Mrs. Blatz's 7th Grade English

Open House: September 8th-6:30-7:30

September 8-11-Expository Essay

Topic-theme-Thesis Statements: Expository Essay:

Expository writing is a type of writing that is used to explain, describe, give information, or inform. The text is organized around one topic and developed according to a pattern or combination of patterns. The writer of an expository text cannot assume that the reader or listener has prior knowledge or prior understanding of the topic that is being discussed. Since clarity requires strong organization, one of the most important mechanisms to improve skills in exposition is to improve the organization of the text. A variety of graphic organizers will be implemented during the week to create an expository essay. Additionally, more than one pattern may be used within an expository essay.

Novel Study Assignment (Book Love)-Self-Selected Novels-Due September 18th

Objectives of a Book Study:

Making Connections

Interpretive Response

Recognizing the Elements of Literature

Creating questions

Making inferences

Recognizing cause and effect

Distinguishing fact from opinion

Spelling

Think, Pair, Share

Quick Writes/Journals-Daily

Quick writes or journal writings are a quick and easy way to integrate other subjects into our English units. Ask your child about the daily writings, how they may connect with the prompt, and the impact it has on their thinking skills. It's a brain exercise and allows students to recall information that they have learned and/or talked about in other subjects.