• Mr. Matthew Roga
     
    English Language Arts Teacher
     
    6th and 7th Grade
     

     
    Dear Parents and Students, Welcome to the Extended Learning Resource Page. This page was created to provide students working from home with access to assignments, links, assessments, and practice resources. Schools will be closed from Tuesday, March 17 – The end of the 2019/2020 School Year. Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Resource Page found at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058.
     
    Click here for instructions on how to change languages in Classroom Dojo.
     
     


     
     Should you have any questions about assignments, you can contact me through the following channels:
     
     
    Class Dojo
     
    973-677-4000 
     

     

    I will be available daily to answer any questions you may have.

    My virtual Office Hours are as follows:

    Office Hours (Monday Through Friday)

    AM: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    PM: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


    Below are the links and codes to my Google Classrooms. Assignments will be posted by 9AM daily. Each assignment contains a due date. Please note, parents will be contacted if students are not completing assignments. Assignments will be graded and recorded, 

     

     Homeroom 311 Google Classroom (Class Code 3xlz7wi)

    Homeroom 318 Google Classroom (Class Code x7lqx3a)

    Homeroom 319 Google Classroom (Class Code mir34kz)

    Clever (Reading Plus and Newsela)

     


     

    Google Meets will take place on Monday and Wednesday this week.

    Meets will be for questions that students and or parents have about any recent assignments.

    Check CLass Dojo and Google Classroom for that day's link. 

    Per District Policy, cameras must be muted or off during google meets.

     


     

     

    Assignments:

     

    Today's Assignment:

     

    All Students:

    Watch the video I posted. Once you watched the video, mark this assignment as done so I know you watched it. Enjoy your day!

     

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

     

    All Students:

    Watch the video I posted. Once you watched the video, mark this assignment as done so I know you watched it. Enjoy your day!

     

    Monday, June 22nd, 2020

     

     

    6th Grade

    Watch the video I posted. Once you watched the video, mark this assignment as done so I know you watched it. Enjoy your day!

     

    7th Grade

    Enjoy the Moving Up Ceremony Today! (10:00-11:00 am)

    https://meet.google.com/geu-bshi-qms

     

    Friday, June 19th, 2020

     

    6th Grade

    • Watch the video I posted. Once you watched the video, mark this assignment as done so I know you watched it. Enjoy your day!

     

    7th Grade

    • Watch the video I posted. Once you watched the video, mark this assignment as done so I know you watched it. Enjoy your day!

     

    Thursday June 18th, 2020

     

    6th Grade

    • Watch the video I posted. Once you watched the video, mark this assignment as done so I know you watched it. Enjoy your day!

     

    7th Grade

    • Watch the video I posted. Once you watched the video, mark this assignment as done so I know you watched it. Enjoy your day!

     

    Wednesday June 17th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 12 Noon on 6/17/20)

    • Please post your completed Performance Task into Edulasic by 12 Noon TODAY. (Performance Task)

     

    7th Grade (Due by 12 Noon on 6/17/20)

    • Please post your completed Performance Task into Edulasic by 12 Noon TODAY. (Performance Task)

     

    Tuesday June 16th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 Noon on 6/17/20)

    • Please post your completed Performance Task into Edulasic by 12 Noon tomorrow, June 17th. Essays that have gone through the writing process will receive a much higher grade than first drafts will. This is the last grade I am putting into the gradebook so FINISH STRONG! If you want me to edit with you, write a comment on Google Classroom and I will work with you. (Performance Task)

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 Noon on 6/17/20)

    • Please post your completed Performance Task into Edulasic by 12 Noon tomorrow, June 17th. Essays that have gone through the writing process will receive a much higher grade than first drafts will. This is the last grade I am putting into the gradebook so FINISH STRONG! If you want me to edit with you, write a comment on Google Classroom and I will work with you. (Performance Task)

     

    Monday June 16th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 12 Noon on 6/17/20)

