Distance Learning

Welcome to 7th grade. I am looking forward to a successful year!


Hello students and families! I miss you all and hope you are staying safe and healthy in your homes.  

 If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at beth_sonzena@etiwanda.org

 Technology support can be reached at helpdesk@etiwand.org for any reminders of usernames, passwords, or assistance in accessing instructional resources.

For updated  information please see the following:

Please see the resources on the Covid-19 link of the ESD webpage. IXL link: https://www.ixl.com/signin/summitetiwanda Useful links: http://cb.etiwanda.org/chromebooks-s/default2.asp Hello Sharks and family!    We are now on Week 4 of Distance Learning. Please make sure that you e-mail me with any questions that you may have.  I am keeping the lessons from Week 1 and 2 on this site.  If able, please check it out to see if you have missed any of the assignments. Keeping working hard. I am super proud of you. The Etiwanda School District provides virtual classroom lessons through the distance learning plan.  Please note that during virtual sessions there is no expectation of privacy, students and anything in their background will be in view of the class. Those who prefer not to have their image shown may elect to turn off the video camera during the virtual session.

WEEK OF MAY 18-21 DISTANCE LEARNING

Time Capsule: A template has also been placed in Google Classroom.   This will help 

you capture this very important time in history. This is just a template,

so you will need to either print it out or make your own special book by

hand and follow the information below. It would be a great thing to share

with your family some day.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Distance Learning for Language Arts/ Social Studies

1. This week you will create a time capsule to commemorate this historic time period
and add items to it each day. Create a colorful cover sheet for your Covid-19 time capsule. It can have a title such as “My Covid-19 Time Capsule.” Include your name and the date. For today's first pages you can include any of the following you would like to:  a journal entry of what your days are like, a special memory from this time period, pictures of your family 

2. Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Distance Learning for Language Arts/Language Arts

1. Create the next section of “All About Me” items for your time capsule and include any
of the following you would like to on the next pages:  your full name and any special meanings it has, your age and birthday, your height and weight, your shoe size, your favorites (color, movie, animal, game, show, book, activity, place, song, person, food, item, etc.), your best friends, what you want to be when you grow up. You can also include pictures or small items for this portion of your time capsule.

2. Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Distance Learning for Language Arts/Social Studies

1. Create the next section of items related to feelings and memories for your time capsule and include any of the following you would like to on the next pages:  words that describe how you are feeling, what you are most thankful for during this time, what you have learned from this experience, things you are most excited to do when this is over, where you are living during this time, how you are connecting with others, things you are doing to have fun outside, things you are doing to keep busy at home. You can also include pictures or small items for this portion of your time capsule.

2. Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

For  the last day of Distance Learning:

1. Create the final section of items related to you and your family for your time capsule and include any of the following you would like to on the last pages:  hand prints of your family members, special occasions you celebrated during the pandemic and how you celebrated, a letter to yourself to read in the future, a letter to you from a family member, an interview with a family member. Interview questions you might ask are:  What has been the biggest change during this time? How are you finding homeschooling? How many days have you spent inside? What are your top three moments of this experience? What activities and hobbies have you most enjoyed doing during this time? What are you most thankful for? What are your goals after this? What foods and shows have you enjoyed? You can also include pictures or small items for this portion of your time capsule. Find a container to place all of your time capsule items in and label it on the outside with an appropriate title and the date. Shoe boxes and small plastic bins work well. Store it in a safe place for the future.

2. Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes (district ebooks remain available and are linked in the "Helpful Links" area of my teacher website for those who have internet access).






 
















WEEK OF MAY 11-15 DISTANCE LEARNING


MONDAY, MAY 11 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes daily

Think Questions for My Antonia - This can be found on StudySync.

Make sure to use the RACE format to receive full credit.  

No access to technology:  Think Questions can be found on pg. 70

Complete #1-3 (send a picture).  Make sure to use the RACE format to 

receive credit


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Take Ch. 9-2 Quiz today!!!   

Read and take notes for Ch. 9-3 pages 471-474.  

VISUAL VOCABULARY:  This is a work in progress started at the

beginning of Ch. 9. Continue to work on this while you read Ch. 9-3.  It will be due

by Thursday 5/14. 

If you do not have access to take the quiz on Google Classroom, complete the 

Chapter review on pg. 477 #1-6.  Make sure that your answers are detailed and

written  in complete sentences.  #6 needs to be a short story. 

TUESDAY, MAY 12 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes daily.

Skill - Story Elements:  Watch the Concept Definition video on character.  

Read and take notes on the Model, and complete the Your Turn.  (On StudySync)

Complete Think Questions from 5/11


SOCIAL STUDIES: Read and finish taking notes for pages 475-477

of Chapter 9-3.

Complete your Visual Vocabulary for Ch. 9.  Turn in by 5/14. This 

is a work in progress for Ch. 9

PROJECT for Ch. 9 in place of Ch. 9 TEST.  

Conquistador Wanted Poster:   Directions: For years, the actions of the European explorers have been celebrated. Now, it’s time for them to pay for their crimes. For a conquistador of your choice, create a wanted poster. Each poster must include: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JQfbKloNHiJtQ2ef-1EKTwHlBpGRyI1cxsJBDi0-yWo/edit#heading=h.xtnurjs5iehp  (see  directions, examples for digital copy and paper copy on this link. 

Due no later than 5/15/20.

WEDNESDAY,  MAY 13 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Reread My Antonia and take the Comprehension

Test and Vocabulary Quiz on StudySync.  

Assignments to finish and turn in:  Think Questions - My Antonia,

Read model for the skill:  story elements (StudySync).


