• 2019-2020
    Mrs. Wilson
    7th Grade Language Arts


    OTMS PHONE NUMBER - (601) 898-8730


    Parents and students,

    I hope you are all doing well! The district has asked for all assignments to be uploaded on Canvas. Please make sure you can log in and see these assignments starting on Monday, 3/23. If you want to get an early start, I will have some assignments posted tomorrow. All of the assignments for next week will relate to the novel we have been reading in class. I will post a link for a digital copy of Out of the Dust below. If you have any questions, comments, or just want to say hello, feel free to email me! To my students, I miss you all dearly and hope to see you again soon! 




    Out of the Dust PDF

    Digital copy of the book



    Unit 6 Vocabulary

    Unit 6 words & definitions


    Unit 5 Vocabulary

    Unit 5 words & definitions

    Unit 4 Vocabulary

    Unit 4 Words & Definitions 


    A Long Walk to Water

    Ch. 1-3


    Vocabulary Workshop

    Unit 1 Vocabulary and Definitions-- Quiz 8/30
    Unit 2 Vocabulary words
    Unit 3 Vocabulary

    Touching Spirit Bear

    Digital copy of the book 

    Freak the Mighty PDF
    1. Analyze the scene when Kenny makes Max go down the stairs first. What does this tell the reader about Max’s father?
    2. Kenny Kane tells Max that he “…can’t be trusted quite yet.” What does he mean? What do you think Max will need to do to prove he can be trusted?
    3. Take a second look at what you know about Iggy and Loretta and compare it with the new information from Ch. 19. Do their actions make them good or bad people?
    4. Why do you believe Killer Kane blames Max for costing him years in prison?
    5. What is Max feeling when he says, “I’m so small and weak and he’s so big and strong, you can’t stop him…” 
    4/17 Scope article
    Unit 8 Vocabulary
    Microscope & Telescope Essay
    Hero Unit
    Unit 7 Vocabulary
    3/5-3/7 Argument Essay
    2/7/19- Scope Article
    World Geography Interactive Map of the U.S.
    Poetic Portrait Assignment- Due 1/25/19
    Directions- Reread the poem "Beginning: 1920," the first entry of the book. Use it as a model to create a portrait of yourself or another person. The portrait can describe such things as how or where you were born, what you look like, what you do. Note the way Karen Hesse uses similes, comparisons with like or as (e.g. "cheekbones like bicycle handles," "mean as a rattler") in her poem.
    Use your own similes in the poem as you write. You must have at LEAST 3. Your completed portrait must be illustrated with photos and/or drawings. 
    Pele's Revenge
    Out of the Dust Resources
    Excerpt from A Christmas Carol
    Narrative Writing Examples
    • Personal Narrative 1
    • Biographical Narrative 2
    • Fictional Narrative 3
    Rating Narratives Activity
    Copy of the Independent Reading Project Guidelines
    Copy of the Writing Packet 
    ***This is worth one test grade.
    Essay Analysis Activity
    Examples #1-4 
    Argument Essay Resources
    Should Balloons Be Banned-- resources for writing your essay
    Yes- Video shown to the whole class 
    Yes- Source 1 
    No- Source 3 
    Paired Texts
    Writing Discussions and Interventions
    Vocabulary Test on Units 1-3 on Wednesday.  The list of all 60 words can be found below.
    Test on theme, POV, central idea, and context clues
    Context clues activities 1, 2, & 3
    Types of Conflict Notes
    Argumentative Essay Outline
    Informational/Expository Essay Outline
    I. Introduction
       a. hook
       b. background information (discuss Burmese pythons in general & tell how the presence of the snakes is changing the Everglades)
       c. thesis statement
    II. Body Paragraph 1
       a. Main idea and details about changes in local animals
       b. Supporting evidence
    III. Body Paragraph 2
       a. Main idea and details about changes in people
       b. Supporting evidence
    IV. Body Paragraph 3
       a. Main idea and details about changes in ecosystem
       b. Supporting evidence
    V. Conclusion
       a. restate the thesis statement
       b. summarize main ideas and details presented in body paragraphs 
       c. strong concluding sentence