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7th WW--4/21/2021

7th WW--4/21/2021--continue to read in your book of choice for the unit.  Make comments, observations, questions, drawings, etc. about what you read.  Go deep and analyze what is happening in the book and with the characters.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, April 20 12:44 PM

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7th WW-4/202/2021

7th WW-4/202/2021:  read about 25 pages in your chosen book.  In your Writer's Workshop notebook continue to write about what you read and how the author did things in the book.  Set a goal for tonight's writing.   Look at the writing strongly paper in your packet if you are stuck for an idea for a writing goal.  
 
Because you are reading a book for this writing unit, the reading time you do for this unit may be included on your weekly reading log.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, April 19 12:43 PM

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7th ELA and reading log, 4/16/2021

7th ELA and reading log, 4/16/2021:  
     1.  Complete the weekly reading log on Teams.  If there are any that have not been done, please do them as well.
     2.  Read and respond to the reading you are doing in the book you will be using for the Writer's Workshop unit.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, April 15 12:43 PM

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7th WW--4/15/2021

7th WW--4/15/2021:  think about and decide what book you plan to use for this unit of writing.  This unit's focus is writing about reading.  The book you chose will be used for the entire unit of Writer's Workshop.  This needs to be a book that speaks to you. I will be making a note of which book you have chosen.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Wednesday, April 14 12:41 PM

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7th WW--4/14/2021

7th WW--4/14/2021:  complete the informative/explanatory essay begun in class on Tuesday.  Turn in at class on Wednesday, 4/14/2021.  Have your Writer's Workshop notebook with you for class on Wednesday.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, April 13 10:05 AM

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7th ELA--4/13/2021

7th ELA--4/13/2021:  Today is an asynchronous day.  The work that I would like you to do today is to complete Unit 6 in the Greek/Latin packet.  Please do sections A-F of this unit.  This is the big packet that we have used before.  This work will be turned in tomorrow, Tuesday.  If you have misplaced the packet or somehow lost it, then silent read for 30 minutes.  This can go on your log for the week.
 
Also, on Tuesday in ELA you will be writing an essay for the beginning of the new Writer's Workshop unit.  This is an informational writing unit.  To prepare for tomorrow, please think of a topic that you know a lot about or have studied.   The essay tomorrow is an explanatory text that teaches someone else interesting or important information about it.  You may bring information, books, or papers with you tomorrow to write this essay.  It will be written with paper and pen; no laptops tomorrow.
 
 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, April 12 7:40 AM

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7th Graphic Novel & Reading log--3/26/2021

Reading log is due Friday, 3/26/2021, on Teams.
 
Work on your graphic novel as part of homework on a daily basis.  The final due date is Friday, April 2, 2021.  Paper for a cover is available in the classroom.  You may also use something you have at home if you prefer.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Wednesday, March 24 10:21 AM

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7th Graphic Novel & Reading log--3/26/2021

7th Graphic Novel & Reading log--3/26/2021:  Reading log is due Friday, 3/26/2021.  Complete the log on Teams.
Continue to work daily at home on your graphic novel.  The official deadline is Friday, 4/2/2021.  It may also be turned in when it is completed.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, March 25 10:05 AM

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7th WW--3/19/2021

7th WW--3/19/2021--Continue to work for the asynchronous day on your graphic novels.  Bring all work to class on Monday, 3/22/2021.  Work to have at least half of it finished.  We will be looking at the work on Monday to determine how much more time this work will take.  We will also revisit a proposed grading rubric.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, March 18 9:56 AM

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7th WW--3/18/2021

7th WW--3/18/2021--Work on the graphic novel tonight at home for about 30 - 45 minutes.  Work on the drawings and the graphic final.  Do this on Wednesday as well.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, March 16 9:58 AM

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7th WW--3/16/2021

7th WW--3/16/2021--for Tuesday, have a completed story arc and timeline.  This will allow us to work on the book plan.  Have stickies and paper to lay them out on.  Think about zoom ins and  zoom outs.   Also, come with ideas for a rubric to use in grading this project.  Scores are1 through 4 with one being the low score.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, March 15 10:20 AM

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7th WW--3/12/2021

7th WW--3/12/2021-- tonight and tomorrow for class, work on your timeline and story arc for your graphic novel.  Add to and make refinements on your doodled characters.  Add traits and characteristics.
 
