Keystone testing for Biology and Literature will be occurring this week. Our classes will remain largely unaffected by these tests, but some students will miss class. Next week, Algebra Keystones will be administered. Some classes will be missed for these tests. Please be advised that during Keystone testing, the schedule might be adjusted and periods might be out of order.
On Monday you will be taking a quiz on Act IV of Romeo and Juliet. Don't forget that in addition to reading the original text from our textbook, you can also use No Fear Shakespeare as a resource. It is available to you at sparknotes.com.
The rest of the week will be spent reading Act V of Romeo and Juliet. We will finish the play this week and will hold several discussions about the play. Discussion topics will include the cultural importance of this play, possible criticisms of it, as well as your personal reactions to the characters and the plot.
You should be prepared to take a quiz on this Act by the end of the week.
Thursday: Study for Act V quiz
It's debate week for our 7th graders and to say I'm excited is an understatement! I know a lot of hard work and research has gone into preparing for this debate and I cannot wait for you to see the fruits of your labor. I am also excited to see your put your critical thinking and analyzing skills to the test!
On Monday and Tuesday of this week you will read a short news article from your textbook, "A Young Tinkerer Builds a Windmill, Electrifying a Nation." You will then complete vocabulary and structure worksheets about this article during class on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will hold our debates. Most debates will take place in the LGI room. Please continue to prepare with your team for Wednesday.
Monday: Finish reading news article
Tuesday: Finish worksheet packet on news article
Friday: Write a reflection on this week's debates. What went well and what can be improved?
This week we are going to finish all of our readings for the year. You will read the short story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" from your textbook on Monday and Tuesday and should be prepared to discuss it on Wednesday. We will be comparing this short story to the one read last week, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."
Tuesday: Finish reading short story