Archive for the ‘7th Grade Language Arts’ Category

Personification Assignment

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Click here to access the personification assignment:  Personification Story

Warmups April 14-April 17

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Warmup 121-  Write 10 similes about springtime.  (Remember: A similes uses “like” or “as.”)

Warmup 122-  Write “no warmup today-skip” on your paper.

Warmup 123-  Write “no warmup today-skip” on your paper.

Warmup 124-  Does poetry have to rhyme?  Who or why not?  What things make a good poem?  Explain (50 words minimum)

Poem With Key

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The “Poem With A Key” Assignment was due yesterday, April 16th.  If you were absent or need an example of what the “Poem With A Key” is supposed to be like, there is one below.  Make sure to demonstrate 8 different vocabulary words from your poetry vocabulary notes in the poem.  Your poem also needs to be at least 15 lines long.

Here is a poem with a key that was written by Hailee Donehoo:


Poetry Vocabulary Notes

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Directions:  Copy down the word and definition on your own sheet of paper.  Your notes need to be handwritten!

Click here to access the poetry vocabulary notes:  Poetry Vocabulary

April O.W.L.’s of Week

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Students who are prepared for class consitently, work hard in class, show respect for the teacher and others, keep a positive attitude, use uplifting language, and contribute to class discussions can earn O.W.L. of the week.  O.W.L. stands for “Outstanding, Wise, Learner.”  Congratulations to the following individuals for earning the O.W.L. Of The Week Award in April:

Cole Morris

Warmups March 24-March 28

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Warmup 116-  Why does the author talk about sunsets in the book?  How does the sunset bring the Socs and Greasers together?  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 117-What could we do to make our school a better place to be?  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 118- What is your favorite thing about Spring? (50 words minimum)

Warmup 119-If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 120- What are your plans for Spring Break?  What are you going to do?  (50 words minimum)

Outsiders Character Profile Sheet

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Click here to access the Outsiders Character Profile Sheet:  The Outsiders Character Profile Sheet

Outsiders Character Bio Poem

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Click here to access the Outsiders Character Bio Poem Sheet:  THE OUTSIDERS Character BioPoem Sheet

Warmups March 17-March 21

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Warmup 111-  Is Johnny a murderer?  Was Johnny’s act of killing Bob an act of murder or self defense?  Should Johnny be punished?  Why?  Explain.  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 112-  What are some ways that you would suggest to solve the problems between the Greasers and the Socs?  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 113-  Compare Johnny’s mother to Ponyboy’s mother.  What do you think makes a good parent?  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 114-  Why was Ponyboy upset about getting a haircut?  Explain.  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 115-  What makes someone a hero?  Explain.  (50 words minimum)

Warmups March 10-March 14

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Warmup 108-  Ponyboy explains that people think of Greasers as delinquents.  Why?  Use the word delinquent in your response.  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 109-  Why do you think the title of the book is “The Outsiders”?  Explain.  (50 words minimum)

Warmup 110-  Which Greaser would you like to have as a friend and why?  How would you describe him to your parents or another friend?  (50 words minimum)