When I first arrived in August, I was expecting much more work. More writing. More reading. More Vocab. But then It was clear to me that was right about more writing and vocab, but less reading surprised me. I had also realized we did reading class books and annotating very similar to the way we did last year. By October, I was getting the hang of things we had done our first writing piece- which wasn’t my best- and I had started to get into the flow of annotating books again. Eventually, I had realized that 7th grade English Isn’t so bad, and I was pretty good at my Vocab packets, but kinda shy when it comes to book class discussions. I also learned don’t wait till the last week to finish your reading log.
In 7th grade I learned:
~ Plan out your writing very clear and organized
~ If you take strong annotations in your book, it will save you work in the long run
~ Remember all the writing elements you learned early on, and use them in your writing
As the year comes to a close, I am trying hard to bring back all the old lessons and tricks from when I learned them back in August, and I am preparing myself to bring them with me to 8th grade. If I were to do my 7th grade over again I would make sure to spread all my reading out and not try to cram it in the last two weeks. My advice for next years 7th graders is to really keep up with their blog, make sure to keep it organized and stay up to date with the weekly post, it will make life much easier if they get their weekly post done early.