For the next three (3) weeks we will be discussing mythology. We will be reading several short stories in Springboard. The students will analyze plot elements, character traits, symbolism – color, animals, Greek/Roman Gods & Goddesses.
The following links will assist in Activity 1.13
Embedded Assessment 2: Creating an Illustrated Myth
Your assignment is to work with a partner to create an original myth that explains a belief, custom, or natural phenomenon through the actions of gods or heroes. Be sure that your myth teaches a lesson or a moral and includes illustrations that complement the myth as it unfolds.
Students will be introduced to their first summative assessment: Narrative Writing
Students will be going through the Writing Process to draft, edit and revise their narratives. A typed final draft will be submitted.
This is the rubric that will be used to grade their final draft.
Think about all of the choices you can make in a school day. Brainstorm some of the choices you make at school and the consequences you face as a result. Using your brainstorm, think of a specific time you had to make a choice at school. Write a short personal narrative with an incident, response, and reflection. Be sure to:
Use transitions to organize the incident, response, and reflection.
Use sensory details and/or figurative language.
Incorporate parallel sentence structure.
Check to make sure you have correctly spelled and punctuated possessive nouns and pronouns.
QUIZ ON FRIDAY – September 1st
- Possessive Nouns
- Sensory Details
Use notes to study from. For added assistance come for tutoring Mon-Fri @ 8:15
EARLY RELEASE 8/30
READING COUNTS 1 – DUE 8/18
QUIZ: FRIDAY on Tone, Diction, TP-CASTT, Denotation, Connotation
Please use your notes and handouts to study!
In this unit, the students will read a variety of genres, including poetry, autobiographies, memoirs, myths and fables. They will also learn more about personal narratives and write and revises one of their own. By the end of the unit, after studying myths and fables, they will also write and illustrate a myth.
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY: effect, effective, coherence, internal and external coherence
LITERARY TERMS: genre, stanza, denotation, connotation, figurative language, narrative, sensory details, characterization, myths, symbol, symbolism
- To analyze genres and their organizational structures.
- To examine the functions of narrative elements.
- To apply techniques to create coherence and sentence variety in writing.
- To apply revision techniques in preparing drafts for publication.
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take the student version
For both of these please print out the results and bring them to class.
WELCOME TO 7TH GRADE!
I am Ms. Watkins and I will be your students AC and English Language Arts teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. As always I look forward to another year full of enthusiastic learning and writing. In order to keep you, as the parent, abreast on what your child is learning, I update my blog on a daily basis. These updates include what is going on and what is soon to be happening, as well as, attachments that may be needed for you or your child.
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