7th Grade

Novel Selection: My Brother Sam Is Dead

Skills: Annotating while reading, story mapping, characterization, context clues

Vocabulary:
-Unit 1: Clues, red herrings, motives, suspects, deductions, and macabre; averted, averse, morose, metropolis, reverie, aperture, fortnight, amiable, haggard, and erroneous
-Unit 2: placidly, amiably, desirous, condoled, fakir, jarred, presumptuous, fancy, doggedly, talisman, and enthralled
-Unit 3: peppered; churning; clambering; stock; petition; pitched; skirmish; speculating; apprentice; and thrash. 
-Unit 4: enlistment, recalcitrance, forage, grimaced, retaliates, sedition, seines, and turmoil.

Grammar: 


Upcoming Assessments: DUE TUESDAY, Jan. 23rd: Write a sentence using each of the vocabulary words: enlistment, recalcitrance, forage, grimaced, retaliates, sedition, seines, and turmoil. Use this link to study these words, which will be on your test:
https://quizlet.com/203368436/flashcards

THURSDAY, Jan. 25th: There is a TEST On Chapters 1 through 7 of My Brother Sam Is Dead. Study your questions on Chapters 4 through 7; be familiar with the characters of Tim, Sam, Mr. Life Meeker, Mrs. Meeker, and Tom Warrups; study your vocabulary words on Unit 4 (listed above); and review the quotes from Chapters 1-3.

Due Jan. 22nd: Complete the questions on Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 of My Brother Sam Is Dead. This will help you review the material that will be on a test on Jan. 24th. Also, the assignment will count as a homework grade!

Due Jan. 17th: Write a text message to one of the characters in the novel, My Brother Sam Is Dead, as if they were alive today. Try to "stay in character" as you write from the character's perspective.

Finish the worksheet on ACTION VERBS for TUESDAY's class, January 16th.

VOCABULARY QUIZ Friday, Jan. 12th on the Unit 3 words listed above. Use this QUIZLET.com link to study and prepare for your quiz:
https://quizlet.com/257728351/my-brother-sam-is-dead-vocab-chapters-4-6-flash-cards/

Due Thursday, Jan. 4th: Write a sentence using each of the following vocabulary words: peppered; churning; clambering; stock; petition; pitched; skirmish; speculating; apprentice; and thrash. Counts as a homework grade!

Due Jan. 2nd: Read Chapter 3 in the novel, My Brother Sam Is Dead, on your own. Write 7 to 8 sentences in your journals in response to the following question: Pretend that you are Tim Meeker. Which side are you on -- Sam or Father's? Explain which position you support -- to fight for independance or to remain loyal to the King of England - by providing arguments made by Sam and Mr. Meeker in your journal entry.

Due Dec. 18th: Interview a person who lived through a major war -- this can be a veteran OR a common citizen -- and write a summary about your interview with that person for class discussion.

Due MONDAY, Dec. 11th: Complete your journal write on the 1984 film version of "A Christmas Carol." How is it different/similar to the play we read in class?

REMINDER! Your Outside Reading Assignment projects are due this Friday, Dec. 1st.