Edgar Allan Poe – Webquest

Have You Met Edgar Allan Poe? – An Inquiry Project

Directions: Research information on Edgar Allan Poe using the websites below. Take notes in the googledoc that is shared with you, in the category listed under your name. You must answer all the questions in your category, but feel free to add more information if you discover anything interesting…and there is lots of interesting information to be learned here!

Poe’s Life

Poe’s Life Timeline

Poe’s Literary Contributions

Poe Video: “His own worst enemy”

Poe Video about “The Raven”

More about Poe’s Life

The Baltimore Ravens Football Team

Poe Photos

Poe’s Milestones

Independent Reading Requirement for Quarter 2

Hello Readers! I’m so impressed with all the great literature being read by our 7th graders this year!  The Quarter 2 requirement is to read 5 books.  Click here to find the due dates.  And, Click here to find out what some of our 7th graders’ favorite titles were at the beginning of the school year.  As always, I have lists of award winners available if you click the link called Book Recommendations to the right.  Happy reading!

Summer Reading Requirement

Welcome 7th Graders!  Below are links to the summer reading requirements and book lists. The Summer Reading Letter lays out the specific requirements and the Summer Reading List has your book options, but overall you are required to read three books this summer – one book from List A, one from List B, and one free choice. Happy reading!

Summer Reading Letter – 2013

2013SummerReadingList

Getting to Know Mark Twain (or is it Samuel Clemens?)

Directions: Research information about the life of author Mark Twain using the websites below.  Using at least 5 different websites, take notes on the handout found in the English Class folder shared with you on Googledocs.  Then, write an 1/2 – 1 page reflection on your findings.  Have fun!

http://www.pbs.org/marktwain/learnmore/chronology.html

http://www.marktwainmuseum.org/index.php/research

http://www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/about/bio.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/mark-twain-9512564

http://www.pbs.org/marktwain/scrapbook/01_tom_sawyer/index.html

http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1819876_1732953,00.html

http://mostateparks.com/park/mark-twain-birthplace-state-historic-site