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Guided Reading 9-3 (Google Classroom)

Visual Vocabulary is a work in progress for Ch. 9.  Turn in by 

Thursday, May 14

Conquistador Wanted Poster - Check back to Tuesdayś assignment

where the directions are posted.  Due by Friday, May 15 

NO ACCESS TO INTERNET: Will need to write out full document

THURSDAY, MAY 14 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Story Element Project -  Bubble Map: ( Google Classroom)  Due 5/15

 You will complete a bubble map that includes information about the characters,

 setting, plot, conflict and solution (and illustrations).  Add details.  

See document in Google Classroom that gives you more detailed directions. 

Change the colors of the bubbles, text, etc.  Make your design creative.  

Paper/Pencil  Must draw out a Bubble Map

Directions:  Include this information for your Bubble Map and add an illustration for each story element.  

CHARACTERS:  Pick one character in the excerpt:  My Antonia.  The characters are the individuals that

 the story is about.  Provide detailed descriptions of the character, such as   physical attributes and 

personality traits.  Add one illustration.  

SETTING:  The setting is the location of the action. Describe the environment or surroundings of the 

story in such detail. that the reader feels that he or she can picture the scene. Add one illustration.

PLOT: The plot is the actual story around which the excerpt is based. A plot should have a very clear 

beginning, middle, and end—with all the necessary descriptions and suspense, called exposition—so that t

he reader can make sense of the action and follow along from start to finish.  Add one illustration.

CONFLICT:   Every story has a conflict to solve. The plot is centered on this conflict and the ways in 

which the characters attempt to resolve the problem. Write about the conflict.  Add one illustration.  

RESOLUTION The solution to the problem is the way the action is resolved.  Add one illustration.  



SOCIAL STUDIES:  Continue working on your Conquistador Wanted Poster.

Check back to Tuesdayś assignment where the directions are posted.  Due 5/15.

VISUAL VOCABULARY for Ch. 9  is due TODAY!

FRIDAY, MAY 15 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Story Element Project -  Bubble Map: ( Google Classroom)  Due 5/15

See further instructions posted on Thursday´s lesson.  

Other Assignments to turn in NO LATER than 5/15:  

Think Questions - My Antonia

Comprehension Test - My Antonia

Vocabulary Quiz - My Antonia

SOCIAL STUDIES:   Complete the Conquistador Wanted Poster 

 Check back to Tuesdayś assignment where the directions are posted.  

Turn In by TODAY 5/15. 

Other Assignments to turn in NO LATER than 5/15:  

Quiz 9-2

Guided Reading 9-3

Visual Vocabulary  Ch. 9












 















WEEK OF MAY 4-8 DISTANCE LEARNING



MONDAY, MAY 4

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

You will view My Antonia Building Background Pictures.  After viewing the slide show, use the answer grid to write explanations describing what each picture represents.  This assignment is in Google Classroom.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  https://oregontrailcenter.org/dangers

http://pioneerlifegroup.weebly.com/hardships-pioneers-faced.html

Read the articles and take notes.  Be ready to share.  


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Complete the quiz on 9-1 (Please turn

in by today.  You can find this in Google Classroom.  

Ch. 9-2:  Read and take notes for pages 457-458. Complete both 

Reading Checks as a part of your notes.  

Continue to work on the Visual Vocabulary for Ch. 9 

NO TECHNOLOGY:  If you do not have access to take the quiz on 

Google Classroom, complete  Chapter Review on pg. 477 #1-6.  Answers

must be in complete and detailed responses.

TUESDAY, MAY 5  DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Complete Big Question:  What Surprised Me?  My Antonia 

This is a document on Google Classroom.  My Antonia starts on 

Page 65. 

If you do not have technology you can complete the above on paper:

Paragraphs 1, 5 (start reading at Antonia, bare-footed),  9, 19, 24.

Two reactions and two questions. (you know the format from 

completing this activity with each new story. Send a picture).


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Read and take notes on pages 459-462 answer 

the Reading Check. (Stop reading at this point).  

Continue with the Visual Vocabulary as you read through Ch. 9

WEDNESDAY,  MAY  6  DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

My Antonia Vocabulary Word Work:  Google Document in

 Google Classroom. You must write the part of speech,

definition, use in a sentence and write an antonym and synonym.

The directions are also on the Google Doc.  

First Read:  Read My Antonia pages 65-69 You can listen to the

audio on studysync

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Vocabulary words:  abominable, fetid, defer,

laconically, loathsome, supercilious - You must write the part of speech,

definition, use in a sentence and write an antonym and synonym.  


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Read and take notes on pages 462 - 464.

Make sure that your Visual Vocabulary is up to date for 9-1 and

9-2. 

THURSDAY, MAY 7 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes daily

Reread My Antonia and complete the annotations.  I have put the

template on Google Classroom but you will need to complete this in 

your workbook and send a picture to me when you have completed the

assignment.

Annotation Guide:  My Antonia


1. Highlight at least two sentences or passages that you have questions about. Enter your questions 

as annotations.

2. Highlight at least one passage that connects with something you already know. Explain 

the connection.

3. Highlight the key characters in the excerpt.  Provide a brief description of what you 

know about them.

4. Highlight key details in the passage that describe the setting of the excerpt Write in the margin 

to help the reader learn more about life on the plains.

5. Make annotations that describe the snake Jim and Ántonia find in the prairie-dog-town.  

Write in the margin.  

6. Highlight any additional unfamiliar vocabulary. Use the annotation tool to make predictions 

about the meaning of these unfamiliar terms.


SOCIAL STUDIES:   Guided Reading 9-2:  Life in the Americas

This is a Google Document in Google Classroom.  You will have 5T/5F.   

If you do not have access to Google Classroom, you can complete this

on paper and send me a picture.

