Mrs. beattie's 7th Grade
This is where you will find information related to my 7th grade classes.
Students will be presenting their research about technological innovation.
Background & Info: 30 pts
Influence on Society: 30 pts
Presentation: 30 pts
Sources/Notes: 10 pts
Afterwards, we will be comparing and contrasting two poems, one in free verse and one in a more traditional form.
This week we will be continuing our discussion of technology in our society.
Test on Thursday for A day and Friday for B day.
See attached study guide.
This week we will be continuing our study of technology and its affects on society, and the students will working on their research about a specific technological innovation.
We will also be reading "Always Wanting More" and continuing to discuss text features.
This week we will take our test on "from Life at Home in the 21st Century."
Then we will review the features of folktale as we read "The People Could Fly" by Virginia Hamilton, and we will write our own short stories in the form of folktales.
Click here for a pdf of the chapter. The story begins on page 63.
This week we will be continuing our study of "Life at Home in the 21st Century" and text features.
We will also be completing our FSA Practice Test. This a great resource for students to become familiar with the types of questions and passages on the FSA Reading test.
Please click here for the practice FSA tests and answer keys.
Click here for the link to the text from the book.
Click here for the full text of our current collection which includes the article "Magic and the Brain."
Monday/Tuesday: Test Review/FSA Writing/Literature Test
Wednesday/Thursday: Begin reading "Magic & the Brain."
Please see the following attachments for the brief overview we will be doing in class leading up to the FSA writing.
Students will not be asked to complete both practice essays! Instead, we will be analyzing the prompts and looking for evidence in the texts as a class.
However, if you wanted your student to complete the essays for further practice and discussion at home, they are excellent examples of the types of prompts and texts they may see on the FSA writing.
Due to FSA Practice, the time line for this is a little up in the air right now. Tentatively our test review will be on Monday (A) and Tuesday (B) with the test during our next class meeting.