Begin reading your new Science Fiction novels we checked out today. Remember, you have until next Tuesday to change your title if you find the book is not holding your interest. Please notify me if you change novels.
Test Friday. The test will cover:
Dystopian Characteristics (posted below)
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"The Naming of Names" by Ray Bradbury (Plot Structure Map posted below for this story)
Reading logs due tomorrow. Please remember:
Library tomorrow : please bring books to return/renew. We will be checking out a novel for a project. This must be a book you have NOT read before.
Reading log due Tuesday.
Library Tuesday to check out a novel for an upcoming project. Details will be given in class on Tuesday. Please bring any overdue books to be returned.
Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow on the astr/stell vocabulary words, plus the four words from this week's Frayer Model homework.
Notebook check tomorrow. I will be checking this quarter only, starting on p. 45. You should have pages 45-56 complete with all items taped in and numbered.
Write a sentence for each of this week's astr/stell vocabulary words. Due tomorrow.
Vocabulary quiz on Friday on the astr/stell words PLUS the four words from the Frayer Model (climes, amiss, convivial, and anachronism.)
Notebook check on FRIDAY. If you need help in organizing your notebook, see me in Smart Block tomorrow! :)
Reading log due TUESDAY, 1/31.
Complete the Frayer Model on the four vocabulary words: climes, amiss, convivial, and anachronism.
The vocabulary word is written in the center.
The definition is in the top left box.
On the top right, It says "facts/characteristics." Here you include the part of speech (noun, verb, etc.) and then state what the word is related to. (Ex. climes is related to climate.)
On the bottom left, it says "examples." Here you may list synonyms and use it in a sentence.
On the bottom right, it says "nonexamples." Here you can list antonyms (opposites). This part is the most difficult; do your best here. If you get stuck, you may leave it blank.
Notebook check on Friday. If you are missing pages, see me during Smart Block on Wednesday or Thursday for help.
Reading log due Tuesday, 1/31.
Complete vocabulary handout on words with "Astr/Stell" roots. Match word to definition only. Due tomorrow.
Complete the character map on the short story, "Harrison Bergeron." The link to the story is here:
Vocabulary quiz Saturday on the ped/pod vocabulary words.
About Mrs. Baldyga
Hello and welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts. I am excited to guide you through reading and writing this year.