Grade 7 & 8 Religion & Grade 8 Literature

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Welcome to Junior High Religion & Literature

Teacher: Mrs. Rebekah Vick (rvick@sbsenfield.org)

 


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7th Grade Religion:

Parables
      The Good Samaritan
      The Mustard Seed
      Talents
      The Lost Sheep


Midterm Review: Chapters 1-7, 10

7th Grade Literature:

Poetry Unit
      Elements of poetry: rhyme scheme, syllable count, lines and stanzas
      Types of poems: haiku, limerick, shape, acrostic
      Finding poetry in music
      Recognizing irony and surprise endings

Midterm Review:
      Short Story Unit, Drama Unit, Poetry Unit
      Vocabulary for all units
      Lit. techniques: plot, theme, characterization, setting, characterization, foreshadowing, point-of-view

8th Grade Religion:

Christianity in the Dark Ages
      Collapse of Roman Empire, Role of Monasticism, Church's Involvement in Government
      Great Schism, Crusades, Inquisition


Midterm Review: Catholic Social Teaching, Ch. 1-4, 6-12

 

8th Grade Literature:

Civil Rights Unit
      Understanding reasons for and purpose of American Civil Rights Movement of 1950s-60s
      Role of simile and metaphor in understanding symbolic meaning in poetry
      authors in clude Maya Angelou and Martin Luther King Jr.

Midterm Review: 
      Coming of Age Unit, Dystopian Lit. Unit, Morals in Christmas Stories Unit
      Vocabulary from all units
      Lit. techniques: Conflict, Tone, Point-of-View, Text-to-Self, Setting, Simile and Metaphor
      Timed Essay Writing
     * Click here for the midterm exam schedule and additional details

 

*Each week, students have a reading log and a literature journal worksheet due. Reading logs must be signed to receive credit. It is the students' responsibility to have these signed by their parents.

*Each trimester, students are responsible for completing 4 hours of service and turning in a reflection sheet. The second trimester's service hours are due March 9, 2018. Sheets can be picked up in my room at any time.

7th Grade Religion:

The Early Life of Jesus
         Infancy Narratives
         Proclamations of Jesus as Son of God
         Catholic doctrine on Mary

7th Grade Literature:

Drama Unit
       Dialogue, monologue, soliloquy
       Importance of stage directions
       Importance of reading with expression

8th Grade Religion:

Four Models of the Church
         One, holy, catholic, apostolic

The History of the Church: Part I
          The First Years of the Church
          The Church Flourishes Under Peter and Paul

8th Grade Literature:

Dystopian Literature Unit
         Setting, Plot, Compare and Contrast
         Role and purpose of government in daily life
         Discussion and debates on equality and personal liberties

*Each week, students have a reading log and a literature journal worksheet due. Reading logs must be signed to receive credit. It is the students' responsibility to have these signed by their parents.

*Each trimester, students are responsible for completing 4 hours of service and turning in a reflection sheet. The first trimester's service hours are due December 4, 2017. Sheets can be picked up in my room at any time.

7th Grade Religion:

Scripture: A Portrait of Jesus
        Comparing the 4 Gospels
        Layout of the 26 Books of the New Testament

The World Jesus Lived In
        Culture of First-Century Palestine



7th Grade Literature:

Short Story Unit
        Plot, characterization, setting, and theme

 

8th Grade Religion:

A Closer Look
        Holy Spirit's Influence on the Church
        6 Models of the Church

A People of Prayer
        Communal and Personal Prayer
        Pater Noster

8th Grade Literature:

Coming of Age Unit

        Point of view, tone, text to self connections

 

 

*Each week, students have a reading log and a literature journal worksheet due. Reading logs must be signed to receive credit. It is the students' responsibility to have these signed by their parents.

*Each trimester, students are responsible for completing 4 hours of service and turning in a reflection sheet. The first trimester's service hours are due December 4, 2017. Sheets can be picked up in my room at any time.

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