Weekly Outlines for the 1st Quarter:
Week 1: Sept. 2 - 6
Week 2: Sept. 9 - 13
Week 3: Sept. 16 - 20
Week 4: Sept. 23 - 27
Week 5: Oct. 2 - 4
Week 6: Oct. 7 - 11
Week 7: Oct. 14 - 18
Week 8: Oct. 21 - 25
Week 9: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
Week 10: Nov. 4 - 8
Overview of Literature Units
Extra help with Mrs. Gennosa will be held in the computer lab, room 23, after school on Thursdays.
1st Quarter Resources:
O. Henry Essay
Independent Reading Project, Part 1
Welcome to English 7 with Mrs. Gennosa and Mr. Luff
Student Info Sheet for English 7
Summer Reading Grading Rubric
Letter to the Teacher
Letter to the Teachers (Mrs. Gennosa and Mr. Luff)
Rubric for the Letter to the Teacher(s)
Google Account and Google Classroom Sign In
Enrichment and Creative Writing:
The Lunch Date: A Study in Perceptions
Halloween Cinquain assignment. Write two cinquains about spooky things! If you'd prefer, write about Thanksgiving.
Act of Kindness Essay - Rubric
Joe the Barber article
Joe the Barber video
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
We will read “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. We can then perform the play version.
Top 10 Notes on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Journey to Sleepy Hollow - A Documentary
National Geographic - Visit Tarrytown, where the legend takes place.
“Mickey Mouse - The Haunted House”
This was created almost 100 years ago, in 1929. It's amazingly creative and spooky, right?
Resources for The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Packet on The Cay
Vocab for The Cay
Meet the author Theodore Taylor.
Questions to Introduce the Cay
New York Times Article
German U-Boat Video
Active Reading Chart
Extra Review on Grammar: Capitalization
Grammar Bytes Web Resource for Grammar
Espresso Grammar Explains the 4 Sentence Types
Understanding Irony - Ted Talk Videos:
Slideshow on Irony
Anchor Texts: We will begin this quarter with a discussion of the Elements of Literature and the close study of some short stories by O. Henry.
"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry
Adapted version of "After Twenty Years"
"A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry
Adapted version of "A Retrieved Reformation"
Vocabulary for the O. Henry Unit
O. Henry's Message to His Readers
Elements of Literature Graphic Organizer
Plot Line Diagram
Unit 1 Essay: Loyalty and O. Henry
Loyalty Essay Worksheet
Rubric for the Loyalty Essay
Listen to this 1908 recording of O’Henry speaking to his readers. What is he saying about life and fiction? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGqXk66yE4A
Intro to how O’Henry’s life experiences influenced his writing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw320Zj8BBM
You can also watch “The Last Leaf” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dhs1pHyGOI
Check out this anime version of “The Last Leaf” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLshC3QsGPU