7th Grade Dabek

Meet the Teacher:  
My name is Owen Dabek.  I have been teaching
for four years and I absolutely love it.  My
two passions are helping students delve deep
into literature and use it as a tool to
understand the world, those around them, and
themselves, and leading them to a more full 
relationship with Jesus.  I will be teaching 
5th-8th grade literature and 5th grade English. 

If you have any questions you can contact me via
 email at dabek@strpdschool.org or by leaving me a
message at 314-921-3023 Ext. 37.  



Week 31 March 9-13, 2020  
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs

AR reading goals are to be met by March 13th.

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will complete our My Side of the Mountain essay.  
    - Unit 9 Spelling Test Thursday 3/12
    - Unit 9 Vocabulary Quiz Friday 3/13
    - We will have library time on Wednesday. 
6th Grade:  
    - Where the Red Fern Grows Ch 17-20.
    Unit 9 Spelling Test 3/11
    - Unit 9 Vocabulary Quiz 3/12
    - We will have reading time in the Library on Wednesday.     
7th Grade: 
    - Finishing Watching A Wrinkle in Time  
    - Unit 10 Spelling Test 3/11.     
    - Unit 10 Vocabulary Quiz 3/12
    - A Wrinkle in Time assessment 3/13.
8th Grade: 
    -"The Landlady" test 3/10.
    - Unit 8 Spelling Test 3/11.
    - Unit 8 Vocabulary Quiz 3/12.
    - We have Library Time on Monday.  
English 5th Grade:
    - We will be working on our unit over verbs.  Our focus will be          Future Tense and Subject-Verb agreement.   
    - We will review Past and Present Tense.  
    - Test over verbs  Wednesday 3/11


Week 30 March 2-6, 2020  
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs

AR reading goals are to be met by March 13th.

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will complete our My Side of the Mountain essay.  
    - Unit 8 Vocabulary Quiz Tuesday 3/3
    - We will begin Unit 9 Vocabulary.   
    - We will have library time on Wednesday. 
6th Grade:  
    - Where the Red Fern Grows Ch 16 Quiz Tuesday 3/3.
    We will begin Unit 9 Vocabulary. 
    - We will read Ch 17-18 in Where the Red Fern Grows. 
    - We will have reading time in the Library on Wednesday.     
7th Grade: 
    - 7G Quiz Monday 3/2 over A Wrinkle in Time Ch 10-12.  
    - Unit 9 Vocab Quiz Tuesday 3/3.     
    - We will begin Unit 10 vocabulary. 
    - We are finishing watching A Wrinkle in Time. 
    - We will begin working on our 5 paragraph essay over A Wrinkle in         Time.
8th Grade: 
    - We will begin our study of Unit 8 Vocabulary.  
    - We we are working our way through "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl
    - We have Library Time on Monday.  
English 5th Grade:
    - We will be working on our unit over verbs.  Our focus will be          Future Tense and Subject-Verb agreement.   
    - We will review Past and Present Tense.  
    - Test over verbs will be next Wednesday 3/11.  

Week 27 February 10-14, 2020  
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - My Side of the Mountain Ch 19-22 Quiz Tuesday 2/11.
    - Unit 7 Spelling Test Wednesday 2/12.
    - Unit 7 Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 2/13.
    - We will be Watching the Movie adaptation of My Side of the              Mountain  in preparation of our compare and contrast essay next       week.    
    - We will have library time on Wednesday. 
6th Grade:  
    - Where the Red Fern Grows Ch 10-12 Quiz Tuesday 2/11
    - Unit 7 Spelling Test Wednesday 2/12
    - Unit 7 Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 2/13
    - We will be reading Ch 14 in Where the Red Fern Grows.
    - We will have reading time in the Library on Wednesday.     
7th Grade: 
    - A Wrinkle in Time Ch 7-9 Quiz Tuesday 2/11.
    - Unit 8 Spelling Test Wednesday 2/12
    - Unit 8 Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 2/13
    - We will read Ch 10 in A Wrinkle in Time.   
8th Grade: 
    - We will continue working on our 5 paragraph essay over A               Christmas Carol
    - Unit 6 Spelling Test Wednesday 2/12
    - Unit 6 Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 2/13   
English 5th Grade:
    - We will be working on our unit over verbs.  
    - This week are are focusing on Linking Verbs and Past Tense.  

