7th Grade Assignments

7th Grade Assignments
Test 80 Study Guide:

Language Arts Test 80 Study Guide

Completed study guide is due on:  Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Language Arts Test 80 on Thursday, December 17, 2009


A.  Miracle Worker Vocabulary:


1.  Review all Miracle Worker Vocabulary from pages 48-122.


2.  Have a parent/sibling/friend test you on all vocabulary words and once you correctly give each word’s meaning, have them sign here:  __________________.


3.  Write a sentence using each vocabulary word on a separate sheet of paper.  Attach the sentences to this study guide.


B.  Miracle Worker Plot/Storyline:  Write 2-3 complete sentences about each of the following topics on a separate sheet of paper.  Attach to study guide when completed.


1.  Helen folds her napkin

2.  Percy, Helen, and Annie in the Garden House – What happened between them?

3.  Annie’s opinion of Helen’s biggest obstacle to learning

4.  James stands up to Keller

5.  Annie and the dictionary problem

6.  Annie’s flashbacks

7.  Five instances of humor in the play

8.  Struggles in the novel


C.  Grammar


1.  Write the meaning of and give an example of each of the following:


A.  Subject (S):


B.  Appositive (App):


C.  Predicate Nominative (PN):


D.  Indirect Object (IO):


E.  Direct Object (DO): 


F.  Objective Complement (OC):


2.  Underline each noun in the sentences below.  Then, write what type of noun it is using the above abbreviations.


1.  The leader of our group was a talented athlete.


2.  Can you lend me your book?


3.  Ali (RA), the fourth caliph, was the cousin of the Prophet (SAW).

4.  The country appointed him President.


3.  Plural Possessives:  Write the plural possessive form of each word.


1.  toy:

2.  woman:

3.  fox:

4.  monkey:

5.  salmon:

6.  person:


4.  Irregular Verbs: 


1.  Study the three principal parts of irregular verbs at this website:  http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/verbs.htm.


2.  Note:  Remember when a verb has the word (has, had, or have) in front of it, you must use the past participle form of the verb.


5.  Lay, Laid, Good, Well, Bad, Badly, Go, Goes:  Study the rules for using these words using your notes.  Write a sentence using each word on a separate sheet of paper.  Attach your sentences to this study guide.


6.  Comparative/Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs:  Study the rules for using comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs here:  http://www.mce.k12tn.net/reading60/english/comparative.htm.


*Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the word in parantheses.

  1. Once upon a time there were three little pigs who wanted to see the world. When the they left home, their mum gave them some advice: Whatever you do, do it the (good) you can.
  2. So the three pigs wandered through the world and were the (happy) pigs you've ever seen.
  3. They were playing (funny) games all summer long, but then came autumn and each pig wanted to build a house.
  4. The first pig was not only the (small) but also the (lazy) of the pigs.
  5. He (quick) built a house out of straw.
  6. The second pig made his house out of wood which was a bit (difficult) than building a straw house.
  7. The third pig followed his mum's advice and built a strong house out of bricks, which was the (difficult) house to build.
  8. The pig worked very (hard) , but finally got his house ready before winter.
  9. During the cold winter months, the three little pigs lived (extreme) (good) in their houses.
  10. They (regular) visited one another and had the (wonderful) time of their lives.

7.  Verb Tense:  Review all notes on verb tense from class.

1.  Explain the following tenses:

A.  Present                                           F.  Future Perfect

B.  Past                                                E.  Past Perfect

C.  Future                                             G.  Present Progressive

D.  Present Perfect                               H.  Past Progressive

I.  Future Progressive

2.  Fill in the chart with the correct form of each verb.  The first one has been done for you.




Present Perfect

Past Perfect

Future Perfect

Present Progressive

Past Progressive

Future Progressive



will go

has gone

had gone

will have gone

is going

was going

will be going





































8.  Prefixes/Suffixes:  Be able to identify these in words.  Underline the prefix in each word once.  Underline the suffix in each word twice.

uncommon                    illegible occupation

preview                        carefully            really

9.  Diagramming:  Be able to diagram the following:

Subjects, Verbs, Article, Adjectives, Adverbs Predicate Nominatives, Direct Objects, Indirect Objects, and Objective Complements

Practice:  Diagram the following sentences.

