Monday, September 17, 2018

To Help With the Character Analysis Assignment

Students in English have been practicing analyzing a character using the 1st chapter from the book Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhoarse.  This Wednesday, they have their re-written character analysis due.  To do this analysis, they may need the following:

The text can be found here 
The example and progression chart can be found here
The rubric can be found here
Directions can be found here

They have been given 30 minutes of work-time in class as well on this, where many were able to finish.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Scholastic Book Order for September

Scholastic Book Orders!
If you at all are considering ordering books for your child, please make it from this one, because if we receive $300 worth of orders our classroom gets 10,000 bonus points, which I then use to get us more books!  You are also more than welcome to order for younger siblings.

Due date:  Thursday, the 13th of September.  

How to place your order:
You can place your order by sending in a check made out to Scholastic Book Club or by ordering online.
To shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: GXJ8R

Recommended Books:
  • Grenade by Alan Gratz
  • Miles Morales Spiderman by Jason Reynolds
  • From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
  • Amulet book 8 by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Fault Lines in the Constitution by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson
  • Escape from Syria by Samya Kullab
  • Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • Dog Man : Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey
  • Track series by Jason Reynolds

And so many more!

Best,

Pernille Ripp

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

7th Grade Reading Challenge Introduced

7th Grade Reading Challenge:
Today I introduced the 7th-grade reading challenge to students.  The expectations for reading this year are:
  • To set a reading challenge goal for themselves, this will be done in class tomorrow.
  • To read at least two hours outside of class every week.
  • To read at least 25 chapter books or more.
  • To only read great books for them, whatever that may be.
  • If they do not want to do a quantity goal, they can challenge themselves in another way, such as
    • Reading longer books than you normally do, if so, what is your typical range of pages?
    • Reading harder vocabulary books.
    • Trying new formats of books, if so which?
    • Trying new genres, if so which?
  • They do not need to log their minutes but we will keep track of books in class.

To see more information about this challenge, please go here