Hello Everyone,
      I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe! I miss seeing you all in class! Every Monday morning starting on April 20th, I will be posting "Weekly Assignments" below that include instructional activities, reading assignments, and/or lessons that you can work on. It is also a great time for you to be reading a book everyday for 20-30 minutes. If you do not have a book at home, then check out the online resources #7 or #8 for some eBook ideas. 
    Please feel free to email me anytime if you need help or have any questions at
maidenhj@pwcs.edu. My official office hours are every Monday from 12:00-1:30 p.m. We have covered a lot of learning targets this year. I am so proud of all of the hard work you have done so far!  Grade 7 Language Arts Standards -Progress.docx Marking Period 4 will begin on April 27th and will be a time for review and enrichment. The online lessons/activities will be optional and ungraded. Please continue to make yourself proud!  Ms. Maiden

Computer Login Information:

Office 365
:
  username@pwcs-edu.org

Clever: www.clever.com
- Log in as a student (upper right corner)
- Search for Saunders Middle School 
- Login with Office 365

Password Self Service:  
Students can now reset their passwords from outside the network by clicking on Password Self-Service from the Information Technology Department PWCS webpageStudents will be prompted for their username, student number/ID, and date of birth to reset their passwords.


Online Resources: Reading, Writing/Grammar, and Vocabulary

1) Achieve 3000: www.achieve3000.com- Please email me if you forgot your individual         
    username and password.


2) Flocabulary: www.flocabulary.com/join-class- You can login using Office 365 or Clever.
      1st Period Class Code: MG4WKQ;   3rd Period Class Code: K55ZN4

3) Newsela: www.newsela.com- You can login using Office 365 or Clever.   
   
   1st Period Class Code: Y6ZKXX;    3rd Period Class Code: NBPUHN

4) No Red Ink:  www.noredink.com- You can login using Clever.
        
1st Period Class Code: unique curtain 75
        3rd Period Class Code: glowing drawer 78

5) Brain Pop:
www.brainpop.com- You can login using Clever.

6) Saunders Library Home Resources:
      https://sites.google.com/wething.org/saunderslibraryhomeresources/home

7)
Tumble Book Library: K-6 Children's EBook Database:
         https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
      Username: tumble735
      Password: books


8)
Teen Book Cloud: Grades 7-12 EBook Database:
       https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
      Username: tumble2020
      Password: A3b5c6




Weekly Assignments: 

April 20th:
   1. Achieve 3000- Please complete all 5 steps for an article of your choice. 
   2. Flocabulary- Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction
   3. No Red Ink- Quick Write #1

April 27th
   1. Achieve 3000- Please complete all 5 steps for an article of your choice.
   2. Flocabulary- Genres of Fiction
   3. No Red Ink- Quick Write #2

May 4th
  1. Achieve 3000- Please complete all 5 steps for an article of your choice.
  2. Flocabulary- Figurative Language
  3. Figurative Language Powerpoint Project in Office 365 (2 Week Project) 
          a) Types of Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Hyperbole, Personification, 
Alliteration,
              Onomatopoeia,and Idiom
          b) You should have a title slide and slides for each of the 8 types of figurative language listed above.
          c) Each slide must contain the following: 1) a type of figurative language, 2) a definition in your
              own words, 3) an example sentence, and 4) a picture/graphic that goes along with your example sentence
          d) Once finished, please "share with me", and send me an email of your project.

May 11th
  1. Newsela- Please read and answer the comprehension questions for an article of your choice.
  2. Flocabulary- Simple and Compound Sentences
  3. Figurative Language Powerpoint Project in Office 365- Please see the directions above for project details. 

May 18th
   1. Achieve 3000- Please complete all 5 steps for an article of your choice.
   2. Flocabulary- Parts of Speech
   3. No Red Ink- Quick Write #3

May 26th
  1. Flocabulary- Memorial Day

   2. Newsela- The Origins of Memorial Day
   3. No Red Ink- Quick Write #4


June 1st
 1. Achieve 3000- Please complete all 5 steps for an article of your choice.
 2. Flocabulary- Verbs
 3. No Red Ink- Quick Write #5


June 8th-  Have a great summer!!
1.  Achieve 3000 or Newsela- Please complete an article of your choice.
2. Flocabulary- The Call of the Wild
3. No Red Ink- Quick Write #6




Welcome to Ms. Maiden's Language Arts Class! 

Students in my class will be completing a variety of learning activities in reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. Please check out the "Target Calendars" for information on what we are learning in class every month, and the "Useful Links Tab" for links to the computer program Achieve 3000 as well as other helpful educational websites. I have been a teacher at Saunders Middle School for fifteen years, and am looking forward to another great year! I am here to help your child reach their goals, and be happy and successful in seventh grade.  Please feel free to email or call me anytime!