Everyone, please remember to bring in canned food and other non-perishable foods for donation to families who are lacking this holiday season. This is the spirit of the O'Bryant.
Remember that you cannot hit return, you cannot use the arrows to go through the questions. You can only use the trackpad and click. You can only submit your answers once and then you are locked out of the test.
There are 40 questions and they are in random order for each person.
Read the prompt, the poem, and then click the link to the questions at the bottom. When you finish the quiz, click the link to google classroom and write your response.
Grade 7 Formative: English – Out of the Dust by Hesse
A symbol is “something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance; especially: a visible sign of something invisible. (For example, the lion is a symbol of courage) (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symbol).
Read the excerpt below from Out of the Dustby Mildred D. Hesse. Then explain in a well-developed open response, how the author uses land ownership, as a symbol.
Daddy is thinking
of taking a loan from Mr. Roosevelt and his men,
to get some new wheat planted
where the winter crop has spindled out and died.
Mr. Roosevelt promises
Daddy won't have to pay a dime
till the crop comes in.
"I can turn the fields over,
It’s sure to rain soon.
Wheat's sure to grow."
Ma says, "What if it doesn't?"
Daddy takes off his hat,
roughs up his hair,
puts the hat back on.
"Course it’ll rain," he says.
Ma says, "Bay,
it hasn't rained enough to grow wheat in
Daddy looks like a light brewing.
He takes that red face of his out to the barn,
to keep from feuding with my pregnant ma.
I ask Ma
after all this time,
Daddy still believes in rain.
"Well, it rains enough," Ma says,
"now and again,
to keep a person hoping.
But even if it didn't
your daddy would have to believe.
It’s coming on spring,
and he's a farmer" (26-27)
Welcome back to school, and welcome to the O'Bryant!
This page will be a resource for information on my ELA 7 class this year, as well as announcements and information for my homeroom. Bookmark this page for quick access.
As mentioned in class, we are taking the PARCC practice test for ELA on Monday. Be sure to bring your headphones as there are portions of the test where you will have audio and cannot use it unless you have headphones connected.
Thursday, October 2nd is picture day for middle school students. Be sure to come dressed to impress for your picture. This will be the picture on your ID cards, as well as the picture your parents/guardians can order.
The Writers' Room is holding an open house after school tomorrow, on Wednesday, Sept. 10th, from 2-3 p.m. They will have snacks, games, giveaways and an opportunity for students to sign up for their fall writing workshops.
The Writers' Room is located past the main office, past the nurse's office....keep going...through the doors....yep - that big glass room across from the Spanish classrooms.
I want to welcome back everyone to the new school year. I'm so glad to have all the new faces in my room and I'm looking forward to teaching you this year. We have a lot to learn and not much time, but if we work together it will all get accomplished!
Check the resources page for a copy of the syllabus that has more information about what we will be doing thins year.
Don't forget to bring in the following on Monday:
- Globe Santa Envelopes
- Donations for the Philippines
- Your permission slips and $$$ for Urban Nutcracker field trip
Remember that we are holding a canned food drive to benefit those less fortunate for Thanksgiving. Collection has already started and will run through Friday.
Please bring non-perishable food (stuff that can't go bad) and canned food to help those who may have less than you.
Picture day for the middle school is October 3! Make sure you're ready and dressed to impress. There are usually make up days for people who were absent, but how about we just show up on the third and make everyone's life easier - ok? Awesome!
Do not forget that Open House is tonight between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Welcome back to, what I hope will be, a wonderful and amazing learning experience. I look forward to being your teacher and being a part of the journey for the 2013-2014 school year.
There are so many things that we will be learning this year and next. Be sure to grab a copy of the syllabus to review the goals and materials for the class.
We just got an update that they can (and likely will) run another book order process in a couple of weeks for those of you who do not know if you will be in AP English next year. By the time the next set of order forms are due, you will know.
OK, here's the information to vote for William's group in the Verizon contest:
Vote for uHabits by 5/28
Then click on Massachusetts
Then click the John D. O'Bryant School
Scroll down to uHabits and vote for them
Just heads up to anyone checking grades. I've entered the project grades but I still have a few homeworks and a test to enter for the 8th grade (don't worry - if it was bad I would have entered it long ago so you would be prepared). Grades should be final by Tuesday.
Reminder that picture days start on Thursday. 8th Grade you will go during the day according to homeroom number. The schedule will be coming out tomorrow at some point.