443 Lee Avenue

Clarksburg, WV 26301

304-326-7420

Hilltoppers

"It's time for READcess!!!"


HOMEWORK: READ 20 MINUTES PER SCHOOL DAY






"Don't copy me; quote or paraphrase me."

"This class is primarily concerned with the process to arrive at correct answers, not copying correct answers."

Mr. Gigliotti

7th Grade Reading

agigliotti@k12.wv.us

ex: 5663




Course Goals:

TO STOW, KNOW, GROW, SHOW, AND BESTOW

-Student will improve reading, writing, and speaking:

  • Fluency (how smoothly and accurately one reads, writes or speaks)
  • Vocabulary (learning, knowing the meaning of, root, usage, and using words)
  • Critical thinking (comparing, contrasting, analyzing, rating, evaluating, creating, synthesizing)
  • Increase lexicon and Lexile score
  • Genre and types of writing

Classroom Environment: 

The classroom climate will be respectful, courteous, and challenging.  Teacher and student dignity is always apparent and vigorously guarded.


Academic Support:

Failure is not an option: it is the result of a series of options.  As such, students should expect to have discussions concerning quality of work, reading, homework, exams, and other class and educational matters with peers and instructor.  In and out of class student-teacher conferences will occur.

"Most Amazing Student Quotes from Class



"Don't let your wings be clipped." JJ

"Life is good but success is amazing." HB

"You think your reputation is small, but it is actually really big." AB

"Do your own work. Do not feed off of others' doings." QH 9/15

"Use work as you would use water." KS 9/15

"Instead of having someone else get your water, get your own!" MW 9/15

"Don't nibble off the work of others."  KB 9/15

"This is a noun and I know it!  Ancestor is a person."  KT 4/5

"What happens when you are caught plagiarizing? It looks like you can't do it yourself." CY 3/8

"Summary is taking a basketball and shrinking it to a golf ball." ME 3/7

"Producers produce produce." PS 2/16

"Hey Mr. G guess what.  I'm halfway finished with my book already." TY 12/21

"She is saying that we cannot change the past but can always change the future."GJIG 12/6

"A rustic old cabin is a palace to a new settler." LR 11/28

"I've noticed the differences between the two tables." JW 11/1

"I've always wondered this: why do they say 'A for effort' shouldn't it be 'E'?" VL 9/29

"What's the difference between effect and affect?" AM 9/29

"Does mingle have an adverb?" SD 9/28

"I can change it into an adverb: professionally." MP 9/28

"May I stand up?" JP 9/21

"Is the number 10 beside weight a footnote?" TG 9/20

"Can I look up the spelling on the computer?" JB 9/16

"To read at an appropriate rate, students must be sure to stick the tempo and spirit of the text."  JM 9/12

"If you want to be successful, you have to fix the road."  TY  9/8

"Isn't it 'There are no shortcuts on the road to success.' ?" NC 9/8

"You always are learning new things and that is why the road to success is always under construction."  SH 9/8

"There's always something you can do before you continue on."  ZM 9/8

"It's the empty space!" JP 9/1

"In the first sentence without the comma, Becky is belittling the little boy that has a fluffy duck.  In the second sentence, Becky is teasing him with the fluffy duck."  MS 9/1

"I am feeling proactive today."  DS 9/1

"The comma makes a difference by telling who has the duck."  JH 8/31

"The sentence does not need a comma."  TY 8/30/16 1:43 PM

"A synonym for ceremony is ritual." NC 8/19/16

"Their blankets are in the washer!!!" ZF 8/19/16

"May I place my binder on my desk so that I can get right to work when I come back from lunch?"  MW 8/19/16

"Our country requires schooling so it will help society and the economy in the long run."  SH 8/17/16

"What's the difference between a hyphen and a dash?" JS 5/17

"What are you pushing back?" JR 5/4

"Inferentiation?" RM 5/2

"Look at my binder.  It's exploding, like all of the information in my brain!" PH 4/28

"Bean plants can grow in gravel." Mrs. Martin 4/21

"It says here that reality is both a noun and an adjective; is that even possible?!?" TM 4/20

"Is it ok that I read this book while I'm helping him?" WB 4/20

"Mr. G, did you know that all of the letters for typewriter are all in the top row of letters on the keyboard?" KB 4/8

"There's more evidence for question and answer because of the title and subheadings." HS 3/31

"I think its more compare and contrast because it is comparing and contrasting ants to Google."  TE 3/31

"Can I take an AR test?" PW 3/30

"I got a new book!" BT 3/30

"In this case, isn't 'effect' spelled with an /e/ ?" PW 3/30 

"Principalace?" AL 3/18

"If you want to speak well you must know your audience SEMICOLON you must know their age, humor, beliefs, knowledge, and where they come from." CH 3/18

