sturkey N/A
Copley Fairlawn Middle School  
http://cfmsindians.org
7th GOLD TEAM Language Arts ASSIGNMENT PAGE 2003-2004

This page is created to provide you and your parents a guide for activities, assignments, themes, assessments scheduled in your language arts class. 

It will be edited throughout the week wh en necessary, so along with keeping Agenda book, check for updates on Assignment Board.

See 2nd link below for additional details and previous language arts assignments. It can be helpful to students who miss my class.

This is only a courtesy overview, not a classroom instruction replacement or requirement.


: Dear Parents,

CFCS School Bd. mtg. June 29 7 P.M.during which my retirement, after 36.5 yrs.of teaching, will be accepted.
34.5 of those yrs. were spent at CFMS thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to teach your children: THANK YOU!


June 4: 7th grade actors really 'broke a leg' in their play! :))

Weekend: See Golden handout with exam instructions*; prepare stamped self-addressed envelope, due Monday and start your Dear Me letter that will be mailed to you in June, 2009.



June 7-'til......

*EXAM will be an oral interpretation of two poems that reflect the theme of your 7th grade language arts experience with me.

You are to memorize and practice the delivery of them with your peers and parents.

Poems may be delivered one at a time or together: Your call!

Poems will be delivered during exam week, starting Monday, June 7 and completed Wed. June 9.

(Periods 5,7,8 do not meet Thursday because of Field Day, so will have to complete their end-of-year letters for homework, Tues. night and submit on Wed.

Periods 1 and 4 may complete the writing of their letters in class on Thursday.
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Poem #1:

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN   by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Poem #2:

A Dream Deferred
by Langston Hughes


What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


"Memorize yes, but LEARN from both: Language Arts lives outside this classroom door and the game is a'foot for your future. I'll be watching and expecting only your best efforts!  Have a good summer, 8th grade experience and I will shake your hand at your 2009 graduation!"


Off on yet another STURKEY ADVENTURE......
Your Language Arts Teacher, Ms. Sturkey
7th grade
2003-4





Aaron Lane asked for a summer reading list and a site to visit regularly for reading suggestions.  The Scholastic.com, kidsreads.com and teenreads.com links below are still the ones I would suggest.  Always share reading choices with your parents.:)

  Here is one page from this week's teenreads.com newsletter and it includes some classic suggestions.

Aaron and all my summer readers should find the closest library or used book store and start "worming" your way through your favorite subject shelves.  I visit at least one  a week, so look for me in the stacks!!:


Received:
June 22, 2004


News Flash! Karly Becker asked for regular updates,so as I receive them, I'll add them for you.


The much-anticipated fantasy series, THE EDGE CHRONICLES, arrives nationwide today!

The first two books in the Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, BEYOND THE DEEPWOODS and STORMCHASER, have received wonderful reviews, including the starred review for DEEPWOODS in the June 21 issue of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “The narrative will cast a spell over readers from the beginning with its utterly odd, off-kilter sense of logic and a vocabulary that is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Lewis Carroll.”


BEYOND THE DEEPWOODS
0-385-75068-4 / GLB: 0-385-75069-2

STORMCHASER
0-385-75070-6 / GLB: 0-385-75071-4

David Fickling Books


To read excerpts from the books; learn about all the fantastic creatures including Hammelhorns, Branderbears, and the evil Gloamglozer; and get to know the creators of the series, visit the official Edge Chronicles site, http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/edgechronicles/

We hope you enjoy THE EDGE CHRONICLES--dare to venture to the Edge!

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TEENREADS.com:
Thinking about Starting a Book Club? Trying to find new ideas for your Club? Wondering what the heck a Book Club is?! Never fear, Teenreads has all the answers to your Book Club questions, and some guides to help you lead a good discussion with your friends. Book Clubs are easy to start and lot of fun, so if you love books, this is for you!

Guides to Get You Started

* Starting a Book Club
* Running a Book Club
* Choosing What to Read


Popular Titles:

• BEGINNER'S LUCK by Laura Pedersen
• A BEND IN THE ROAD by Nicholas Sparks
• THE BROKEN PLACES by Susan Perabo
• THE BOX CHILDREN by Sharon Wyse
• THE DISTANCE FROM NORMANDY by Jonathan Hull
• DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD by Rebecca Wells
• THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS by Carolyn Mackler
• THE HUNGRY OCEAN by Linda Greenlaw
• I CAPTURE THE CASTLE by Dodie Smith
• I KNOW WHY CAGED BIRDS SING by Maya Angelou
• THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold
• MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE by Nicholas Sparks
• NIGHTS IN RODANTHE by Nicholas Sparks
• THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks
• THE PERFECT STORM by Sebastian Junger
• THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver
• THE RESCUE by Nicholas Sparks
• SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand
• THE SONG READER by Lisa Tucker
• STONE GARDEN by Molly Moynahan
• SUMMER SISTERS by Judy Blume
• THE TIGER RISING by Kate DiCamillo
• THE TORN SKIRT by Rebecca Godfrey
THE USUAL RULES by Joyce Maynard
• A WALK TO REMEMBER by Nicholas Sparks
• WISH YOU WELL by David Baldacci

Don't Miss:

• HENRY VIII by Alison Weir
• MARIE ANTOINETTE: The Journey by Antonia Fraser


Classics:

• ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
• ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
• THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath
• BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
• DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
• DEATH BE NOT PROUD by John Gunther
EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck
• EMMA by Jane Austen
• THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
• THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
• NATIVE SON by Richard Wright
• 1984 by George Orwell
• THE PEARL by John Steinbeck
• THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER by Mark Twain
• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
• A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
• UNCLE TOM'S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum


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PARENTS:

- Copley High Graduation, Sunday @ 2 P.M.

- CFCS School Bd. mtg. June 29 7 P.M.during which my retirement, after 36.5 yrs.of teaching, will be accepted.
34.5 of those yrs. were spent at CFMS thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to teach your children: THANK YOU!


- Allergy season abounds or achoos.....Kleenex contributions  would still be appreciated :)))

- See exam above or link below and be an audience for your student this weekend. 

- Enjoy your summer with my student and thanks for your help and support all year!
My Quia activities and quizzes
Basic Literary Terms - (copy)
https://www.quia.com/jg/159605.html
PSAT: Unit 1 Vocabulary Workshop
https://www.quia.com/jg/308558.html
PSAT UNIT 2
https://www.quia.com/jg/312554.html
Useful links
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