Welcome to English 7 and English 8H
with Mrs. Gennosa and Mr. Luff
Sagamore Middle School
For 7th Graders:
"Mars is Heaven" by Ray Bradbury
Watch The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Then work on your packet of discussion questions.
Weekly Outlines for the 4th Quarter:
Week 1: April 12 - 16
Week 2: April 19 - 23
Week 3: April 26 - 30
Week 4: May 3 - 7
Week 5: May 10 - 14
Week 6: May 17 - 21
Week 7: May 24 - 27
Week 8: June 1 - 4
Week 9: June 7 - 11
Week 10: June 14 - 18
"Rikki-tikki-tavi" by Rudyard Kipling
Packet for "Rikki-tikki-tavi"
Audio of Rikki-tikki-tavi
Learn about Rudyard Kipling
Shmoop: Postcolonialism and other topics to discuss
A Brief History of India in the 1800s
Listen to the Story
Watch the 1970 Chuck Jones version of "Rikki-tikki-tavi"
Watch the 1965 Russian Version of "Rikki-Tikki-tavi"
Symbolism of the cobras
British Imperialism in the story
Writing Portfolio - 4th quarter
Outline and suggestions for the narrative.
Positive Feedback Sheet
"Where I'm From" Poem
Read the play, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street."
Packet for "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
Compare the original to the 2002 Twilight Zone episode.
Read "Dirk the Protector" by Gary Paulsen
Questions for "Dirk the Protector"
April is Poetry Month!
Paul Revere's Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill
The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes
animated version read aloud
sung by Loreena McKennit
The Poetry Archive
Favorite Poem Project
Poem a Day - Poets.org
National Poetry Month Website
"We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks
Author's Purpose - Gwendolyn Brooks' Comments
Ray Bradbury Unit:
“Golden Kite and Silver Wind” fable
“Dark They Were and Golden Eyed” short story
Bradbury 13 Radio Play of "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed"
Discussion Questions for "Dark They Were, And Golden Eyed" by Ray Bradbury
"The Veldt" Discussion Questions
"The Veldt" short story
Audio of the short story "The Veldt"
Ray Bradbury Theater "The Veldt"
Ray Bradbury discusses the future
Bradbury talks about love
Bradbury recites the poem "If Only We Had Taller Been"
Think, Write and Discuss: Questions about Ray Bradbury
"Zero Hour" short story
Short play version of Zero Hour
Mars is Heaven short story
The spookiest episode of Ray Bradbury Theater: "The Playground"
Audio version of "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed"
A Conversation with Ray Bradbury
“Interview with Ray Bradbury” audio and text
Science Fiction Is . . . (a video compilation)
Create your own science fiction story. It can be in the form of a short story, a graphic mini-novel, a play, or a film.