How to Survive the Seventh Grade

Everyone's Awkward, it's Not Just You... I Promise.


For this assignment, you will be writing a two paged typed survival guide on the topic of “how to survive 7th grade.” Your audience will be the rising 7th graders, and the best survival guides will be copied and given to the new 7th graders to read during the first week of school next fall. You should focus on tips and strategies which would help a new student adjust to junior high.

You may choose to make the survival guide serious or humorous in tone, but tone should be consistent throughout the piece. All information should be school appropriate in language and humor, with no derogatory references to specific names of students or teachers in the building.


· Two pages typed minimum

· Single or double space typing

· Formatting may be creative; you may use Microsoft Publisher or a newsletter (two-column) format to publish your document, or you may type it in regular double spacing

· You must use SIX text features within the survival guide that help to explain your points (title, subheadings, bold print, captions, pictures, text boxes, charts, tables, pictures, illustrations, bulleted or numbered list, etc.)

Alternative Final Project Options

Anything additional is a possibility! The sky is the limit for your creativity!