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Each student has a silent reading novel which they choose themselves. As a class we silent read almost every day for 15-30 minutes, depending on work. Each student has a log to track their reading, and they must complete reading responses two-three times a week. Students also present their books in the form of a Book Talk. It is important to stick with one novel until completion.
Two to three times a week we will be having One Minute Speak Offs (or discussions). There is a different prompt every time, and students are marked out of 4 for pace, volume, word choice, attentiveness, and language choice/descriptions.
Discussion 1: What is your favourite season and why?
Discussion 2: What was the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? Describe it.
Discussion 3: Describe your perfect day. It can be real or imaginary.
Discussion 4: Describe your dream job. It can be anything in the world!
BOOK TALK PRESENTATION
You will present your silent reading book to the class by explaining the setting, characters and plot.
Your next Book Talk is December 9th
MYTHS / LEGENDS (Due Nov 17th)
You are writing your own legend on how a natural phenomena came to be (rain, snow, gravity, meteors, etc.)
PERSONAL NARRATIVE (Due Dec 3rd)
You will be writing a personal narrative essay about a scar that you have received (emotional or physical).
I used the same documents for both the Grade 7 and Grade 8 Persuasive Unit. Please go to the Grade 7 tab for all those documents.
You must present an argument with three points of information (fact/opinion) FOR or AGAINST your topic.
Teams of two, present in groups of 4.