7th grade ELA (701 and 704)

Email: vkataev@schools.nyc.gov

Please Note: Some assignments may be posted before they are assigned. Please reference the date to the left of the assignment to indicate when they were assigned.

**Announcement: Students are encouraged to work either independently or with a friend on their assignments; however, points will be deducted for assignments that are identical. Each student should be completing their own work.

Homework Policy: Students have ONE day to make up late homework (unless absent). Homework will not be accepted after that day.

Independent Reading: Students should have an Independent Reading book at ALL TIMES throughout the school year, regardless of whether they have an project due or not. Reading response homework assignments will be assigned periodically throughout the marking period.

Project, Test, and Quiz Dates

(701 & 704) End of Unit Exam Tuesday 01/28/20 (Review sheet is available under handouts)

(701) DIRT Quiz on Chapters 6-8 of The Giver. Study your notes from class. 01/06/20

(704) Published Theme Essay due 12/17/19

(701) Published Theme Essay due 12/16/19

(701 &704) Independent Reading Project #2 due January 16, 2020

(704) Academic Vocab Quiz #2 Friday 12/06/19

(701) Academic Vocab Quiz #2 Thursday 12/05/19

(701) Vocabulary Quiz on Academic Vocabulary Monday 11/25/19

(704) Vocabulary Quiz on Academic Vocabulary Friday 11/22/19

(704) Published Mid-Unit Essay will be due 11/19/19

(701) Published Mid-Unit Essay will be due 11/18/19

(701 & 704): Summarizing and Inferencing Quiz 10/29/19

  • SWBST strategy
  • Inferencing (Prior Knowledge + What the text says = Inference)

(701 & 704): Vocabulary Quiz on CMM words 10/02/19

(701 &704): Independent Reading Project due 10/17/19

  • IRP draft due 10/03/19

Homework Assignments


(701)

01/23/20- Respond to the following question using CHAPTER 19 in The Giver. due 01/27/20

What was the father's tone during the realeasing on the twin? How does the mood differ from the tone? Support your answer with two pieces of evidence from the text.

Tone: The author, character, or narrators attitude towards his subject.

Mood: How the reader feels as he/she reads the text/ passage.

(704)

01/22/20- Complete Characterization worksheet from class Due 01/23/20

(701 & 704)

01/21/20- Get Ch 15 and 16 DIRT Quiz signed. This counts as a homework grade.

(701)

01/21/20- Get theme essays signed by a parent. This counts as a homework grade

(701 & 704)

01/15/20- Read chapters 15 and 16 of The Giver.

(701 & 704)

01/14/20- READ CHAPTERS 13 AND 14 OF THE GIVER Due 01/15/20 (There may be a D.I.R.T Quiz )

(701)

01/09/20- Respond to the following Question:

The Giver is a dystopian novel; however, the community attempts to be a utopia. In what ways does the community do so? Does the community qualify to be a dystopia? Support your thinking with two pieces of evidence from the text. Remember to cite your evidence! (Lowry, page #). Due 01/13/20

(704)

01/08/20- #1 Respond to the following Question:

The Giver is a dystopian novel; however, the community attempts to be a utopia. In what ways does the community do so? Does the community qualify to be a dystopia? Support your thinking with two pieces of evidence from the text. Remember to cite your evidence! (Lowry, page #). Due 01/09/20

#2- Complete worksheet from class. Due 01/09/20

GET THEME ESSAYS SIGNED BY A PARENT

(701)

01/06/20- Respond to the following question: On pages 89–90, Jonas considers instruction number 8: “You may lie.” What is the significance of this passage? How does it develop theplot of the story? Support your thinking with two pieces of evidence from the text. Due 01/07/20

(704)

01/02/20- Respond to the following question: On pages 89–90, Jonas considers instruction number 8: “You may lie.” What is the significance of this passage? How does it develop theplot of the story? Support your thinking with two pieces of evidence from the text. Due 01/03/20

(701 &704)

01/02/20- Late Theme Essays will not be accepted after 01/10/20. Please make sure any late essays are handed in before or on that date or you will recieve a zero for a test grade.

