7th Grade


  • "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    Ebenezer Dorset has just received a ransom letter from Two Desperate Men who have kidnapped his son. With your partner, rewrite the story, "The Ransom of Red Chief," from Ebenezer Dorset's point of view. Begin your story anytime after Dorset's son has been kidnapped and conclude the story with his return. Make sure you include details in the story such as the letters back and forth, as well as his son's personality, to make your story as authentic as possible. You will collaborate on this story with a partner and your final story must be 1 1/2 to 2 pages long.
  • "The Lady or the Tiger"
    After you finish reading the short story, "The Lady or the Tiger," you and a partner are going to come up with an extended ending to the story. In a 1 1/2 to 2 page partnered creative writing assignment, I want you to offer us a better ending to "The Lady or the Tiger." Begin your story with the words, "Her decision had been indicated in an instant, but it had been made after days and nights of anguished deliberation. She had known she would be asked, she had decided what she would answer, and, without the slightest hesitation, she had moved her hand to the right." and then finish your story with your own creative ideas.
  • NEWSELA
  • "All Summer in a Day"
  • Respond and think critically - Answer questions 1-4 in complete 2-3 sentence answers // Answer questions 6-10 in complete 3-5 sentence answers
    Theme from "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" in 2-3 complete sentence responses answer the two questions from "Lemon Brown" about this story instead
  • "The Treasure of Lemon Brown"
  • Recall in 1-2 complete sentence answers
    Interpret in 2-3 complete sentence answers
    Evaluate and Connect / Personal Response in 5 or more sentence answers
    Theme in 2-3 complete sentence answers
  • "Fish Cheeks"
  • Make Connections in a 2-3 complete sentence answer
    Analyze Literature in 2-3 complete sentence answers
    Use Reading Skills in 1-2 complete sentence answers
    Theme from "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" in 2-3 complete sentence responses answer the two questions from "Lemon Brown" about this story instead
  • "Antaeus"
  • Analyze Literature in 2-3 complete sentence answers
    Use Reading Skills in 1-2 complete sentence answers
    Theme from "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" in 2-3 complete sentence responses answer the two questions from "Lemon Brown" about this story instead
  • Khan Academy Grammar Class
  • "The Gift of the Magi" and Questions
  • "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
  • "The All-American Slurp"
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Blank Coat of Arms Template
  • Coat of Arms Templates (make sure to only print the page you need if you're going to do any printing at all)
  • Coat of Arms Symbols (this site will take some time to load)
  • Mottos in Latin


7th Grade Greek & Latin Roots

  1. PHOTOS G. light
  2. GRAPH G. write, draw
  3. TELE G. far away, distant
  4. METRON G. measure
  5. TROPOS G. turning
  6. PHILIA G. love, friendship
  7. PHOBOS G. fear
  8. SYN G. with, together
  9. THESIS G. put, place, position
  10. KINESIS G. movement
  11. PHONE G. sound
  12. SONUS L. sound
  13. SKOPEO G. see, look, consider, examine
  14. VIDEO / VISUM L. see
  15. LOGOS G. word, study
  16. VERBUM L. word
  17. NOMEN / NOMINIS L. name
  18. PRO L. for, before, forward, in place of
  19. PRAE L. before, in front of
  20. AD L. to, toward, near, next to
  21. JACIO / JACTUM L. throw
  22. PONO / POSITUM L. lay, put, place
  23. CUM L. with, together
  24. FIGO / FIXUM L. fix, fasten, attach
  25. JUNGO / JUNCTUM L. join, unite, connect
  26. DIGITUS L. finger, toe, inch
  27. CAPUT / CAPITIS L. head
  28. MANUS L. hand
  29. PES / PEDIS L. foot
  30. BRACCHIUM L. arm
  31. DENS / DENTIS L. tooth
  32. CORPUS / CORPORIS L. body
  33. I. UNUS L. one
  34. II. DUO L. two
  35. III. TRES L. three
  36. IV. QUATTUOR L. four
  37. V. QUINQUE L. five
  38. VI. SEX L. six
  39. VII. SEPTEM L. seven
  40. VIII. OCTO L. eight
  41. IX. NOVEM L. nine
  42. X. DECEM L. ten
  43. C. CENTUM L. hundred
  44. M. MILLE L. thousand
  45. PYRO G. fire
  46. IGNIS L. fire
  47. VULCANUS L. Vulcan - Roman god of fire
  48. HYDROS G. water
  49. AQUA L. water
  50. BONUS L. good
  51. HELIOS G. sun
  52. SOL L. sun
  53. LUNA L. moon
  54. DIA G. through, between, across
  55. TRANS L. across, over, through
  56. GEO G. earth
  57. TERRA L. land
  58. DORMIO / DORMITUM L. sleep
  59. HYPNOS G. sleep
  60. ANNUS L. year
  61. LITHOS G. stone
  62. PETROS G. rock, stone
  63. ASTRON G. star
  64. STELLA L. star
  65. DENDRON G. tree
  66. ARBOR / ARBORIS L. tree
  67. CHRONOS G. time
  68. TEMPUS / TEMPORIS L. time
  69. PARA G. beside, along with
  70. INTER L. between, among, amid
  71. TECHNE G. art, skill
  72. ARS / ARTIS L. art, skill
  73. BIOS G. life
  74. VIVO / VICTUM L. live
  75. MIKROS G. small
  76. MEGAS G. large, big
  77. MAGNUS L. large, big
  78. PATER / PATRIS L. father
  79. MATER / MATRIS L. mother
  80. FRATER / FRATRIS L. brother
  81. DEMOS G. people
  82. POPULUS L. people
  83. POLIS G. city
  84. URBS / URBIS L. city
  85. PATHOS G. feeling
  86. AUTOS G. self
  87. THERMOS G. heat
  88. CURRO / CURSUM L. run
  89. ZOON G. animal
  90. VERTO / VERSUM L. turn
  91. FACIO / FACTUM L. make, do
  92. SCRIBO / SCRIPTUM L. write
  93. PLICO / PLICATUM L. fold
  94. DICO / DICTUM L. speak
  95. BIBLOS G. book
  96. LIBER / LIBRI L. book
  97. SCIO / SCITUM L. know
  98. DISCIPULUS L. student
  99. SAUROS G. lizard
  100. AMO / AMATUM L. love