 Directions: Read the section and complete the activity below.  Use your textbook to decide if a statement is true or false. Write T or F in the blank, and if a statement is false, rewrite it correctly to make a true statement.  Use a different colored FONT.   5 False/5 True 

_____ 1. When the Maya went into battle, they mainly wanted land

_____ 2. The Maya did not have a class system because the priests said it was contrary to the wishes of the gods.   

_____ 3. Mayan priests developed a 365-day calendar by observing the sky. 

_____ 4. The Maya invented a method of counting based on 10.     

_____ 5. The Aztec built a great city called Tenochtitlan.   

_____ 6. In Aztec society, women who gave birth were honored as heroes.

_____ 7. In Inca society, only men had jobs.  

_____ 8. The Inca never made human sacrifices.

_____ 9. The Aztec and Inca both relied on oral traditions to pass on their knowledge. 

_____ 10. The Inca were skilled engineers and built structures without mortar that could withstand earthquakes.

FRIDAY, MAY 8 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes daily

Reread My Antonia and complete the Discussion Questions. The 

document is on Google Classroom.  Use RACE format to complete

the questions.  

If you do not have access, use pencil/paper and send a picture to me. 

Directions: Using your text’s paragraph numbers and the chart below, complete 

each question to the best of your ability.  RACE format. 

1. Based on the sensory details in paragraph 4, how do you visualize the appearance

 of the prairie-dog-town?

2. Based on the sensory details in paragraph 5, how do you visualize the

 rattlesnake to look?

3. How do sensory details involve readers in the action of the story? 


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Review notes.  Quiz 9-2 will be given on Monday,

May 11.

Biography 9B:  Itzcoatl - This biography has been place on Google 

Classroom.  You will read the biography and answer the questions.

All questions must be answered in complete and detailed responses.  

VISUAL VOCABULARY:  Stay caught up on this assignment.  Work 

in progress.

NO TECHNOLOGY: If you do not have access to Google Classroom,

Read ¨The Flood” on pg. 465 in textbook and answer questions #1, 2, and 4. 

(Must be in complete and detailed responses).





 











 
 













DISTANCE LEARNING FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 27- MAY 1

MONDAY, APRIL 27

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Think Questions  #1-3 for Thank You, M´am.  This can be found on

 StudySync.  Make sure to use the RACE format for full credit.  


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Ch. 9 The Americas

Read  and take your Cornell notes Ch. 9-1 (The First Americans) for

 pages 451-452.  Complete the reading Check Check questions.  

I will place a notes document in Google Classroom for your notes if you 

choose to use them.   


NO TECHNOLOGY:  For the Think Questions, complete on paper.  These

are in your workbook pg. 50 #1-3.  MUST use RACE format and write legibly.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

LANGUAGE ARTS:   Read 20-30 minutes daily

ONE PAGER:  Story Elements: Using the story Thank You, M´am.

Complete the one-pager by discussing the Following:

Title of story and author

Include the 5 story elements:  Character, , setting, plot, conflict, and resolution.  

What are the  2  main character’s  key traits? Describe the character.   How does this 

character change throughout the course of events? 

Discuss setting (time and place).

Plot:  Describe what happens in the beginning, middle and end.  

Conflict:  What problem does the character face in the story?  

Resolution:  How is the problem solved?  

Add illustrations and symbols for each story element  throughout the one pager.  

Be creative when conveying information from your text.

Spend a considerable amount of time and energy on your one  pager.

No Technology:  Using a plain piece of white paper, you will design your own 

One Pager and add the above criteria for Story Elements.    


SOCIAL STUDIES: Continue to read and take notes for  Ch. 9-1

Pages 453-455.  (Note-taking template is in Google Classroom if

you wish to use it).

Chapter 9 Visual Vocabulary:  (Google Classroom) Complete the written 

portion and include an illustration for each word/concept.  Use your

 textbook to write the definition and details. 

No Technology:  For each yellow highlighted word in your textbook, 

you will write  the term, definition, colored illustration and page #

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 DISTANCE LEARNING


LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Continue working on the One Pager  for Thank You, M´am 

(Story Elements).   Refer back to Tuesday, April 28 if you need

the directions.  

No Technology:  Using a plain piece of white paper, you will design your own 

One Pager and add the criteria from Tuesday´s lesson post. 


SOCIAL STUDIES:   Guided Reading 9-1:  (Google Classroom)

The First Americans - Make sure to answer all questions in 

complete sentences.  

Continue working on your Visual Vocabulary (this will be worked on 

throughout Ch. 9.  It will be handed in at the end of the chapter.  

No Technology:  Below are the questions for GR 9-1.  Write all questions

first, followed by the answer (pencil/paper).

1. What is the land bridge called that people in Asia may have used to cross into the Americas? 

2. How did the first Americans get their food? 

3. What is the region called that stretches from the Valley of Mexico to Costa Rica in Central America? 

4. What crop became the most important food in the Americas? 

5. What was Mesoamerica's first civilization? 

6. What people built their civilization in the rain forests of the 

Yucatán Peninsula? 

7. Name three possible reasons that Teotihuacán was destroyed. 

8. How did the Toltec keep other people from making weapons? 

9. What group of invaders copied the ways of the Toltec and then 

built a huge empire? 

10. How were the Moche people able to farm in the desert? 

11. Where was the Inca Empire located?

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 DISTANCE LEARNING


LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Comprehension Test for Thank you, M´am (StudySync)

Vocabulary Quiz for Thank you, M´am (StudySync)


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Chapter 9-1: The First Americans in Pictures  

 Directions: Choose a picture from the internet to represent each of 

the  (6) civilizations in the chart.  Then write a sentence to describe 

why that picture is appropriate to represent that civilization. This 

Is a Google Doc on Google Classroom.  Due 5/1 

No Technology:   You will need to make (neatly) a graphic organizer

 on plain, white paper. It will include the following civilizations:

Olmec, Maya, Toltec, Aztec, Inca, Moche (see directions above). 