Complete the weekly reading log due on Friday, 3/12/2021.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, March 11 9:47 AM

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7th WW--3/11/2021

7th WW--3/11/2021:  come with pencils and paper to doodle characters for your graphic novel.  Continue to read more to note how the author did the work of this kind of writing.  Bring more graphic novels with you to study as mentor texts.
 
Reading log due on Friday, 3/12/2021.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, March 9 9:57 AM

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7th WW=graphic novels, 3/9/2021

7th WW=graphic novels, 3/9/2021--bring to class tomorrow a graphic novel.  We will begin working on writing a graphic novel.  The first step is to examine and look at what is in a graphic novel.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, March 8 9:50 AM

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7th WW and reading log--3/5/2021

7th WW and reading log--3/5/2021--Reading log is due tomorrow, Friday, 3/5/2021.  If you missing reading logs, please work to get these turned in by Friday, 3/12/2021.  Otherwise, there will be a zero entered in Power School.
 
WW--the paper is due Friday, 3/5/2021.  Home learners will load it up on Teams along with the checklist and self-assessment.  In-school learners will turn in a physical copy tomorrow in class.  IF you have a problem and need to the end of the day, please let me know as soon as you know.  Celebration is planned for Monday.  A compilation packet will be printed for you.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, March 4 10:12 AM

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7th Writer's Workshop--3/4/2021

7th Writer's Workshop--3/4/2021:  Continue to work on the final polishing of your argument essay.  Read with a specific lens to help you find what you need to do.  Also, refer to your notes and handouts.
 
Reading logs are due on Friday.  If you have missing logs, work to get those turned in as soon as you can.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, March 2 9:59 AM

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7th WW and Reading log--2/26/2021

7th WW and Reading log--2/26/2021:  Continue to revise and edit your writing.  Review techniques and goals and examine your writing for them.  
 
Complete the weekly reading log on Teams.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, February 25 10:22 AM

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7th WW and reading log

7th WW and reading log:  complete the reading log and any late ones, too.  
Continue to write over the weekend.  Next week is the final week of writing with the essay due on Friday, March 5.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Friday, February 26 12:40 PM

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7th WW--2/25/2021

7th WW--2/25/2021:  Complete a self-assessment of your competitive sports writing.  Use the Argument Check-list to do this.  Set a goal or two as a response to what you assess in your writing.  Work on those goals for the writing for Thursday, 2/25/2021.  Thursday will the last lesson with the week of 3/1/2021 to revise and edit.  The final copy is due on Friday, 3/5/2021.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, February 23 9:54 AM

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7th WW--2/23-2021

7th WW--2/23-2021:  Work on your final copy of the essay.  Concentrate on the introduction and the conclusion.  It is likely to take several attempts to get one that is really good.  Look at your packets for information about the intro and conclusion and samples for them.  Be ready to do some self-assessing using the checklist that is in the packet.  There is a power point attached as well.  Keep the papers passed out about the calendar and due date and the half sheet checklist to be turned in with your essay.
 
