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Mrs. Amy Finley

7th Grade Lions Language Arts

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Today in class students participated in a debate on sugary drinks. This was an activity we started in class yesterday by reading two articles and developing a fish bone graphic organizer. Today they had a chance to voice their opinions…boy are they opinionated! It was wonderful to hear them arguing respectively and with lots of facts and details. They did a wonderful job!

Homework:

  • Read 20 minutes to prepare for the book essay due on 12/31. Remember, you can turn it in before winter break too! 🙂

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~Mrs. Finley

Friday, December 2, 2016

Today we went to the library for check-out/renewal. Students also had the opportunity to read some of their book and for me to help them select books. If your student still needs help selecting a book please let me know.

Homework:

  • Read 20-30 minutes to prepare for the December essay due on 12/31. Students are encouraged to turn it in early before winter break through Google Classroom.

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~Mrs. Finley

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Today in class the students finished their on demand letters that we started yesterday. Tomorrow is our library day so students need to bring any books they have checked out for returns or renewal.

Homework:

  • Read 20-30 minutes to prepare for the December book essay due on 12/31. Students are encouraged to turn in their essay before winter break, however they may turn it in over winter break through Google Classroom.
  • Bring library books for return and/or renewal tomorrow.

7th Grade Homework Website

~Mrs. Finley

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Good Afternoon!

Today in class the students wrote an on demand letter based off of a passage. The majority of students did not finish with the 40 minutes they had in class so they will have tomorrow to finish.

Homework:

  • November book essays are due tonight on Google Classroom! If a student has issues posting they can print it and bring me a copy of their writing or e-mail it to me.
  • Read 20-30 minutes to prepare for the book essay due on 12/31.

 

Reminder:

  • Don’t forget to turn in ELF permission slips and money to Ms. Hamlyn!

 

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~Mrs. Finley

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today in class we discussed how to make a fish bone to cite examples from an author’s claim in a story. The students practiced this using an article about banning plastic bags.

Homework:

  • November book essay is due  TOMORROW 11/30! Turn it in using Google Classroom.

 

  • NO other assignments this week! 🙂

 

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~Mrs. Finley

Monday, November 28, 2016

Good Afternoon!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know today was rough on the kids (and the teachers) to get back up and ready for a new day of school. It was nice to see so many smiling faces and hear their stories of visiting with family. 🙂

Today in class we started discussing an author’s argument and how to best support an argument. We watched the documentary “Plastic Paradise” last week and connected it to what we were learning in class today. We talked about the argument from the documentary and some of the supporting reasons that the author used in the documentary. We then used our workbook pages and practiced finding an author’s claim and finding their evidence on small reading passages. We will continue this tomorrow.

Several students have been asking me about their December book essay. Students will have an essay due on December 31, however I’ve encouraged them to turn their essay in on Google Classroom before they leave for winter break. However, they do have until December 31 to turn it in online.

Homework:

  • Read 20-30 minutes to prepare for the essay due on Wednesday!!! Turn it in through Google Classroom.
  • NO MobyMax and No Red Ink this week!

 

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~Mrs. Finley

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good Afternoon!

Today in class we finished watching the documentary called Plastic Paradise and analyzed some of the techniques that the author used to develop their argument. 1st hour still has about 10 minutes left to watch when we come back from Thanksgiving break next week.

Homework:

  • Read 20-30 minutes daily to prepare for the essays due on November 30 on Google Classroom. Feel free to turn it in early! 🙂
  • Advanced: No Red Ink quiz over active and passive voice is due by Saturday.

 

Have a wonderful break!

7th Grade Homework Website

~Mrs. Finley

Monday, November 21, 2016

Good Morning!

Today in class 1st hour students finished up their unit test from Thursday. Students that finished had some class time to work on their No Red Ink quiz that is due by Saturday or to read a book while they waited for their peers to finish.

3rd, 6th, and 7th hour classes watched the documentary “Plastic Paradise” which is the start of our new unit on author’s argument. Students are evaluating the author’s argument that plastic should be banned. It is a fun way to begin our new unit!

Homework:

  • Read 20-30 minutes daily to prepare for the essay due on November 30th on Google Classroom. Feel free to turn it in early! 🙂
  • Advanced: No Red Ink active and passive voice quiz is due by Saturday.

 

7th Grade Homework Website

 

~Mrs. Finley

 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Good morning!

First hour was a little different today because it was team reward. These students will finish their test on Monday in class. For team reward students were allowed a free period to play on the computers, their devices, or watch a movie. They were also given mini cinnamon rolls.

Today in class students finished their test from yesterday or took a retake on the tests that I had graded. Today was also our library day so if students wanted to go check-out a book I sent a few at a time. If they were done with everything they had some class time to do MobyMax or read a book.

Homework:

  • Read 20-30 minutes daily to prepare for the essay due on November 30. The essay should be typed and turned in to our Google Classroom page. Make sure you follow the essay guidelines and don’t just summarize your book. As always, they may turn it in early anytime! 🙂
  • Core: 30 minutes of MobyMax “Reading Skills Informational” is due tomorrow.
  • Advanced: No Red Ink passive and active voice practice is due tomorrow.

Reminders:

  • Any students that took a picture retake received their pictures today. Their picture orders are due by November 29.

 

7th Grade Homework Website

 

~Mrs. Finley

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