Mrs. McClung's 7th Grade Writing Class

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December 2-6

Monday: I AM Poem

Tuesday: finish I AM poem, start Christmas Haiku

Wednesday: Finish Christmas Haiku/Final Draft Ornament

Thursday: Start Diamante Poem

Friday: Finish Poetry Unit

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

We will be making a recipe book in class starting next Monday. Each student will bring a recipe that means something to them. They will be required to write a small paragraph about this recipe and why they love it so much. They can also include a picture of them with the food item, with the person it reminds them of, etc (the picture is not required).

Students are signing up today for the recipe they would like to have included in our book. They can change that recipe this week only and will need to bring a written or typed copy of that recipe by next Monday. We will then create our books and each student will bring home a recipe book with recipes brought in from the entire 7th grade. 

We will also have a day for students to bring their cooked recipe for us to enjoy in class. I will notify you of that day when it is officially decided. 

Recipe category choices are: appetizer, main dish, side dish, or dessert.

 

Please talk with your student this week to help them decide which dish they’d like to add to our recipe book. 

November 18-22

Rough drafts for Friendship essay are DUE ASAP!!

Monday: Library with Mrs. Kelley – 6 word memoir ornaments

Tuesday: Library with Mrs. Kelley – 6 word memoir ornaments; Revise/Edit Friendship Essay

Wednesday: Revise/Edit Friendship Essay and turn in Final Draft!

Thursday: Final Draft; Sign up for Recipe Project

Friday: Field Trip

November 11-15

Monday: Whole group revise and edit / fix any mistakes for homework

Tuesday: Revise and Edit mini lesson / New Expository Essay Prompt: Write and essay on how to be a good friend

Wednesday: Expository Essay Prompt: Write and essay on how to be a good friend (brain storm and introduction)

Thursday: Expository Essay Prompt: Write and essay on how to be a good friend  (introduction and first body paragraph)

Friday: Expository Essay Prompt: Write and essay on how to be a good friend  (body paragraphs 2 and 3 and conclusion)

November 4-8

All Classes:

We are working on our first Expository Essay about our favorite holiday and why. This week we will complete our introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. We will use our peers to revise and edit our essays as we finish each paragraph and turn them in on Friday. Next week we will do one more day to revise and edit before turning them in.

October 28 – November 1

Regular Writing:

Monday: Revisit the writing process; Writing to Inform

Tuesday:  Brainstorming and Narrowing down the topic (Favorite holiday and why)

Wednesday: Sketch ideas/ graphic organizer/ expand on ideas (favorite holiday and why)

Thursday: Sketch ideas/ graphic organizer/ expand on ideas (favorite holiday and why); Write rough draft (hand write) (favorite holiday and why)

Friday: Work on rough draft

 

Advanced Writing:

Monday: Conjunctions Practice/Stations

Tuesday: Conjunctions Stations

Wednesday: Conjunctions Test

Thursday: Revisit the writing process; Writing to Inform

Friday: Brainstorming and Narrowing down the topic (Favorite holiday and why)

 

October 21-25

It’s a new 9 weeks!!!!!

 

Regular 7th Writing

Monday – Teacher Work Day (No Students)

Tuesday – Thursday – Stations on different types of conjunctions (TEKS: 10Di and 10Dvi)

Friday – Test over conjunctions

 

Advanced 7th Writing

Monday – Teacher Work Day (No Students)

Tuesday – Wednesday — Finish PBL Haunted House (TEKS: 11A,  11B)

Thursday – Friday — Conjunctions (TEKS: 10Di and 10Dvi)

October 14-18

REMINDER! Retakes for your test are MONDAY during enrichment!!!

 

Regular Writing:

Monday: Review Coordinating Conjunctions / Subordinating Conjunctions Notes

Tuesday: (I will be out today) Coordinating Conjunctions Practice / Subordinating Conjunctions Practice

Wednesday: Review Subordinating Conjunctions , Finish Practices

Thursday: Correlative Conjunctions Notes/Practice

Friday: Correlative Conjunctions Notes/Practice

**The 9 weeks ends FRIDAY!!*

** We will have a TEST over all conjunctions net week!! We will use these conjunctions in writing complex sentences and combining sentences together!

 

Advanced Writing:

Monday: Work on all PBL Haunted House project items (house plan, house design, descriptive writing real estate listing, brochure for people to come visit your haunted house)

Tuesday:  (I will be out today!) Work on all PBL Haunted House project items (house plan, house design, descriptive writing real estate listing, brochure for people to come visit your haunted house)

Wednesday – Friday: work on models of haunted house. These are due NEXT Tuesday. You will ONLY have Wed-Friday in class to work on them. All other work must be done outside of class OR during enrichment!!

 

October 7-11

**All test from Friday will be handed back on Tuesday. I’m still grading!

 

Monday: Roll-A-Story Halloween Version – around the room writing!

Tuesday: Roll-A-Story Halloween Version – around the room writing! (finish and revise/edit)

Wednesday: Roll-A-Story Halloween Version – around the room writing! (write final draft)

Thursday: Coordinating Conjunctions

Friday: Coordinating Conjunctions

 

Advanced Writing:

Monday :Roll-A-Story Halloween Version – around the room writing!

Tuesday : Roll-A-Story Halloween Version – around the room writing!

Wednesday – Friday: PBL Halloween Haunted House Project

September 30 – Oct 4

Monday: Pronoun Antecedent agreement in person, gender, and number

Tuesday: Pronoun Antecedent agreement in person, gender, and number AND Indefinite Pronoun Antecedent agreement

Wednesday: Test Review Stations

Thursday: Test Review Stations

Friday: Test (comma rules 1-3, pronoun antecedent agreement Parts 1-3, and helping verbs)

September 23-27 Lesson Plans

Monday – Subject/Verb Agreement Review – helping verbs songs

Tuesday – Finish helping verbs song ; Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Wednesday – Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Thursday – Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Friday –  Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

 

 

Advanced Writing Lesson Plans

Monday – Comma Stations/Subject Verb Agreement

Tuesday – Subject.Verb Agreement

Wednesday – Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Thursday – Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Friday -Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

 

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