7th Grade Entrance Tasks

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12/5 Independent Reading
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on December 05, 2016 at 7:09am

Respect

Silently complete your own work.  

Responsibility

Get out your reader's notebook, just-right book book, writing utensil.  

Integrity

Focus on your work the entire time.

Work only on your reading. 

Excellence

Select any writing about reading strategy.  Complete it on p. 39B

 

12/1 Key Words and Phrases
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on December 01, 2016 at 7:31am

1)      ________What does the following imagery show us about a challenge Ha is facing?

I don’t know where to sit any more than I know how to eat the pink sausage snuggled inside bread shaped like a corncob, smeared with sauces yellow and red, (Lai 144)

A.  Ha is unfamiliar with school cafeterias.

B.  Ha has never eaten a hot dog or corn dog before.

C.  Ha doesn’t know where she fits in at school.

D.  Ha wants assigned seats in the cafeteria.

 

  ________What does the following imagery reveal to us about Ha’s perspective on Pink Boy.

The pink boy shouts, showing a black hole where sharp teeth glow (Lai 147).

A.  Ha admires Pink Boy’s very white teeth.

B.  Ha views Pink Boy as a dangerous enemy.

C.  Ha views Pink Boy as attractive.

D.  Ha is unsure about Pink Boy’s attention or is uncertain about what he’s saying. 

11/30 Key Words and Phrases
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 29, 2016 at 2:31pm

1)      _______What does the following simile mean?

What I love best: the lotus-pod shower, where heavy drops will massage my scalp as if I were standing in a monsoon, (Lai 125-126)

A.  The shower is like a rainstorm

B.  The shower is her favorite because it reminds her of Vietnam.

C.  The shower is her favorite because it does not remind her of Vietnam

D.  The shower is like a gentle monsoon.

 

2)      ________What does the following imagery show us?

All day I practice squeezing hisses through my teeth. Whoever invented English must have loved snakes, (Lai 118).

A.  The “s” sound in English is difficult for Ha since she spends all day practicing and she compares to the hiss of a snake to emphasize her feelings.

B.  The “s” sound in English is difficult for Ha and it will take time for her to learn a new language.

C.  Learning a new language can be difficult and requires patience, time, and practice.

D.  Learning a new language at any age is difficult and requires patience and practice. 

11/29 Theme
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 29, 2016 at 7:18am

What is a theme that the author is beginning to develop in part three of Inside Out and Back Again?  What is a moment on pages 115-121 that reveals that theme?  

11/28 See Think Wonder
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 28, 2016 at 7:29am

Look at the picture.  What do you see?  What does this picture make you think?  What do you wonder?  

11/17 Test
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 17, 2016 at 7:36am

Get out:

notebook, writing utensil, any notes

 

11/16 Symbol
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 15, 2016 at 3:00pm

Answer the following question with a claim, evidence (2 pieces) and reasoning.  

 

"Brother Vu chops; the head falls; a silver blade slices.  Black seeds spill like clusters of eyes, wet and crying." (Lai 60).

 

What is the author communicating about that papaya with this passage?  Why would the author use the papaya to make this comparison?  HINT:  think about what the papaya symbolizes!

11/15 Figures of Speech
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 15, 2016 at 7:07am

Match the figure of speech with the definition.

1.  personification

2.  simile

3.  metaphor

4.  symbol

A.  compares two things without using like or as

B.  compares two things using like or as

C.  describes an object with human qualities

D. gives deeper meaning to an object

   

 

 

11/14 Freewrite
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 14, 2016 at 7:26am

Get out a sheet of loose-leaf paper.  Write your heading at the top.  

Oh no, there's a fire at your house!  Luckily, all of your family and pets are safe, but you only have time to save 5 things.  What do you save and why?  

11/10 Perspective
Posted by Hannah Behrmann on November 09, 2016 at 2:11pm

Get out the SAME SHEET of paper from yesterday.

How is the war affecting Ha, Quong, and Mother?  What opinion do they have of the war?

1. Because of the war, Ha is becoming...   She thinks that the war is...

2.  Because of the war, Quong is becoming....   He thinks that the war is...

3.  Because of the war, Mother is becoming...   She thinks that the war is...