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Seventh Grade

Welcome to 7th grade!

 


Each quarter students complete a book report on a book of their choice to share with their class.  It is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to hear about other great book choices.

We read a variety of novels. We enjoy discussing and growing our reading skills. Each novel presents new characters, themes, and lessons to carry with us.

Weekly, I have one on one conferences with students.  This gives me a great opportunity to know my students better as readers, their strengths and areas to offer support, and to get to learn more about their preferences.  I love getting to know my students so personally.

Writing opportunities abound.  We will write essays for the DAR, completed research projects with Windows Movie Maker presentations, History Fair projects, debates, and will complete a term paper before the end of the year.  We will grow as writers by stretching our writing skills in a variety of tasks and practicing using citations to avoid plagiarism. We continue to stretch our skills with more project based learning opportunities every year.

Please contact me at koneal@stdominicquincy.org with any questions or concerns. 

Thank you!

Mrs. Katie O'Neal


Mrs. O'Neal's Blog

  • Welcome back I hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing and restoring summer.  Welcome back!Congrats to all of you who received letters and emails this summer to have your poetry published.  I am proud of you and I would love to hear from you if you haven't contacted me yet that you are being published.  It is a huge honor.
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 11:21 AM by Katie O'Neal
  • Field Trip Our class field trip is on April 29th.  Be sure to pack a lunch and wear comfortable shoes.
    Posted Apr 20, 2016, 12:46 PM by Katie O'Neal
  • Winners We are so proud of Jazel Carr, winner of the Adams County Reads essay contest.Wonderful job, Jazel Carr, for placing first in the Right to Life essay contest.  Mathias Obert, we are so proud of you for winning third place.Parker Brown, awesome job winning the DAR essay contest.Way to go for our excellent writers!
    Posted Apr 20, 2016, 12:45 PM by Katie O'Neal
  • Special guests Carla Gordon will be visiting the 8th grade reading class to explain her grandparents' story as they survived the Holocaust. We are currently reading Holocaust literature and studying more about this time period with a research presentation.
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 10:45 AM by Katie O'Neal
  • WCU Christmas Essay contest Congrats to 8th grader, Noah Klauser, whose essay received third place in the WCU Christmas contest. We are so proud of you, Noah.
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 10:44 AM by Katie O'Neal
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