    • Please post your completed Performance Task into Edulasic by 12 Noon on Wednesday June 17th.
    • Essays that have gone through the writing process will receive a much higher grade than first drafts will.
    • This is the last grade I am putting into the gradebook so FINISH STRONG!
    • If you want me to edit with you, write a comment here and I will work with you. (Performance Task)

     

    7th Grade (Due by 12 Noon on 6/17/20)

    • Please post your completed Performance Task into Edulasic by 12 Noon on Wednesday June 17th.
    • Essays that have gone through the writing process will receive a much higher grade than first drafts will.
    • This is the last grade I am putting into the gradebook so FINISH STRONG!
    • If you want me to edit with you, write a comment here and I will work with you. (Performance Task)

     

    Friday, June 12th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/12/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Continue working on your revised drafts are due on 6/17/20. No extensions. (Performance Task)
    • Make sure your 5 Reading Plus Lessons are complete for the week.
    • Completing extra See Reader assignments is a great way to boost your grade!
    • Make sure all of your content reads are complete in Newsela. Content Read 5 is due on Sunday.
    • If you complete 1-4 late, just let me know and I will give you credit.

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/12/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Continue working on your revised drafts are due on 6/17/20. No extensions. (Performance Task)
    • Make sure your 5 Reading Plus Lessons are complete for the week.
    • Completing extra See Reader assignments is a great way to boost your grade!
    • Make sure all of your content reads are complete in Newsela. Content Read 5 is due on Sunday.
    • If you complete 1-4 late, just let me know and I will give you credit.

     

    Wednesday June 10th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/12/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • I am giving feedback to your First Drafts starting today at 9:00 am.
    • I hope to have feedback to all of you by 11:00 am.
    • Once you see your comment, do your best to make all the corrections I ask you to make in the comment.
    • This is the most important part of the writing process!
    • Revised drafts are due on 6/17/20. No extensions. (Performance Task)

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/12/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • I am giving feedback to your First Drafts starting today at 9:00 am.
    • I hope to have feedback to all of you by 11:00 am.
    • Once you see your comment, do your best to make all the corrections I ask you to make in the comment.
    • This is the most important part of the writing process!
    • Revised drafts are due on 6/17/20. No extensions. (Performance Task)

     

    Tuesday June 9th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/10/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Review the Performance Task 4 prompt and guide materials that I have attached.
    • Yesterday you began prewriting and planning for your FIRST DRAFT.
    • First Drafts are due Tomorrow morning at 9:00 am.
    • If you are behind, catch up today. (Performance Task)

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/10/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Review the Performance Task 4 prompt and guide materials that I have attached.
    • Yesterday you began prewriting and planning for your FIRST DRAFT.
    • First Drafts are due Tomorrow morning at 9:00 am.
    • If you are behind, catch up today. (Performance Task)

     

    Monday June 8th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/10/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Review the Performance Task 4 prompt and guide materials that I have attached.
    • Today is the day to begin prewriting and planning for your FIRST DRAFT.
    • First Drafts are due on Wednesday morning at 9:00 am. (Performance Task)

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/10/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Review the Performance Task 4 prompt and guide materials that I have attached.
    • Today is the day to begin prewriting and planning for your FIRST DRAFT.
    • First Drafts are due on Wednesday morning at 9:00 am. (Performance Task)

     

    Friday June 5th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Make sure your 5 Reading Plus Lessons are complete for the week.
    • Completing extra See Reader assignments is a great way to boost your grade!
    • Make sure all of your content reads are complete in Newsela.
    • We are in the middle of working on Content Read 5.
    • If you complete 1-4 late, just let me know and I will give you credit.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Make sure your 5 Reading Plus Lessons are complete for the week.
    • Completing extra See Reader assignments is a great way to boost your grade!
    • Make sure all of your content reads are complete in Newsela.
    • We are in the middle of working on Content Read 5.
    • If you complete 1-4 late, just let me know and I will give you credit.