 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, February 22 9:52 AM

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7th WW--2/1/8/2021

7th WW--2/1/8/2021:  Between now and Thursday, 2/18/2021, research your subtopic to the competitive sports topic.  Prepare for a debate on Thursday, 2/18/2021.  Following the debate you will be flash drafting your debate and work on these topics.  Be prepared with your notes, analysis, and supporting evidence.  Practice your debate over the break to help prepare for the debate.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, February 11 10:08 AM

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7th Reading log-2/12/2021

7th Reading log-2/12/2021:  Reading logs are due Friday, 2/12/2021 on Teams.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, February 11 9:34 AM

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7th WW--2/9/2021

7th WW--2/9/2021:  for tomorrow's class have your claim on the subtopic of competitive sports ready for class.  Also, begin researching this portion of the paper--the subtopic.  Try to have some research sources ready and available for class.
 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, February 8 10:46 AM

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7th WW--2/9/2021

7th WW--2/9/2021--continue to research, read, take notes on reading.  Read with a critical mind; ask questions.  Write your thinking about what you read.  This is also part of your final writing paper.  Read the power point from the lesson.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, February 9 10:06 AM

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7th WW--2/8/2021

7th WW--2/8/2021:  On Monday, 2/8/2021, turn in your essay on competitive sports.  This will be turned in directly to the teacher if you are an in-school learner.  If you are an at-home learner, an assignments page will be set up on Teams for this purpose.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Friday, February 5 9:02 AM

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7th WW--2/4/2021

7th WW--2/4/2021-- for Thursday class have a revised copy of your debate position.  It needs to be the strongest possible writing of your position on competitive sports for kids.  Be prepared to self-evaluate your writing with the checklist and setting writing goals for yourself.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, February 2 9:47 AM

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7th WW--2/2/2021

7th WW--2/2/2021--For class on Tuesday have a new version of the draft of your position on competitive sports for kids.  Make certain to also have a drafted reference/citation list for your draft.  Be prepared for a second debate tomorrow in class on this topic.  Read/review carefully to make sure that you have strong evidence that brings your reader along with you in your argument.
 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, February 1 9:49 AM

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7th Writer's Workshop, 2/1/2021

7th Writer's Workshop, 2/1/2021:  Continue to revise and add to your position paper on competitive sports for kids.  Also, be certain to begin creating your list of citations and references to go with this paper.  There will be some more time on Monday to do more writing.  Please review the power point from this lesson on Teams--7th ELA, Files tab.
 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Friday, January 29 10:41 AM

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7th ELA-11/29/2021

7th ELA-11/29/2021--No homework tonight.  Be prepared for a lesson tomorrow with you Writer's Workshop notebook.  
Next reading log is due Friday, 2/5/2021.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, January 28 4:52 PM

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7th ELA--1/25/2021

7th ELA--1/25/2021--For class on Monday be prepared to write a draft of your position paper on competitive sports for kids.  Read the power point which is attached for information and also using the boxes and bullets format for writing a paper such as this.  I have not uploaded a power point from onedrive before so I hope you can get to it.  I will need to redo it at home as well. 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Friday, January 22 1:31 PM

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7th ELA-WW -- 1/25/2021

7th ELA-WW -- 1/25/2021--NO HOMEWORK!  Rest for MAP testing tomorrow.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, January 25 2:02 PM

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7th ELA--1/22/2021 Writer's Workshop

For class tomorrow, prepare for a short class debate on the topic of competitive sports for kids.  Use the resource list in your packet to help you read up on the topic and form an opinion.  Be able to support your opinion with evidence you have found in your readings.  Take notes and have it ready for Friday's debate.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, January 21 10:14 AM

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1/8/2021--7th ELA

1/8/2021--7th ELA--pg. 367; in the sample writing on this page, write out all of the complex sentences.  Explain why they are complex sentences.  For each complex sentence, write which part is the independent clause and which part is the dependent clause.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, January 7 10:06 AM

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7th ELA 12/10/2020

7th ELA 12/10/2020:  Greek/Latin Packet--complete 4 E and F after reading/studying the list for words for unit 4.  A teams page will be posted for at home learners to put your homework.
 
