Monday, 8/19: Welcome to Day One

Welcome to Seventh Grade English!
(Short classes today due to the Tour Schedule with Homies.)
Seating Charts/Schedules/Name Pronunciation, etc.

Web Page: middleschool.mrcoward.com or school.mrcoward.com or lams.slcusd.org–>Mr. Coward
Know it. Use it. Love it.

I. Copy homework into assignment book (AKA: planner).
This is the first thing we do every week. The homework for the entire week goes up Monday (or the first day of the week).

USE YOUR PLANNER.

II. Vocabulary Sheet How-To. Rate your knowledge of each word 1-4.

  • Definitions due (in notebook) tomorrow. Use learnersdictionary.com!
  • Show-me-you-knows (SMYK) due Wednesday. Copy my starter sentences into your notebook and complete them in a way that and SHOWS ME YOU KNOW what each word means! 
  • For EXTRA CREDIT, make up sentences of your own by Friday that SHOW ME YOU KNOW.

III. Analogies. Practice for Vocab.
x : y :: a : b.
Translation: is related to y in the same way that a is related to b.
Example –> ice : melt :: garbage : rot.

In Notebook: “Warm Up, 8/19/19.”  Copy!

  1. tobacco : cigarette : : meat : _____
  2. boxer : athlete :: chair : ______
  3. Which is correct: “18 plus 19 is 36,” or “18 plus 19 are 36″?

Time? AMA!

Monday, 4/29 (27): Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #30, Spelling, Tom Sawyer

Copy homework into planner.

“Spelling 4/29.”(7)

  1.  friendly : hostile :: active : _____
  2.  its, whose, ____
  3. (2)  Sacramento : ______ :: Mr. Calandro : ______
  4.  It is said that many stereotypes sometimes start with a _____ of truth.
  5. (2) _______ books are ______?  (Must get both.)

 

SAWs, 4/29.
economic (adjective): financial, related to money
multicultural (adjective): related to more than one culture
attribute (noun): skill, feature
attribute (verb): give credit for
facilitate (verb): to make a process easy or possible
distinct (adjective): different or noticeable

Each twice. Attribute 3x; 2 for the noun def. and 1 for the verb def. 11/11= +3, 10/11 = +2, 9/11 = +1.
         

  

 

Debrief Test #30.

Tom Sawyer, Chapter 16: The Plan. Also, Smoking.

Monday, 4/22: Homework, Debrief Test #29, SAWs, Tom Sawyer, Spelling!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 4/22.”

prevention (noun): the act of stopping something from happening
critical (adjective): using careful judgement about the good and bad parts of something; disapproving. Also: vital or important.
pursue (verb): to follow; to engage into form; to create
alter (verb): to change
approach (noun): method

   

  

 

 

Debrief Test #29. hrrmm…

 

“Spelling, 4/22.” Bonus: What spelling rule do this week’s words follow?

  1. refusal : cooperation :: childishness : _____
  2. rewrite : revision :: story : ______ 
  3. purpose : function :: guideline : _______
  4. locker : storage :: _____ : security
  5. soldier : obedient :: artist : _____

Tom Sawyer, Chapter 12; The Cat and the Painkiller. Patent Medicines?

 

Monday, 4/8 (41): Homework, SAWs, Tom Sawyer!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 4/8.”
specify (verb): to clearly define
establish (verb): to cause to be recognized and accepted
cohesive (adjective): unified
constrain (verb): to hold back or limit
xenophobia (noun): a fear of foreign people
         

 

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

What? Talk it over with your groups. (Hint: Mark Twain was almost always being ironic or sarcastic.)

Tom Sawyer!

  1. What would you have done for fun in 1835?
  2. What chore/work did you always want to do as a kid, but now that you have to do it, you don’t want to any more?
  3. Slang: truck, lick, dander up, powerful warm, lam, suck eggs

 

Read the Author’s Preface.
Groups: What two reasons does Mark Twain give for writing this book?

Chapter 1.

Monday, 3/18: Homework, WoD, Debrief Test 26, Thank You Ma’m

Homies: DBN Homebase Takeover.

Copy homework into planner.

Wheel of Doom!

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period One.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Two.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Five.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Six.

Debrief Test #26.

In honor of Dude, Be Nice Week…

“Thank You M’am.”

“It takes two parents to produce a child,
but it takes an entire village to raise the child.”
-African Proverb
What do you think? Should the community have some responsibility in making sure all kids turn out ok? Should raising a child be entirely the parents’ job? What about parents who aren’t doing their jobs? What about their kids?

What are our conflicts here?

 

How does this Emily Dickinson poem relate?
(in vain means without any point or purpose)

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain

Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain