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June 3, 2019

Humanities 7X & Z: Assignments, June 3-7, 2019

Monday, 6/3:

E Day

1. If you haven’t done so, please finish VCR (all lessons should be done by now) and TKMB- which was assigned to be finished by today.

2.   By Thursday for 7Z, and Friday for 7X, you need to hand in the final project; this includes the following:

• The typed, printed, well edited and carefully proofread, Final Project Reflection. This will take time, and you are expected to be thorough.In addition, it must be carefully proofread and revised from a hard copy. The question sheet should be stapled to your  printed responses

• Your speech – please indicate in some clear manner the part you personally wrote

• Your bibliography – well proofread AFTER it has been printed- Noodletools is wonderful, but it can’t think for you. It generates citations based on what you put in, hence the need for CAREFUL proofreading from a hard copy.

If you need another copy of the reflection, click here:

Humanities 7 Final Project Reflections

Wednesday 6/5-Friday 6/7

• Type up your reflection- be careful, thorough, and well edited and proofread – it should be printed and stapled to the question/reflection sheet

• With the reflection, you need to hand in your speech (please indicate who write which part and where the slide changes occur) AND your bibliography – it is essential that you print, proofread, edit, revise

• If you have your note cards (and you should) please hand them in as well. 

All of this has to be handed in by Friday!

In addition, please share your 7th Grade Humanities Class Reflection with me no later than Monday – so if you aren’t going to be here next week- please ensure that you get this done by FRIDAY.

7th grade Final Reflections for Humanities

May 28, 2019

Humanities 7X & Z Assignments, May 28-May 31, 2019

Tuesday, 5/28

A Day

ALL:

Read TKMB chapters 20-21

Work on your project – presentations start FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Reminder: 7Z: Weather permitting, we will walk to the carts for lunch tomorrow. It’s entirely up to you – if you want to buy lunch, bring around $10. If not, bring your own NON-microwave lunch

Reminder 7X & Z: Bring school supplies for the IRIS Drive

Wednesday, 5/29

B Day

All: Read chapter 22 in TKMB, make sure the two chapters of vocabulary are ready for Friday, continue to work on the presentations. 

Thursday, 5/30

Reminder 7X & Z: Bring school supplies for the IRIS Drive

Friday, 5/31

Over the weekend – finish TKMB, do the final lesson in VCR,  and make sure you are ready to present!

 

 

May 20, 2019

Humanities Assignments 7X & Z, May 20-24,2019

 

•Please remember to bring in school supplies for the drive to support IRIS

•We will have lunch at the carts next Wednesday, 5/29 (weather permitting)- remember your money if you want to buy lunch – otherwise, bring your lunch.

Monday, 5/20

B Day

Reread chapters 14-15 in TKMB- choose a significant passage (one or two from each chapter) and highlight it – be ready to discuss in class what you selected and why. Then read chapter 16, also making note of a significant passage or two

Keep working on the end of year project

VCR 13 – due tomorrow

Tuesday, 5/21

C Day

TKMB Please read chapter 17 – choose a significant passage for discussion.

Keep working on your presentations.

•Please remember to bring in school supplies for the drive to support IRIS

• If you are through 17-18 in Mockingbird, you are free this evening (save for the presentation!)

Otherwise,  please highlight significant passages from  each.

Thursday-Friday May 23-24

(E and F Days)

Read chapters 19-21 in TKMB

Check on your presentations – I will be looking at them over the weekend.

VCR 14- due Wednesday of next week and 15 is due Friday of next week.

7Z: Weather permitting we will be going to the carts for lunch Wednesday – you can bring money or you can bring your lunch with you and we will eat there. 

BOTH:

•Please remember to bring in school supplies for the drive to support IRIS

May 13, 2019

Humanities 7X & Z Assignments, May 13-17, 2019

Monday, 5/13

C Day

7Z: You have the draft of LB with my feedback and should work on editing, revising (READ ALOUD FROM A HARD COPY AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND AT INTERVALS – THIS IS A REQUIREMENT) and your final LB draft will be due tomorrow, with the hard copy of the draft. If you need help, come see me – but often, if you walk away from your work for a bit, the answer comes.