Civilization

Picture to Represent

(copy and paste from the internet into the box)

1-2 Sentence explanation

of the picture

Example from Chap. 4: the Mongols


This is an example of what your activity will look like.   

This picture represents the Mongols because they were known for being skilled warriors on horseback.



FRIDAY, MAY 1 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

Today is a day to get caught up if you are behind. Make sure

the following assignments are turned in:   Think Questions, 

Vocabulary quiz, Comprehension Test (Thank you, M´am), One 

Pager for story elements.  


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Biography 9A - Olmec Shamans:  Read the

biography and complete the three questions,  This assignment is in Google

Classroom.  Remember to Turn In when you complete the work. 

Complete the  Chapter 9-1: The First Americans in Pictures  This is 

continued from Thursday´s assignment.  

Continue working on your Visual Vocabulary (this will be worked on 

throughout Ch. 9.  It will be handed in at the end of the chapter.  


NO TECHNOLOGY: If you do not have access to Google Classroom,

 Read ¨The Flood” on pg. 465 in textbook and answer questions #1, 2, and 4. 

 (Must be in complete and detailed responses).

















DISTANCE LEARNING FOR APRIL 20-24


MONDAY, APRIL 20 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Would you rather have cotton balls for hair or

corks for teeth……

Read 20-30 minutes 

Thank You, M´am First Read:    Read Thank You, M´am pg. 45 in your

workbook or you can listen to the audio on StudySync.   Once you have

completed your first read, complete the vocabulary word work  for the

story. This can be found on Google Classroom in a Google Doc.  

NO TECHNOLOGY

Vocabulary words are:  frail, day-bed, mistrust, presentable, roomers, suede

Include the following in your word work:

Dictionary/Online Definition/Part of Speech

Use the word in a sentence.  

Synonym (based on dictionary definition)

Antonym (based on dictionary definition)  Take a picture and send to me  

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Review notes from Ch. 8.  Test will be on Friday, April 20

Complete your Foldable and turn in on Google Classroom or take a picture 

if you are completing this by hand  (This is a work in progress).  

The written portion (questions) are:  Read the Biography on pg. 438 and 

answer the Then and Now Questions.

Answer the Reading Checks on pgs. 440 and 441. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal:  If someone wrote a book about you, what

would it be about…..

Read 20-30 minutes

Don´t forget to turn in your Argumentative Essay.  

Annotations:  Thank you, M´am - This assignment will be done in your

workbook pg. 46.  I will also post the directions and template in Google

Classroom, as well as on this page.  Take a picture and send to me when 

finished.   

1. Highlight at least two sentences or passages that you have questions about. Enter your questions as annotations. You should write these questions in the margin.  

2. Highlight at least one passage that connects with something you already know.  Explain the connection.

3. Highlight the two key characters in the excerpt.  Provide a brief description of what you know about them.

4. Highlight any additional unfamiliar vocabulary. Make predictions about the meaning of these unfamiliar terms. Write predictions in the margin.  

5. Highlight two examples that tell how Roger reacts to his situation. Explain your reaction to what Roger is going through in these moments.


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Things to turn in:  Visual Vocabulary from

Ch. 8 and your Foldable  

Take your Quiz 8-3:  The Counter -Reformation.  This is on a document

on Google Classroom.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Complete the Assessment on pg. 444.  On paper you

Will complete #1-4 (matching), #9, 10, 13 (written answer), and #14-16 (geography). 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal:  The house was so quiet, but then 

I heard………

Read 20-30 minutes

Read:  Thank You, M´am - Complete discussion questions.  Go to the

Google Document in Google Classroom and complete by using the 

RACE format.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Use this format (pencil/paper).  Send a picture. 

1. What evidence is there that Mrs. Jones doesn’t trust Roger at the beginning 

of the story?

2. What evidence is there in paragraphs 12-16 that Mrs. Jones’s view of Roger

 is softening a bit?

3. In paragraph 37, what evidence is there that Mrs. Jones is beginning to trust Roger?

4. In paragraph 38, what can you infer about Roger’s motive in asking Mrs. Jones 

if she needed “somebody to go to the store”?

5. What is one piece of dialogue or narration in the story that made you stop

 to ask yourself a question? How did you find the answer? What effect did the

 answer have on you?


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Ch. 8 Test will be on Friday, April 24.  

REFORMATION PROJECT:  Brochure Project on Google Classroom.  You

will have the rest of the week to work on this brochure.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Use a piece of white computer paper.  Fold into thirds

like a brochure.  There should  be 6 sections (front and back).  You will design your

brochure to include the following information

Page 1:  Title (The Reformation) , picture,  your Name and date.

Page 2: The Reformation: Where did the Protestant Reformation begin and how did

 it affect  the church?   Include illustration

Page 2:  The Ninety-Five Theses:  Who was Martin Luther and what was his Ninety-Five Theses? What was his purpose for writing it?  Include an illustration.

Page 2:  The Catholic Reformation:  How did the Catholics reform their churches during the Catholic Reformation?  Include Illustration.

Page 3: Missions:  Who were missionaries and what was their purpose? Where were missions built?

Page 3:  Effects of the Reformation:  What social changes took place after The Reformation? 

Page 4: (Backside):  Would you want to travel back in time to the Reformation?  Why or why not?

Page 4:  John Calvin - What is Calvinism?

Page 5:  Henry VIII - 3 details

Page 5:  Who Is Bloody Mary?

Page 6 Add illustrations.



THURSDAY, APRIL 23 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes

SKILL - STORY ELEMENTS: setting, character, plot, conflict, theme

Video:   Watch the Concept Definition video/ take notes (StudySync).  

