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Mrs. McGrane’s 7th Grade ELA

The 7th graders have been working hard in English Language Arts! We finished our novel unit on Hatchet by Gary Paulsen during distance learning. For their summative assessment, students wrote their own survival narratives! We worked through the entire writing process in Zoom meetings, Google Classroom assignments, and Loom videos. This was a fun assignment because students had to use their creativity and imaginations within the narrative writing framework. As an added level of difficulty, students had to incorporate dialogue and at least three different types of figurative language into their narratives. Students included hyperbole, metaphor, personification, simile, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. The final narratives were such a pleasure to read! Main characters fought off zombies, survived plane crashes, being lost at sea and lost in the Amazon Rainforest, earthquakes in Yosemite National Park, jellyfish stings, and even escaped haunted mansions and booby trapped mazes! I am so proud of the writing skills and creativity exhibited by the 7th graders this year, and especially in this assignment!

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