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Seventh Grade

ELA

These weekly activities are guidelines. Please, work at your own pace and do the work that you feel most comfortable with.

Week 1:

Make sure you are reading every day 30-60 minutes. After reading, write a quick one paragraph summary of what you read. If you do not have access to a book, you can find free books on the public domain at the Gutenberg Project. https://www.gutenberg.org/.

 

2-3 times per week, find an article online about anything that interests you. Try to determine why the author wrote the article and write a one paragraph analysis. Good websites to find articles can be found on the resources page.

 

Weekly, write in a journal to document what is going on in your life, and how you are feeling and coping during this time of social distancing. This can be used in the future as a primary source when this phenomenon is taught as part of our history.

 

Week one activities include reading passages and answering multiple choice and short answer questions focused on central ideas. You can print off the weekly activities from the attached PDFs

 

Week 2:

Make sure you are reading every day 30-60 minutes. After reading, write a quick one

paragraph summary of what you read. If you do not have access to a book, you can find free books on the public domain at the Gutenberg Project. https://www.gutenberg.org/.

 

2-3 times per week, find an article online about anything that interests you. Try to determine why the author wrote the article and write a one paragraph analysis. Good websites to find articles can be found on the resources page.

 

Week two activities include reading passages and answering multiple choice and short answer questions focused on central ideas. You can print off the weekly activities from the attached PDFs.

 

Week 3: Make sure you are reading every day 30-60 minutes. After reading, write a quick one paragraph summary of what you read. If you do not have access to a book, you can find free books on the public domain at the Gutenberg Project. https://www.gutenberg.org/.


2-3 times per week, find an article online about anything that interests you. Try to determine why the author wrote the article and write a one paragraph analysis. Good websites to find articles can be found on the resources page.

 

Week three activities include reading passages and answering multiple choice and short answer questions focused on context clues. You can print off the weekly activities from the attached PDFs.

 

Resources Page:

 

https://newsela.com/

 

Great place to find articles. Most 6th grade students should have a log in and password to access the quizzes and questions.

 

https://www.readworks.org/ Another resource for articles.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html Here is the access code for Scholastic:

https://scope.scholastic.com/

Click on Student Login Access code: SLMS2020

 

Day-by-day cross curricular projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing: includes a free login for Book Flix & for Watch and Learn Library.

Timely articles with ideas for discussion http://www.kellygallagher.org/article-of-the-week

 

Do kids need ideas for their writer’s notebook? Take a tour of over 500 Art Galleries and Museums.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

Mathematics

SLMS Math Department 

7th Grade Materials 

 

 

Mrs. Boylan                                           Mrs. Sahadi                                    Mr. Peddycord 

Cboylan@solake.org                            Ksahadi@solake.org                    Epeddycord@solake.org  

 

Week 1

7th Grade Math Classes: 

 

During week 1, we’d like you to use Khan Academy to refresh yourselves on  Negative Numbers: Addition and Subtraction 

 

7th Grade Honors Math

Let’s review working with Negative Numbers on Khan Academy!

 

Week 2

7th Grade Math

During week 2, our refresher topic of choice via Khan Academy is Negative Numbers: Multipication and Division 

 

7th Grade Honors Math

Now let’s take a look at Graphing & Solving Inequalities on Khan Academy!

 

Week 3

7th Grade Math

For week 3 we’d like the refresher to be on handling Converting Fractions to Decimals 

 

 

7th Grade Honors Math

And finally, let’s review Ratios & Proportions on Khan Academy!

 

Continue to enjoy family time by cooking, baking, playing games, puzzles, etc.   

Feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

Science

Mrs. Minne
Week 1
 
CARTOON ARTICLE
This material on Nature Selecting Genes continues from our work on genetics. Please read the
Cartoon Survival of the Sneakiest and then Answer the questions at the end of the reading.
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/sneakermales_01
 
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
When it comes to crickets, what does fitness mean?
Is calling good or bad for a cricket's fitness?
Give some examples of genetics at work in this cricket story.
How can calling be good for some crickets? How can not calling be good for some crickets?
 
