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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 March 28th

Posted on Mar 27, 2022

Welcome back after our beautiful Open House on Sunday.  It was so nice to see the church filled with people.This is a regular week, Monday-Friday!!

In reading, we are ending Unit Three with poetry.  We have written our own sonnets just like Shakespear, and now we are learning about odes.  Next is lyric poetry!  Our next few stories are actually poems.  We will talk about what is needed for an ode and for a lyric poem.  Each of these poems uses figurative language.

In language, we will be covering figurative language.  We are going to spend some time on metaphors and similes, plus personification and tone.

In writing, we are working on an argument.  The students have to choose an invention, and then persuade the audience on why theirs is the best.  They need to present a counter argument on another invention as well.

Week of March 21st

Posted on Mar 20, 2022

Welcome back to a full week of work!  If you have not signed the report card envelope, please do, and then send it back with your child.  As a reminder to students, IReady is to be completed at home.  

In reading, we will start our new story"Allied with Green".  All of our stories in this unit are about our natural resources. We will have vocabulary words and comprehension questions. 

In language, we will work on complex sentences.  We know in order to make a complex sentence, we join a dependent clause(needs more) with an independent clasue(complete sentence).

In writing, we are going to give arguments another try.  The students will choose from a list, the inventions they think is the most important, and tell me why!

Week of March 14th

Posted on Mar 14, 2022

Welcome back after a wonderful, fun-filled weekend of celebrating the Irish!  This week we will have lots to work on for Trimester 3.  Please look over and discuss the pros and cons of your child's report card.  Please sign and return the envelope to school on Tuesday.  Congratulations to Jake Roney and Grace Carmody for winning 2nd and 3rd place in St. Rita's Language Week Poster Contest!  Their posters were among the St. Rita population and they won on their own merits!!!

In reading, we will start with our test on our memoir, "Mississippi Solo", on Tuesday, 3/15.  We will then read a poem on the drought.  We will focus on the elements of a sonnet and try to write one ourselves.  We don't have any vocabulary for this poem, but we will have questions when we are finished.

In language, we are going to review basic punctuation this week.  

In writing, we are going to begin an argument this week.  We have presented an argument back in first trimester, so now we will try it again.



Week of March 7th

Posted on Mar 06, 2022

What a beautiful weekend, and now back to work.  This week has a lot of activities, so please take note.  Our FORMAL BOOK ANALYSIS is due tomorrow, 3/7/22.  About half of the seventh graders handed it in early for extra points!  On Wednesday, 3/9/22 we will be going to St. Rita for the Language Festival.  They are serving cheese and sausage pizza for the kids, so if yours doesn't like pizza, send a lunch! Our second trimester also ends this week, so report cards will be coming.

In reading, we are going over our memoir called "Mississippi Solo".  We will go over all of the elements of a memoir because that will be our first book report in Trimester 3!  We will go over the vocabulary and the comprehension questions as well.

In language, we are practicing using different verb tenses and how to keep them consistant.