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Mrs. Shaver - 7th Grade ELA


Welcome to 7th Grade English Language Arts!

Welcome to the 2nd Quarter! This quarter, we will be reading Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". We will be going on a field trip to see this play, after we finish reading it in class. I've included an online audio version of the book in the links to the right. If students are absent from school, they can listen to the story here. As part of this unit, we will be reading some non-fiction articles on the Industrial Revolution and Charles Dickens' life. 

In writing, we will be working on expository (non-fiction) writing.  We will learn how to cite evidence from other sources in our writing, to avoid plagiarism.  

For Homework:
I expect students to read for at least 60 minutes each week.  Students have a homework assignment for the quarter - they must complete 3 books by Jan. 14th.  1 of their 3 books must be from my approved book list. For each book they finish, they must complete a book activity to demonstrate their comprehension of the book.  Students were given 5 book activity choices, however they can create their own activity and have it approved by me, as well.  If you have any questions about homework, please contact me.  The important thing is that students are reading at home each week.
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