. Blast: Theater of the Mind

Tuesday

Bell Ringer #26: Name two of your favorite excerpts that we read this six weeks from Study Sync.

  1. Review for Unit 1 Exam
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #27: FREE WRITE

  1.  Unit 1 Exam
Thursday

Bell Ringer #28: List two goals that you want to set for yourself next six weeks.

1. Finish Unit 1 Exam

2. Read AR

Friday

Bell Ringer #29: FREE WRITE

  1. Team Building Activity to prpomote classroom culture.
  2. ****END OF 6 WEEKS
Sept. 20-24, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer # 20: Generate a list of any experiences your students have had with elements of other cultures.

  1. Independent read: In the Year 1974—Quiz and Think
Tuesday

Bell Ringer #21: What do you think about reacting to an act of wrongdoing with forgiveness and kindness?

  1. Thank You, Ma’am—Quiz and Think
Wednesday

Bell Ringer #22: Generate a list of any information or ideas you have about suspenseful stories and how they are usually told.

  1.  Skill: Theme
  1. Vocabulary in The Hitch-Hiker— discuss genre and radio dramas
Thursday

Bell Ringer #23: What are some of your favorite dramas on t.v?

1. Read/ Listen to the  “The Hitch-Hiker”--do quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer #24: What makes radio dramas so compelling?

  1. Watch The Twighlight Zone’s “The Hitch Hiker”
  1. Skill: Dramatic Elements
  1. Skill: Plot
Sept. 13-17, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer #15: What ideas do you have about supervillians?

1. Skill: Author’s Purpose

2. Nimona— Quiz and Think questions

Tuesday

Bell Ringer # 16: What is a folktale and what are characteristics if a folktale?

1. Skill: Making and Confirming Predictions

2. The Wise Old Woman—Quiz and Think questions

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #17: Tell about a time that you have disagreed with a family member.

  1. Skill: Character
  2. Skill: Plot
  3. Independent Read: MAD— Quiz and Think questions
Thursday

Bell Ringer #18: In what ways do you stand out from others around you? How do you blend in?

1. independent Read: Stargirl— Quiz and Think

Friday

Bell Ringer # 19: What experiences do you have with being excited or nervous about the first day of school?

1. Read: Seventh grade— Quiz and Think questions

Sept. 6-10, 2021 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

Tuesday

NO SCHOOL—Teacher Work Day

Wednesday

Bell Ringer #12: FREE WRITE

  1. Skill: Reading Comprehension
  2. Skill: Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts & Clashes
Thursday

Bell Ringer: What is your favorite category or type of fiction? e.g. mystery, historical, sci fi, mythology

1. Skill: Recognize Genre

2. Academic Vocabulary (complete all three sections)

Friday

Bell Ringer: Generate ideas about how you believe animals interact in the wild.

1. Skill: Generating Questions

2. 1st Read: Woodsong (complete Quiz questions)

Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: What was one of your favorite childhood fables?

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Study Island login

2. Study Island Diagnostic Test

3. Read AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: How do contemporary issues and culture shape your world view?

1. Introduce Unit: Conflicts and Clashes

2. Blast: Welcome to Study Sync

3. Skill:Annotations

4. Skill: Context Clues

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Generate a list of any ideas or information you have about fables or morals.

1. Skill: Reading Comprehension

2. 1st Read: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi—Complete all Quiz questions and Think questions.

Friday

Bell Ringer: Tell me about the ending of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. What was your favorite part of the fable?

  1. Skill—Interpreting Texts
  2. Skill—Character
  3. Blast: Conflicts and Clashes
Aug. 16-20, 2021  Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: So far, what are you most excited about being in the 7th grade?

1. Chromebook/ library book checkouts

2. Set up class codes

3.Review CSI Spreadsheet again

Tuesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take STAR test for reading levels in AR

Wednesday

Bell Ringer

1. Take Beginning of Year grade marker

Thursday

Bell Ringer

1. Finish B.O.Y. grade marker

Friday

Bell Ringer

1. Team building exercise

2. Discuss Strengths and weaknesses in relation to Reading based on the metaphor of the team-builder