7th Grade English Reading
firstname.lastname@example.org | 281.245.3700 Ext 6277 | Room - B216 | Conference Time - 2:17-3:09 pm
Class Tutorials: Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:10 pm - 4:40 pm
Alma Mater - St. Edward's University, Austin, TX
The job of adults who care about reading is to move heaven and earth to put that book into a child's hands. - Nanci Atwell
My family: Ezra, Zoey, me, Mr. Martinez & Adam
My overall goal this year is to have our students develop ongoing reading habits, strategies for understanding, and how to apply these habits and strategies to all subject areas; after all, words are everywhere!
I do my best to stay current in education, trends, news, and most importantly, entertainment. Yes, we all like to be entertained, whether it's sports, music, or movies. I will use a lot of current events, arts, and reads to engage students. Although, this is English Reading, we will be moving throughout the classroom to apply our learning and comprehension. Reading is going to be an experience!
Further below, you can learn a bit about me and what I enjoy doing outside of the classroom. I am so excited to be learning with students and collaborating with teachers and administration to ensure students are having a learning experience that will develop ongoing habits now and carry on into adulthood.
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For students to be successful each day in English Reading, they are required to bring:
A reading book of choice (book may be from home or any library).
Composition Notebook (I recommend purchasing 2 for the year that may be turned in during the first week of school).
Writing Utensil (I accept pencil donations to ensure the student always has one).
To access classroom notes and see reminders, students and parents may login to the Google Classroom.
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FIRST 9 WEEKS SCOPE & SEQUENCE:
Author's Purpose and Craft
Foundational Language Skills
Vocabulary, Fluency, Independent Reading
I am currently reading:
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Grading Policy: 50% major grades/50% daily grades.
Late Work Policy: 10 point deduction for late work. I encourage students to attend tutorials. Late work may be turned in prior to the last day of the current 9 week grading period.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:10 pm - 4:40 pm
Students are required to read for a minimum of 20 minutes each night. Developing good reading habits, develop strong readers. Assignments not completed in class may be taken home to complete and turned in the following school day. Quizzes and tests are due on set date.
September 2: Labor Day Holiday - No school
September 14: Mark your calendars for THE DAY. Alvin ISD dedicates a day for community and service.
September 26: Open House, 5:30 - 7pm
October 10: End of 1st Grading Period
October 11: Staff Collaboration Day; No Classes for Students
October 14: Holiday
October 15: 2nd Grading Period Begins
THE MORE THAT YOU READ, THE MORE THINGS YOU WILL KNOW. THE MORE THAT YOU LEARN, THE MORE PLACES YOU'LL GO. - Dr. Seuss
A bit about me - I enjoy Manvel football, traveling through history, creating memories with my family, and live music, among a few things.
You can find me at the YMCA instructing weekend group exercise classes, including Spin and Core/Strength Training.