     

    Thursday June 4th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a Google Doc and write the gist of the two articles you close read yesterday.
    • Then, write your opinions about the articles you read.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a Google Doc and type your answers to the questions on Comparing Text to Video

     

    Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Select two of the attached articles and close read them. Have the gist of the article in your head for tomorrow.
    • Think about your opinion about the issues in the articles you read.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Close read the partial transcript of Development of the Young Brain on Comparing Text to Video.
    • Next preview the questions. We will be working on them tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday June 2nd, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Create a Google Doc and write the gist of the two articles you close read yesterday.
    • Then, write your opinions about the articles you read.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Create a Google Doc and type your answers to the questions on the
    • Development of the Young Brain Worksheet.

     

    Monday, June 1st, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Content Read 5 is now available.
    • Select two of the attached articles and close read them. Have the gist of the article in your head for tomorrow.
    • Think about your opinion about the issues in the articles you read.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Content Read 5 is now available.
    • Watch the video, Development of the Young Brain then use the attached worksheet to guide your viewing.
    • We will be answering these questions tomorrow.

     

    Friday, May 29th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/1/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Notice: Content Read 4 is due on Sunday, 5/31
    • Create a Google Doc and complete Part 1 of the Mid Unit Assessment.
    • Write your answers each blank on the Mid Unit Assessment.
    • You can just write a list with the answers.
    • Don't worry about trying to make the boxes.
    • Cite evidence from any of the attached resources.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/1/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Notice: Content Read 4 is due on Sunday, 5/31
    • Create a Google Doc and Open the video, "Insight Into the Teenage Brain" by Adriana Galvan.
    • Open the Video Guide. Next, Write your answers each blank on the Note Catcher.
    • Use the video guide to help you cite information from the video.
    • You can just write a list with the answers.
    • Don't worry about trying to make the boxes.
    • Now, Read the model summary on Summarizing Main Ideas.
    • Then write your summary of any text we have read in this unit.
    • The model is for the video, so you can't use that one.

     

    Thursday May 28th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/1/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Preview the video. Read the attached glossary to familiarize yourself with potential unknown words.
    • Now, Watch the video. I want you to think about the argument being made in the video. Do you agree?

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 6/1/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Familiarize yourself with the Video Guide. I'm here if you have questions.
    • Then, closely watch the video, "Insight Into the Teenage Brain" by Adriana Galvan.
    • Use the Video Guide to make sure you don't miss anything important.
    • Just like when we read, you may have to go back into the video and watch a part again to fully understand.
    • The guide will help you remember where everything is.
    • Now, Close Read "Comparing Text to Video".
    • And finally Preview the Note Catcher. We'll be using it tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/28/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Close Read the article, "Rachel Carson: Sounding the Alarm"
    • then create a Google Doc and write the gist of what you just read.

     

     7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/28/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Close Read "What You Should Know About Your Brain" again.
    • Make sure to use your Neurologist's Notebook to guide your reading.
    • Then Create a Google Doc and write your answers each blank on the Neurologist's Notebook.
    • You can just write a list with the answers.
    • Don't worry about trying to make the boxes.

     

    Tuesday May 26th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/28/20)

    • Notice: Content Read 4 is now available in Newsela
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read the "Seriously Sick" Glossary. Pay close attention to words you didn't know until now.
    • We will be using these words a lot and you need to know them.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/28/20)

    • Notice: Content Read 4 is now available in Newsela.
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read "What You Should Know About Your Brain". Then preview the Neurologist's Notebook.
    • Ask questions you may have today so you can continue with the assignment for tomorrow.

     

    Thursday May 21st, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/26/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "The Exterminator" again. Then create a
    • Google Doc and write the gist of what you read.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/26/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a Google Doc and answer all parts of the
    • Gist Note Catcher for "What's Going in your Brain?".

     

    Thursday May 20th, 2020

     

    Google Meet Today: 10:00 - 10:30 am

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/26/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "The Exterminator"

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/26/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read “What’s Going On in Your Brain?”

