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Mrs.Carole Scannell Junior High Reading/Language - 7th

My name is Mrs. Carole Scannell and I am the 7th grade ELA teacher.  I have been a parishioner for more than twenty years, and been involved in a few church activities.  I have taught at a few different schools in the area, but look forward to my new adventure here at St. John Fisher.  My five children are all graduates of St. John Fisher which brings me great pride.

Week of October 28th

Posted on Oct 28, 2019

Happy Monday!  We have so much going on this week in the Junior High...In reading we are going to listen to the radio broadcast from long ago called "War of the Worlds".  This Halloween prank goes side by side with our short story "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.  Both written by masters, to spook people out during the Halloween season.In language we are working with nouns this week.  We started with common and proper nouns which are pretty simple , and now we head into abstract and concrete.  These are a bit trickier because they involve the senses.  Can you feel or see this noun??  In writing, we are conjuring up our Halloween stories to go with the story starter!!!

This Tuesday, 10/29 we will be at the Saint Rita Retreat.  Children need to be in their school uniforms and bring a lunch.  Wednesday, 10/30 is an early dismissal at 1:45 because of a faculty meeting.  This is also SOAR's big day to entertain the school with Halloween activities.  Thursday, 10/31 is Part Two of High School Options for Junior High.  In between we will get some school work done:)

Week of October 21st

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

Good Morning and welcome back to a full week of school!  This week in reading we are using Rod Serling's Monsters Are Due on Maple Street as our short story.  We have already gone over the mood and the tone that Rod Serling masters, so now we will go back to the plot pyramid and put the pieces of the story together.  We will also have two quizzes this week on both vocab from the story and comprehension.  In language, still working with our sentence structure, we will play around with the difference between a fragment and a sentence and how we try not to use a run-on!  In writing we are working on our poem for the poetry contest, and writing a diary entry about the comings and goings in 1876 in New York City.

Just a reminder...Bus Evacuation Drill will be on Friday, 10/25 and our Lock Down Drill will take place on Tuesday, 10/22.  We will go over the routines here at school today, but please have a follow up discussion on the importance of following the teacher's instructions.  God willing we will never have to use these drills, but it is best to be prepared.  Thanks for your continued cooperation!

Week of October 15th

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

Welcome back from a restful, chilly weekend!  This week in reading we have started our second short story call "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street".  this short story was written by Rod Serling who went on to bring his stories to The Twilight Zone.  In this story we are going to focus on Mood and Tone with both the reading and writing parts.  In Language we are going to start discussing the difference between dependent clauses and independent clauses.  This will tie in with our sentences which we are working on.  In writing, we are working on an Autumn poem, either about Halloween or something crisp and cool.

There is a lot going on during our short week!  On Wednesday, 10/16 the High Schools will be here to talk with the junior high students.  On Friday.10/18 the seventh graders , with the help of Ms. Chermack are putting on the all school mass.  Please join us:)  Have a great week.

Week of October 7th

Posted on Oct 07, 2019

I hope everyone is enjoying this cooler weather...makes for great sleeping weather!  This week in reading we will finish our novel, A Long Walk to Water.  We will also finish up our Sudan project that goes along with our story.  We will watch the documentary that goes along with the story as well.  In language, we are working on the difference between a simple and compound sentence.  The use of conjunctions comes into play when you put two sentences together.  In writing, we are working on our "One-Pager" which goes along with the story A Long Walk to Water.  In our Vocabulary Workshop  we are at the Unit 1-3 Review, which will go over the 60 words we have studied so far...

I am sorry that I missed school last Thursday and Friday, but I was attending the Reading Conference in lovely Peoria, Illinois with thousands of  reading teachers from the state of Illinois.  I learned some interesting new ideas which I will implement in my classroom.  As the second half of the trimester begins, let's give it our all!  Thank you again for all of your support.