Hello - This week students will be writing their personal narrative essays in first, second, and third person POV.
I will be entering vocabulary and journal grades into Infinite Campus this week.
There will be an assessment on Sentence Patterns at the end of the week. Students will be able to use notes, so encourage your child to keep up with those.
Soon, I will post the newest set of vocabulary words taken primarily from "Flowers for Algernon." Students will receive those this week.
Honors ELA students will get their first passage for memorization and recitation.
Finally, there will be a point this week at which I will ask students to write down everything they know about their summer reading. They will have 15 minutes to discuss, in writing, the book(s) they read.
Thanks for checking in. - JN
So here it is. It's back. From here on out I should be posting the goings-on of seventh grade Language and Literature (aka ELA, aka English) weekly.
*Students are reading "Flowers For Algernon" (the original short story version, not the expanded novel version).
*Students will begin working on personal narrative essays this week.
*There is a vocabulary test Thursday. It's the first one, and the words really aren't that difficult this time; I'm easing them in. Students must be able to use the following words in original sentences with enough context clues to prove they understand the meaning of the word: Rorschach Test, Intellect, Hostile, Classify, Assess, Discouraged, Apathetic, Conscious, Subconscious.
*Finally, I will soon be asking the young scholars to show me, in writing, what they know about their summer reading. I gave them these first two weeks, but I will need to go ahead with that before much longer. Not sure the exact day yet, I'll have to find a place to fit it in. So much to do.
**We are going to be working on the reading comprehension skills of making inferences, determining the theme of a passage, and summarizing.
Thanks for checking in. -JN
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