Both:

Working on your final project

TKMB- 10-11

VCR – chapter 12; words and ex. A (B & C are due Thursday)

Tuesday, 5/14

D Day

Keep working on your project

Read TKMB 12-13

Don’t forget about vocabulary – 12 is due Thursday

Wednesday, 5/15

E Day

7Z: Make sure you have read 12 & 13 in TKMB and that VCR 12 is done for tomorrow. Continue to work on final project

7X: Catch up night for Mockingbird. Work on your final project, and don’t forget about VCR 12.

Thursday-Friday, 5/16-5/16

F -A Days

TKMB – 14 -15

You should be working on the speech – the three paragraphs – this should be in a shared document. The polished and revised project is due 5/28

VCR – 13 – finish by Tuesday

May 6, 2019

Humanities 7X & Assignments, May 6-10, 2019

Monday, 5/6

D Day

7X: Read chapter 2 In TKMB & revise Lizzie Bright – due tomorrow

7Z: Read chapters 2-4 in TKMB for class on Thursday.

Both: We will work on the poem you started today the next time we have class. 

Field Day reminders: We are still collecting toiletries…. AND… bring your own sharpie markers – don’t forget a water bottle with your name on it. There has been a tendency for many, many half filled bottles to be left behind on the field – it’s a waste and often they aren’t recyclable. Please take responsibility for your own water bottle and make sure you take it with you at day’s end.

Tuesday, 5/7

E Day

7X: Read chapters 3-5 in TKMB. 

BOTH: I must have your project choices TOMORROW. Please share the assignment with your parents and get their signature on the sheet with your choices. If you need another:

Humanities 7 final project 2019

Wednesday, 5/8

F Day

7X: Read chapter 5 in TKMB if you have not; then read 6 & 7

Thursday, 5/9

A Day

7Z: Read chapter 5, 6, 7 in TKMB; think and read about your topic – keep in mind to stay with the databases for the moment.

With a few exceptions, you have the draft with my feedback and should work on editing, revising (READ ALOUD FROM A HARD COPY AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND AT INTERVALS – THIS IS A REQUIREMENT) and your final LB draft is due Tuesday at HOMEROOM, with the hard copy of the draft.

Friday, 5/10

B day

Both: Read chapters 8- 9 in TKMB; work on gathering background information for your project. The tentative due date is 5/28.

7Z: You have the draft of LB with my feedback and should work on editing, revising (READ ALOUD FROM A HARD COPY AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND AT INTERVALS – THIS IS A REQUIREMENT) and your final LB draft is due Tuesday at HOMEROOM, with the hard copy of the draft. If you need help, come see me – but often, if you walk a way from your work for a bit, the answer comes.

 

April 29, 2019

Humanities 7X & Z: Assignments April 29-May3, 2019

Monday, 4/29

E Day

NOTA BENE: You must have your This is Our Constitution  book with you tomorrow. We don’t have extras and you won’t be able to share in class. You will be doing an open book quest – it will be SOLO work. 

7 X & Z: VCR – finish lesson 11; then go back and pick up & complete lesson 10. Both will be due Friday. In addition, wrap up the Ona Judge or Frederick Douglass biographies.

7X: Read 76-96 in TBAS.

Tuesday, 4/30

F Day

7X: Read 97-116 in TBAS

7Z: Read 76-96 in TBAS

Wednesday, 5/1

A Day

7Z: Read 97-116 in To Be a Slave

BOTH: Wrap up reading the Ona Judge or Frederick Douglass biography.

Thursday, 5/2

B Day

Finish VCR 10 & 11 – do not for get your book – you will be given a late grade if you don’t have it tomorrow.

