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7th grade WEEK of February 27 - March 3, 2017
Due Date: 2/27/2017
Subject: 7th Grade Gifted Language Arts

Monday, February 27, 2017 

1.  Daily Edit (Ask for the infinitive phrases notes if you were absent.  They are also attached in Google Classroom)

Fix the errors and label the gerund phrases (there are 3 in a row) as well as the two infinitive phrases.  Explain why the second is a direct object.  Also, identify the predicate nominiative.  Finally, identify the structure of the sentence.


Watching her beloved mam lessie dye in the basement of preinceto9ne hosptile survining 2 bomings and seeing 4 of her most closest friend's murdered, were nugh, for one person, too endure but caroline had to than witness the lost of three importent compassionate leaders:  John F Kennedy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Robert F Kennedy  

Read chapter 18 "Je-Romeo" and chapter 19 "Turning Points"

homework:  Read chapters 20-22 BY WEDESDAY of this week and do these sticky notes (that's pages 231- 252)

After reading chapters 18-22, what do you believe is Carolyn McKinstry’s most important point?  In other words, why include THESE chapters with THESE memories and life lessons?  How can what she is saying about her situation help others in different situations?  Give an example with your explanation.

How was returning to Birmingham a victory for Carolyn?  Give several examples from the book as proof.

What is your reaction to both Bobby Frank Cherry’s and Robert Chambliss’s insistence that they did nothing wrong?



7th grade Week of February 21 - 24, 2017
Due Date: 2/24/2017
Subject: 7th Grade Gifted Language Arts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 

Reading Plus -- Work to finish your weekly goals

Remember that you have to do these by Sunday evening because the program starts a new week at midnight


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 


1.  Kahoot to practice reading comprehension and review vocabulary


2.  Chapter 17 "The Death of the Dreamers"

Look at the commemorative statues that were added across the street from the church in 2013:

Sticky Notes:

 How do the statues commemorate Carolyn's friends' lives?  Explain and give details from the pictures.

Read "I've Been to the Mountaintop" excerpt on pages 210 -211.  This is part of the speech he gave right before he died.  Knowing this, which lines stand out to you the most and why?  What was King's basic message in this speech?  Support with textual evidence.

The allusion in the paragraph on page 211 that begins with "Like anybody..." is a biblical reference to Moses leading the children of Israel to their Promised Land.  Moses did not get to go into Canan (their Promised Land).  How/Why does this allusion work knowing what happened to Dr. King?  Since this speech was given BEFORE he was shot, what does it seem to imply?  Explain.

On page 212, it says that Dr. King's family asked for a new trial.  Why would they do this?  


Thursday and Friday, February 23 -24

We took the Write Score test, and if you missed it, you have to make it up.  You'll do this Monday during class and ELT, which means that you'll have to do Monday's work at home.