Read the Model: (Studysync) Students will independently read the Model section. As you read, take notes on the story elements.

NO TECHNOLOGY:  If you can´t watch this on StudySync, write

the definitions for the story elements:  setting, character, plot, conflict, theme and

give examples of each of them from ThankYou, M´am


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Turn in Quiz 8-3 by today.  Assigned on 4/21!

The Reformation Project (Brochure)

Continue working on this project. (Assigned Wednesday) 

Ch. 8 Test will be given on Friday, April 24

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Read 20-30 minutes daily

Reread: 2nd read for  ThankYou, Mám.  You can listen to it on Study

Sync audio or read it from your workbook starting on page 46.  When

you reread the story, think about the story element notes that took from 

yesterday´s assignment.    Think about where the setting takes place,

who the characters are,  and how the plot changes throughout the story.  

Also think about the conflict and the theme of the story. Take notes on all

of this while you reread the story.  You will need these notes for an assignment

next week.   (Do not turn notes in).  

This is a good day to get any missing assignments in.  


SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 8 TEST is in a document in 

GOOGLE CLASSROOM.  Take your time.  Use your notes, visual

vocabulary, and your textbook for the test.  DO NOT GUESS!

Make sure that all Ch. 8 assignments are turned in by today. 

We will be moving on to Ch. 9 starting on Monday.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  If you do not have access to Google Classroom for

 the TEST, go to page 444 in your textbook and complete the Assessment Test.  

You will complete #1-16 and complete both of the essays below.  

This will  all be done on paper.  Take a picture and send it to me when you are done.  

Essay #1  How did Calvinist ideas influence the later government of the United

States? (Needs to be about ½ page long).

Essay #2  What are the main ideas of Luther?  Why were they threatening

to Catholic leadership?  (½ page minimum). 



























DISTANCE LEARNING FOR THE WEEK OF April 13-17

 

MONDAY. APRIL 13

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Warm-up - Journal - Would you rather have a car that can 

fly or go under water……..

Read 20-30 minutes 

Argumentative Essay:  Counterclaim Paragraph:  If you are using the outline on

Google Classroom, follow the template that is set up for you.  You will need to look

back on your brainstorming template.  Prior to today, I have assigned the 

Introduction, 2 body paragraphs that will support your claim.  Please

make sure to have these completed by today.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Use the guideline below.

Counterclaim/Rebuttal Paragraph:

Counterclaim Sentence (use your sentence starter & copy from your brainstorm sheet)

1 sentence of reasoning to support the counterclaim.

Rebuttal Sentence (use your sentence starter & copy from your brainstorm sheet)

2 sentences of reasoning to support your rebuttal and Claim #3 (from brainstorm sheet)

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Chapter 8-3 The Counter Reformation:  Read pages 436-437 and take your notes.  We will discuss your notes at the meeting tomorrow .   The Reformation Visual Vocabulary:  Continue working on this as we complete Sections 3 of Chapter 8.  (This assignment is a work in progress and is already on Google Classroom Classwork.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  For Section 3 (visual vocabulary).  these terms are in your book: divine right and seminary - define the words and draw a picture

Huguenots:  Write 2 important facts or accomplishments/draw picture

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 - DISTANCE LEARNING MEET SESSION AT 1:00PM

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal Warm-up:  Imagine you found an old

treasure map.  Where does it lead you to and what do you find there?

Read 20-30 minutes

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY:  Conclusion:  Today you will write your

Conclusion.  This is the 5th paragraph of your argumentative essay.  On

Google Classroom, you will continue to use the outline template that you

have been working on.   

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Conclusion 

*Thesis Sentence- Reorder and restate your thesis sentence from intro 

using this formula→ In conclusion, [Claim #1] and [Claim #2] are all

 reasons that [Argument].

* Restate your argument and the position you have taken on the 

topic. (2 sentences)

*Big Picture View of Topic (2 sentences) - explain why your topic is 

important and matters in the real world.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Continue to read and take notes for Ch. 8-3.  You will read the biography on page 438 (Catherine De´ Medici).  You will also read pages 439-440.  Stop reading at the Reading Check and make sure to answer the RC.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal Warm-up:  One spring day, I 

hopped into a hot air balloon and floated off to……

Read 20-30 minutes daily

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY:  Type your essay on the Google

 Doc that is posted in Google Classroom as  your Final Draft Assignment. 

Make sure that you  revise and edit your essay to make sure your 

spelling and grammar are all correct. Also, practice reading your sentences 

out loud to yourself, and you’ll be able to hear how your sentences are worded

and if they make sense. This is how I am able to catch my own mistakes. 

Begin typing your essay.  TYPED  ESSAY WILL BE DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 17.

NO TECHNOLOGY:  

Write your essay on regular lined paper.  Must be written, error free,

and legible.  


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Finish Reading and taking notes for Ch. 8-3 

Pages 440-441. 

Complete Ch. 8-3 Review on page 441.  You can complete this with 

pencil/paper if you wish (just take a picture when done and send it to me), or

you may use the Google Doc on Google Classroom and turn it in that way. 

NO TECHNOLOGY:   On page 441, answer questions 1, 2, and 5.  Make sure 

to answer in complete and detailed answers. (Send a picture of completed work)  

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal:  You are building a new city! What types of

things do you think your city needs?  How will you convince people to move

to your new city?

Read 20-30 minutes daily

Read Introduction to Thank You Ma´m on page 45 in your StudySync workbook.

Access Prior Knowledge:    Answer the following questions to access prior knowledge before we start the story Thank You, M´am. These questions are on a Google Doc in

Google Classroom.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:   Write your response in complete sentences and give details.  (Paper and pencil)

1. How would you react if someone tried to steal your purse or backpack?  

2. Why might someone react with forgiveness and kindness?

3. What effect might that have on a young thief? 


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Review all notes for Ch 8-3. 

