• Lessons will be posted weekly. You may complete the lessons at any time throughout the week.

    Online Instruction For The Week of June 1, 2020-June 5, 2020

    Subject: 7th and 8th Grade ELD

    Class Period(s): Periods 1-8

    Teacher Message: Hello Students! We are now in the 5th and final week of online instruction. This week we will still be exploring story elements, with our focus being on theme. The theme is the message in the story. What can we learn from the story? What does the story teach us?

    Please take your time and read all assignments carefully. You are required to complete 2 hours of work a week for this class. Please have the assignments completed and turned in by Friday June 5th, 2020.

    *All Levels 1 and 2 ELD Students, I am posting all weekly lessons here on my website or on Class Dojo.  You may complete the lessons any time throughout the week, with a due date of Friday June 5th. If you would rather use Class Dojo, please go there to continue with a review and participation in your education. Please check either my website or Class Dojo as often as possible. Also, please remember to work in Rosetta Stone and Study Island as instructed. The links for both websites are located on my web page. I will be checking your progress.

    My office hour is on Mondays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Please feel free to email with any questions or concerns you may have at any time and I will respond as quickly as possible. I have sent a Zoom invitation so those who wish to join in my Zoom office hours can do so on this day and time. My Zoom Meeting ID is 967 543 1699 and the Password is 8c1c6z.


    Mrs. Guarneri


    Weekly Objective(s):

    Analyze the them of Scholastic's short story Mars Needs Guitars.

    Complete the 2 activities that goes along with the story.

    Log into Study Island and complete the assignment on theme.

    Log into Rosetta Stone for 25 minutes of practice.                       


    Standard: PA Reading Anchors E07.B-K.1.1.3

    Analyze how particular elments of a story, drama, or poem interact.


    Lesson: 1. Use the link to read/listen to Mars Needs Guitars. *You may need to click on the "Zoom In" button to make the story larger. Mars Needs Guitars

    2. Listen to the short video on theme. Theme Video

    3. Complete the activity to go along with the story element of theme. Theme Activity 1 Theme Activity 2

    4. Log into Study Island and complete the assignment on plot.

    5. Log into Rosetta Stone and complete 25 minutes of practice to help improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.


    PDN: Helping others is an important part of life. What are three ways that you have helped others? Some examples might include: listening to someone who has a problem, helping a family member or a neighbor, or making someone laugh when he or she is having a bad day. Make a list of three ways you have helped others.


    Independent Practice and Additional Resources: Write a short story with your own theme. Here are some things to keep in mind as you work:

    1. Create characters for your story.

    2. What is the problem in the story?

    3. How does the problem get solved?

    4. What is the theme of the story? What do you want your readers to learn from the story?

    5. How does the story end?



    Assignments and Assessments:

    1. Scholastic's Mars Needs Guitars

    2. Theme Video

    4. Story Activities

    5. Study Island

    6. Rosetta Stone



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