Passage collections for TBAS, resistance 1 & 2. If you need a copy, click here:

PassageCollectionTBAS Resistance 1 &2

7X: With a few exceptions, you have the draft with my feedback and should work on editing, revising (READ ALOUD FROM A HARD COPY AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND AT INTERVALS – THIS IS A REQUIREMENT) and your final LB draft is due Monday, with the hard copy of the draft.

Friday, May 3

C Day

7X: Revise your LB essay – this is a time consuming process. Read it aloud from a hard copy, AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND AT INTERVALS, make notes…walk away…repeat. This is required. As you revise, use the copy with my notes on it to guide you. This is due Tuesday.

7X &Z: Finish TBAS, finish your biography (Ona Judge or Frederick Douglass), and read chapter 1 in To Kill a Mockingbird (TKMB).

 

April 22, 2019

Humanities 7X & Z Assignments, April 22-26, 2019

Monday, 4/22

F Day

FYI: For those reading the Frederick Douglass biography, you should read about 15 pages a night; for Ona Judge, about 18 pages per day. This should be wrapped up soon.

Poetry anthology – is due Friday – keep in mind the need to have it well edited and proofread. The poems should be correctly typed up (space matters – if it mattered to the poet, it needs to matter to you!). The paragraphs should be meaningful and carefully proofread. Remember, it needs to be bound like a book….

VCR 11; words and ex. A

Lizzie Bright – the rough draft of the entire essay needs to be complete by Wednesday.

Tuesday, 4/23

A Day

FYI: For those reading the Frederick Douglass biography, you should read about 15 pages a night; for Ona Judge, about 18 pages per day. This should be wrapped up soon.

 

For all:

•Lizzie Bright – the rough draft of the entire essay needs to be complete by tomorrow.

• For those reading the Frederick Douglass biography, you should read about 15 pages a night; for Ona Judge, about 18 pages per day. This should be wrapped up soon.

7Z: Finish the prologue and read chapter 1. As you are reading, highlight or text mark passages that relate to the passage collection I left in your locker. If you need another, here it is:

PassageCollectionTBAS prologue & 1 2019-24x3sog

Wednesday, 4/24

B Day

For all: Your Lizzie Bright should be wrapped up and ready for me to read the conclusion.

For all: Your poetry anthology is due Friday. Tomorrow, I will have paper, yarn etc. to put it together with – have an idea of what you’ll need so that we don’t waste supplies.

7X: To Be a Slave (TBAS) : Finish the prologue and read chapter 1. As you are reading, highlight or text mark passages that relate to the passage collection I left in your locker. If you need another, here it is:

PassageCollectionTBAS prologue & 1 2019-24x3sog

Thursday, 4/24-Friday, 4/25

C & D Days

NOTA BENE: OVER THE WEEKEND. PLEASE CONSIDER PICKING UP ITEMS FOR OUR TOILIETRIES DRIVE. THANKS!

Poetry Anthology due Friday

Finish VCR 11 ex. A,B, C

To Be a Slave chapters 2-3 + passage collections

Passage Collection TBAS ch. 2 & 3-2j4s46i

Please keep pace in your choice book (15 pages per day for Frederick Douglass and 18 per day for Ona Judge). The final assignment for that book will be a paragraph reading response in which you briefly offer a summary of the book, and discuss what is the most valuable idea in the book or the most important question. Back this up with specific details from the story. This will be due next week Thursday.

Also, I will be looking at the conclusions of your LB essay – the final will be due next week.

April 15, 2019

7X & Z Humanities Assignments: April 15-18, 2019

Monday, 4/15

B Day

Please revise and write the conclusion to your Lizzie Bright essay. This should be done by Wednesday.

Keep working on the poetry anthology – it’s due towards the end of next week.

Read theese Amendments – pay close attention to the first ten (Bill of Rights) – pages 101 – 108 and 13,14,15 (the civil rights amendments) 109-111 in the Khan book.