Guided Reading 8-3 - Complete assignment on Google Classroom and turn in.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Complete the Guided Reading  8-3 on paper. The True/

False questions are below. if a statement is false, rewrite it correctly.

   5 False/5 True

_____ 1. The Counter-Reformation was the effort the Catholic Church 

made to defeat Protestantism and convince people to return to the Church.

_____ 2. Seminaries were schools for training Protestant ministers that 

were set up by the Council of Trent.

_____ 3. Jesuits preached and fought against beliefs that were contrary 

to the Catholic Church's teachings.

 _____ 4. French Catholics became known as Huguenots.   -

 _____ 5. Henry IV became Protestant so that the French people would 

accept him as their king. 

_____ 6. The Thirty Years' War was a war between Protestants and 

Catholics that helped make France one of Europe's most powerful countries.

_____ 7. The Middle Ages in Spain was a golden age for Muslims and Jews.  

_____ 8. The Spanish Inquisition was a court that investigated people's beliefs. 

_____ 9. When the Counter-Reformation began, Protestants began 

spreading their faith by sending missionaries overseas. 

_____ 10. Catholic missionaries had great success in North America, 

while Protestants settled in Central and South America.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 DISTANCE LEARNING

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal:  My favorite place to go in the springtime is...

Read 20-30 minutes

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY IS DUE TODAY 4/17

Big Question: What Surprised Me?  Thank You, Ma´m

Template Only is on Google Classroom.  You will need to print the document

and complete by hand.  Take a picture and send it to me when it is completed.   

Use the following paragraphs to complete the Reactions and Questions.

Paragraph 2, 20, 27, 34, 44.  

If you want to draw your own template on paper that will be okay too.  

SOCIAL STUDIES:   Ch. 8 Test will be given next Friday, April 24

Biography:  John Calvin - Biography is on Google Classroom.  You will read

biography and answer the 4 questions on the document.  Turn in when complete. 

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Read pages 442 and 443 in the textbook and answer the 

Document Based Questions (DBQ) #1-4. Once you have completed this on paper,

take a picture and send it to me.  






DISTANCE LEARNING FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 6-10

MONDAY, APRIL 6

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal Writing:  See Google Classroom for the 

¨Would you  rather prompt and write your response on Google

 Classroom.   If you want to complete it on paper, this is the prompt: 

 Would you rather be a master at drawing or be an amazing singer….  

Give great support for your answer. 

Read 20-30 minutes a day.   

Argumentative Essay Brainstorm:  On Google Classroom you 

will find your template to write down your ideas about the topic you

choose to argue.  I also have an example that you can look at in case 

you have questions.  Be ready to discuss this paper at our Tuesday Meet

session at 1:00 pm. 

If you were unable to view the Videos on Friday, make sure you take a 

look at them before you start the brainstorming.  

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Review all your notes for Ch. 8-2

Complete the Guided Reading for 8-2 on Google Classroom.   Turn 

in when you complete it. 

TUESDAY,  APRIL 7 Don´t forget that we have a MEET session today

at 1:00 pm.   See you there.  Come prepared with your brainstorming

activity and a pen/pencil.

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal Prompt:  The best thing to do on a rainy

 day is...

Read 20-30 minutes daily

Finding Sources/Evidence:  Argumentative Essay.  If you have access

to the internet, you will go to Google Classroom and see the Example

that I have put up for you, along with a blank template to write on.  

If you DO NOT have INTERNET ACCESS, the next step that you need

to complete in the writing process  is to find sources to help you 

with the position that you will argue for  your Argumentative Essay. 

Have at least three pieces of evidence to support your argument.  


SOCIAL STUDIES:   Google Classroom:  Section Review for Ch. 8-2.  

Pg. 434 #1-4.   If you have access to the internet please log onto Google Classroom complete the review and turn in.  If you DO NOT have technology access go to pg. 434 in your SS book and complete  questions #1-4 on page. 434 (paper/pencil).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Journal Prompt:  What could make the month of

April better…...

Read 20-30 minutes

Argumentative Essay - INTRODUCTION ONLY:  Today you will use the

Outline on Google Classroom  to complete a rough draft of your

Introduction.  We will take this step by step, so only the Introduction

today.  

If you do not have access to the internet this is the format 

that you will need to use.  This can be done on paper. 

Argumentative Essay Outline  Introduction Paragraph:

Introduce your topic and explain the issue to your reader. (2 sentences).

Introduce your argument and the position you have taken on the topic.

 (1 sentence).

Thesis Sentence (1 sentence): Use this formula- 
[Argument] because [Claim #1] and [Claim #2}, and {Claim #3}.

Example- Social media is dangerous for preteens because it’s another 

obstacle to getting kids  exercising,  they can have self esteem issues, 

and makes kids  susceptible to advertisements.


SOCIAL STUDIES:  Quiz 8-2 will be done today (Google Classroom). 

You can look back at your notes to see if that helps. Verify your

answers with the book before turning in. 

NO INTERNET ACCESS do the following:  

Complete the Content Vocabulary on pg. 444. #1-4

Complete the Review the Main Ideas  (section 2) pg. 444 #7 and 8

Complete the Critical Thinking on pg. 444 #11

Complete the Geography Skill on pg. 444 #14 Elaboration to support evidence #1 (2 sentences)

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

LANGUAGE ARTS:   Journal prompt:  Spring is a colorful time of the year because....... 

Read 20-30 minutes daily

Argumentative Essay:  Complete Body Paragraph #1 today.  Remember 

to start with a transition.  Day by day, you will continue to work on the form

that is on Google Classroom. 

