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English 7 College Prep

This week students chose a character from the novel and created a "report card" for that character. They chose traits to evaluate, made a comment as "the teacher," and cited evidence from the book to support their grade.  I like this activity; if forces students to refer to the text and find evidence to support their grade.  It also helps them discuss and see how a character may have changed throughout the novel or may have more than one side to his or her personality!  

A Report Card for Darry (not finished)

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Love to see students referring to the novel!

English 7 Honors

This week students chose a character from the novel and listed as many traits as they could about that character.  They then created a poster in which they had to compare their character to an object, place, animal, and one other category of their choice.  They had to explain why they made the comparison, as well as provide textual evidence to support their choice.  This seemed to be challenging for them, as it forced them to think metaphorically about their character.
Looking for Textual Evidence

Love These Gals!
Interesting Comparison!

I couldn't resist including a few pictures highlighting one of the many talents of my 7th graders!  This is what happens when you give a 7th grade boy markers!  

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