Mr. Jerry Leever - Room 71

 

Mr. LeeverBackground

Welcome to 7th Grade English and spelling! 

My name is Jerry Leever, and I am excited to begin my eleventh year at St. Vincent de Paul School. I received both my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Language Arts (1984) and Master of Arts in English (1993) at the University of Kansas. I have taught high school English in Houston (Westbury), TX, Lincoln (Northeast), NE and Faucett (Mid-Buchanan), MO.

Classroom Information and Links

I am looking forward to having the opportunity to serve and teach your child. I hope to challenge each child in my English class and that everyone will learn of the power that language has to create meaning and communicate ideas. My goal is to equip your child with the tools he or she needs to be life-long writers.

For both 7th and 8th Grade Spelling/Vocabulary, every other week, students will receive a new list of 20 words. Students will be tested over that list on the Wednesday of the second week. I encourage students to spend a little time nightly going over their spelling/vocabulary words.

This year, vocabulary, spelling and English grades will be incorporated into one grade. Spelling and vocabulary will not be a separate grade. The English grade will be determined using the following scale: vocabulary assignments 5%, spelling tests 10%, vocabulary tests 10%, English assignments 5%, English quizzes 20%, English tests 25% and written compositions 25%.

If you would like to contact me, please email me or call me at 402-492-2111

Vocabulary assignments should be completed at sadlierconnect.com.

English assignments should be submitted using Google Classroom.

Week of April 6-8--I hope everyone has a safe, reflective and joyous Holy Week and Easter.

English 7

Vocabulary--Unit 14 Choosing the Right Word, Synonyms, Antonyms

Woodmen Essay--Complete one more paragraph of your choosing (introduction or body paragraph).

English 8

Vocabulary--Unit 14 Choosing the Right Word, Synonyms, Antonyms

Woodmen Essay--Complete one more paragraph of your choosing (introduction or body paragraph).

Week of March 30-April 4

English 7-

Woodmen Essay--Complete one paragraph (introduction paragraph or a body paragraph)

Vocabulary--Unit 13 Completing the Sentence, Vocabulary in Context, Unit 13 Test.

Punctuation--page 189, exercises 1-3.

Adverbs--pages 114-5, exercises 1-3; page177, exercises 1-2.

English 8-

Woodmen Essay--Complete one paragraph (introduction paragraph or a body paragraph)

Vocabulary--Unit 13 Completing the Sentence, Vocabulary in Context, Unit 13 Test.

Punctuation--page 189, exercises 1-3. Complete sentences.

Clauses--page 149, exercises 1-2; page 151, exercises 1-2.

 

Week of March 23-28

English 7-

Adverbs--Read the lesson for Chapter 6.1 on page 110. Create a Google document and complete exercises 1-3. Follow the directions for each exercise. Use complete sentences for exercise 3.

Read the lesson for Chapter 6.2 on page 112. Create a Google document and complete exercises 1-4. Follow the directions for each exercise. Use complete sentences for exercises 3-4.

Please submit your assignment to me by Saturday the 28th.

Punctuation--Read the lesson for Chapter 10.2 on page 184. Create a Google document and rewrite the sentences in exercises 1-2 using the correct punctuation.

Read the lesson for Chapter 10.3 on page 186. Create a Google document and rewrite the sentences in exercises 1--3 using the correct punctuation.

Don't forget to submit this to me by Saturday, March 28.

 

Vocabulary--Take Unit 12 Test and complete Unit 13 Choosing the Right Word, Synonyms and Antonyms.

 

Writing--Using instructions in Classroom, create an outline for your essay on the topic: What Freedom means to me.

 

English 8--

Clauses--Read the lesson for chapter 8.3 on page 144. Create a Google document to complete exercises 1-3. Follow the directions for each exercise. For exercise 3, write the complete sentence.

Read the lesson for chapter 8.4 on page 145. Create a Google document to complete exercises 1-2. Follow the directions for each exercise. For exercise 2, if the clause is a non-restrictive clause, rewrite the whole sentence correctly placing necessary comma or commas.

Please submit your assignment by Saturday, March 28.

Punctuation--Read the lesson for Chapter 10.2 on page 184. Create a Google document and rewrite the sentences in exercises 1-2 using the correct punctuation.

Read the lesson for Chapter 10.3 on page 186. Create a Google document and rewrite the sentences in exercises 1--3 using the correct punctuation.

Don't forget to submit this to me by Saturday, March 28.

 

Vocabulary--Take Unit 12 Test and complete Unit 13 Choosing the Right Word, Synonyms and Antonyms.

 

Writing--Using instructions in Classroom, create an outline for your essay on the topic: What Freedom means to me.

 

 
Sadlier vocabulary activities http://www.sadlierconnect.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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