Kim Burken – Seventh Grade, Seventh Grade ELA & Religion, Sixth Grade Religion, & Aftercare

Miss Burken’s Web Page

Here you can find information about:
7B Homeroom,
7th Grade English Language Arts,
7th Grade Religion,
6T Religion

Required Remote Learning:

Dear Parents and Students,
Thank you for a wonderful school year! I hope everyone enjoys their summer! I have enjoyed your hard work and wish you the very best going forward. Thank you to all the parents for your support and involvement this year.

Below you will find a letter with information for required learning. Also, there is a table with the general outline for required ELA assignments for the week. And there is a guide for completing your optional Moby Max Lessons.

As always, please feel free to reach out on remind or through email with any questions.

Take care and stay well!

Sincerely,
Miss Burken

Informational Letter for Upper Grade Parents 6/01-6/05

Moby Max Quick Guide

ELA
Date Monday 6/01 Tuesday 6/02 Wednesday 6/03 Thursday 6/04 Friday 6/05
Written Assignments Compound-Complex Sentences reteaching Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers Worksheet Types of Sentences and Clauses and Phrases Review Extension Work/Make up Earlier Work (optional) Extension Work/Make up Earlier Work (optional)
Daily Comprehension 30 Day 3 30 Day 4 30 Day 5 Extension Work/Make up Earlier Work (optional) Extension Work/Make up Earlier Work (optional)
Moby Max

(Optional)

Identify Complex Sentences Differentiate Between Dependent and Independent Clauses Identify Compound-Complex Sentences Identify Misplaced Modifiers Identify Dangling Modifiers
Optional Work for More Practice Types of Sentences Task Cards  Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers Worksheet Weekly Paragraph with at least one compound-complex sentence.  Extensions/Work/Make up Earlier Work Extensions/Work/Make up Earlier Work

Informational Letter for Upper Grade Parents 5/26-5/29

ELA
Date Monday 5/25 Tuesday 5/26 Wednesday 5/27 Thursday 5/28 Friday 5/29
Written Assignments No School Phrase or Clause Color by Number What is a Clause Reteaching Worksheet  Simple & Compound Sentences Reteaching Worksheet Complex Sentences More Practice Worksheet
Daily Comprehension No School 29 Day 4 29 Day 5 30 Day 1 30 Day 2
Moby Max

(Optional)

No School Identify Independent Clauses Identify Dependent Clauses Identify Simple Sentences Identify Compound Sentences
Optional Work for More Practice No School Independent and Dependent Clause Worksheet Simple & Compound More Practice Worksheet 

Weekly Paragraph with at least one sentence that has a dependent and independent clause. 

Complex Sentences Reteaching Worksheet

Informational Letter for Upper Grade Parents 5/18-5/22

ELA
Date Monday 5/18 Tuesday 5/19 Wednesday 5/20 Thursday 5/21 Friday 5/22
Written Assignments Begin: Identifying Theme Skillbuilder  & Author’s Purpose Skillbuilder Finish: Identifying Theme Skillbuilder  & Author’s Purpose Skillbuilder Grammar SkillBuilder: Coordinate Adjectives   Coordinate Adjective Practice Worksheet Weekly Paragraph using at least 2 coordinate adjectives

Adjective Reteaching Worksheet (Optional)

Daily Comprehension 28 Day 5 29 Day 1 29 Day 2 29 Day 3
Moby Max

(Optional)

Identify the theme of a literary text  Differentiate between key ideas and supporting details Identify Coordinate and Cumulative Adjectives Use a Comma to Separate Coordinate Adjectives Identify Phrases and Clauses
Literature Book The Monsters are Due on Maple Street 415-422 The Monsters are Due on Maple Street 423-429

Informational Letter for Upper Grade Parents 5/11-5/15

ELA
Date Monday 5/11 Tuesday 5/12 Wednesday 5/13 Thursday 5/14 Friday 5/15
Written Assignments Words to Know Skillbuilder Cause & Effect Skillbuilder Conflict Skillbuilder  SPECAB List 24 Weekly Paragraph 
Daily Comprehension 28 Day 1 28 Day 2 28 Day 3 28 Day 4
Moby Max

(Optional)

Analyze setting  as a shaping force  Analyze how characters affect plot Analyze how conflict drives plot  Analyze how characters and plot affect theme Choose the strongest evidence to support an idea

Analyze how plot affects characters

Literature Book Read Thank You M’am 29-31 Read Thank You M’am 32-34

Informational Letter for Upper Grade Parents 5/04-5/08

ELA
Date Monday 5/04 Tuesday 5/05 Wednesday 5/06 Thursday 5/07 Friday 5/08
Written Assignments Weekly Paragraph

Edit Mother’s Day Poem

Edit Mother’s Day Poem SPECAB Assignment Sound Devices Skillbuilder Complete the Rhyme Activity that goes with today’s poems
Daily Comprehension 27 Day 1 27 Day 2 27 Day 3 27 Day 4 27 Day 5
Moby Max

(Optional)

