7th Grade Fact and Fiction Handouts

Seventh graders will be researching a historical event and then creating a historical fiction story based on that research.  We have four days on computers scheduled, but some students may also need to finish as homework.  Below you will find instructions and links to all handouts.

Historical Event, Fact and Fiction Instructions

Historical Event, Fact and Fiction Story Synopsis (planner)

Historical Event, Fact and Fiction Story Synopsis EXAMPLE (planner with example)

Historical Event and Story, fact and fiction, checklist

Historical Event, Writing Rubric

Historical Event, Oral Presentation Rubric Fact and Fiction

Historical Event, story example (example of beginning of story AND Works Cited page)


7th – Your student should have brought home a letter last week regarding the purchase of Among the Hidden.   Book money ($4.00 made out to Scholastic) is due tomorrow if you wish to order this book through the school.  Quiz tomorrow on genre categories.  Also, students should bring their independent reading books to class tomorrow.

8th – Quiz tomorrow on research and MLA format.  Students have several handouts regarding this.  Also, Works Cited page is due tomorrow.

Parents, Spring Fever is upon us!  Many of my students are simply choosing to not do classwork/homework.  These zeroes are greatly affecting grades.  Please check with your child, this blog, and INOW to keep up with assignments.  I foresee unhappy parents and kids begging me to come up with some type of extra work for them to do to make up for what they are NOT doing now.


7th – Living Color poem due Friday, March 21. 

8th – Notecards from websites due tomorrow, March 20.  Minimum of two websites with minimum of five cards from each site.

7th – No homework.

8th – Fifteen research notecards on biography due tomorrow 3/11.  I began checking these on Friday.  Beginning Wednesday, late points will be deducted. 

7th – Students will receive a study guide tomorrow.  We will review the study guide prior to the nine week test on Monday, March 3.

8th - Students will receive a study guide tomorrow.  We will review the study guide on Monday.  Nine week test is Tuesday, March 4.

7th – We are finishing up folktales in class and heading toward nine-week tests.  Our nine week test is Monday, March 3 and it will cover the five paragraph essay as well as reading literature, poetry and informational text.

8th – We are very busy bringing this nine weeks to a close.  Our nine week test is Monday, March 3 (or Tuesday if possible) and will cover elements of research as well as reading literature and argumentative text.  Chart with character adjectives and quotes from the play were due today BUT MOST STUDENTS HAD NOT COMPLETED THIS ASSIGNMENT, although they have had this for a month or longer.  Any student who did not turn this in today may turn it in tomorrow, Tuesday, for full credit.  Beginning Wednesday, students will receive late points, and any that aren’t complete by the end of the week will receive a zero.  


7th – Essays were due Monday, February 10.  Students who have not finished will receive ten late points per day. 

8th – Test on Anne Frank Act II moved to Tuesday, February 18.  Students need to study vocabulary and plot diagram/literary elements.  On Monday, February 17, the HHS counselor will be here to discuss student registration and schedules for 9th grade. 

** I’ve had a few questions about the 7th graders’ progress reports. We had two small Reading Comprehension grades and I dropped the lower of each student’s two scores. So EVERY student has a blank space for one of the Reading Comp grades.  Hope that clears up any confusion.