Raymond J. Fisher Middle School

California Distinguished School

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Welcome to 7th grade English. You may access homework assignments and other class materials using the links below. I'm looking forward to a fun and successful year! 
Kelly Mathews 


Recent Posts

No Red Ink - Mastery List for February 2017

By the end of February, all 7th graders must demonstrate mastery of the following grammar concepts.  An extra credit opportunity is available for demonstrating mastery in a subtopic of your choice. 

Fisher 7th Grade Children's Books on Display at Village House of Books

Tiffany Papageorge, author of My Yellow Balloon and mentor for our Narrative Writing Project, has partnered with Village House of Books to display the children's books that 7th graders wrote in English class in the fall.  Books from Ms. Mathews's classes will be displayed from January 10-17.  Go check it out!

Grammar Games - S, CP, CX, CP-CX

  1. Rags to Riches

Earn money as you identify simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.

  1. Jeopardy

Identify simple, compound, and complex sentences in this Jeopardy style game.

  1. Sentence Sort

Help the fox cross the park by correctly identifying each sentence.

  1. IXL

Try to earn a smart score above 75 by correctly identifying each sentence.

  1. Sentence Types Quiz

Test your knowledge!

  1. Ping Pong

Play a round of ping-pong for each correct answer.

  1. Soccer Shoot Out

Get a shot for each correct answer.


We briefly discussed upcoming speeches the day before Thanksgiving break.  You do not need to work on your speech during break, but it would be a good idea to start thinking about your subject.  Who will you speak about?
The assignment sheet is available here for your information, but I will give you a paper copy when we come back from Thanksgiving break.  

No homework 10/24-10/28

The quarter ends Friday 10/28, so please use this time to turn in missing assignments and/or retake quizzes.  My grade book will close Friday afternoon at 3:30 - I cannot make changes to your grade after that point.

Grammar Review Games


  1. Phrase or Clause Jeopardy – play alone or with a friend
  2. Phrase or Clause Quiz – test your knowledge
  3. Another Quiz
  4. You Tube Video about Phrases, Clauses & Sentences – only watch if you have earbuds
  5. Phrase or Clause Game – slightly more challenging
  6. Grammar Blast - review prepositional phrases
  7. Prepositional Phrases Battleship
  8. Conjunction Wheel of Fortune
  9. Rags to Riches – combine sentences with appropriate conjunctions
  10. Subjects and Verbs Review

Helpful Apps and Websites for Illustrating Children’s Books



** Please ask your parents for permission before downloading apps on your home devices.


Feel free to email me if you have other apps/websites to add to this list.


Remember ... absolutely no images from the Internet are allowed. If you are using apps and/or websites to edit images, they must be photos you took or images you created yourself.

Children's Book Binding Workshops

Need help binding your Children's Book? 
Come to R5 on the following dates for supplies and support:
  • Monday, October 10th 3:10-4:10
  • Friday, October 14th 3:00-4:00