LOOKING FOR MORE?
For more information: Interested in how genetics and the environment work together check out
the resources on this page. (articles, interactive games, video’s and more)..
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/resourcelibrary.php
 
CHECK OUT FOR LEARNERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WEBSITE PAGE
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/search/students.php
 
Week 2
 
INTERACTIVE WEBSITE
Click on the pHet website below. Play the interactive game on how Bunnie Genes are Selected
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/natural-selection
 
WORKSHEET
Complete the worksheet below while working on the PHet simulation
https://drive.google.com/open?id=11D2S9efBug9Z6smLl2pB5dwRzLKptROv
 
LOOKING FOR MORE
Use the website below to review more on genetics, you will see Punnett Squares in action
https://youtu.be/Mehz7tCxjSE
 
Week 3
 
INTERACTIVE READING AND GAME
Use the interactive website below to review more about the genetics, and read an interactive
story about the Peppered Moths. Read, play the game and answer the questions as you review
genetics.
Instructions:
a) Go to https://serpmedia.org/scigen/l4.2.html
b) Click on the Peppered Moth Picture under Set the context: and take 10 minutes to
describe the basic traits of the moth
c) Under the heading Share the interactive story of the peppered moth. Take (20 minutes
and Read the interactive story of the Peppered Moths using the interactive tools
provided.
d) Go to the heading, Wrap up: what happens when air quality improves? Take (20
minutes) to answer the fill in the blank questions.
Pdf version https://serpmedia.org/scigen/assets/l4.2_improving_air_moth.pdf
 
Looking For More
This other version of the Peppered Moth Story has more data analysis and questions sets and
includes another interactive simulation of the Peppered Moth Story.
https://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/pepperedmoth.html
Family Fun Great Site for Games/virtual tours/science activities
https://www.biomanbio.com/GamesandLabs/Genegames/genetics.html
https://mommypoppins.com/kids/50-easy-science-experiments-for-kids-fun-educational-activities
-using-household-stuff
 
Social Studies
 

 

 

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Week 1

 

Current Events

Watch CNN10

https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

 

You can view CNN10 as often as you’d like but please complete attached activity at least once a week.

 

If you are unable to open the worksheet please write a summary on a lined sheet of paper about 3 to 4 sentences long about that day’s events.

 

Ancient River Valley Civilizations

 

Open the attached PDF

Read handout 2 and fill out the chart comparing and contrasting the early river civilizations. You only need to print out hand out 2 and the chart.

 

 

Game Day!

 

Review Unit 2 by playing the Quizizz game. Follow the directions below.

 

joinmyquiz.com

and enter this code

644089

 

If you do not have computer access, see attachment labeled 7 History Unit 2 Review.

Week 2

 

Current Events

Watch CNN10

https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

 

You can view CNN10 as often as you’d like but please complete attached activity at least once a week.

 

If you are unable to open the worksheet please write a summary on a lined sheet of paper about 3 to 4 sentences long about that day’s events.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tejpJqeOqKE

 

Watch this video on the Nile River for kids.

 

On a lined sheet of paper tell me 5 things you learned about the Nile river and ancient Egypt.

 

 

 

https://www.ancient-egypt-online.com

 

Go to this site and click on two topics on the right of the page

And on your lined sheet of paper or notebook,

name 5 interesting things you’ve learned about each topic.

Week 3

 

Current Events

Watch CNN10

https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

 

You can view CNN10 as often as you’d like but please complete attached activity at least once a week.

 

If you are unable to open the worksheet please write a summary on a lined sheet of paper about 3 to 4 sentences long about that day’s events.

 

 

Attached you will find a document entitled Civilizations conflict and cooperation

 

Review materials and on a sheet of paper tell me why civilizations/empires would argue. Remember the youtube video about the office wars?

 

Game Day!

 

Unit 3 Review

 

joinmyquiz.com

and enter this code

844401

 

If you do not have computer access, see attachment labeled 7 History Unit 3 Review.

 

 

Extra Practice: BrainPop

If you are allowed, sign up for BrainPop.  It is free for students learning from home. Request free family access.

  • Click on Social Studies Tab
  • Click on Ancient Cultures
  • Choose 3 out of the 5 topics listed below (Yes you can do all 5 and more if you like!) Watch the video, take the quiz and try some of the activities offered.
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • Egyptian Pharoahs
  • Mummies
  • Sumerians
  • Maya Civilization