Posts Tagged ‘7th Grade’

The Mad Artist?

Posted: December 14, 2015 in Home

7th Graders: Does the Mad Artist play an active role in your essay writing?

The Byronic Hero of The Outsiders?

Posted: December 7, 2015 in Home

What follows is a definition of the Byronic Hero. Read the definition and decide which Outsiders character might fit this description….

BYRONIC HERO: An antihero who is a romanticized but wicked character. Conventionally, the figure is a young and attractive male with a bad reputation. He defies authority and conventional morality, and becomes paradoxically ennobled by his peculiar rejection of virtue. In this sense, Milton’s Satan in Paradise Lost may be considered sympathetically as an antihero, as are many of Lord Byron’s protagonists (hence the name). From American pop culture, the icon of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause is a good example. Other literary examples are Heathcliffe in Wuthering Heights and the demonic Melmoth in Melmoth the Wanderer. Byronic heroes are associated with destructive passions, sometimes selfish brooding or indulgence in personal pains, alienation from their communities, persistent loneliness, intense introspection, and fiery rebellion.

Writing Organizers (7th Grade)

Posted: December 7, 2015 in Home

Please print a copy of these organizers and bring them to class with you tomorrow. We will meet in the library tomorrow to begin writing The Outsiders essays.

Note: there are FOUR attachments here–you must print all four.

frolio writing Introductory Paragraph Organizer

frolio writing Paragraph Organizer body 1

frolio writing conclusion organizer

frolio writing How a paragraph works

The two minds

Posted: October 5, 2015 in Home

Today we worked a bit on the creative mind in 7th grade classes. Get in touch with the mad artist within you! Only that way can you free your mind from the cage and get it on the page!

To all 7th graders: The vocabulary test, taken last Friday, Sept 25th, must be finished and/or made up by Friday, Oct. 2nd.  If you do not arrange to make up the test, it will be recorded as missing, which will factor as a zero on the portal. Moreover, if you do not make arrangements with me to finish it if it is incomplete, the blank answers will be marked down.

Remember: it is up to you to arrange a time to complete this test. I am available most days after school, and if you have an academic lab, let me know, and I will forward the test to your ac. lab. teacher.