READING: We will be reading 4 books together. You will also select novels and authors that interest and challenge you.
WRITING: We will write - A LOT. Using mentor texts and writing conferences, we will strengthen and develop our writing.
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1st Period: text @vedros1 to 81010
3rd Period: text @vedros3 to 81010
4th Period: text @vedros4 to 81010
We will work together to improve our reading and writing skills by sharing ideas, opinions, and words.
Get excited- that means reading awesome books and writing even better ones!
We all read, think, analyze and discuss.
We all write, revise, and edit.
Students: If you ever need help or don't understand, ask in class, conference with me during writing workshop, come to my room during lunch, or email.
Parents: Please email me with any questions and encourage your children to self-advocate.
I am always here to help
Planning - 2nd Period: 8:40- 10:10 am
See our class Weebly for info on grades, AR tests and vocabulary tests
2 composition notebooks
1 pocket folders
4 glue sticks
pencils or black/blue pens
1 pad of Post It Notes (pop-up preferred, but not required)
Spiral Bound index cards
1 fine point black Sharpie (7th grade only)
DEODORANT ~ please!!
You will be reading several novels throughout the year, both assigned and self-selected. You will be required to get copies of several of these. You may purchase them, borrow them, or bring in electronic copies.
How much homework will we have?
Every other week, you will have to respond to literature by writing a literary analysis. You will also complete a vocabulary unit every two weeks. In addition, you should be reading at least 20 minutes each day. You will be given advanced notice for projects and tests. That's it - except studying!
Turn your work in on time. I will accept late work for partial credit, but I will not chase you down for it. Take care of your responsibilities.
I put everything on my class website - on the calendar. If you're absent or expect to be, please check there for notes, handouts, and project updates. (This is also a great trick when you lose something!) If you are absent when something is due, I expect you to turn it in the next time I see you for class.
If you would like to donate one of the following items, we can always use them in our classroom:
HP ink cartridge
(61 black or color ink)
Individual wrapped candy;
Tape rolls for a dispenser;
AA or AAA batteries;