Author Archives: Jaclyn Shupe

7th Literature

We are wrapping up our Agatha Christie murder mystery  And Then There Were None this week. The students will begin writing their character analysis aided by their annotations. We will also be conduction a Mock Trial where we will put the characters on trial for their original “crimes”. The rough draft of the paper will be […]

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6th Grade Literature

This week, we began our new classroom novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. The students will be focusing on the themes of racism, class, and our continued theme for this unit of courage. We will also be reading about Nelson Mandela and other African Americans who fought to overcome prejudice in their lives. We will […]

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6th Language Arts

The 6th graders are continuing their exploration of the English language. We just wrapped up adjectives and the students will be beginning a quote project this week. They will be required to find a quote that speaks to them and create a presentation around it. We will then continue with vocabulary and another narrative essay. […]

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7th Literature

The 7th graders have received their copies of And Then There Will None and will be working on annotating. Annotating should be done on a second read through of the chapter that is done at home. The students have already been told that they will be graded on their annotations every Friday. Annotations are worth 25 […]

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6th Grade Literature

We are beginning our unit on everyday acts of courage. We will start with the book The Journey to Save Curious George, and then watch the documentary on the same topic. The students will write a compare/contrast paper on the two different mediums. Our next novel will be Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, which we will […]

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6th Grade Language Arts

Hello! We’re happy to be back at school after a two week break! Language Arts is going to be focusing a lot on writing for the first half of the month. The students are currently working on a project to persuade their classmates by “selling” them on a book they should read. The will present […]

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7th Grade Literature

December means one thing in 7th Grade literature….A Christmas Carol! We will begin our reading of A Christmas Carol on December 4. In lieu of doing a theme chart and questions for this book, the students will break into groups at the end of each class period to discuss the life lessons taught by the […]

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6th Grade Literature

The students just completed their big unit on The Egypt Game and Ancient Egyptian stories. They created Google Slides presentations that they introduced to their classmates. For this next portion, the students will be separated into reading groups where they will read together and complete daily graphic organizers. We will continue our exploration of History […]

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6th Grade Language Arts

Happy December!! As we gear up for these final three weeks of school in 2017, here’s up we’ll be doing in Language Arts class! This week we will continue our Expository Writing assignment in which the students will write a paper informing on some sort of topic. We will conclude our week (and go into […]

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7th Lit

We are halfway through The Giver. The students are learning about themes and how to find examples of those themes. They will create final projects on different elements of the novel. Once we are finished with The Giver we will move onto A Christmas Carol!

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6th Literature

We are in the middle of the mystery novel The Egypt Game. Once we are done with it, we will continue in Egypt with the students reading about King Tut and Cleopatra as well. We will wrap up the unit with the students doing a final project on Ancient Egypt and its link to our […]

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6th Grade LA

We just finished our unit on verbs and their second personal narrative. This month, we will be working on vocabulary, expository writing, and hieroglyphics. A reminder, that all students who received a 70% or less can do test corrections.

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7th Grade Literature

Today we wrapped up our Poetry unit by taking a test. September 8 we’ll begin our first novel My Brother Sam is Dead. It’s a story of a family trying to stay together during the trying times right before and during the American Revolution. This novel will be taught in tandem with Mrs. Fahey’s American Revolution […]

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6th Grade Literature

We’re wrapping up our first module in our new literature text book! It’s been a little bit of a learning curve, but everyone has a hang of their new textbooks now. Starting Monday we dive into our first novel Journey to the Center of the Earth! We’ll be reading it for the remainder of September and […]

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6th Grade Language Arts

Hello! We just finished our first Grammar chapter on sentences, subjects, and predicates. It’s time to move onto vocabulary! When our first vocab unit is done we’ll dive into Narrative writing! Upcoming Dates: September 15 – Unit 1 Vocabulary test.   Ms. Shupe

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