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Mr.  Dashan  Gaskin
Language Arts Teacher - Grades 7 & 8
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Assignments - Language Arts Grade 7(Archived)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Ch 2-6): Student-Led Discussion, Vocab Quiz, and Critical Thinking Activities
Due Date: 9/23/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 7

Students will be reading chapters two through six of Where the Red Fern Grows.  Students will have a vocabulary quiz after chapter four of the novel.  In addition, five students will lead the class in discussion, and we will have more in-class activities post discussion to further enhance students' understanding of the novel.  



Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Test / Introduction to the Outsiders
Due Date: 5/18/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 7

This week, we are finishing our unit on the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and beginning an new unit on a book called The Outsiders.  On Monday, students will have a review on the Roll of Thunder Unit for a test they will have on Tuesday.  The test will consist of multiple choice questions based on the reading and literary elements (namely personification, the three different types of irony, dialogue, setting, and mood), and an essay.  On Wednesday, students will be introduced to The Outsiders.  For the rest of the week, we will engage in reading the book, student-led discussions, and completing handouts and activities that will further their understanding of the text.  



Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Chapters 11 and 12 Reading, Discussion, and Activities / PARCC Testing
Due Date: 5/4/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 7

This week, students will progress further in the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, specifically focusing on chapters 11-12.  We will have a myraid of different activities on these chapters including in-class reading, student-led discussions, short writing assignments, and dramatic re-enactments of the novel's plot.  



Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Comprehension Questions Ch 1-5
Due Date: 3/26/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 7

Students will be starting a new novel entitled Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and answering comprehension questions as well as completing various critical thinking, curriculum based assignments on the reading.