     

    Tuesday May 19th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/20/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "Welcome Back" again. Then create a Google Doc and write the gist of what you read.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/20/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "Teens and Decision Making" and “The Teen Brain:
    • It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet” Then create a Google doc and
    • answer the questions at the end of “The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet”

     

    Monday May 18th, 2020

      

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/20/20)

    • Notice: Content Read 4 is now available in Newsela
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read "Welcome Back"

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/20/20)

    • Notice: Content Read 4 is not available in Newsela.
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Look at all the items in the Gallery walk.
    • Think about what you notice and what you wonder about each item.
    • View the vocabulary anchor chart for this unit.

     

    Friday May 15th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/17/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Complete content Read 3 in Newsela if you have not done so already.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/17/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Complete content Read 3 in Newsela if you have not done so already.

     

    Thursday May 14th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/15/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Check Tuesday's assignment for feedback on your rough draft.
    • Make any necessary corrections, then POST your revised draft in Edulastic.
    • Be smart and use Clever.com to find Edulastic.
    • You must post your revised draft by Tomorrow at 9:00.
    • I have to grade them and send them to the district.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/15/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Check Tuesday's assignment for feedback on your rough draft.
    • Make any necessary corrections, then POST your revised draft in Edulastic.
    • Be smart and use Clever.com to find Edulastic.
    • You must post your revised draft by Tomorrow at 9:00.
    • I have to grade them and send them to the district. 

    Wednesday May 13th, 2020

     

    Google Meet Today: 10:00 - 10:30 am

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/15/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Check yesterday's assignment for feedback on your rough draft.
    • Make any necessary corrections, then POST your narrative in Edulastic.
    • DO NOT POST UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED.
    • Be smart and use Clever.com to find Edulastic.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/15/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Check yesterday's assignment for feedback on your rough draft.
    • Make any necessary corrections, then POST your narrative in Edulastic.
    • DO NOT POST UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED.
    • Be smart and use Clever.com to find Edulastic.

     

    Tuesday May 12th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/13/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and write your Essay of Moon Shadow’s Perspective
    • Use the attached documents to assist your writing.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/13/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and write your Frederick Douglass scene where he meets another inspirational leader.
    • Use the attached documents to assist your writing. Drafts are due tomorrow.

     

    Monday May 11th, 2020

     

    Google Meet today from 10:00 - 10:30 am

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/13/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and write your Essay of Moon Shadow’s Perspective.
    • Use the attached documents to assist your writing.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/13/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and write your Frederick Douglass scene where he meets another inspirational leader.
    • Use the attached documents to assist your writing.

     

    Friday May 8th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/11/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Preview next week’s performance task prompt.
    • You will be supported throughout the process
    • similarly to how we wrote our essay earlier this week.
    • Make sure you are up to date on your Reading Plus and Content Reads.
    • I will be checking both on Monday morning.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/11/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Preview next week’s performance task prompt.
    • You will be supported throughout the process
    • similarly to how we wrote our essay earlier this week.
    • Make sure you are up to date on your Reading Plus and Content Reads.
    • I will be checking both on Monday morning.

     

    Thursday May 7th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Look at my comments on the edited drafts you submitted on Tuesday.
    • Make any necessary corrections.
    • Then, complete your peer editing google form.

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Look at my comments on the edited drafts you submitted on Tuesday.
    • Make any necessary corrections.
    • Then, complete your peer editing google form.

     

    Google Meet Today: 10:00 - 10:30 am

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Submit your Census Contest Entry from spring break here.
    • Preview the self reflection sheet that will be due via google form tomorrow.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Submit your Census Contest Entry from spring break here.
    • Preview the self reflection sheet that will be due via google form tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday May 5th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/6/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Use the attached 5 star sheet to guide your edits.
    • Attach your revised drafts here.
    • They should be different from the drafts you posted last Friday.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/6/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Use the attached 5 star sheet to guide your edits.
    • Attach your revised drafts here.
    • They should be different from the drafts you posted last Friday.