Start reading your biography – either Frederick Douglass or Ona Judge

NOTA BENE: If you have not yet finished the hand out to chapter 2 of Khan’s book, please do so.

Tuesday, 4/16

C Day

Please revise your paragraphs, and write the conclusion to your Lizzie Bright essay. This should be done by TOMORROW.

Keep working on the poetry anthology

Remember that we go to the Yale Art Gallery tomorrow!

Wednesday, 4/17

D Day

Please get going on finishing up the draft of the Lizzie Bright essay so I can give feedback and you can revise.

NOTA BENE

For those reading the Frederick Douglass biography, you should read about 15 pages a night; for Ona Judge, about 18 pages per day.

 

April 8, 2019

7X & Z Humanities Assignments April 8-11, 2019

Mon. 4/8

D Day

Please finish chapter one of This is Our Constitution. Write a one paragraph summary of it and share it with me.

Keep checking in with me about Lizzie Bright. Revise accordingly.

VCR 9 – quiz will be Monday, 4/15 B Day

Another link to the list of transitions:

Transitional words and phrases-1bivsqa

Tue. 4/9

E Day

7Z: Your day without sunshine…

7X: Please finish chapter 1 in This is Our Constitution if you haven’t done so; then  read chapter 2

On the 7th grade library homepage, there is a link to good poetry resources. Here is another copy of the assignment if you need it:

poetry anthology 2019-1ul1svg

Lizzie Bright – keep checking back…

Wed. 4/10

F Day

Finish chapter 2 in This is Our Constitution

7X: you have the assigned reading for the weekend

AND

7X: I have been through all of your Lizzie Bright essays. You should revise accordingly AND work on the third body paragraph. If time permits, you can start the conclusion… if you need assistance or have questions with how to get going, email me. I will do my best to get back to you.

Both classes:

Answer the questions given on the handout for chapter 2 of  This is Our Constitution; if you need another:

This Is Our Constitution_Khizr Khan_ch. 2_ Writing the Constitution-2crk994

Both classes:

On the 7th grade library homepage, there is a link to good poetry resources. Here is another copy of the assignment if you need it:

poetry anthology 2019-1ul1svg

Thur. 4/11

A Day

No sunshine for 7X – BUT –  Reminder : I have been through all of your Lizzie Bright essays. You should revise accordingly AND work on the third body paragraph. If time permits, you can start the conclusion… if you need assistance or have questions with how to get going, email me. I will do my best to get back to you.

AND

You know what you need to so – This is Our Constitution, ch. 2 questions (see the link above if you need another one), the assigned reading in the This is Our Constitution. 

Both 7X & Z

This is Our Constitution, ch. 2 questions (see the link above if you need another one), the assigned reading in the This is Our Constitution. 

VCR 9 – quiz

7Z: Over the weekend, check-in on your Lizzie Bright essay. You should be revising and writing body paragraph 3 and, if possible, moving on to the conclusion. 

 

April 1, 2019

7X & Z Humanities Assignments April 1-5, 2019

April 1

E Day

7Z – even if it is a day without sunshine, you need to make sure to study for the vocabulary 8 quiz tomorrow.

7X: See above – AND revise your Lizzie Bright introduction and first body paragraph. Now that we looked at topic sentences today, write the majority of the second body paragraph

If you need the basic outline for the essay or the list of transitional words and phrases, see Friday of last week.

April 2

F Day

Work on Lizzie Bright – catch up if needed.

VCR 9 – words and ex. A

April 3

A Day

7X – we missed you! Please see above…

7Z: Continue to work on the second and third body paragraphs of Lizzie Bright.

 

April 4

B Day

Both: Finish VCR B & C by Monday

Keep working on Lizzie Bright.

April 5

C Day

Over the weekend:

Keep working on Lizzie Bright

Finish VCR 9 – A,B,C for Monday

7 X: Read the introduction and chapter 1,  through page 19 of This is Our Constitution.

7Z: Read chapter 1, through page 23 of  This is Our Constitution.