Grade 7 & 8 Religion & Grade 8 Literature

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Teacher: Mrs. Joy Renner (jrenner@sbsenfield.org)

 


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7th Grade

Religion

Monthly Devotion: The Holy Souls in Purgatory

Learn about All Saints and All Souls Days in the Church

Chapter 3: Scripture: A Portrait of Jesus

Chapter 4: The World Jesus Lived In

Literature

Poetry

  • Sound Devices, Haiku, Limerick, Shape, and Acrostic poems were covered in      

               October

  • Students wrote fall, harvest and Halloween poems

Poetry continued in November

“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman

“I’m Nobody” by Emily Dickinson

“Me” by Walter De la Mare

“Full Fathom Five” by William Shakespeare

“Onomatopoeia” by Eve Merriam

“Maestro” by Pat Mora

Literary Analysis: 1.) Sound devices 2.) Comparing Literary works 3.) Speaker in poetry

Word work: 1.) vocabulary 2.) clarifying word meaning

8th Grade

Religion

Monthly Devotion: The Holy Souls in Purgatory

Learn about All Saints and All Souls Days in the Church

Chapter 4: A People of Prayer

Chapter 5: A People of Service

Literature

An excerpt from “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

Literary analysis: 1.) Memoir 2.) Figurative language/ descriptive details

Word work: 1.) vocabulary 2.) Word wall: prefixes, suffixes and root words

NEW!  Vounteers are needed for the Santa Breakfast on December 8th at St. Bernard Church, St. Jeanne Jugan Parish. 

See Mrs. Renner for volunteer sign up forms!

Please see the attachments below for an explanation of junior high service opportunities and the form to submit hours for class credit.

Junior_High_Service_Hour_Opportunities_2019.pdf

Junior_High_Service_Hour_Sheets_2019.pdf

October

7th Grade

Religion

Monthly Devotion: The Holy Rosary

Learn the Rosary prayers and the Mysteries

Assemble a giant Rosary for the Rosary Masses: 10/4 School Mass 1:15   10/6 Family Mass 11:00 at Holy Family Church

Chapter 1: Impact of Jesus

Chapter 2: Friendship with Jesus

Literature

“Two Kinds” by Amy Tan

Literary Analysis: 1.) character motives 2.) character traits

Word Work: 1.) vocabulary 2.) roots and affixes

8th Grade

Religion

Monthly Devotion: The Holy Rosary

Pray the Rosary

Chapter 2: Tracing Our Roots/Salvation History

Chapter 3: A Closer Look/Models of the Church

Preparing for November Masses: 11/1 All Saints School Mass 1:15    11/3 All Souls Scrolls Family Mass 11:00 Holy Family Church

A permission slip for participating in November Family Mass will be coming home soon.

Students will earn one service hour by reading at Mass.

Literature

“Charles” by Shirley Jackson

Literary Analysis: 1.) point of view 2.) dialogue

Word Work: 1.) vocabulary 2.) identifying word origins

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