Sylvia McFadden | Literature

Sylvia McFadden | Literature

Homework: September 24, 2018:

Homework:  Sept ember 24, 2018:

Grade 6 – Literature

Finish Reading questions for Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Projects are due this Friday

Grade 7 – Literature

Finish discussion questions for journal checks tomorrow.

****Test on Thursday!!

Grade 8 – Literature

Finish Ch. 31-35 discussion questions due tomorrow.  Begin studying for The House of the Scorpion book test on Thursday.

This Wednesday, Grade 8 Literature students are in the Computer Lab.  See message to parents below.

Friday we begin to preview our new book, A Night to Remember…the True Story of the Sinking of the Titantic

 

 

 

Important Information to Parents of Grade 8 Students!!

Important information to Parents of Grade 8 Students!!

 

Next week students in Literature Grade 8 only will be taking the STAR 360 Reading Assessment for Middle School Students.  This is diagnostic tool for our school and the Diocese of Camden only.  The results will not be shared with area high schools and have nothing to do with placement for high school.  

This test will be for the sole purpose to help pinpoint students’ needs down to the sub-skill level.  It will provide insight and support for successful implementation of our standards for each grade level tested.  I believe the testing grades are K, 1, 2, and 8 in Literature (reading).

Any questions, please contact me.

 

Homework: September 20, 2018:

Homework: September 20, 2018:

Grade 6 – Literature

Study/review for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Vocabulary Test – 2 tomorrow!

Grade 7 –

No homework

Grade 8 – Literature

Study/review for The House of the Scorpion Vocabulary Test – 2 tomorrow!

Reading Comprehension Questions for Chapters 25-30 due tomorrow.

***** Next week will be the test of the entire book, The House of the Scorpion.  

Also, The House of the Scorpion Cloning Project is due next Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  Students must login to the Genetics/Cloning/Education  link given (and shown) in class which combines Literature questions with Science, STREAM objectives for advanced Middle School learners.

Any questions, please just ask.

Homework: September 19, 2018

Homework: September 19, 2018:

Grade 6 – Literature

Study/review for Vocabulary Test – 2,
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
book

 

Grade 7 – Literature

Character Sketch due tomorrow


Grade 8 – Literature

Write an Obituary (only one) for ANY character that died in The House of the Scorpion

How to write an Obituary:

An obituary tells the story of a deceased person’s life.  It acknowledges the person’s passing, his or her life accomplishments (this can be made up by the student writing…..be creative), the people left behind and funeral or memorial services (this can all be “Added” by the student’s imagination).  Please keep the obituary to 10 sentences.

Homework: September 18, 2018:

Homework: September 18, 2018:

Back to School Night!!  See schedule below:

6:00pm – 6:15pm – Literature

6:15pm – 6:30pm – Grammar/Writing

6:30pm – 6:45pm – Math Group “A”……..Math Group “B” goes to Science

6:45pm – 7:00pm – Math Group “B”……..Math Group “A” goes to Science

7:00pm – 7:15pm – Social Studies

7:15pm – 7:30pm – Religion

 

Grade 6 – Literature

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Vocabulary Test – 2  Friday

Grade 7 – Literature

– No homework

Grade 8 – Literature

The House of the Scorpion Vocabulary Test – 2 Friday

 

Homework: September 17, 2018

Homework: September 17, 2018:

Tomorrow night is Back to School Night for Middle School Students….Grades 6, 7, and 8!

Hope to see you then!!

Grade 6 – Literature

Illustrated Timeline for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library due tomorrow.

-Vocabulary Test Friday – Required Summer Reading words – List 2

Grade 7 – Literature

-Any group not ready to present their poster should see me at lunch recess before tomorrow afternoon.

Grade 8 – Literature

The House of the Scorpion Logo Design Contest ends tomorrow.  Each student must submit an entry.  1st Place BAM $25.00 Gift Card.

Vocabulary Test Friday – Required Summer Reading words – List 2

60 Year Strong Celebration Mass with Bishop Sullivan and 6-M

Homework September 14, 2018:

Homework: September 14, 2018:

Grade 6 Literature

-No homework

 

Grade 7 Literature

-No homework

*****Reminder Vocabulary Test was moved to Monday September 17 due to Bishop’s Special Mass

Grade 8 Literature

-No homework

*****Reminder Vocabulary Test was moved to Monday September 17 due to Bishop’s Special Mass

Homework: September 13, 2018:

Homework: September 13, 2018:

Grade 6 – Literature

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library reading packet pg. 3 due.  Also, Vocabulary Test tomorrow.

The words are from the story.

Grade 7 – Literature

-Students were asked to bring in items for the posters.  Each student must participate.

-Vocabulary Test on Monday.  The words are from the book.

Grade 8 – Literature

-No homework.  Vocabulary Test on Monday.  The words are from the book.

*****House of the Scorpion Logo Contest entries are due September 18.  All students must enter.

Homework: September 12, 2018:

Homework: September 12, 2018:

Grade 6 Literature

-Page Two of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library due tomorrow

 

Grade 7 Literature

-Bring in items for the poster project.  All students must participate.

Grade 8 Literature

-Finish Character Sketch from House of the Scorpion due tomorrow.

House of the Scorpion Logo Design Contest entries due September 18.  All students must enter.  First Prize is $25.00 gift card to BAM!!

Homework: September 11, 2018

Homework: September 11, 2018:

Grade 6 Literature

Page One of the Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library comprehension packet is due tomorrow.  Please answer with page number.

Grade 7 Literature

Please bring your items for the posters.  Each student must contribute a design, facts, or color images from their topics.

