Wednesday, 8/22: Adjectives, Vocab, Delinquent, Outsiders

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.

 

“Vocab, 8/22/18.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. He touched the cut on his cheek ______.
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though their denotations are similar, the words nosy and curious have different _____(s).

  10. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  11. Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?
  12. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does:  “An adjective is a word that…”

 

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes

 

The Outsiders by S E Hinton

  • Key Questions.

    • 1967?
    • Connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
    • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
    • What is the minimum requirement for a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)
    • Who are the “outsiders”?

 

Paul Newman?

Begin reading…

Tuesday, 8/21: Vocab, Motto, Slang, Dig It?

Due Today: Vocabulary definitions.  I will be checking them while you work.

“Vocabulary, 8/21/18.”  All answers will be vocabulary words. Use your pink sheet and your group homies to help you. For #1-4, choose which word best fits the picture, and be prepared to explain why you think so. If you can justify more than one word for a picture, you might receive bonus credit.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ______
  6. rules : requirements :: happiness : ____
  7. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____ of a gang member with a can a spray paint.
  8. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used.
  9. Nobody could _____ why he liked school so much even though he got all F’s.
  10. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.

 

Motto
by Langston Hughes          
I play it cool   

and dig all jive.
That’s the reason
I stay alive.
My motto,
As I live and learn
is: 
Dig and Be Dug
In Return. 
“Motto, 8/21.” (in your notebook)

1) What is a motto?
2) What do you think he means by “Dig and Be Dug In Return”?
3) What other saying(s) have you heard or use might mean something similar?

Audio Feature: The concept of “digging.”

Short Explanation Paper Assignment. Due Friday.

Monday, 8/20: Welcome

Welcome to Seventh Grade English!
(Short classes today due to the Tour Schedule.)
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).

II. Vocabulary Sheet How-To.

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, 8/20/18.” 

  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!

Welcome to Seventh Grade English – Fall 2018

flashingdogWelcome back to Mr. Coward’s Seventh Grade page!
It’s our 22nd year, and our 26th year at Laguna!
Here are a few tips if you’re new here or if you’ve “forgotten.”headbeanie

  • Whenever you are absent, use the calendar (“What We Did That Day” or “Previously On”) and click the dates you were gone. You can also simply scroll down to the dates you were gone. Do what we did in class that day as best you can (IN YOUR NOTEBOOK) and show everything to me (IN YOUR NOTEBOOK) when you return. Be prepared with questions about whatever you didn’t understand.
  • Send emails to mcoward@slcusd.org.
  • You can also use the comments to ask PERTINENT questions about that day’s work.
  • All homework is assigned on Monday (or the first day of the week). Check the homework page for the latest.
  • There’s no need to be this guy:

Monday, 6/4 – Wednesday, 6/6: SCRABBLE TOURNEY!

LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE. This time it’s for real!

  • Each person draws a letter. The letter closest to A goes first. (Blank beats A.)
  • Draw continues clockwise (to the left) after that.
  • If no one volunteers, the person with the letter farthest from A is scorekeeper.
  • Put those letters back and draw seven (7) each.
  • Keep score like this (don’t write what’s in the parentheses):

 

Jimmy (First Player)
17 (first turn)
6  (second turn)
23 (total so far)
14 (third turn)
37 (total so far)
Johnny (Second Player)
23
15
38
7
45

 

  • First player must put the word down with a letter on the Star (2x word)  in the middle.
  • Left to right, top to bottom; not diagonal, not bottom to top!
  • Suggestion: no more than 2 minutes per person.
  • NO! NO! NO!

 

  • NO abbreviations or contractions
  • NO foreign words
  • NO proper nouns (nouns you would normally capitalize)
  • (Check the dictionary.)

Multiplier squares are one use only!

Thursday, 5/31: It’s All Due Tomorrow!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

Your sincere “Page” is due Tomorrow!

Your Message to 6th Grade is due Tomorrow!  We grade them live Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, we are all finished!

 

Get your homies to proofread your YEE!

YEE #10.   Use your own paper. NDP in upper right corner.
Title: YEE #10. Use 4-digit dates for #1 and #2. Copy only the ones that say “Copy.”

    1. First Independence Day (M,D,Y):
    2. Pearl Harbor Day (M,D,Y):
    3. (Copy.) 10% of 250 = _________
    4. (Copy.) 24/40 = ______% = ______(letter grade)
    5. a) ______ books have been sitting b)_______ for a long time; I hope c)______ coming back soon.
    6. Choose a sentence below, copy it, and label each word with its part of speech.

Homer tripped very awkwardly, and hit his fat head on the door.
Beetle bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts in silence.
He was a very scary bear, and we beat a hasty retreat from his lair.

 

 

Message to 6th Grade.  Singles or Partners (2x content) — NOT 3+.
Due by FRIDAY. It’s only homework if you don’t finish in class. We will grade them in class on Friday!

Form:

  • StoryboardThat! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Web Site?
  • Google Slides (15+)
  • Quiz (20+ questions.)
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism.
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)
  • Total: 60

StoryboardThat! People:
If you have already used the site, log in with the account you already created. Just join this class too and save it there. If you are a Noob:

  1. Click the link below, and choose “I’m a new user.”
    Join StoryboardThat
  2. Click on the Google Button and sign in with your @student.slcusd.org username and password.
  3. Click I am a Student.
    a) The School is Laguna-MS.  b) The key is laguna. and  c) use your real first name and last initials.
  4. If there are two of you, make sure both partners know the username and password!
  5. Scroll down to “Manage my Classes.”
  6. Join the appropriate class that begins with 2018-.
  7. The password is “cheese.”
  8. Click Create Storyboard.

HERE are some photos of Laguna to use in your project.

HERE is an example from last year.