Saturday, January 28, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

1. Self-Starter 
A. Take the apostrophe quiz. 
B.  Put the two tape-ins into your composition book, and follow the directions.

Notice these examples:
His room smelled of cooked grease, Lysol, and age.   -- Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)

Hector's room smelled of gym socks, Hot Cheetos, and lies. -- Jeff Anderson

Mine:  My car smells of Armour-All vinyl cleaner, banana peels, and teenagers.

Now create your own sentence using commas in a series. 
Use this pattern.
[Place] smells of ______________, _____________, and __________________.

To practice more with commas in a series, see this post: Commas in a Series

2.  Words By Heart 
Words By Heart Student Notes 2012.docx
A1  to page 13, halfway down
A2  to page 21, halfway down
A3 to the beginning of chapter 2, page 10
A4 to page 7, right after  "burdened by something"

Book of the Month Assessment Documents
Taking notes while reading:
Historical Fiction Assess Literary Elements. A(1).docx

BoM Questions for Jan Feb.doc

My January February Book-of-the-Month Assessment.doc 

Grading for Jan-Feb Book of the Month.doc

------------------------------------------------- Essay Assignment 
We will hopefully have the computer lab   on February  3rd  and 15th, on the third to do some research and on the fifteenth to finish up your essay if needed. 
Create it as a word document.  You may hand it in prior to February 15th.  

Historical Fiction Essay Research.docx

Book of the Month Essay for Historical Fiction.docx

This will be graded based on your writing a complete essay, presenting your research on the background of your novel, using informal citation, and using seventh-grade-appropriate conventions.