"May I have summ-ize tea?" AC 3/15

"-Ize -Ize Baby" CH 3/15

"I know I've been in your class too long because I annotated the dos and don'ts for my braces."  MG 2/11

"Let me finish annotating!" HS 1/29

"This secondary source contains primary sources because of the photographs." OF 1/8

"Contrary is like when my mom says "You're digging a deeper hole.'" MP 12/11

"Why are hurricanes named after people?" AN 12/10

"Can mine be used as an example?" BV 12/7

"I looked into the text 'Coming to America' and found, 'In 1869 when the last spike was hammered into place at Promontory Point, Utah, immigrants were unemployed.'" RN 11/16

"This says 'United Sates' it should be 'United States.'" OF 11/10

"In the text it says 1910 to 1940." AF 11/10

"Can we use the back of the page if there isn't enough room on the front?" AF 11/10

"I looked up that question you asked in class about hills." OF 11/6

"So now we just use our brains." GH 11/6

"Based on the signal words in the text, I would say that it is compare and contrast." AF 10/29

"Now I understand why it's different and not diffrent.  Its from when somebody says 'I beg to differ.' " DA 10/8

"We are building our brains together to make a bridge." CH 10/8

"I've always wanted to see myself through someone else's perspective because I want to see how other people see me and judge me." AC 10/8

"This picture to me means that if I could see through your eyes, I would understand your feelings, thoughts and likenesses." JM 10/8

"Just because someone does not agree with you does not mean they are wrong.  It means they have a different perspective." SL 10/8

"This picture teaches that you don't know what other people think of you until you see yourself in their glasses." TM 10/7

"Just cause a painting looks bad to you, someone can say 'Wow, that is one courageous painting you have.'" MP 10/7

"Write! Focus! We only have 5 minutes!" AC 10/7

"Is spectacle the root word for spectacular?" JS 10/6

"What is an intransitive verb?" JS 10/6

"Art is my specialty, writing is my speciality." AG 10/6

"Point of view is like point of you." TE 10/5

"Are they all nouns?" TH 10/1

"What does phonetics mean, Mr. G?" TH 9/29

"Ecosystemology?" JM 9/30

"Is this a good start?" BV 9/25

"Is dissent used with an object in the text?" SR 9/25

"Mr. G., I'm ready to discuss my work with you." KL 9/25

"Aren't their antonyms just each other?" AC 9/23 

"This class plants a seed inside my head that sprouts and explodes out of it." JS 9/21

"Time sure goes by quickly when you're focused and working hard." TH 9/17

"The longer you whine, the longer it takes you to learn." GS 9/17

"May I add a suffix to the vocabulary?"  NP 9/16

"This is the class that makes my hand hurt." CH 9/16

"May I use a copy of the text?" AF 9/16

The answer to the absentee's favorite question:

"What did I miss?"

-----------------------------------------------Friday-----------------------------------------------

HOMEWORK: READ 20 MINUTES PER SCHOOL DAY


PROGRESS REPORTS SENT HOME

Weekly Quotes and Notes Due

Finish Watching "All Summer in a Day" and notes on Venn Diagram.

Write compare and contrast paragraph.

---------------------------------------------Thursday---------------------------------------------

HOMEWORK: READ 20 MINUTES PER SCHOOL DAY


Weekly Quotes and Notes due 10 points

Complete Annotation of "All Summer in a Day." 



---------------------------------------------Wednesday---------------------------------------------

Homework: Read 20 minutes.


"All Summer in a Day" Video

Movie vs. Text "All Summer in a Day" Compare and Contrast





-----------------------------------------------Tuesday-----------------------------------------------

HOMEWORK: READ 20 MINUTES PER SCHOOL DAY


Narrative and Literary Elements Diamond 4 Square (linked in Assignment Hub below)

Inspect ideas on back: anticlimax, vocabulary, subjective taste/opinion/preference, and objective good.

Complete Back of Diamond: anticlimax, unknown vocabulary, like vs good, and conclusion. (50 points total)

-----------------------------------------------Monday----------------------------------------------

HOMEWORK: READ 20 MINUTES PER SCHOOL DAY


Use annotations to complete front of Diamond. (linked in Assignment Hub below)

Center diamond:  Write a 2 sentence introduction to the assignment. 

The first sentence is a broad open. 

The second sentence is the focus/thesis. 


Must include these key words:

1st: author, literary elements, simile, metaphor, repetition

2nd: “All Summer in a Day”, Ray Bradbury, figurative language




Click Plot Diagram for "Amigo Brothers" text.

10/17 Lines 333-end

Complete the text.  Determine the last stage of the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and resolution.

This is a text object. Click once to move and resize. Right-click to bring up menu with options.

10/3 Read lines 1-36


Notes:

Who are the characters?

What do they look like?

What is their attitude/view of the world?


What is the setting?

When and when does the story take place?

10/16 Lines 280-332

In a summary sentence, tell what and why it happened to who.  What's the point????????

