7th Grade English & History
(303) 772-3711 x212
Room 212

Ms. Louis has been teaching since 1990. She has taught all subjects in self-contained classes at the elementary school level, English at the secondary and post-secondary levels, and art at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. In her spare time she likes to read, write, paint, hike, swing dance and listen to jazz.



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Summer Fun!
Below is the link to a PowerPoint of highlights of my trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, this summer.



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Units of Study

Quarter 1
In English, we will study parts of speech in grammar. We will begin the year by reading Core Knowledge short stories and reviewing reading strategies that students will be expected to use throughout the year. We will also review the standard writing procedure that students will be expected to utilize the rest of the year.

In History, we will study the ancient history and culture of both China and Africa.  

Quarter 2
In English, we will read short biographies of various people important to World War One and continue writing a variety of essays. We will also read and discuss Jack London's The Call of the Wild. We will continue with grammar, finishing up parts of speech and learning about parts of sentence (subject, predicate, direct and indirect objects, and subject complements) as well.

In History, we will learn about Teddy Roosevelt, including his role in the Spanish-American War and his legacy as a conservationist. We will then study the causes and effects of World War One, as well as a number of battles and events on the home front during that time period. We will be looking at a variety of primary documents, including documentary videos, in our studies.

Quarter 3
In English, we will continue to write a variety of essays. We will also read and discuss the first half of Animal Farm, by George Orwell. In addition, we will read a variety of poems, write original poems, and conduct a poetry reading, which will include reciting a poem of choice.

In History, we will study the Russian Revolution and the beginning of communism as a form of government. We will then study events in the U.S. and Europe during the 1920s and 1930s, including the stock market crash of 1929 and the resulting Great Depression.

Quarter 4
In English, we will read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and study the context of the diary: the Holocaust. We will also read accounts of partisans who sabotaged the Nazi war machine on the home front.

In History, we will learn about multiple aspects of World War II, from the rise of totalitarianism to pivotal battles to the actions taken on the home front. These actions include people breaking the enemies' codes at Bletchley Park, scientists creating the atom bomb, and women working in the military and goods production--think, Rosie the Riveter. It truly was an "all hands on deck" war.



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Tutoring: Mondays, 3:30-4:30

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Write To Learn
Click on the link below to access the WriteToLearn student log-in page.


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Scholastic Online Book Order Code: GV76H
You can use the above code to set up an online account to order books from Scholastic. Books will be ordered at the same time as I submit the class' paper orders and will arrive with the class' order. Let me know if you have any questions.



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English and History (Humanities) Syllabus

Humanities Syllabus


Humanities Contract

Music Permission Slip

Movie Permission Slip

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Quarter 1 Homework

Spelling (Students will test on these words every Friday until they score 80%.)
Click here for Q1 spelling words   1st test Friday, 8/25

Noun worksheet (P2/3)   Due Thursday, 8/24

Noun worksheet (P7/8)   Due Thursday, 8/24
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Quarter 1 News

8/21-8/25
This week we are finishing up pre-testing with the STAR test. 
English: We will begin working in grammar reviewing nouns. We will also begin reading short stories and reviewing reading strategies that students will be expected to use throughout the year.
History: We will review map skills and how to use an atlas. We will then begin our unit on China.

8/14-8/18
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This is going to be a crazy busy week as we try to get "housekeeping" items--forms, pretests, etc.--out of the way quickly so that we can start learning cool stuff in English and History. Please remember to check your child's Google calendar daily for homework assignments. Also, the sooner we can get important permission forms back, the better, so thanks for asking your child, "What do you have for me to sign today?" and getting those forms back to us in a timely fashion.

Ms. Louis' Calendar