7th Grade Reading Assignment

Johnson Traditional Middle Summer Reading
Summer 2016-17
Who? Seventh grade students
What? Read one book from the list below.

Complete the attached “Reading is Thinking” graphic organizer.

When? Be prepared to return the completed “Reading is Thinking” organizer for the book on the first day of school to the Language Arts teacher.  Make sure students are prepared for other assignments given at the start of the school year.

Students should take notes or make sure they have the book in order to help with the other assignments pertaining to the book. 

 

*For those students who have completed all assignments

accurately, and by the assigned due dates a dress down pass will be awarded.

**Accuracy and all scoring will be at the discretion of the teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

Books: Choose ONE

¨ Belle Teal by Ann M. Martin

¨ Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

¨ Kids at Work by Russell Freedman

 

*All books are available via Amazon, local books stores, and branches of the Louisville Free Public Library. 

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Great “Short”

I saw this on Sunday Morning a couple weeks ago and have shared it with most of my classes. I wanted to share it with you. It’s a great cartoon with a great message.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/animated-short-the-present-2/

 

Ms. Dehr

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Video

Today I showed this video to my classes. They seemed to enjoy it. Feel free to watch it so you can discuss it with your kids at home.:)

Ms. Dehr

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What would your six-word memoir say?

Check out this great video that a high school English class created. I’d love to have the time to do something like this with my students this year!

 

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Videos

Sometimes if we have a few minutes at the end of class, I’ll show a video I think the kids will find interesting. Following are two I’ve shown this week:

 

 

 

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Updated Grades!

I have updated all grades for the last grading period (including behavior grades). Although report cards won’t be out until next week, feel free to visit parent portal and take a look at your child’s grades in Language Arts.

Have a great holiday!

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Writing Essays

This is helpful for my students, as well as high school and college students. Use this graphic organizer (or I guess it’s more like an outline) to write most essays.

 

Graphic Organizer

1st paragraph

  • Hook
  • General information
  • Thesis statement

2nd paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

3rd paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

4th paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

5th paragraph

  • Topic sentence (restate your thesis)
  • Restate main ideas
  • Wrap up any thoughts or ideas, or ask the reader to do something if persuasive.

 

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