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Use this format for your Body Paragraph #1

Body Paragraph 1 is all about Claim #1

Introduction Sentence: Use a transition to introduce your Claim #1 (1 sentence)

Explain your reasoning to support your Claim #1 (2 sentences)

Evidence #1 that supports claim #1 (1 sentence)

Elaboration to support evidence #1 (2 sentences)


SOCIAL STUDIES:

FOLDABLE 8-2   We started this last week.  It is an ongoing Google document

that is in Google Classroom.  

NO TECHNOLOGY:  If you were unable to work on the document in Google Classroom,

you were able to make your own foldable that I explained last week.  Continuing working

on the paper version.  Answer the questions and complete your illustrations.

The writing component:  Answer the following questions.

1.  Compare how Queen Elizabeth I and James I dealt with the Puritans. 

     Which leader do you think made England stronger?  Why?

2.  How did people react to the idea of predestination?  How did people 

     who believed in the idea behave?

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

LANGUAGE ARTS:   Journal prompt:  If you could build a giant tree house, what would it look like inside?

Read 20-30 minutes a day.

Argumentative Essay:  Complete Body Paragraph #2 today.  Remember 

to start with a transition.

 Day by day, you will continue to work on the form that is on Google Classroom. 

NO TECHNOLOGY:  Use this format for your Body Paragraph #2

Body Paragraph 2 is all about Claim #2

Introduction Sentence: Use a transition to introduce your Claim #2(1 sentence)

Explain your reasoning to support your Claim #2 (2 sentences)

Evidence #1 that supports claim #2(1 sentence)

Elaboration to support evidence #2 (2 sentences)


SOCIAL STUDIES:  

Finish any incomplete work from previous weeks and this week.  

Assignments given this week are:

Guided Reading 8-2

Ch. 8-2 Review Questions #1-4 pg. 434

Ch. 8-2 Quiz

Foldable 8-2






 

 


DISTANCE LEARNING for the Week of March 30- April 3 MONDAY, MARCH 30 Language Arts: Warm-up journal: Over my Spring Break....... Read 20-30 minutes daily. Review your vocabulary words. You will test on these words later this week. Reread: The Dangers of Social Media pg 59 in workbook. Complete the Think Questions on StudySync #1-3 Make sure that you use the RACE format to complete these questions. If you do not have access to the internet you can find the Think Questions on pg. 63 in your WB. Social Studies: Review notes that you took the first week Ch. 8-1 pgs. 423-429 Complete the Biography Activity - Desiderius Erasmus Go to Google Classroom to view the biography and answer the questions on the Google Doc. TUESDAY, MARCH 31 LANGUAGE ARTS Warm-up Journal: It ended as an unusual Friday afternoon, when I.................. Read 20-30 minutes Skill: Argument and Claims: Study Sync Skills Assignment: 1. Watch the Skill Concept Definition video on Arguments and Claims 2. Read the Model text and use the annotation tool to: a. highlight key points b. ask questions c. show connections among story elements d. identify places where the model is applying the strategies laid out in the Identification and Application section about arguments and claims. 3. Complete both of the Your Turn comprehension questions. 4. Submit SOCIAL STUDIES: Take 8-1 Digital Quiz on Google Classroom, If you do not have internet access you will complete the Ch. Review on page 429, questions 3,4,6, and 7. Foldable Ch. 8: See Google Classroom to complete your assignment. I have given additional directions on the Google Assignment. No Internet access: Using two piece of computer paper, make a flip book (like the ones we do in class). You will complete a title/illustration for the front cover. For section 1, answer questions 1, 2, & 5 on pg. 429 for your written part and illustrate. Ch. 8 The Reformation Visual Vocabulary - see Google Classroom assignment. This is a work in progress throughout the study of Ch. 8. DO NOT TURN IN UNTIL WE COMPLETE CH. 8 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 LANGUAGE ARTS: Journal: Imagine that your family has planned a picnic in the park. Describe this picnic from an insects point of view. Read 20-30 minutes daily IXL is in a link above. Feel free to go on and brush up on your reading and comprehension skills. One Pager: The Dangers of Social Media (see Google classroom for further instructions. ***If you do not have access to the internet, you can draw your one-pager on a piece of computer paper. you will draw a large circle in the middle of your paper. From the circle, you will draw a line to each corner. We have done this in class. See directions below: Dangers of Social Media.  On your one pager you will include:
What point you are taking. (Point or Counterpoint) and write that title.  
Pick 4 pieces of evidence that supports your point or counterpoint and add them to your One Pager. 2 pictures for each piece of evidence. 
Be creative, make it colorful, try your best,  use whatever font and color, and have fun with it.
Turn in when you have completed.
SOCIAL STUDIES: Today you will begin reading and taking your notes for Ch. 8-2. pg. 431-432. You will stop and answer the Reading Check. That is all the notetaking for today. Continue to work on your Visual Vocabulary assignment on Google Classroom. THURSDAY, APRIL 2 LANGUAGE ARTS: Journal: If you had to describe spring in one word, it would be............ Explain in a paragraph. Read 20-30 minutes Continue working on the One Pager (Google Classroom) or see above (April 1) if you do not have internet access. Comprehension Test - The Dangers of Social Media (StudySync) Vocabulary Quiz - StudySync SOCIAL STUDIES: Ch. 8-2: Read and take notes: Pages 432-434 Answer the Reading Check. (This is a super short section). Continue to work on your Visual Vocabulary assignment on Google Classroom. FRIDAY, APRIL 3 LANGUAGE ARTS: Journal:
I am an "egg-cellent" student/friend/son/daughter because ...
Read 20-30 minutes Review notes on arguments/claims that I put on Google Classroom. Listen to two brief videos: Argumentative Essays and Counterclaims/ Rebuttals. This can be found on Google Classroom. If your do not have access to the internet read pages 125,131, and 138 in Language Arts workbook. Take notes.

