The seventh grade....what can I say? It has been a roller coaster, one full of notes, homework, deadlines, big assignments, deadlines, huge projects, speeches, presentations, and learning. I suppose that, looking back on it, I can honestly say that most of the year depended on how well I was able to read, write and adapt new skills. Every thing, in every class I have, in its own right, ties back to the classes that teach me the fundamentals of reading, writing, and speaking. Granted, most of these things we are taught early on, but we are always getting better, improving, revising, and adapting. I feel now I will start by talking about my weak suit and how the year has gone with it so far.
Speaking.... I am just going to start by saying this year was a completely different experience than any I have ever had with speaking before. It seemed, until this year that we gave one or maybe two presentations per semester per class. Seventh grade was in simple terms, the complete opposite. We have given some form of speech over almost every topic this year, I quite honestly believe that if they could they would turn this into a speech too. In social studies, we used powerpoint’s, posters, dioramas, and acting to present almost every section of our textbooks to the class. In science, we held consensus and often had to present our ideas and models to the class as a way to share what we learned and sometimes, how it related to us. In reading we gave a few speeches, just not as many as we do in other classes. Two of them had been over different man-made disasters.In language arts we shared writings and gave a few impromptu and improvisation speeches and at the beginning of the year we had a free writing period at the beginning of class in wh...
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... natural to have come from practiced reading. All in all, I suppose reading went well for me this year. It usually does, but I suppose we’ll see what the 8th grade holds in store for me.
It has been a long year and I suppose that, I survived and came out mostly in-tact. I never thought it would happen but I made it. That was in no small part thanks to reading, writing, or speaking. They were probably the only parts. My saving grace was probably the fact that I enjoy writing and reading literature and that I can survive public speaking without throwing up. I guess the only big thing left to do now is pull through until summer and then adapt to the eighth grade and see how I do there. It is going to be interesting to see how everything i learned and improved upon carries over to a different grade level and now, with this essay I suppose I will be able to do just that.
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