Mrs. Brennan Grade 7 Web Page
Welcome to my site, students and parents!
Please be aware that this site is ongoing and being updated on a continual basis.
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
- spoken by Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
"It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do,
All students are encouraged to read on a nightly basis from Sept. until June in an Independently Chosen Novel. If we have time-consuming nightly assignments, consisting of either writing, reading, or vocabulary, then independent reading can take a back seat.
for which we are accountable."
Reading at least 10-20 novels independently throughout the school year will increase students' comprehension skills, advance their vocabulary, and help students become more global thinkers; using any spare time to pick up a book and "get lost" in another world is highly recommended!
Parents, care to see what grades your child has achieved thus far while gaining insight into how they feel about their academic performance? Ask to see his/her Marking Period Grade Sheet; this document should be located in the front of each English binder!
Each time students get handed back an assignment, test, or quiz, they are asked to record their grade onto this sheet and self-reflect on their performance.
Students' self-reflections provide parents with valuable insight into their child's personal academic needs and sense of achievement.
Classrooom Instruction Overview
Welcome, Seventh Graders! I am looking forward to sharing with you your first year of secondary education, a year of academic growth and achieving individual and classroom community goals. We start of the year with a few assignments that will allow you to showcase your ability to follow detailed directions and will also allow you to tap into creative and in-depth thinking . By week #3, we will embark on our Narrative unit, including how to annotate and identify literary terms at the secondary education level.
Class Notes and Worksheets