Week 25 January 27-31, 2020
Happy Catholic Schools' Week!  
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will begin our study of Level Blue Unit 7 vocabulary. 
    - We will read Ch 19-21 of My Side of the Mountain  
    - We will have library time on Wednesday. 
6th Grade:  
    - We will complete Level A Unit 6 Spelling and Vocabulary.
    - Spelling Test Wednesday 1/29
    - Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 1/30
    - Ch 12-13 of Where the Red Fern Grows 
    - We will have reading time in the Library on Wednesday.     
7th Grade: 
    - We will complete our study of Level B Unit 6 Vocabulary.
    - Spelling Test Wednesday 1/29
    - Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 1/30
    - Ch. 7-9 in A Wrinkle in Time this week.   
8th Grade: 
    - We will continue our study of Level C Unit 5 Vocabulary. 
    - Spelling Test Wednesday 1/29
    - Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 1/30 
    - We will be working on a project for A Christmas Carol.  
English 5th Grade:
    - We will be working on our unit over verbs.  
    - This Week we will be working on Direct Objects, Main, and helping       verbs.  


Week 17 December 2-6, 2019
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will continue our study of Level Blue Unit 5 vocabulary. 
    - We will read Ch 13-15 of My Side of the Mountain  Quiz Friday           12/6.
    - We will have library time on Wednesday. 
    - Unit 5 Spelling Test Wednesday 12/4.
    - Unit 5 vocabulary Quiz Friday 12/6. 
6th Grade:  
    - We will begin our study of Level A Unit 5 Spelling and                  Vocabulary.
    - Ch 7-9 of Where the Red Fern Grows Quiz Tuesday 12/3.
    - We will have reading time in the Library on Wednesday.  
    - We will begin reading Ch 10-12 of Where the Red Fern Grows.    
7th Grade: 
    - We will begin our study of Level B Unit 6 Vocabulary.
    - Quiz over Ch 1-3 of A Wrinkle in Time this week.  
    - We will continue our reading of A Wrinkle in Time. 
8th Grade: 
    - We will continue our study of Level C Unit 4 Vocabulary.  
    - We will finish our study of Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping       Frog of Calveras County."
    - We will begin our study of A Christmas Carol.
English 5th Grade:
    - We have planned out our D.A.R.E. Essays.  
    - Rough Drafts due Tuesday 11/19 at the end of class.  
    - We will be working on revisions in class.  Final drafts of


Week 15 November 18-22, 2019
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs

Reminder: All students should have at least 1 AR test completed by Tuesday 11/26 unless arranged otherwise. 

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will begin our study of Level Blue Unit 5 vocabulary. 
    - My Side of the Mountain Ch 7-9 Quiz Tuesday 11/19.
    - We will have library time on Wednesday. 
    - Friday we will be learning about acrostic poetry.
6th Grade:  
    - Level A Unit 4 Spelling Test Wednesday 11/20.  
    - Level A Unit 4 Vocab Quiz Thursday 11/21.
    - We will be reading Ch 7-9 of Where the Red Fern Grows.
    - We will be reading and sharing our own poetry Friday.   
7th Grade: 
    - We are working on reading Ch 1-2 in A Wrinkle in Time.
    - We are finishing study of Level B Unit 5 Vocabulary. 
    - Spelling Test over Unit 5 will be Wednesday 11/20.
    - Vocab Quiz over Unit 5 will be Thursday 11/21.
    - Friday we will be reading and sharing our own poetry.  
8th Grade: 
    - We will begin our study of Level C Unit 4 Vocabulary.  
    - We will begin reading Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog       of Calveras County."
English 5th Grade:
    - We have planned out our D.A.R.E. Essays.  
    - Rough Drafts due Tuesday 11/19 at the end of class.  
    - We will be working on revisions in class.  Final drafts of D.A.R.E. Essays are due on Monday 11/25 before classes begin.  
Week 13 November 4-8, 2019
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will begin our study of Level Blue Unit 4 vocabulary. 
    - We will be reading Ch 7-8 of My Side of the Mountain.
    - Friday we will be reading some poetry.
    - Spelling Test over Unit 4 will be Wednesday 11/13
    - Vocabulary Quiz over Unit 4 will be Thursday 11/14
6th Grade:  
    - We will begin our study of Level A Unit 4 Vocabulary.  
    - We will be reading Ch 5-6 of Where the Red Fern Grows.
    - Spelling Test over Unit 4 11/13.
    - Vocabulary Quiz over Unit 4 Thursday 11/14.   
7th Grade: 
    - We will be making our Story Key of "The Smallest Dragonboy"
    - Story Key Posted in Google Classroom.  
    - We will be finishing our study of Level B Unit 4 Vocabulary.
    - Vocabulary Quiz over Unit 4 will be Tuesday 11/5.
    - Quiz over "The Smallest Dragonboy" will be Wednesday 11/6.
8th Grade: 
    - We finish our study of Level C Unit 3 Vocabulary.  
    - We will create the Story Key for "The Mustache."
    - Story Key will be posted on the Google Classroom. 
    - Quiz over "The Mustache" will be Friday 11/8.
English 5th Grade:
    - We have been working on writing good paragraphs.  
    - We will be working on Topic Sentences and Body Sentences.  
    - We will Preparing to publish for when we begin our DARE Essays.

