Category Archives: 7th Grade

Incoming 8A Class – SY 2017-2018

Hello,

I am very excited for this upcoming year in 8th grade.  The assignment that the students need to complete over the summer was passed out in class on June 6th, 2017.  It is to be completed over the summer.  There will be a test on the material Friday, August  25.

Please complete both packets.

Here are digital copies of the packets if needed:

StCletus 8A Summer Packet 1            StCletus 8A Summer Packet 2

If there are any questions on the material, YouTube and Khan Academy are good resources.

See you in the Fall,

Mr. Malnar

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Incoming 8R Class Summer Work – SY 2017-2018

Hello,

I am very excited for this upcoming year in 8th grade.  The assignment that the students need to complete over the summer is in the Simple Solutions workbook, Lessons #75-105.  Their books will be taken up on the first day back, August 23rd, and will be graded.

If there are any questions on the material, YouTube and Khan Academy are good resources.

See you in the Fall,

Mr. Malnar

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Incoming 7th Grade Summer Assignment for SY 2017-2018

Hello,

It was such a pleasure to work with the current 6th Grade class.  To continue practicing, the students have been asked to complete Lessons 100 – 125 in their Simple Solutions book.  The assignment will be taken up and graded on August 23rd.

Thank you,

Mr. Malnar

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7th Grade Literature

The students have just finished reading Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank. We will watch the film version from 1956 that is based on the Broadway production. The students will be expected to tell me of any differences they spot within the dramatization of the book.

For the remainder of April, the students will do their Anne Frank Socratic Seminar questions and answers. I look forward to seeing good class discussions in both my classes.

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7th Grade Literature

7th grade has just begun reading Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. Instead of our regular questions and quizzes, the students will be expected to create questions and lead a group discussion known as Socratic Seminar. The students will spend the duration of the novel working on their Socratic Seminar packet.

Here’s a quick synopsis from the NCTE website of what a Socratic Seminar is in case you’re unfamiliar with the process.

“Elfie Israel succinctly defines Socratic seminars and implies their rich benefits for students:

The Socratic seminar is a formal discussion, based on a text, in which the leader asks open-ended questions.  Within the context of the discussion, students listen closely to the comments of others, thinking critically for themselves, and articulate their own thoughts and their responses to the thoughts of others.  They learn to work cooperatively and to question intelligently and civilly. (89)”

Ms. Shupe

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7th Grade Language Arts

I want to start by thanking everyone for their well-wishes and their patience during my unexpected week off in January.  That wasn’t supposed to happen until February, but our baby girl had other plans!

Our seventh graders have been practicing their research writing skills by using a research quizlet.  The topic is on key figures of the Civil Rights movement.  They will also be presenting their personal projects in the upcoming weeks.

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7th Grade Literature

We are winding down our murder mystery And Then There Were None! The students will begin their nine paragraph character study paper on February 15, with the final copy being due on March 3rd.

We will begin our next book at the tale end of February and leading into March. Our next book is Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl.

Ms. Shupe

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7th Grade Literature

This 7th Graders are slowly wading into the mystery of Agatha Christie’s best selling novel  And Then There Were None.

Along with answering more in depth and critical thinking questions than before, the students are assigned one character to take notes on and create a character study.

Their nine paragraph essay will explain the quirks, ideas, and possible motives of their character.

Ms. Shupe

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7th Grade Language Arts

After a restful Christmas break, our seventh graders have started 2017 eager to learn.  We have been in the process of covering Unit 11 in our grammar text books.  This particular unit focuses on pronouns.  I encourage students to take their corrected exercises home with them each night to review.  Remember, students are offered the opportunity to improve their test scores if they are subpar.  Please refer to the first newsletter of the year for directions on that.  Seventh graders will also be finishing their personal projects in the next weeks.  I am very much looking forward to seeing their creativity on display!

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Seventh Grade Language Arts

Greetings,

Our Seventh Graders are in the process of wrapping up Unit 9, which focuses on nouns.  The test will be on October 19th.  Please make sure that students are reviewing their exercises and studying for the test.  In addition to that, I would like to remind everyone to check the syllabus that is found in the first newsletter of the year.  It provides directions for students to earn credit on tests that they have not passed.  I hope to see more students take advantage of that opportunity should they need to.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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7th Grade LA

Seventh graders gave impressive presentations on their memoirs from summer break.  They wrote descriptive narratives of their experiences and revealed the lessons that they learned from them.  We are now covering Unit 8 in our grammar textbooks which focuses on sentences, subjects, and predicates.  Students should expect a test late next week.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Welcome 7th Graders!

SeventhGradeLanguageArts

I’m looking forward teaching the current group of seventh graders!  I recognize some of them from being on the other end of the hallway, and I taught some of their brothers and sisters last year.  Seventh graders will only see me for Language Arts.  We will be covering grammar, vocabulary, and composition.  By learning the various skills that each of these areas offer, students will continue to improve and grow as writers.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.  We will make this a worthwhile and enjoyable year!

Mr. Nowakowski

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