Grade 8 Literature

No homework

Homework September 10, 2018

Homework September 10, 2018:

Grade 6 – Literature

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library project is due Friday September 28, 2018.  Students can pick one of the four options.   Please see “Pink” Packet which includes Grading Rubric for each project.

Students are working on comprehension packets (answers with page numbers) in class. This is not a homework assignment.

******Vocabulary Test on Summer Reading Vocabulary List One this Friday!!

Grade 7 – Literature

Students were assigned poster-group projects to complete in class.  Please bring in items to make your poster come alive!!

******Vocabulary Test on Summer Reading Vocabulary List One this Friday!!

 

Grade 8 – Literature

House of the Scorpion Sequence Chart due tomorrow for a grade.  Use your book!!

********Vocabulary Test on Summer Reading Vocabulary List One this Friday!!

Homework September 5, 2018

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Literature…..all classes “Six Word Memoir” due tomorrow.  Also, Summer Reading is due tomorrow if you did not hand in during class.

What’s your last novel read???

New Curriculum Guides for Literature Grades 6, 7, and 8

I am very excited to introduce the new Grade 6, 7, and 8 Curriculum Outlines for the 2018-2019 school year, and I hope that you will find it both helpful and informative.  I hope that the students’ classroom minutes in  Literature prove to be a happy and fulfilling time for each of them.

 

Grade 6 – Literature

In the first year in the Upper Unit, students will encounter a significant change in the academic structure to which they have been accustomed.  Whereas in the Lower Unit, students received the majority of their academic lessons from a single classroom teacher, they will now encounter a different specialist teacher for each subject.

This structure necessitates a degree of movement around the school with students travelling to specialist subject rooms, rather than the teachers coming to them.  This is a useful preparation for the system which students will encounter in their high schools and it significantly raises the levels of independence and organizational skills which are required of them.  Some students adapt more quickly than others to this new way of life.

In Grade 6 Literature the students have four Marking Periods.  Students will be required to read  Literature-based materials and respond to questions involving a range of comprehension skills.

Students will:

-Respond to novels both fiction and nonfiction and apply found information to an alternative format: newspaper, magazine article, YouTube, or movie clip

-Be able to read a range of texts of varying genre with an understanding for both information and enjoyment

-Be able to speak clearly, fluently, and cogently in a range of contexts

 

 

Grade 7 Literature

 

At the outset of Grade 7, a subtle but significant change occurs in the demands made of  the students  who will be expected to show growing signs of organization, independence, commitment and most importantly – maturity.

From the beginning of the year, it will be important to understand that Reading is at the heart of the curriculum and crosses over into all other areas of study.  The skills acquired through literacy are the building blocks needed for the student’s entire school career.

AIMS:

Students will:

-Be able to read a range of texts of varying genre with understanding, for both information and enjoyment.  They will respond to alternative texts including a Broadway play production

-Be able to speak clearly, fluently and cogently in a range of contexts

-Be able to listen, understand, and respond appropriately and with empathy

 

 

Grade 8 Literature

 

There is no denying that Grade 8 Literature is an academically challenging and demanding year for the students and much will be expected of them in terms of their organization, commitment, independence and maturity.

The skills acquired through literacy are the building blocks needed for the student’s entire school career; progress is made from year to year by developing and refining the key areas of speaking, listening, responding, and reading.

 

AIMS:

Students will:

-Develop the necessary skills to use the English language confidently, appropriately and accurately to the best of their ability

-Be able to read a range of texts of varying genre with understanding for both information and enjoyment.  Students will respond to alternative texts including a Broadway play production

-Be able to listen, understand and respond appropriately and with empathy

-Be aware of and feel part of the English language and its literature

-Read a range of novels both in the classroom and independently  for study and pleasure

-Understand layers of meaning in texts and varying genre

 

 

Again, welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year.  I hope that your final years at St. Joseph Regional School prove to be happy and fulfilling.

Any questions, please just ask.

Fondly,

Mrs. Sylvia Mary McFadden

 

 

 

 

 

6-M Early Dismissal Schedule ( No “Specials” in the Upper Unit)

Homeroom:     8:00am to 8:15am

1st Period:        8:15am to 8:50am – Literature

2nd Period:     8:50am to 9:25am – Grammar/Writing

3rd Period:      9:25am to 10:00am –  Math, Group “A”  / Science, Math Group “B”

4th Period:      10:00am – 10:35am –  Math, Group “B”  /  Science, Math Group “A”

5th Period:      10:35am – 11:10am –  Social Studies

6th Period:      11:10am – 11:45am – Religion

Homeroom/Dismissal : 11:45am – 12:00noon (Dismissal, No Lunch)

6-M Schedule on Full-Day

Monday:

8:00am – 8:15am – Homeroom

8:15am – 9:00am – Literature

9:00am – 9:45am – Grammar/Writing

9:45am – 10:30am – Math, Group “A”

Science, Group “B” Math Students

10:30am – 11:15am – Math, Group “B”

Science, Group “A” Math Students

11:15am – Lunch

11:55am – Homeroom

12:15pm – 1:00pm – Social Studies

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Spanish

1:45pm – 2:30pm – Religion

 

Tuesday:

Mornings are the same……

12:15pm – 1:00pm – Social Studies

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Gym

1:45pm – 2:30pm – Religion

 

Wednesday:

Mornings are the same……

12:15pm – 1:00pm – Social Studies

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Religion

1:45pm – 2:30pm – Media

 

Thursday:

Mornings are the same……

12:15pm – 1:00pm – Social Studies

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Study Hall

1:45pm – 2:30pm – Religion

 

Friday:

Mornings are the same……..

12:15pm – 1:00pm – Social Studies

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Religion

1:45pm – 2:30pm – Art 

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