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Middle Level LA/SS

Grades 6/7 & 7/8

January 2018

Work Schedule

Washington State History

 

Please bring all work to class each time. Even if you are only partly done your work it helps to see what you have accomplished.

 

#1. Novel and Non-Fiction Reading:

Select and read an historical fiction book set in Washington State. See me if you have any questions about this. Read thirty minutes each day. Each of you should complete the monthly book assignment on at least one of the books you read.

 

Book Assignment: Complete One!

          1. Pick the big idea/theme of your book and write an essay that examines this topic in the book, your life and/or the world.

          2. Pick an intriguing character from the book and write an essay about his/her motivations, aspirations, success and failures. What lessons can you or others learn about life from this character’s actions?

          3. Create a movie poster for the book you read. Be sure to have a paragraph on the plot without giving away the ending.

          4. Compare and contrast your life with the life of the character in the book. What has changed most drastically? What would you most enjoy or dislike about their life?

 

#2. Writing Assignments: Complete the work for each week and bring it the following Monday.  

Week 1 (1/8) – WA (PT) My Home – Winter Writing Assessment. See Assignment Sheet – Write rough draft.

Week 2 (1/15) – WA (PT) My Home – Winter Writing Assessment. See Assignment Sheet – Write rough draft.

Week 3 (1/22) – Rewrite final draft of argumentative paper on controversial topic.

Week 4 (1/29) – Present argumentative paper to group.

 

#3. Social Studies –Washington State History – See the assignment sheets for these projects.

Week 1 (1/8)  – Start geographic regions – map and google slides (or essay)

Week 2 (1/15)  – Complete geographic regions map and google slides (or essay)

Week 3 (1/22)  – Rainshadow illustration and explanation. – Make this colorful and informative.

Week 4 (1/29) – State Symbol Page / Brochure – Begin work on this.  

 

#4. Geography: Countries of the world: Asia

This year we are going to learn the countries of the world. You can use Sheppard Software http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Asian_Geography.htm

 

Week 1 (1/8)  – Begin learning countries of Asia  (10)

Week 2 (1/15)  – Continue to memorize countries of Asia (20)

Week 3 (1/22)  – Continue to memorize countries of Asia (30)

Week 4 (1/29) – Continue to memorize countries of Asia (40)