Week 7 September 23-27, 2019
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.
  
Use Prompts for Different Purposes to complete the Journal Response for ARLs. 

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will be finishing our study of Unit 2 Vocabulary.
    - Spelling Test will be Wednesday 9/25
    - Vocabulary Quiz will be Thursday 9/26
    - We will be looking at vocabulary for the book "My Side of the          Mountain."
    - Friday we will learn about Limericks and practice writing them.
6th Grade:  
    - We will finish "Ta-Na-E-Ka" to discuss plot and theme. 
    - Ta-Na-E-Ka" Quiz Wednesday 9/25
    - Spelling Test Wednesday 9/25
    - Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 9/26
    - We will learn about meter and rhyme schemes on Friday  
7th Grade: 
    - We will finish reading "Song of the Trees," and review plot and       theme.
    - We will be finishing our study of Unit 2 Vocabulary.
    - Spelling Test will be Wednesday 9/25
    - Vocabulary Quiz will be Thursday 9/26
8th Grade: 
    - We begin our study of Unit 2 Vocabulary
    - We will finish "Flowers for Algernon," and review figurative            language. 
    - We will analyze a short poem for figurative language and work on       memorizing it for 10/11 recitation.   
English 5th Grade:
    - We will be working on our Explanatory Essay in English Class. 
    - Working on editing, and revision, and publishing. 
    - We will explore conjunctions and correcting sentences to make          them complete.  

Week 6 September 16-20, 2019
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.  
Literature: 
5th Grade:
    -We will not have Literature class due to ITBS Testing.
6th Grade:  
    - We will continue reading "Ta-Na-E-Ka" to discuss plot and theme. 
    - We will work on Vocab Unit 2 in Class this week.  
7th Grade: 
    - We will not have Literature Class due to ITBS Testing
8th Grade: 
    -We will not have Literature Class due to ITBS Testing
English 5th Grade:
    - We will be working on our Explanatory Essay in English Class. 
    - Working on editing, and revision, and publishing. 


 
Week 5 September 9-13, 2019
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.  

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - Unit 1 Spelling Test Wednesday 9/11.
    - Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 9/12. 
    - We will begin on an Explanatory Essay to assess Steps in a              Process.  
6th Grade: 
    - Unit 1 Spelling Test Wednesday 9/11.  
    - Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 9/12
    - We will begin reading "Ta-Na-E-Ka" to discuss plot and theme. 
7th Grade: 
    - We will begin working on Unit 2 Spelling and Vocab Words.
    - We will be Reading Song of the Trees to learn about plot and          theme.  
8th Grade: 
    - Unit 1 Spelling Test Wednesday 9/11.
    - Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz Thursday 9/12. 
    - We will be reading "Flowers for Algernon" to learn about figures 
      of speech.  

English 5th Grade:
    - We will go over the Sentences Quiz together in class on Monday.
    - We will be working on our Explanatory Essay in English Class.  
  


Week 4 September 2-6, 2019
Students can study vocabulary words on vocabularyworkshop.com after selecting their book.  

Literature: 
5th Grade:
    - We will be beginning our Vocabulary Workshop Blue Book this week.
    - The quiz over "The Diver and the Dolphin" will be Thursday 9/5
    - We will begin on an Explanatory Essay.  
6th Grade: 
    - Will discuss internal and external conflict.  
    - Quiz over "Just Once" on Friday 9/6
    - We will begin reading "Ta-Na-E-Ka"
7th Grade: 
    - Unit 1 Spelling Test Wednesday 9/4.
    - Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz Wednesday 9/5
    - We will be Reading Song of the Trees to learn about plot and           theme.  
8th Grade: 
    - Will begin Unit 1 in the Vocabulary Book.
    - We will be reading "Flowers for Algernon" to learn about figures 
      of speech.  

English 5th Grade:
    - We will be reviewing Sentences, types of sentences, and subjects
      and predicates.
    - Quiz over reviewed topics Thursday 9/5.
    - Will continue sentences Unit with Subjects in Imperatives.   
    

Week 2 August 19-23, 2019
Literature:  
 5th grade is working on identifying and understanding how Steps in a Process are communicated. We are reading "The Diver and the Dolphins."  

6-8th grade are working on understanding and examining conflict in stories and how they effect our understanding.  
       6th grade is reading  "Just Once"  by Thomas Dygard
       7th grade is reading "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"  by Rudyard Kipling  
       8th Grade is finishing "Raymond's Run" Toni Cade Bambara, and                 will quiz over conflict and story on Tuesday.

All students will be given an un-graded Poetry pre-assessment this week and will discuss what a poem is and looks like on our first Poetry Friday.  


5th Grade English.   
We are examining what sentences are and how they are structured.   they will be giving a writing sample for future lesson planning. 


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