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.
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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
Total: 860 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.