Ms. Goodman's Classroom

Classwork and Homework for the week of 2/18/19-2/22/19:

7G writing prompt: Choose one scene from the book that you would like to illustrate (draw). What colors would you choose and would you draw it, create it on the computer? What would you use, and why?? Why did you pick that scene?

7R writing prompt: Find a scene from the book that left a strong picture in your mind. What language did the author use that helped create that visualization for you? Explain in detail.


2/18-2/22 Vocab

  1. Self-conscious - adjective- feeling undue awareness of oneself, one's appearance, or one's actions.

  2. Lopsided -adjective- with one side lower or smaller than the other.

  3. Ingrained- adjective- (of a habit, belief, or attitude) firmly fixed or established; difficult to change.

  4. Perch - noun- a thing on which a bird alights or roosts, typically a branch or a horizontal rod or bar in a birdcage.

  5. Undergone- verb- experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant, painful, or arduous).

  6. Foreshortened -verb- prematurely or dramatically shorten or reduce (something) in time or scale.

  7. Unspeakable- adjective- not able to be expressed in words.

  8. Idle -adjective- without purpose or effect; pointless.

  9. Potentially -adverb- with the capacity to develop or happen in the future.

  10. Furrowed- adjective- (of land or earth) covered in long, narrow trenches formed by plowing.

2/18-2/22 assignments for grading

Journal entries (See journal rubric)   90

Before you read packet (PIF) 50

SB Snow Leopard packet 100

PIF Chapter 1 questions 100

PIF Chapter 2 questions 100

Vocab quiz 100

CCSS 100

Before reading chapter 3 (PIF) 100

PIF Chapter 3 questions 100

2/19-2/22 journal rubric


Point Value

Earned Points

2/19 Do Now: What does it mean to pay it forward?



2/19 Copy Vocab



2/19 Copy reading strategy



2/19 Exit ticket: What predictions can you make about the book based on the pre-reading questions and the previous class discussions. Provide at least 3 well-thought out predictions



2/20 Exit ticket: What do you think about the book so far? Is this something that will interest you? Why or why not?



2/21 Entrance ticket: What predictions do you have for the main character, Trevor?



2/21 Exit ticket: What is one idea you have to make a difference in the work/



2/22 Exit ticket: What is the difference between paying it forward and just being kind?



Total possible: 90



Classwork and Homework for the week of 2/11/19-2/14/19:

2/11-2/14 Vocab

  1. Investigative- (adjective) of or concerned with investigating something.

  2. Consequence- (noun) a result or effect of an action or condition.

  3. Seemingly- (adverb) so as to give the impression of having a certain quality; apparently.

  4. Altruism- (noun) the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.

  5. Sacrifice- (noun) an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure.

  6. Publicity- (noun) notice or attention given to someone or something by the media.

  7. Remarkable- (adjective) worthy of attention; striking.

  8. Generosity- (noun) the quality of being kind and generous.

  9. Gradually- (adverb) in a gradual way; slowly; by degrees.

  10. Observation- (noun) the action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information

Homework- 10 vocab sentences: DUE WEDNESDAY 

reading strategy: Questioning is a strategy readers use to focus their learning, clarify any confusion about the text, and reflect on and wonder about what they read

7G writing prompt: Describe a part of the plot that confused you. Do you think the author did it on purpose? How did you resolve your confusion??

7R Describe a scene that you would include in a movie preview for this book. Why would you choose that scene?


2/11-2/15 Journal rubric


Possible Points

Points Earned

2/11 Copy vocab



2/11 Copy strategy: Questioning



2/11 Exit ticket: Provide a summary to what you read during independent reading



2/12 Exit ticket: What did you think of the excerpt? Would you read the entire novel if given the opportunity? Why or why not?



2/13 Exit ticket: Write your own adverbial phrases and clause



Total possible: 45



2/11-2/15 graded assignments:


Journals 45

CCSS 100
Grammar sheet 50

Access 3 sheet 50

Vocabulary quiz 100

Here is a link to the short story we will be doing in class this week, just in case you misplace it:

Classwork and Homework for the week of 2/4/19-2/8/19


2/4/19-2/8/19 Vocabulary words


  1. Opportunity- A good chance

  2. Perplexity- Confusion

  3. Drab- Dull

  4. Comprehend- Understand

  5. Versatile- Changing

  6. Hardy- Tough

  7. Assert- Declare

  8. Sanctuary- Safe place

  9. Bias- Prejudice

  10. Wily- Clever


HOMEWORK: Use each word in a sentence

2/4-2/8/19 Journal Rubric

2/4 Copy vocabulary

10 Points


2/4 Copy Reading strategy

10 Points


2/4 Exit ticket: What is the theme of your independent reading books? Explain using examples from your text.

10 Points


2/5 Entrance ticket: What is theme as we discussed in yesterday?

5 Points


2/5 Exit ticket: What is the difference between main idea and theme?

10 Points


2/6 Exit ticket: What was the theme for The Wise Old Woman?

10 Points


2/7 Exit ticket: Did you like the story? Why or why not?

5 Points


2/8 Entrance ticket: What was the climax of The Tell-Tale Heart?

10 Points


2/8 Identify story elements in Tell-Tale Heart

20 Points


2/8 Exit ticket: Have you ever had a Tell-Tale Heart moment? Explain.

10 Points


Total= 100 Points


This week’s graded assignments:


Journals- 100 Points- See journal rubric

CCSS workbook P. 61-68- 100 points

Studysync- Your turn- 50 points

Studysync access 3 worksheet- 50 points

SEMR reading log- 100 points

Wise Old Woman vocab worksheet- 50 points

Studysync skill focus- 100 points

Studysync writing prompt- 100 points

Vocab quiz- 100 points

Vocabulary homework- 100 points

Classwork and Homework for the week of 1/28/19-2/1/19

1/28/19 Vocabulary Quiz On Friday

Vocabulary homework- 10 sentences- 1 for each word


Part of speech







Thinking about something






Overly concerned















See beforehand



Bring to the line


Journal rubric for Classwork assignments:

1/28 Copy vocabulary words

10 Points

1/28 Copy metacognition reading strategy

10 Points

1/28 Thesis statement

15 Points

1/29 Body Paragraphs

15 Points

1/30 Conclusion

15 Points

1/31 Exit ticket: Write a summary on The Wise Old Woman

20 Points

2/1 Exit ticket: Do you think “elders” have a purpose in our society? Why or why not?

10 Points

Total points

95 Points

Don't forget your reading logs for the week

7R- "How might the characters behave if the story were set in a different time or place? Why?"

7G- "Is the protagonist (the good guy), someone, you would want to hang out with? What qualities does this character display that led you to that decision?"

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