Reading log is due tomorrow, Friday, 12/11/2020.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, December 10 10:22 AM

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7th Greek/Latin 12/10/2020

7th Greek/Latin 12/10/2020:  Complete sections 2# and 2F for Thursday, 12/10/2020.  This will be collected.  If you are learning at home, there is an assignment page set up for you.  If learning at school, this will be turned in to the teacher.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Wednesday, December 9 9:49 AM

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7th ELA 12/8/2020

7th ELA 12/8/2020:  in the Greek/Latin packet, complete section 1D==analogies for tomorrow. 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, December 7 12:41 PM

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7th ELA--12/3/2020

7th ELA--12/3/2020--work on revision/editing of the narrative that was returned to you.  Have all revision/editing resubmissions in by Thursday, 12/3/2020.  You are not required to resubmit, but this is an option to improve your grade on the narrative.  Thanks everyone!!  Resubmissions will not be accepted after the date of 12/3/2020.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, December 1 2:18 PM

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7th ELA work, 11/30/2020

7th ELA work, 11/30/2020:  Today spend your time in student-directed learning working on the editing/revising of the realistic fiction narrative.  Use the comments from yesterday's feedback.  Pick up scored narratives and Greek/Latin roots package this afternoon.  Narratives must be resubmitted, if you are electing to do this, by Thursday, 12/3/2020.  Turn them via Teams assignment page that has been set up if you are learning from home this week.  
 
Spend time doing your silent reading for this week's reading log.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, November 30 8:20 AM

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7th Reading log, 11/20/2020

7th reading log, 11/20/2020:  the reading log is posted and ready for you to complete.  The original posting disappeared and this has been corrected.
 
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, November 23 8:02 AM

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7th ELA, 11/19/2020

7th ELA, 11/19/: make sure you have completed the Teams assignment on prepositions and prepositional phrases that was assigned today.  Spend some time silent reading for the reading log due on Friday, 11/20/2020.  IF you have unfinished work, work on getting caught up.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, November 17 3:11 PM

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7th ELA 11/20/2020

7th ELA 11/20/2020-- in your ELA book, pg. 328-329, complete #9-14 following the directions given in the book.  After that, complete #15-40.  Make sure to follow the directions in the book about underlining the preposition once and the object of the preposition, twice.  Due on Thursday, 11/12/2020, at 8:30 AM.   IF you are learning at home, send it as an word document attachment to an email.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, November 10 1:50 PM

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7th preposition & phrases, 11/10/2020

7th preposition & phrases, 11/10/2020--read a section of the realistic fiction writing that you just turned.  A section can be short--2-3 paragraphs or so.  Read with the lens of looking for prepositions and prepositional phrases. Write them down and have them for class tomorrow.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, November 9 12:35 PM

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7th ELA-11/10/2020

7th ELA-11/10/2020-- read a short section (2-3 paragraphs)of the realistic fiction writing that you just finished.  Read with the lens of looking for prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Write down prepositions and prepositional phrases that you find.  Bring this to class tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/10/2020.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, November 9 8:18 PM

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7th Writer's Workshop-11/9/2020

7th Writer's Workshop-11/9/2020--Turn in realistic fiction writing with self-assessment and expectations sheet on Monday, 11//9/2020.  Turn in class or via Teams.
 
Complete the reading log of Friday, 11/6/2020.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, November 9 7:44 AM

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7th Writer's Workshop, 11/3/2020

7th Writer's Workshop, 11/3/2020:  continue to work on the final draft of the realistic narrative.  Revise, edit, decide on the ending you want to use, read aloud to the dog or cat to hear it (silly but works), review the rubric that is uploaded here.  This will be completed and filled out when you turn in your self-assessment of your writing.  Also, review the expectations for the final copy of the writing.  This will also be turned in with your final copy.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, November 3 1:55 PM

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7th Writer's Workshop, 11/2/2020

7th Writer's Workshop, 11/2/2020:  Work to have your draft basically finished.  If work goes well, look at the endings of various things--movie, TV show, music video (something you know well) to see how the ending works with the whole piece.  The same applies to your fiction writing.  The power point from the lesson and a hand out (House on Fire) are uploaded to Teams.  They are also uploaded here on the homework page.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, October 29 10:10 AM

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7th Writer's Workshop, 11/2/2020

