Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Poetry Slam

Thursday is POETRY SLAM day for 7th grade! We are so excited to host this very cool event.

Your assignment for this week (due THURSDAY) is to answer these questions. Each question is worth 25 points. I'll provide you a sample at the bottom of this post. Follow every detail to get your 100 points!

First name, Period
1. Google poetry slam and share a link to information about what poetry slams are.
*CANNOT be a link someone else has already posted.

2. Use the Library OPAC to locate the title of one book of poetry. Include Title, Author, and Copyright.
CANNOT be a title someone else has already posted.

3. Using the Literature Resources database on Alabama Virtual Library, locate the name of one poet from the 21st century.

4. Describe one way you will support the HMS Poetry Slam!

Michelle, 1st Period
1. Poetry slam rules: http://my.poetryslam.com/nps-rules
2. A Poetry Sampler by Donald Hall, Copyright 1962
3. Anatoly Kudryavitsky
4. By planning the Poetry Slam with Mrs. Fraley and Mrs. Porter and hosting it in the HMS Libary!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Fair!

It's book fair week! Your assignment this week is to find 3 books at the book fair that you would like to read. List their titles and tell why you want to read it (Cover? Recommendation from a friend?)

April is National Poetry Month! Your displays (poetry/poets is our theme, but do not use a song) are due this Thursday!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Elvira and Melody

Read Chapters 16-20 (pages 139-184) of Out of My Mind and comment with your responses to these questions:

1. Who (or what) is Elvira?

2. How do Melody's classmates begin to treat her differently after she gets Elvira?

3. What huge mistake did Mr. Dimming make about Melody?

4. What's your prediction...do you think Melody will make the team?