Friday, January 28, 2011

Upcoming Quiz

This is a reminder that all seventh grade students will be taking a quiz on figurative language next Thursday, February 3rd. Students will need to explain the purpose of figurative language, define figurative language terms, create their own examples of figurative language, and analyze examples of figurative language.

Practice Your Figurative Language Terms

Figurative Language flashcards from msshortela on FlashcardDB.

Students of the Week

Click on the link to hear about the students of the week for January 24th through the 28th!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Half Day on 1/27/11

Just a reminder that on Thursday, 1/27/11, students will be dismissed at 10:30 am. Students will attend period one, two, and three on this half day.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Next Blog Question

The following question needs to be answered by Friday, January 28th, 2011:

Based on what you know about figurative language, which type of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole) do you use, see, hear most often? Justify your choice.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for earning the distinction of Student of the Week for 1/18 to 1/21:
Period One - Tawakal R.
Period Two - Yoan R.
Period Three - Sophia D.
Period Five - Almira H.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Second Installment of 25-Book Assignment

All seventh grade students are reminded that their second installment of the 25-book assignment is due by the end of the day on Monday, Janaury 10th, 2011. Students need to create summary activities for four books since each student's Literature Circle book counts for two books this marking period.

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the first Students of the Week for 2011:
Period One - Natale D.
Period Two - Amina B.
Period Three - Thweh B.
Period Five - Sarah B.

Literature Circle Projects

This is the last week students will be working in Literature Circles. Students will complete a culminating project demonstrating their knowledge of their book. Students can choose one of the following projects:
Students have in-depth directions for the projects which are due on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011.