7th Writer's Workshop, 11/2/2020: Review and read the power point from today's lesson.  It is dated for today on Teams and is also uploaded here on the homework page.  Follow the instructions for the homework.  We will conclude other parts of the lesson tomorrow.
There are also some additional resources that may be helpful as you work.  Feel free to look at them and study/read them.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, November 2 1:03 PM

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7th ELA--prepositions/prepositional phrases

7th ELA--prepositions/prepositional phrases:  Complete the quiz on this that is on Teams.  When the quiz is completed, answer the questions about the work that is also on Teams.  Both are due by the end of the school day of 10/26/2020, Monday.  Spend the rest of class time working on your Writer's Workshop realistic fiction writing.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Sunday, October 25 4:27 PM

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7th ELA-10/16/2020

7th grade ELA:  complete reading log on Teams; due on Friday, 10/16/2020.
Also, complete the assignment to turn in writing on realistic fiction work even if unfinished.  Complete the questions on Teams about the writing.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Friday, October 16 12:28 PM

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7th Writer's Workshop--10/8/2020

7th ELA Writer's Workshop for 10/8/2020:  Over the next couple of class days, Friday and Monday, work on Writing homework.  Look at the last slide of the power point of 10/8/2020.  Submit work to me via Teams on Tuesday, by 9 AM.  A copy of the power point is attached here as are a couple of samples to review.  Copies are also loaded up on Teams, 7th ELA, files tab.  Look for a date of 10/8/2020 to be certain you have the appropriate ones for the lesson of 10/8/2020.
Also, complete the reading log for 10/9/2020.  This is due Friday afternoon as usual.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, October 8 1:04 PM

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7th WW -- 10/5/2020

Read and review the power point from today's lesson in Writer's Workshop.  Complete the work given on the last slide--the homework slide.  Have the work ready by 9:15 Tuesday morning, 10/6/2020.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, October 5 10:16 AM

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7th Writer's Workshop, Lesson 2, unit of study 1

Read and review the power point from today's Writer's Workshop lesson.  Complete the homework given on the last slide of the power point.  Complete the questions on Teams about your thinking/choice for a story idea--character, traits of character, and struggle the character has.  The struggle is important right now; the name is secondary.  Also, look in your packet at the handouts labeled for this lesson: G7, US1, L.2  Two of the sheets can be examples of an approach to figure this out that may help you.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Thursday, October 1 10:20 AM

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7th grade reading log (10/2/2020) and class assignment

Please complete the reading log for this week.  There is also posted on Teams an assignment about prepositional phrases and objects of the prepostition to be completed today.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Friday, October 2 9:09 AM

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7th Writer's Workshop, Lesson 1, unit of study 1

Tonight, find several ideas for writing a fiction story.  Jot these ideas in your writer's notebook. They can be from your life, the news, a book you have read, websites--anywhere from which you may get ideas for writing a fiction story.  Bring them with you to our next class and lesson on Thursday, 10/1/2020.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, September 29 10:13 AM

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7th Writer's Workshop, Lesson 1, unit of study 1

Find ideas for fictions stories by checking different sources--a newspaper, a news cast, a book.  
Review the attached power point.  Use the checklist to guide some of your writing work.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Tuesday, September 29 3:21 PM

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Writer's Workshop, Lesson1

For Tuesday, 9/29/2020, have your writer's notebook and the handouts that were sent home on Friday, 9/25/2020.  The handouts are also attached if they were not picked up at school.  
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Sunday, September 27 2:42 PM

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Writer's Workshop narrative writing

Complete narrative writing and the questions on Teams.  Due by end of the school day.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Monday, September 28 10:43 AM

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7th Reading Log, 9/25/2020

Complete the reading for the week.  It is on the 7th grade ELA page of Teams.  Answer the questions completely.  This is due by 3 p.m. on Friday, 9/25/2020.
Created by Rosemary Wenzl: Friday, September 25 9:59 AM