     

    Monda May 4th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/6/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Notice: Content Read 3 has been posted in Newsela.
    • Please review the attached 5 Star Review Sheet. We will be using it tomorrow.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/6/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Notice: Content Read 3 has been posted in Newsela.
    • Please review the attached 5 Star Review Sheet. We will be using it tomorrow.

     

    Friday May 1st, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and Write your rough draft to the Prompt:
    • How did the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Affect the People of San Francisco?
    • Cite text evidence from the articles and videos we have watched on the subject.
    • Notice: Content Read 2 is due on Sunday

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and Write your rough draft to the prompt:
    • In his Narrative, Fredrick Douglass explains his purpose is to throw
    • “light on the American slave system.” Which aspects of slavery does his narrative bring to light?
    • How does his position differ from that of those who defended slavery?
    • How does he use his story to support his position?
    • Notice: Content Read 2 is due on Sunday

     

    Thursday April 30th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • After receiving feedback on your introductory paragraphs, continue to write your body
    • and conclusion paragraphs. Your rough draft will be due on 5/4/20.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 5/5/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • After receiving feedback on your introductory paragraphs, continue to write your body
    • and conclusion paragraphs. Your rough draft will be due on 5/4/20.

     

    Wednesday April 29th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/30/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a Google Doc and Write your introductory paragraph.
    • You must state your thesis and your three main reasons in that introductory paragraph. 

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/30/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a Google Doc and Write your introductory paragraph.
    • You must state your thesis and your three main reasons in that introductory paragraph.

     

    Tuesday April 28th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/30/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "Waking up in a Nightmare"

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/30/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Preview the following prompt, then Close Read the model essay. Look for ways
    • the author was successful in their essay so that you can be successful in your essay.
    • Lastly, read "Linking the Prompt to the Essay".
    • This will help you answer all parts of the prompt and write a successful essay.

     

    Monday April 27, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/28/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read excerpt 3, then Create a Google Doc and answer the focus question:
    • What destruction did the San Francisco earthquake and fire cause?

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/28/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Use the video from Friday and the attached text
    • to answer the text dependent questions.

     

    Friday April 24th, 2020

     

    6th Grade

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read excerpts 1 and 2.

     

    7th Grade

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Watch the video about Frederick Douglass and his point
    • of view on Independence Day for Slaves.

     

    Thursday April 23rd, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/24/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Reread the poem from yesterday and answer the on the google form.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/24/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Review the selection from yesterday's lesson and use it
    • to answer the questions of the google form.

     

    Wednesday April 22, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/24/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Read the Poem of the Earthquake and
    • think about the attached questions.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 424/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson. (Formative)
    • Review the Excerpt 5 Constructed Response: “An Escape Attempt”
    • Model Essay and make revisions to your essay if necessary.
    • Close read the attached selection from Narrative of the Life of
    • Frederick Douglass. Preview the attached questions
    • you will answer in a google form tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday April 21st, 20202

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/22/20)

     

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and write your answer to the focus question. Focus question:
    • How do the author’s purposes affect the narrator’s point of view of the
    • immediate aftermath of the earthquake?

     7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/22/20)

     

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Using the materials from yesterday, write your response to the following essay prompt: “How does
    • Frederick Douglass show leadership in this excerpt? What motivates him to take on these leadership roles?
    • hat specific examples from the text support your thinking?”

    April 20th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/22/20)

     

    • Notice: Content Read 2 is now available in Newsela.
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • View the video about the 1906 Earthquake from the Library of Congress

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/22/20)

     

    • Notice: Content Read 2 is now available in Newsela (Due 5/3/20)
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Review Excerpt 5 from before the break. Then review the Excerpt 5
    • Analysis Note-catcher. Next review the Narrative Arch Anchor Chart for
    • Excerpt 5. Lastly, preview the essay prompt that you will be writing tomorrow:
    • Reread Excerpt 5 from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
    • Answer the questions: “How does Frederick Douglass show leadership
    • in this excerpt? What motivates him to take on these leadership roles?
    • What specific examples from the text support your thinking?”

