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                                                                               Jason Smid

                                                                                                                7th Grade

Language Arts/ Literature / French


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Use your book and resources ON-LINE!! (Click book below)


                                         *No online component for Vocabulary

---> INSTEAD students can review on .  Be sure to go to Book II.         


                            Language Arts Period 1 & 2       

                                                             "Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?" ~ The Hatter



This course is designed to further improve the students’ mastery of the English language. Drills of language skills are reviewed and reinforced. Particular attention is focused on the functions of words in various types of sentences, the use of dialogue, and the nuances of argument and counter-argument. This will aid the students to develop more interesting sentences in their narrative, argumentative, and informative/explanatory compositions. Students are placed according to ability (see appendix).

Course Overview:Course Syllabus

   =====> Daily Global Grammar

In Language Arts, we try to start every day with a DGG.  Instead of correcting sentences, we correct the mistakes around us: poorly constructed sentences on signs, barely slang billboards, ghastly spelling on blog posts and unfortunate usage misuse.  Students can receive 1 extra credit point for each mistake they find around them.  They must take a photo of the mistake and turn a copy of it into me to count.  I will take these mistakes and use them for our DGG and for our wall of misuse.  

             =====> If you like grammar mistakes, you'll love this book: Poor Grammar


                            Literature Period 5  & 8                

                          "What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?" ~ Alice



This course stresses reading strategies, such as building on prior knowledge, predicting outcomes, organizing information, drawing conclusions, making inferences, and summarizing. Students practice these higher-level techniques by reading and discussing a variety of non-fiction, poetry, short stories and novels. Additionally, students will indentify significant literary techniques, such as plot design, conflict, characterization, setting and theme. Students are placed according to ability (see appendix).

       Course Overview (5th Period): Syllabus AT

       Course Overview (8th Period): Syllabus

                         ======>Accessing your on-line Literature Book

   - McDougal Littell Literature (Red Book) *New Code Included

                       ======>Folk Tales

     Folk Tale PowerPoint

                        ======>Poetry and Prose Terms

Poetry      Prose Page 1     Prose Page 2      Prose Page 3     Prose Page 4



                         ======>O. Henry

A Retrieved Reformation

Other Short Stories


---WebQuest Links---


                      ======>Fight in the Arena



                                        "Perhaps it doesn't understand English," thought Alice. 

                                        "I daresay it's a French mouse, come over with William the

                                         Conqueror." ~ Alice


French Syllabus

Nos Couleurs

      Paris, France          Montreal, Canada          Martinique                 French Alps


On-line Text Book Link

--- Cliquez sur le livre / Click the Textbook---



Online Dictionary


 Fr-Eng Dictionary

French Grammar


Tex's  French Grammar

French Radio


radio francaise



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