Newsletters and Calendars
for the 1st Quarter:
Week 1: Sept. 5 - 7
Week 2: Sept. 12 - 14
Week 3: Sept. 17 - 21
Week 4: Sept. 24 - 28
Week 5: Oct. 1 - 5
Week 6: Oct. 9 - 12
Week 7: Oct. 15 - 19
Week 8: Oct. 22 - 26
Week 9: Oct. 29 - Nov. 2
Week 10: Nov. 5 - 9
Reading Log Template
Overview of Literature Units
Extra help will be held in the computer lab, room 30, after school on Wednesdays.
On the last week of each month, however, it will be held on Thursday with the Authors and Artists Club.
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
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
Joe the Barber article
Joe the Barber video
Watch the 1949 Disney classic: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Honors:The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
This week, we will read “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. If you do not finish in class, read the rest at home.
“Mickey Mouse - The Haunted House”
This was created almost 100 years ago, in 1929. It's amazingly creative and spooky, right?
Journey to Sleepy Hollow - A Documentary
National Geographic - Visit Tarrytown, where the legend takes place.
Top 10 Notes on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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
Hurricane Formation Video
Active Reading Chart
Vocabulary Word Blast Template
Final Assessment of The Cay: A Speech about Timothy
1st Quarter Resources:
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)
Act of Kindness Award
Book Report Part 1
Google Account and Google Classroom Sign In
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
Fall is contest season!
All students are encouraged to enter at least one contest. For honors students it is a requirement and an expectation.
You can find more information by joining the Authors and Artists on Google Classroom. Add the classroom code mr3gy20
Stranger Sagas Contest
Town of Brookhaven Poetry Slam
Please enter the PTA Reflections Contest!
If you do, you can win prizes from the Authors and Artists Club! You can also be included in a celebration with other talented young students from other schools.
Rules and Guidelines
Entries are due in the main office by November 7th.
Honors students: It is an expectation that you will enter at least one contest.