7th Grade

Novel Selection: The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton

Skill: Understanding the author's purpose in writing the fictional tale, and use of characterization, dialogue, literary elements, and dramatic elements to tell the story.

Strategy: Story maps & sequencing; character charts; literary devices (imagery, metaphors & similes)


Grammar: Using apostrophes, commas, and semi-colons

Upcoming Assessments:

DUE Tuesday, May 23rd: Complete the vocabulary worksheet on words from Chapters 7 & 8 of The Outsiders. 

On Thursday, May 25th: There will be a quiz on Chapters 5 through 8 of The Outsiders, with a focus on understanding character quotes and vocabulary words from Chapters 7 & 8.

DUE Friday, May 26th: Complete one of the assigned projects on The Outsiders novel, as instructed in class. 

DUE Tuesday, May 30th: Complete the questions on Chapter 9! To be collected & graded!

Due Thursday, June 1st: Finish reading Chapter 10 of The Outsiders.

DUE Friday, June 2nd: Complete the character questions and vocabulary worksheet on the novel for class tomorrow. To be collected & graded!

DUE Thursday, June 8th: Complete the article summary and questions on the nonfiction article about gang activity in Massachusetts schools. Many of you NEED a good homework grade for this quarter, and this material may/may not be on your FINAL EXAM...

FINAL EXAM: Friday, June 9th, with a focus on identifying and analyzing quotes said by characters; vocabulary work; and understanding the basic plot in Chapters 10, 11, and 12 of the novel.