Can you believe that we are already halfway through the second trimester?! It doesn't seem possible. Right now in 7th grade ELA we are in the middle of an author study/historical fiction unit. There are three different books being read that take place during the time of slavery, The Great Depression, and The Civil Rights Movement. The kids seem to be very interested and have been very engaged in our small group discussions.
In writing, we are writing argument essays. We started off our unit with a class debate, that the students absolutely loved. They thought it was fun to be able to have ORGANIZED arguing!
My plan is to have both of these units wrapped up by the start of February break so we can start break fresh with our next unit.
As always, if you have an questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.