     

    Spring Break Assignments

     

    6th Grade (Due by 11:00 pm on 4/19/20)

    • Complete 5 Reading Plus Lessons.
    • Content Read 1 (MP4) in Newsela
    • 2020 Census Creative Arts Contest

     

    7th Grade (Due by 11:00 pm on 4/19/20)

    • Complete 5 Reading Plus Lessons.
    • Content Read 1 (MP4) in Newsela
    • 2020 Census Creative Arts Contest

     

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm on 4/9/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "Timeline of the San Francisco Earthquake, April 18–23, 1906"
    • then create a google doc and answer the question "How did the
    • 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire affect the people
    • of San Francisco?" Be sure to cite text evidence.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm on 4/9/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read Excerpt 5 for a third time. Then answer the questions.
    • Be sure to use text evidence to support your answers.

     

    Wednesday April 8th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/9/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "The Great 1906 Earthquake and Fires of San Francisco"
    • then create a google doc and answer the question
    • "How did the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and
    • fire affect the people of San Francisco?" Be sure to cite text evidence.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/9/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read Excerpt 5 for a second time. Then answer the questions.
    • Be sure to use text evidence to support your answers.

     

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read the second newspaper article.
    • Then create a new google doc and write the gist of the article.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/8/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read Excerpt 5 then answer the questions.

     

    Monday April 6th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/7/20)

    • Notice: Content Read 1 is now available in Newsela. 
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read the attached newspaper article.
    • Then create a new google doc and write the gist of the article.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/7/20)

    • Notice: Content Read 1 is now available in Newsela
    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read the background of Eloise Greenfield. I shared three
    • different links that should help you get a good understanding
    • of her life and story. Then close read "Harriet Tubman" by
    • Eloise Greenfield. Next listen to Thelma R. Thomas do a reading
    • of "Harriet Tubman" by Eloise Greenfield.
    • Lastly, answer the questions using text evidence.

     

    Friday April 3, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm on 4/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Select your focus question. Use the appropriate attached graphic organizer to answer the following questions.
    • Only question number 9 will be scored. This will count as a text grade.
    • Notice: Content Read 5 (Newsela) is due on 4/5/20.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm on 4/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read Excerpt 4 for a third time. Then answer the questions.
    • Be sure to use text evidence to support your answers. This will count as a test grade.
    • Notice: Content Read 5 (Newsela) is due on 4/5/20.

     

    Thursday April 2nd, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Use the attached graphic organizer to answer the following questions.
    • Focus Question: What is Emma Burke’s point of view of the immediate aftermath of the earthquake?

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/3/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read Excerpt 4 for a second time.
    • Then answer the questions. Be sure to use text evidence to support your answers.

     

    Wednesday April 1st, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/2/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Use the attached graphic organizer to answer the following questions.
    • Focus Question: What is Miss Whitlaw’s point of view of dragons?

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/2/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read Excerpt 4. Then answer the questions.

     

    Tuesday March 31st, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/1/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read Chapter 12 of Dragonwings. Then reread: Pages 198–204,
    • from “Mercifully, for a moment …” Lastly, complete the exit ticket. Text Evidence:
    • How do you know? Specific words, phrases, and sentences from the text.
    • You will need to provide three examples of text evidence to support question number 1.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 4/1/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • After reading Excerpt 3 several times with multiple focuses,
    • we must use the text to determine Frederick Douglass's position on slavery.
    • We know that Frederick was an abolitionist and he obviously disliked slavery,
    • We are trying to determine how he used his two key arguments,
    • slavery corrupts slave owners and slavery is terrible for slaves,
    • to persuade people of power in the north to join his cause.
    • Use excerpt 3 to answer the following questions.
    • Use text evidence to support your answers.

     

    Monday March 30th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/31/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read Chapters 10 and 11 of Dragonwings.
    • Then create a google doc and write the gist for each chapter.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/31/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Complete a 4th read of excerpt 3. This is a quick read as all you are looking for is
    • powerful language. Also check out the 1 page document about Powerful Language I shared.
    • When you have identified at least three examples of powerful language in the text,
    • you are ready for the exit ticket. Directions: Read each phrase.
    • Then decide if it is an example of powerful or bland language.

