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7th grade GT

Vocabulary for the week of November 27  

Fuming- to show fretful irritation or anger

Appropriated- to set apart, authorize, or legislate for some specific purpose or use

Deplorable- causing or being a subject for censure, reproach, or disapproval; wretched; very bad

Infrequent- happening or occurring at long intervals or rarely

Preemptive- taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent

Deadpan- marked by or accomplished with a careful pretense of seriousness or calm detachment; impassive or expressionless

Fathom- comprehend; understand

Bleak- bare, desolate; without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary

Empower- to give power or authority to; authorize, especially by legal or official means

Candid- frank; outspoken; open and sincere


Ssecond Quarter Reading Schedule  

Reading Schedule for I Will Always Write Back

Pages 1-39                                                                                                                                  October 30th

Pages 40-86                                                                                                                                November 6th

Pages 87-135                                                                                                                              November 13th

Pages 136-185                                                                                                                           November 20th

Pages 186-224                                                                                                                           November 27th

Pages 229-269                                                                                                                           December 4th

Pages 273-315                                                                                                                           December 11th

Pages 316-358                                                                                                                           January 3rd

Pages 359-396                                                                                                                           January 8th

Second Quarter Homework  

USA Test Prep- students may choose to complete any of the four USA Test Prep assignments posted on the website: www.usatestprep.com. The account ID to log-in is “georgetownsc”. Students have been given their username and password. In order to receive credit for these assignments students will need to complete the practice questions and either print the completion page with the score, or bring in their score written and signed by a parent. Below are the four USA Test Prep assignments for this quarter:

·        Q2 Reading Literature

·        Q2 Reading Informational

·        Q2 Writing

·        Q2 Language

Podcasts- students may choose to listen to any of the four podcasts from Grammar Girl. These can be using the “podcasts” app in the itunes store, or at the website: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl. While listening to these podcasts, students should take note of what they learn and include an example of what is being explained. In order to receive credit for these assignments students will need to write a paragraph (4-5 sentences) explaining the information provided in the podcast, and provide an example. Below are the podcasts they can listen to this quarter:

·        How to kick your annoying preposition habit

·        How to use quotation marks

·        Avoid this passive voice mistake

·        Should have or should of

Nonfiction readings- students may choose to read any of the five nonfiction articles for the “The Value of Work” unit of the textbook. The links to these articles can be found on the website: http://hmhfyi.com/6-12/grades/grade-8/the-value-of-work/. The articles can either be read online, or you can ask Mrs. Langford for a printed copy. While reading these articles, students should pay close attention to the main idea of the article, and what details or facts support this main idea. In order to receive credit for these assignments students will need to complete a web demonstrating the main idea and supporting details of these articles. Below is the link to access a copy of the web: http://my.hrw.com/la3/la09/student/minisites/igo/pdf/web_diagram.pdf. The articles that can be read are:

·        “18 Under 18: Meet the Young Innovators Who Are Changing the World”

·        “Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?”

·        “Is 8th Grade Too Early to Pick a Career?”

·        “How to turn your career into a passion”

·        “Everyone Benefits when Middle School Students Volunteer”

Completed Assignments

In the blank, provide the title of the assignment you completed each week:

November 1st: ______________________________________        November 8th: ________________________________

November 15th: _____________________________________       November 29th: ________________________________

December 6th: ______________________________________        December 13th: ________________________________

January 10th: ______________________________________          January 17th: ___________________________