SOCIAL STUDIES: William Tyndale Biography 8-2 - Read the biography and answer the questions. See Google Classroom for the Assignment


Distance Learning for the Week of March 16-20 Distance Learning for Monday, March 16 Language Arts: On Friday, I sent home your Amigo Brothers vocabulary assignment. Continue to work on this activity and I will collect it when school resumes. Social Studies: Complete your Renaissance Character Writing and Illustration. I have received the writing for most students, but if you have not turned that in to me, please complete it during this time. I will collect this work as well upon return to school. Be creative with your illustration. Distance Learning for Tuesday, March 17 Language Arts: Read 20-30 minutes daily (focus on your AR books from the library) Take the Amigo Brothers Comprehension Test and the Vocabulary Quiz on Study Sync (if you have internet access). If you do not have internet access, write a comprehensive summary, using all five vocabulary words. Big Question: What Surprised Me: The Dangers of Social Media The template is on Google Classroom for your use. This will be done with paper and pencil Write 2 Reactions and 2 Questions
Paragraph 3 - Last 3 sentences Facebook, Twitter
Paragraph 6 
Paragraph 10 - Read first two sentences
Paragraph 14
Paragraph 17 Social Studies: The Reformation Ch. 8 Building Background (see Google Classroom for template). Complete 1-4 , use a separate piece of paper and it is okay to use bullet point format. If internet access is not possible, on a separate sheet of paper complete the following assignment. After folding the paper into four equal boxes: use the first box to break down and define the word "reformation," use the second box to identify word associations or links to the word "reformation," use the third box to write examples from life connected to "reformations," and use the last box to draw a picture of something related to a "reformation." Distance Learning for Wednesday, March 18 Good morning everyone! While we navigate through this new way of learning, make sure you e-mail me if you have any questions. I am available throughout the day. Language Arts: Warm-up - Journal: Let´s keep that morning paragraph writing going: If you had to escort a visitor from outer space for a 30 minute tour of your community, where would you begin and end your tour? Our new story is: The Dangers of Social Media 1) Predictions: Pros/Cons You can find this document on Google Classroom (don´t forget to turn it in). If you do not have internet access, use paper and pencil and make predictions of all the pros and cons of the Dangers of Social Media 2) StudySync Introduction and First Read for The Dangers of Social Media
-Watch the Introduction Video (StudySync) - First read through article (StudySync or workbook) Social Studies: Chapter 8: The Reformation ***For those that received test corrections for Ch. 7 Test, please complete and be ready to turn in when school resumes. Read pages 423, 424, and 425 (Stop at: Peasant Revolts - do not read this section). Write Cornell style notes for these pages. (I will also put a Slide Presentation on Google Classroom that may help you with your notes). DISTANCE LEARNING FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 19

Language Arts: Warm-up - Journal: What would be your ideal job when you grow up? Read 20-30 minutes a day. Don´t forget to take the Amigo Brother Comprehension Test and Vocabulary Quiz on StudySync. 1) First Read: Annotations for The Dangers of Social Media. The template is on Google Classroom. You will complete this in your workbooks. If you do not have access to the internet and can´t view from Google Classroom, these are the guidelines. 1. HIghlight at least 2 claims and annotate the evidence. 2. Highlight any questions about the reading and write your annotations. 3. Highlight any unfamiliar vocabulary and made predictions in margin. 4. Highlight at least one sentence in each article that show how the author feels about the dangers of social media. 5. Highlight 2 possible negative impacts of preteens on social media. Explain the impact. 6. Highlight 2 possible positive impacts of preteens on social media. Explain the impact. 2.) Vocabulary Assignment: See Google Classroom for the assignment. you will complete it on the document provided. You can organize it however works best for you. When complete, turn it in. For those students who do not have internet access, these are your vocabulary words: allure, prevalent, revenue, superficial, susceptible On a piece of paper, write the vocabulary word, the part of speech, definition, and use it in a sentence. Social Studies: Ch 8 The Reformation Continue reading pages 425 (starting at Peasant Revolts), 426, 427 After reading, write your Cornell style notes for these pages. Make sure to include the Reading Check question as a part of your notes. For those that want to try, I added a note taking document in Google Classroom. Check it out! DISTANCE LEARNING FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 20 HOMEROOM CLASS: If your are in need of your username/password please e-mail me. Language Arts: Warm-up - Journal: Describe a happy memory of your family.... Read 20-30 minutes. 1)Reread: The Dangers of Social Media. Once you have reread, 2) Complete the Discussion Questions. This can be done with pencil/paper

(questions are below)or you can log onto Google Classroom and complete it on the document uploaded to Language Arts. RACE format needed.

1.What reasons does the "Point" writer give in paragraph 2 for why adolescents need to learn to use social media tools?  2. How would you summarize the fifth paragraph of the "Point" argument? 3. What argument against preteens having access to social media does the "Counterpoint" writer make in the second paragraph of his or her essay? 4. How would you summarize the fifth paragraph of the "Counterpoint" argument? Social Studies: Today you will finish Reading Ch. 8-1. Read pages 428 and 429. Complete your notes once you have read these pages. Guided Reading 8-1 - Complete the guided reading for this section. I will put a digital copy on Google Classroom that you can use or I will put a template on Google Classroom that you can print out and write on or complete on lined paper by just writing your answer. Happy Spring Break!!!! I hope you can come up with some creative activities during this time. I can´t wait to have you share them with me when we return. STAY HEALTHY! We will be back for more Distance Learning beginning Monday, March 30.