     

    Friday March 27th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm Today)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Create a google doc and respond to the Essay Prompt.
    • Be sure to follow ALL directions.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm Today)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read Except 3 for a third time. Remember, sometimes it is necessary
    • to reread complex texts. Then answer the following questions.
    • Cite text evidence. Your answers to these questions will count as a TEST GRADE.

     

    Thursday March 26th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/27/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read Relief Camp then answer the test questions.
    • This will be graded as a test! 

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/27/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read Except 3 for a second time. Remember, sometimes it is necessary
    • to reread complex texts. Then answer the following questions.

     

    Wednesday March 25th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/26/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read chapter 9 of Dragonwings.
    • Close read Immediate Aftermath. Then complete the exit ticket.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/26/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close Read Excerpt 3. Then Answer the following questions.
    • Make sure your definitions match the context of the excerpt!

    Tuesday March 24th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/25/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read Chapter 8 of Dragonwings.
    • Reread Comprehending the Calamity.
    • Then answer the following author's purpose questions.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/25/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read the attached poem, We Wear The Mask". Then answer
    • the questions. Use your Poet's Tool box from last week if you need help. 

     

    Monday March 23rd, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/24/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Close read "Comprehending the Calamity". Then complete the exit ticket.
    • Notice: Content Read 5 has been uploaded in Newsela.

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/24/20)

    • Complete 1 Reading Plus Lesson.
    • Read the three poems I attached for you. Then answer the following questions. Use your poet's toolbox from Wednesday if you need help.
    • Notice: Content Read 5 has been uploaded in Newsela.

     

    Friday March 20th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm Today):

     

    Complete the Performance Task Prompt. Read the instructions

    on the attachment. Click "Create Google Doc" and type your response.

    (Google Classroom) This counts as a TEST GRADE. 

    Reminders: Content Read 4 is due on Sunday (Clever>Newsela)

    5 Reading Plus assignments are due by Sunday.  (Clever>Reading Plus)

     

     

    7th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm Today):

     

    Complete your read Chapter 6 of Frederick Douglass then answer

    the questions on the Google Form. You had yesterday to complete

    this assignment. It is due today. (Google Classroom) This counts as a TEST GRADE.

     Reminder: Content Read 4 is due on Sunday (Clever>Newsela)

    5 Reading Plus assignments are due by Sunday.  (Clever>Reading Plus)

     

    Thursday March 19th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/20/20):

    Complete 1 Reading Plus Assignment (Clever>Reading Plus)

    View the photographs and the text, “A Brief Account of the Facts”.

    Then answer the questions on the exit ticket Google Form. (Google CLassroom)

     

     

    7th Grade (Due by 3:00 pm on 3/20/20):

    Complete 1 Reading Plus Assignment (Clever>Reading Plus)

    Read Chapter 6 of Frederick Douglass then answer the questions

    on the Google Form. You have two days to complete this assignment.

    This assignment will be graded as a test! (Google Classroom)

      

    Wednesday March 18th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/19/20): 

    Complete 1 Reading Plus Assignment (Clever>Reading Plus)

    Read Chapter 7 of Dragonwings and The Being Chinese excerpt that I attached to this assignment.

    Then answer the Finding Evidence Statements on the Google Form. (Google Classroom)

     

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/19/20): 

    Complete 1 Reading Plus Assignment (Clever>Reading Plus)

    Close read the attached pages and complete the exit ticket Google Form. (Google Classroom)

     

    Tuesday March 17th, 2020

     

    6th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/18/20):

    Complete 1 Reading Plus Assignment (Clever>Reading Plus) 

    Complete Reading Log 6 (Google Classroom)

     

    7th Grade (Due by 9:00 am on 3/18/20):

    Complete 1 Reading Plus Assignment (Clever>Reading Plus)

    Complete Reading Log 6 (Google Classroom)