Kevin Holsopple

Class Description: 7th Grade Language Arts

Distance Learning Update: Updated 4/15/2020

          Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy. Due to school closures we will be conducting our distance learning through Office Teams. At this time the county is saying that we are not grading any assignments and that we should not be stressing about them.Virtual learning and office hours are listed further down the page. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Office 365:

          All students have access to Office 365 through the county. First, they log in at, then they click the blue icon that says Teams. From here they will be able to access all of their classes. My class should be the one that says GHMS-Holsopple, or it says Language Arts. When they click that team page, they will be able to access class materials via their class notebooks. I will be periodically posting assignments as well as lesson materials. Like me, I am sure that this is the first time using Office Teams for many of you. We will learn how to use this together.

Study Island

          Right now there are several review assignments in Study Island that students can access should they desire to do any practice.

Useful Links

          I have posted some links on this page under the Useful Links tab. They are some good resources for practicing standards taught. 

Makeup Work

          I have posted all the assignments from Quarter 3 on Microsoft Teams and under the files tab on this page. Students can complete any work they are missing and submit it to me via email. They may also redo any assignments. The quarter ends 4/24/2020.

Virtual Teaching Days/Office Hours

           Class will be held virtually every Monday from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. Links will be provided through Office Teams so as to protect the privacy of our students. Our first virtual lesson will be held on Monday, 4/20/2020. My office hours are held every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. During this time parents and students may contact me via email or Teams chat with any questions they may have about content or any other school related questions. If you wish to contact me outside of this designated time, I will still respond in a timely manner. Please, do not hesitate to reach out.

Standards Taught By Month

          Below are standards that we have learned this year. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Main Idea 7.6 G

Summarizing 7.6 H

Identifying Supporting Details 7.6 I

Writing Process 7.7 A, C, D, and E


Predictions 7.6 A

Making Inferences 7.5 I

Drawing Conclusions 7.5 I

Elements of Fiction 7.5 A, B, and C


Character and Characterization 7.5 A

Point of View 7.5 D


Compare and Contrast Genres 7.5 E

Compare and Contrast Passages 7.5 H


Author’s Purpose 7.6 E

Author’s Word Choice 7.4 D

Imagery 7.5 G

Figurative Language 7.5 G

February à These were to be merged with March

Word Reference Materials 7.4 F – Did not get to yet

Affixes and Roots 7.4 B – Did not get to yet

Context Clues 7.4 E

Word Origins 7.4 A – Did not get to yet

Synonyms and Antonyms 7.4 B – Did not get to yet


Organizational Patterns 7.6 B

Text Features 7.6 A – Did not get to yet

Cause-Effect Relationships 7.6 J 

Schedule: Please disregard this schedule for now, as schools have been shut down. I will leave it here for now, but it in no way reflects how distance learning will be scheduled.

Period 1    Period 2   Period 3    Period 4     Period 5    Period 6    Period 7  Period 8 
 8:10-8:20    8:23-9:13  9:16-10:06   10:09-11:29   11:32-12:22  12:25-1:12    1:15-2:05  2:08-2:58
Homeroom    Planning Language
Arts Class
Arts Class
Lunch at 10:26
to 1:54
Arts Class
Planning Language
Arts Class
Arts Class