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Welcome to Junior High Religion & Literature

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

 


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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

Welcome back 7th Grade! I am excited for the school year to begin! This is my 11th year teaching at SBS and it will be nice to see old friends and make new ones. Each month I will post the chapters or topics we are working on and student service hour opportunities. It is more important to me as an educator to help my students master skills and understand content, then it is to rush to complete a text or chapter. Therefore, you may see topics carry over to the next month, or we may be able to finish some material faster than expected. My monthly outline is an estimate of what we will be able to cover each month.  Please feel free to email me with any questions, jrenner@sbsenfield.org. Look for a parent letter to come home on the first day of school, as well as classroom and homework expectations. The following week I will send home information about service hours and the Rosary Mass.

7th Grade Religion

  • Monthly Devotion: The Seven Sorrows of Mary
  • Religion whole school and classroom themes
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Chapter 1: Impact of Jesus
  • The Rosary: prayers and mysteries (prepare for Rosary Masses, October 4, School Mass and October 6th Family Mass)

Literature

  • Review reading strategies:  summarizing, questioning, predicting, connecting, visualizing, clarifying, evaluating, and determining importance
  • Introduce weekly literature journals and reading logs for pleasure reading books
  • “The Cat Who Thought She Was a Dog and the Dog Who Thought She was a Cat” by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Literary analysis:  1)The moral of a story  2) conflict

Welcome back 8th Grade! I am excited for the school year to begin! This is my 11th year teaching at SBS and it will be nice to see old friends and make new ones. Each month I will post the chapters or topics we are working on and student service hour opportunities. It is more important to me as an educator to help my students master skills and understand content, then it is to rush to complete a text or chapter. Therefore, you may see topics carry over to the next month, or we may be able to finish some material faster than expected. My monthly outline is an estimate of what we will be able to cover each month. Please feel free to email me with any questions, jrenner@sbsenfield.org. Look for a parent letter to come home on the first day of school, as well as classroom and homework expectations. The following week I will send home information about service hours. 8th Grade is responsible for the November School & Family Mass, look for information to come home in October. Participating in the Mass is a wonderful way to serve and praise God!

Religion

  • Monthly Devotion: The Seven Sorrows of Mary
  • Religion whole school and classroom themes
  • Liturgical Calendar
  • Chapter 1: Community of Disciples

Literature

  • Review reading strategies:  summarizing, questioning, predicting, connecting, visualizing, clarifying, evaluating, and determining importance
  • Introduce weekly literature journals and reading logs for pleasure reading books
  • “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury
  • Literary analysis:  1) historical setting  2) mood

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