English 7

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10/16/17- Students will have their lesson 8 vocabulary quiz. Don't forget to save these lessons, as we have unit tests every 5 lessons. We will learn how to write independent clauses (complete sentences) and fix subordinate clauses (incomplete sentences and sentence fragments) and apply these skills in a spooky writing activity that will be completed in groups in all classes except 5th period. We will also be working on types of figurative language including simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, alliteration, assonance, consonance, personification, and some poetic elements such as repetition and rhyme. Students will have an assessment on figurative language on Thursday. 

**NO HOMEWORK ON 10/16/17**

The book-fair is open! Classes went to the book fair on 10/16/17. It will be open for the next 2 weeks including during parent-teacher conferences. Please stop by the library and check it out! 

Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday from 1:30-4:00 and 5:00-7:00. We look forward to seeing everyone. 

**Early dismissal (12:30) on 10/19 and 10/20**

Benchmark testing for reading and writing will be on 10/23 and 10/24. We will be using Power Test online. 

**No new vocabulary words this week**

Here is the list of skills we have covered this 9 weeks:

    Reading 7
    7.4 we have been working on using context to determine meanings. 
    7.5- main idea, supporting details, theme, mood, tone, genres, plot,         and types of characters.
Writing 7
   7.7 and 7.8-  students know nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Students know that complete sentences have to have a subject and a verb; they know what a topic is, they know that an essay should have five paragraphs with five sentences in each, and must have an introduction, body, and conclusion, and students should know the five steps of the writing process. 

10/27/17 figurative language assessment link:
* Click on the SOL practice link to find review games on particular skills that you feel would benefit you. 
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