Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Reminder that letter # 2 is due on Thursday, June3.
Third and final recitation is due on Tuesday, June 1.... this allows students to practice over the long weekend!  This poem is longer and more complex than the first two were.  PLEASE encourage your son/daughter to spend LOTS of time memorizing. 
Many students did not finish their illustrations for the Maya Angelou poem, "Life Doesn't Frighten Me At All" that was assigned in class yesterday and to be finished for homework.  I will take these late with a pass tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Three Items

Three items of note:
1.  Letter # 1 for the Independent Reading Project is due this Thursday.
2. Students were given a yellow sheet with 8 poems on it today.  They must choose ONE to memorize and recite in front of the class.  Recitations will be Friday. 
3. Our class will be attending the Book Fair during part of class on Friday.  Please support this fundraiser for our school.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Extra credit

For an extra credit project in our new poetry unit, I’d like to offer the following:


Students use the text of a paragraph from Holes to create a “found” poem.  This can be done most easily by going to the ReadWriteThink website, downloading the flash player required, creating the poem by following directions, and either copying by hand or printing the poem.  A brief demonstration of this was given in class.


Here is the link:


Have fun!


Abigail P. Wald

Fair Haven Grade School

7th Grade Language Arts

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