Dear parents and guardians,
Students have been put into Realistic Fiction Book Team groups based on their reading rate and interests in books from Gahanna South's literacy library. Each student has a copy of the book, and you can ask your child about the book they chose. Book teams will set a reading schedule and jotting goals. The books are to be read in two and a half weeks, and groups will meet each week to discuss the book using their jots.
For the writing lessons, students are using the plot of the nine important events to draft their story in Google Classroom. Stories must be drafted by Tuesday, September 18. This is a working draft, for lessons this week will help students learn how to revise their drafts to help the characters, plots, and conflicts become more three dimensional and to convey the theme of their story. See the homework page to understand the revisions taught in class that day. Since some students chose to write their draft, the revised typed draft will be due Monday, September 24.
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.
Mrs. Becky Leffler
GMSS seventh grade language arts
homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com