10/11                      Lines 164-209                            Lines 210-279

In a summary sentence, tell what and why it happened to who.  What's the point?

10/9                      Lines 106-163

In a summary sentence, tell what and why it happened to who.  What's the point?

10/5 Lines 35-105

Define Rising Action.

From the text, in a full sentence, tell who did what and for what purpose.

10/5 Lines 35-105

Define Rising Action.

From the text, in a full sentence, tell who did what and for what purpose.

10/4 Conflict is a problem that must be solved.

Describe the conflict of "Amigo Brothers"

Lines 31-35 

"Bean
plants

can

grow

in

gravel."


-Mrs. Martin

Class LINKS

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World's Most Beautiful Libraries

360 of Trinity College Library

The Art of Annotating- Slide Show

Scrabble Word Finder

"Schools work to teach importance of goal setting with students" 


"Amigo Brothers"

Temperance Fountain

Slocum Memorial

Samuel S. Cox Monument

Plot Diagram Review Jeopardy

Millionaire

Jeopardy


FLUENCY

How to Read Faster by Looking at Phrases

Project: Project! The Best Exercise to Project Your Voice 

How to Project Your Voice on Stage 

Project your voice without shouting: the importance of consonants 

Great Horned Owl Hooting At Sunset - YouTube

Great Horned Owl Calls



CONSTITUTION

1. Partner Read: Article "I was 11 on 9/11"

2. Interactive Constitution

3. Which Founder Are You? Game

4. Lincoln's Crossroads Game

5. APartner read this to prepare for game

B. Bill of Rights Game

6. (Bonus up to 100) Seize the Vote Game

7. (Bonus up to 100) Constitutional Timeline


SPELLING COUNTS

CNA UYO RAED TIHS?

6-8 Spelling Bee Game

128 Words to use instead of "Very"

Making Words Plural Infographic

15 Most Common Spelling Mistakes

UK VS. US Spelling

Grammar Cheat Sheet

GAME: -ANCY Bouncing

GAME: -ENCY Against the Clock

GAME: -ENCY Word Search

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus

VIDEO: How many words are there in the English language?


PUNCTUATION POINT

How to use a semicolon

How to use a semicolon - Emma Bryce


Brainyquote.com

ETYMONLINE.COM


Name the Longer Form of these Clipped Words
10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

Why Do Students Get Summers Off?

Why Do Americans Smile So Much?

Poland's Prettiest Painted Village


Inference: Rags to Riches 

Rags to Riches 7th

Inference Riddles

Inference: Detective Notebook PBSKids

Inference: Battleship

Inference/ Street of Dreams Fitbrains


NEWSELA

Identifying Acceptable Paraphrases

The Tell-Tale Heart Paraphrase

Paraphrasing RMIT University


BrainPop Paraphrasing Movie Transcript

Charlie Brown's Steps to Summarizing

NY Times Skills Practice Summarizing

Harvard's Guide to Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting

Paraphrasing vs. Summarizing

Quote, Paraphrase or Summarize Prezi

Rags to Riches


10 Award Winning Optical Illusions

Point of View vs Perspective Prezi

Narrative Perspective PowerPoint
Optical Illusions PowerPoint

EReading Worksheets

Perspective Game

Point of View Millionaire



StopBullying.Gov Games

CyberBully Zombies Attack

PBS Go! Beat the Bully


Sequence Game

Sequence Game #2

Sequence Game #3

Sequence Activity

 Build a story


Lexicon: EPI- from Membean

Lexicon: TAIN/tenere 


Our Favorite Books!!!

Sandwich Shop



Trailblazing Introductions/ Conclusions


OREGON TRAIL 1990


Grammar Ninja


Word Buster  (like Word Bubbles)

Word Boss

Word Maker

Onamastica

ReBuzz+


Prefix/Suffix


RoboBee

BigBot (synonyms + math)

Jumble Kids

Alpha-Bot (spelling)


English Language Arts Online Reading Games


Vocabulary Can be Fun!

Free Rice


Wild Word Garden-FitBrains Classic
Paradise Island-Fitbrains Classic

Paradise Island 2- Fitbrains Classic

Super Word Scrapers -FitBrains Classic

Street of Dreams -FitBrains Classic

Pandara's Boutique -FitBrains Classic

Busy Bistro -FitBrains Classic

Treasure Hunt -FitBrains Classic




Letter Drop on Brainspade.com


Fact Monster: Online Dictionary/Encyclopedia


Online Map Grid Reference Activity


TodaysMeet.com Weekly Discussion


35 Interesting Facts about Inaugurations


LOGO DESIGN



Text Features Review Game: Bouncing

Text Features Review Game: Free Kick

Text Features Review Game: Wild Taxi

Rags to Riches: Text Features


Article Direct Quotation and Paraphrase

"Owl Moon"

Fluency and Phrasing Recordings


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6th Period