Distance Learning, Spring 2020: Google Classroom code for joining Hours 1/2 - Dowell 7th Grade Pre-AP Honors ELA is jtzkpqa
Distance Learning, Spring 2020: Google Classroom code for joining Hours 3/4 - Dowell 7th Grade ELA is yw75htw
Distance Learning, Spring 2020: Google Classroom code for joining Hours 6/7 - Dowell 7th Grade ELA is htrayfg
A Google Hangout for any/all of my ELA students (both Pre-AP Honors and regular ELA) is scheduled for Monday morning at 10:00 on April 6th. I would love for everyone in hours 1/2, 3/4, and 6/7 to join in for this if you can. (The link for the April 6th Hangout is in Google Classroom; you are invited to please join your Distance Learning Google Classroom using the codes above.) Our Hangout time slot is 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., and you can pop in for a bit or "hang" as long as you wish. Seeing each other and connecting together will be AWESOME! I will answer any questions you may have about our distance learning in ELA., and we will just be checking in with each other. Hop on and say hello! We will be having weekly Google Hangouts for ELA, and the plan for now is to continue to offer ELA Hangouts on Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00.
As we begin our time of distance learning together in our 4th quarter, please know how very much I miss being with each of my students on a regular basis! I look forward to connecting with everyone through email (my email contact is email@example.com), Google Hangout/Meet on Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M., and Google Classroom.
About Me: I love middle schoolers! I have been teaching middle school reading and English for sixteen years. I have also taught high school ELA and 6th grade ELA. My husband and I have lived in the Mustang area for almost twenty years. We are both teachers. My husband works at Mustang High School, and our daughter is a student in the Mustang district.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My planning period for 2019-2020 is 1:00-1:45.
The focus of our Language Arts class is on
developing critical thinking skills which will involve forming ideas and
communicating those ideas, as opposed to just locating answers within a text.
This will require participation in both whole and small group discussion and a
significant amount of writing. We will be reading classroom novels as well as
selections from literature textbooks. We will also cover several elements of
English, including a broadened knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and
writing. Becoming comfortable with writing
for a variety of audiences and purposes will be a focus for this class. We will experience a variety of genres,
including historical fiction; fantasy; mystery/adventure; nonfiction; realistic
fiction; and biographies. Our goals this year are to increase your vocabulary,
fluency, comprehension, writing, and critical thinking skills, but most of all
we hope you develop a lifelong love of reading, writing, and learning!!!
Our grading system is
structured by a whole points system, and each quarter will have a breakdown
similar to the one listed below. The points are approximate and will vary due
to the MPS District schedule:
Vocabulary 160 points
Independent Reading/Response 160 points
Common Formative Assessment 240 points
Essay 200 points
Student progress may be monitored with Parent Portal. Parents, when checking your student’s grades, they will be converted from points to a percentage. Please use the following grade scale:
B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59; . . .A=Absent; 0=Missing (not turned in)
Pre-AP courses will have the same assessment
schedule but will have higher expectations on all writing assignments and
projects. Also, the vocabulary list for Pre-AP
will be more advanced.