Reading Literature: Internal & End Rhyme Practice Reading Literature: Identify Alliteration & Identify Onomatopoeia Practice Reading Literature: Rhyme Scheme Practice
Literature Book Read Casey at the Bat Pages 299-303 in your literature book Read Poem: “The Road Less Taken” (On Google Classroom) Read Pages 458-461 in your literature book Read Pages 197 & 198 in your Literature Book

General Letter for all Upper Grade Parents 04/27-05/01

ELA
Date Monday 4/27 Tuesday 4/28 Wednesday 4/29 Thursday 4/30 Friday 5/01
Written Assignments Weekly Paragraph Similes and Metaphors Worksheet SPECAB Assignment Mother’s Day Poem Mother’s Day Poem
Daily Comprehension 26 Day 1 26 Day 2 26 Day 3 26 Day 4 26 Day 5
Moby Max

(Optional)

Moby Max Reading Literature lessons Moby Max Reading Literature lessons Read Shared Poem Moby Max Reading Literature lessons
Literature Book Read poetry pages in your Literature book Read poems in your Literature book

General Letter for Upper Grade Parents 4/20-4/24

ELA
Date Monday 4/20 Tuesday 4/21 Wednesday 4/22 Thursday 4/23 Friday 4/24
Written Assignments Weekly Paragraph Words to Know Paper SPECAB Assignment  Personification Paper for Story Point of View Paper for Story
Daily Comprehension 25 Day 1 25 Day 2 25 Day 3 25 Day 4 25 Day 5
Moby Max

(Optional)

Moby Max Reading Literature lessons Moby Max Reading Literature lessons Moby Max Reading Literature lessons
Literature Book Reading first part of Literature Book Story Reading second part of Literature Book Story

Letter for Remote Learning for Upper Grade Parents April 13th-17th

ELA

Date Monday 4/13 Tuesday 4/14 Wednesday 4/15 Thursday 4/16 Friday 4/17
Written Assignments Weekly Paragraph Text Structure Paper SPECAB Assignment List 20 Author’s Purpose Paper Reading Log & Author’s Purpose Paragraph
Daily Comprehension 24 Day 1 24 Day 2 24 Day 3 24 Day 4 24 Day 5
Moby Max

(Optional)

Moby Max Reading Informational lessons Moby Max Reading Informational lessons Moby Max Reading Informational lessons Moby Max Reading Informational lessons
Literature Book Read Names Nombres 38-42

Upcoming Events:

May 25 Memorial Day No School
June 05 Last Day of School

7th Grade ELA 1:

This week students will work on types of sentences.

7th Grade ELA 2:

This week students will work on phrases and clauses.

7th Grade Religion:

This week students will study about Celebrating Pentecost.

6T Religion:

This week students will study about Easter and the Ascension.

Helpful Resources:

Scholastic Book Orders
Confirmation Service Reflection Sheet
7th Grade Parent Letter
6th Grade Parent Letter

Newsletters 2019-2020:

Newsletter 03/09-03/13 2020
Newsletter 03/02-03/06 2020
Newsletter 02/24-02/28 2020
Newsletter 02/18-02/21 2020
Newsletter 02/10-02/14 2020
Newsletter 02/03-02/07 2020
Newsletter 01/27-01/31/2020
Newsletter 01/21-01/24 2020
Newsletter 01/13-01/16 2020
Newsletter 01/06-01/10 2020
Newsletter 12/16-12/20 2019
Newsletter 12/09-12/13 2019
Newsletter 12/02-12/06 2019
Newsletter 11/18-11/22 1019
Newsletter 11/12-11/15 2019
Newsletter 11/04-11/06 2019
Newsletter 10/28-11/01 2019
Newsletter 10/21-10/24 2019
Newsletter 10/14-10/18 2019
Newsletter 10/07-10/11 2019
Newsletter 09/30-10/04 2019
Newsletter 09/23-09/27 2019
Newsletter 09/16-09/20 2019
Newsletter 09/09-09/13 2019
Newsletter 09/03-09/06/2019

Newsletters 2018-2019:

Newsletter 05/28-05/31 2019
Newsletter 05/20-05/24 2019
Newsletter 05/13-05/17 2019
Newsletter 05/06-05/10 2019
Newsletter 04/29-05/03 2019
Newsletter 04/23-04/26 2019
Newsletter 04/15-04/18 2019
Newsletter 04/08-04/12 2019
Newsletter 04/01-04/05 2019
Newsletter 03/25-03/29 2019
Newsletter 03/18-03/22 2019

Optional Remote Learning:

JFK Remote Learning Activities – 7th Grade Week Three
6th Grade Remote Learning Week 3
JFK Remote Learning Activities – 7th Grade Week Two
6th Remote Learning Week 2
JFK Remote Learning Activities – 7th Grade Week One
6th Grade Remote Learning Week One

Biography

This is my sixth year teaching at JFK. I have family roots at both JFK and OLV. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with my BA in Elementary Education and endorsements in Reading (K-8), Language Arts (K-8), and Social Studies (K-8). I completed my TAG endorsement (K-12) in the fall of 2016. During the 2012-2013 school year, I taught at Littlefield Middle School in Lumberton, North Carolina. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my twin nephews, and friends, and participating in different ministries at OLV.