(701 &704)

WINTER BREAK HOMEWORK

12/18/19- Complete winter break packet. Due 01/06/20

(701 &704)

12/17/19- Read Chapters 5 and 6 of The Giver. Make 3 connections (Text, world, self). YOU NEED ONE OF EACH TYPE OF CONNECTION. Access to The Giver is under "Handouts"Due 12/18/19

(701 &704)

12/13/19- Read Chapters 3 and 4 of The Giver. Make 3 connections (text, world, self). Access to The Giver is under "Handouts" Due 12/16/19

(701 &704)

Reading Response Question #20

701: Due 12/03/19

704: Due 12/04/19

(701)

Get Mid-Unit essays signed over the weekend Due 12/01/19

(704)

STUDY FOR VOCAB QUIZ TOMORROW! 11/22/19

(701 & 704)

11/19/19- Identify one antonym and one synonym for each of our ACADEMIC VOCAB words. Due 11/20/19

(701 & 704)

11/14/19- Extra credit is due 11/20/19. Please click on "Extra credit" tab at the bottom of the page for access to the assignment.

(704)

11/14/19- Vocabulary homework: Write two meaningful sentences for each of the five vocabulary words. Due 11/15/19

(701)

11/13/19-Vocabulary homework: Write two meaningful sentences for each of the five vocabulary words. Due 11/14/19

(701 &704)

Get inferencing and Summarizing quiz signed by a parent. This will count as a HW grade.

(701)

11/12/19- Published Mid-Unit Essay will be due 11/15/19

(704)

11/06/19-

1. Get grades IRP's signed by a parent

2. Revision for IRP is due NO LATER THAN 11/15/19 (earn up to 8 points)

(701)

10/30/19- Complete Setting Evidence worksheet

Due 10/31/19

(701 &704)

10/28/19- STUDY FOR SUMMARIZING AND INFERENCING QUIZ

QUIZ IS TOMORROW!!

(701 &704)

10/24/19- Reading Response

701: Due 10/28/19

704: Due 10/25/19

(701 &704)

10/16/19- Complete Tone/Mood Worksheet. (Worksheet is available under handouts) Due 10/21 (Monday)

(701)

10/15/19- Complete "Inferencing" worksheet Due 10/16/19

10/15/19- Get Vocabulary quiz signed

(704)

10/11/19- Complete "Inferencing" worksheet Due 10/15/19 (Worksheet is available under "handouts" if lost)

10/11/19- Get Goal Sheets, PR project, and Vocab Quiz signed

(701 & 704)

10/08/19 Get Goal Sheets signed Due 10/10/19

(701 & 704)

Computer carts will be reserved for 10/03 and 10/10 for IRP work. Please bring a flash drive or have access to an email username and password to save any work that is done in class.

(704)

09/24/19- Annotate and Summaries "The Four Dragons" short story. Due 09/26/19

(701 & 704)

09/24/19- Begin drafting your IRP. On October 3rd, you will be expected to have at least the following completed:

1. Your book review

2. At least ONE chosen component completed.

Please make sure you have your IRB, Task sheet and rubric, and IRP draft with you on October 3rd. (THE DRAFT DOES NOT NEED TO BE TYPED)

(701)

09/24/19- Annotate and Summaries "The Four Dragons" short story. Due 09/25/19

(701 &704)

09/23/19- Write TWO meaningful sentences (with a context clue) for EACH vocabulary word. HW must be handed in with vocab. worksheet.

701: Due 09/24/19

704: Due 09/25/19

(701 &704)

09/19/19- Respond to ANY ONE reading response question (Basing it on your Independent Reading book). Due 09/19/19

(701 &704)

09/05/19- (All three count as separate HW grades)

1. Get Welcome Letters Signed DUE NO LATER THAN 09/12/19

2. Begin looking for your first Independent Reading book (Non-Fiction OR Fiction-- graphic novels and comic books are not allowed) If you need assistance finding a book, please ask me. Due 09/13/19

3. Bring in one subject writing journal (notebook) and Essay folder Due 09/13/19