1.  My brother is an actor.

2.  She gave me an amazing gift.

3.  I will name my cat Bubbles.


My child, ___________________________, has completed this study guide and thoroughly reviewed all materials/notes for Language Arts Test 80.  He/she is well-prepared for the exam.  I understand that this test will be given on Thursday, December 17, 2009 and makes up a significant portion of my child’s grade.

X________________________________  X____________________________ X________________

Parent Signature                                               Student Signature                                  Date

Test 60 Study Guide:

7th Grade Language Arts Test 60 on Thursday, November 19, 2009


1.  Reading


A.  Write the different elements of a science fiction story.


B.  Study all vocabulary words from The Miracle Worker up to pg. 47.  Make them into flashcards and have someone test you.  When you get them all correct, have your tester sign here:  ______________________.


C.  Write 2-3 sentences on each of the following:


1.  Helen’s mom’s reaction when she notices that Helen can’t hear or see

2.  Helen’s behavior with Percy and Martha

3.  James and his ideas for Helen

4.  Annie’s present

5.  Helen’s present

6.  Helen’s family and how they deal with Helen’s anger

7.  Good things in Kate’s life

8.  Helen and spelling words

9.  Helen, the doll, and Annie

10.  The key

11.  Your opinion on Helen’s behavior

12.  The Keller Family’s relationship with each other


D.  Poetry


*Write a definition and give an example of each:


1.  Rhyme

2.  Rhythm

3.  Repetition

4.  alliteration

5.  assonance

6.  onomatopoeia

7.  consonance


2.  Grammar


A.  Study all your notes/worksheets on the following topics.


1.  Verb Phrases, Main Verb, Helping Verb

2.  Verb Tense

3.  Subject-Verb Agreement

4.  Active Verbs

5.  Passive Verbs

6.  lie, lay – Write the definition and principal parts of each.

7.  bad, badly, good, well – Write which one is an adjective and which one is an adverb.

8.  Identify Adjectives

9.  Identify Adverbs

10.  Write the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs.

11.  Diagramming:  Make sure you know how to diagram subjects, verbs, adjectives and articles, adverbs, conjunctions, and direct objects.




My child, ___________________________, has completed this study guide and thoroughly reviewed all materials/notes for Language Arts Test 60.  He/she is well-prepared for the exam.  I understand that this test will be given on Thursday, November 19, 2009 and makes up a significant portion of my child’s grade.



Parent Signature



Student Signature


Test 40 Study Guide:

7th Grade

Language Arts Test 40

Study Guide


**Please print out this study guide, complete it, and turn in the bottom portion on the day of the test.


**Language Arts Test 40 will be given on Thursday, October 15, 2009, inshallah.


1.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

            1.  Review all questions and notes for Chapters 5-10.

            2.  Skim chapters 5-10 and write down main events on a separate sheet of paper.

3.  Write about values that Mama and Papa live by and how they share these with Cassie and the rest of the family.

4.  Write about what happened with the shopping at Vicksburg and the Wallace’s Store.  Make sure you know this information in detail.


2.  Review the following literary terms.  Write down their meanings and have a parent/sibling/friend test you on them.


            1.  Conflict

            2.  Rising Action

            3.  Climax

            4.  Falling Action

            5.  Resolution

            6.  Imagery

            7.  Point of View:  Write the definition and the different types.

            8.  Symbols

            9.  Tone

            10.  Genre

            11.  Theme


3.  Possessive Nouns (Answer all questions on a separate sheet of paper.)

            1.  Write the meaning of a possessive noun.

            2.  Write how to make a singular noun possessive.

            3.  Write how to make a plural noun possessive.

            4.  How do you make a noun possessive that already ends with “S”?


Complete this worksheet on possessive nouns:

Worksheets - Possessive Nouns Exercises / Worksheets

A. Complete each sentence by filling in the blanks with the possessive form of the nouns in the parentheses.


1.         The _____________ bikes were seen left on the ground. (brothers)

2.         The _____________ helmets were very shiny. (policemen)

3.         Mary could not catch the ___________ ball. (children)

4.         That was _________ idea. (Melissa)

5.         The __________ car is a Ford. (Henrys)

B. Write each group of words using a possessive noun

6.         the room of the teachers


7.         the bubbles of the four fish


8.         the house of Mr. Williams


9.         the baton of the conductor


10.       the cameras of the photographers



4.  Appositives


1.  Write the definition of appositives on a separate sheet of paper.


2.  Complete the following worksheet on appositives.


Directions:  Underline the appositive in each sentence.  Then, place commas where they need to go.


1.  Nancy Gold an avid reader finished first in the spelling bee.


2.  Football a game loved by millions of people is becoming even more popular.


3.  In Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, a wise young girl Cassie faces oppression.


4.  Living matter much of which is invisible floats all around us.


5.  Transitive and Intransitive Verbs


1.  Write the definition of a transitive verb.


2.  Write the definition of direct object.


3.  Write the definition of intransitive verb.


4.  Write the definition of linking verb.  Write down as many linking verbs as you know.  Is a linking verb transitive or intransitive?


1.  Complete the following online game:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/653869.html


2.  Complete the following worksheet on transitive and intransitive verbs.


Directions:  Write T for transitive and I for intransitive.  Underline all linking verbs.  If the verb is transitive, write the direct object on the line.


1.  Our team won the game.  _____________


2.  We were so happy!  _______________


3.  Sally baked a delicious chocolate cake.  ___________________


4.  I worked all day long.  ________________


5.  The wind felt hot.  _____________


3.  Verb Tense


1.  Complete the following worksheet.


Directions:  Write the correct form of each verb in the blank.


1.  We never _______________ his real name.  (know)


2.  Mom ______________ cupcakes for my birthday.  (make)


3.  The boat _____________ to the bottom of the ocean.  (sink)


4.  I have never _________________ such a wonderful car!  (drive)


5.  The students have _______________ their opinions on our website.  (write)


6.  She was ______________ by a dog.  (bit)



Please have a parent sign below.  Tear off this section and turn it in on the day of the test.


My child, _____________________________ has thoroughly reviewed and completed all the information on this study guide.  He/she is adequately prepared for Language Arts Test 40.  I understand that Language Arts Test 40 will be given on Thursday, October 15, 2009 and will make up a significant part of my child’s grade.



Parent Signature



Student Signature


Test 20 Study Guide:
Language Arts Test 20 is on Thursday, September 3, 2009.  Copy and paste this study guide into a word document.  Then, print out this study guide and work on it this week.  Also, bring it to class everyday so you can work on it in school and we can go over it together.

7th Grade Language Arts

Test 20 Study Guide


This test is worth a big chunk of your grade.  But don’t worry! It’ll be easy-peasy if you study everything on this study guide, pay attention in class, and do all your work!


I expect every one of you to study hard and get A’s! Inshallah!


1.  Literary Terms:  Make sure you know the meanings of each of the following.  Also, make sure you are able to identify and write an example of each.


a.  simile:  A phrase comparing two things using like or as.


Example:  Her mind is like a sponge absorbing knowledge.


b.  metaphor:  A phrase comparing two things without using like or as.


Example:  Her mind is a sponge absorbing knowledge.


c.  foreshadowing:  The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the story.


Example:  The story about the three skeletons told at the beginning of “Three Skeleton Key” foreshadowed that the three lighthouse keepers may experience danger on the island.


d.  setting:  The setting tells when and where the story takes place.


Example:  “Three Skeleton Key” took place over several months in French Guiana.


