Welcome to English!

Your ALWAYS on-going homework is to READ!!!!
(20 mins. nightly)
***See Reading Counts Information Below***


You will be taking an SRI test in-class (each trimester) to determine your current reading level. Once we know your reading level, we will set your Reading Counts goal.

Your trimester goals are due:
#1 November 3, 2017
#2 March 9, 2018
#3 June 1, 2018

Your Reading Counts goal is determined by your SRI score:
789 or lower = 35 RC points
790-1009 = 40 RC points
between 1010-1185 = 45 RC points
1186 or higher = 50 RC points

Your Reading grade in Aeries is determined by how well you have met your goal:
90-100% = A
80-89%= B
70-79%= C
60-69%= D


  • August 25: Syllabus/ Behavior Contract Due (5p)
  • August 25: Reading Counts Goals Contract Due (10p)
  • August 31: Self Portrait Activity Due (5p)
  • Sept 1: Letter to yourself Due (30 p)
  • Sept.6: Back to School Night 5:30-7pm
  • Sept.13: Summary pg. 8 (Launch text ) (5p)
  • Sept.15: Close Read with ICONS ( see Google Classroom) (5p)
  • Sept.22: Grammar Game (5p)
  • Sept.26: Grammar Game/ Mad-libs Homework (5p)
  • Sept.28: "Invisible Thread"/ Comprehension- 7th grade
  • Sept.28: Word Study/ ICON frame- 8th grade
  • Sept. 29:Comprehension questions for "Grounded"- 7th grade (5p)
  • Sept.29: Retelling Writing Assignment- 8th grade (30p)
  • Nov. 2: Non-fiction Narrative Project Due- 7th& 8th grade (100 p)
  • Nov. 3: END of First Trimester- Missing work Due!


Copy of Reading Counts 2017-18 Parent/Student Letter

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          7th Grade:

         My Perspectives 

          Unit One: Generations

Essential Question: What can one generation learn from another?

 We will be working on Nonfiction Narrative writing.


8th Grade: 

 My Perspectives 

Unit One: Rites of Passage

Essential Question: What are some milestones on the path to growing up?

We will be working on Nonfiction Narrative Writing.

Summary Writing for Reading Counts


Copy of Letter to Myself