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.

*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!

Current Assignments

Students took an assessment today on "Character Elements" and "Author's Craft" terms. Grades will be posted shortly.

Your mission over the long weekend is to carefully read Unwind through the end of Part II. During your reading or after your reading, thoughtfully complete SIX Noteworthy Events on the chart you received today. Extras copies are located under the "About" section of Google Classroom. 

Your revised Characterization Essay, Upworthy Video Response, and Chapter 7&8 Quiz Response should all be submitted to GC.

Draft your “This I Believe” Personal Essay; your final copy is due no later than Friday, 6/10 for all writing classes. If you wish, see me for a conference to review your draft.