Welcome to English Language Arts on Team 7.1!
Our focus: the essential practices of prewriting, drafting, and revision, extended reading comprehension of and responding to fiction and non-fiction texts, strategies for vocabulary acquisition, and the identification and appreciation of author's craft.
Mystic field trip for Team 7.1 is Tuesday, 5/3! Please see Mrs. Bloom's note concerning expectations and rules.
*BIG thank you to Ms. M, who did a wonderful job while I was on leave! MUCH appreciated!
*With all of our practice and skills development in the area of responding to and evaluating literature, you should see an increase in your writing scores! If not, please schedule a conference with me to discuss strategies.
*Donate new or gently used books to a wonderful cause called Read to Grow. Your donations are greatly appreciated and give this wonderful organization the ability to promote literacy around the state. Thank you kindly!
For Thursday, 5/5 be prepared to take a quiz on the Basic Literary Terms (noted in red on your Literary Terms definition sheet). Use your own creative study strategy/method for learning and share your methods with others!
Also, be sure you have the "Using Context" (page 195) worksheet completed. You may use a resource, such as an online thesaurus, to verify your responses.
We have begun a compelling new novel called Unwind and have 7 weeks of instruction left; let's make it count!