2.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry:  Make sure you understand and can summarize Chapters 1-3 of this novel.


3. On a separate sheet of paper, explain the setting of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.


4.  On a separate sheet of paper, write down the main characters in the novel and write a detailed description of each.


5.  Write down the major events in the novel so far.


6.  Grammar:


A.  Be able to identify declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.

1.  Declarative:  gives a statement.

2.  Imperative:  gives a command or request

3.  Interrogative:  states a question

4.  Exclamatory:  expresses emotion


Online Practice:  http://www.quia.com/pop/35934.html


B.  Make sure you can write the plural form of singular nouns.


Online Practice:  http://www.quia.com/jg/67715.html


C.  Be able to identify the simple subject, simple predicate, complete subject, and complete predicate in a sentence.


1.  Simple Subject:  This is the who or what the sentence is about, or the who or what that is doing the action.  This is always a noun, not including any adjectives that come before it.


2.  Simple Predicate:  This is the action or linking verb in a sentence.  The simple predicate is made up of all the verbs (linking and action verbs).


3.  Complete Subject:  This includes the simple subject up to and NOT including the verb.


4.  Complete Predicate:  This begins with the verb to the end of the sentence.


Example:  Under the umbrella tree sat a cute little kitten.


Simple Subject:  kitten

Simple Predicate:  sat

Complete Subject:  A cute little kitten

Complete Predicate:  sat under the umbrella tree


5.  The subject of an imperative sentence is always YOU even though it’s not written in the sentence.


Example:  Put that book down.


Simple Subject:  you

Simple Predicate:  put

Complete Subject:  you

Complete Predicate:  put that book down


6.  Online Practice:  http://www.quia.com/rr/36764.html

Worksheet Practice:  http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/subjectpredicate/subject-predicate-a.pdf


D.  Be able to identify sentences that are in natural order and inverted order.


1.  Natural Order:  The subject is first and the predicate is last.


2.  Example:  A big blue balloon popped dramatically at the party.


3.  Inverted Order:  The predicate is first and the subject is last.


4.  Example:  Popping dramatically at the party was a big blue balloon.


E.  Be able to identify simple and compound sentences.


1.  A simple sentence has only one subject and one predicate.


Example:  The ferocious bear almost attacked us.


2.  A compound sentence is made up of two sentences that are connected with a conjunction.


Example:  I was sweeping the kitchen floor, while my sister washed the dishes.


F.  Be able to identify compound subjects and compound predicates.


1.  A compound subject is a made up of two or more subjects. 


Example:  The boy and his father went to the baseball game.


2.  A compound predicate is made up of two or more predicates (verbs).


Example:  The fierce hurricane tore roofs off house, snatched plants from their roots, and threw debris over the roads.


G.  Be able to diagram the simple subjects (one or more) and verbs of a sentence.


H.  Be able to identify sentences, fragments, and run-on sentences.


1.  Sentence:  A complete thought with a subject and predicate.


Example:  The cow flew over the moon.


2.  Fragment:  An incomplete thought missing a subject or predicate.


Example:  over the moon.

3.  Run-On Sentence:  A phrase containing more than one sentence without correct punctuation or conjunctions being used.


Example:  The boy fell down the hill the girl came tumbling after.


I.  Collective Nouns:  Name a group of people, places, or things with members.


Examples:  team, class, group, etc.


A.  Singular Collective Nouns:  These nouns are singular when everyone in the group is doing the same thing all together.


Example:  The class was standing in a circle.


B.  Plural Collective Nouns:  These nouns are plural when certain members of the group are doing different things on their own.


Example:  The class begin their homework assignments while they wait for their teacher.



Please cut off this part and have a parent sign it.  Bring it with you on the day of the test.


My child, ____________________________, has thoroughly studied for Language Arts Test 20 and is fully prepared for this test.  I understand that this test will be given on Thursday, September 3, 2009 and will count as a significant part of my child’s grade.


__________________________________             _______________________________

Parent Signature                                                        Student Signature