Mrs. Martinez

7th Grade English Reading

bamartinez@alvinisd.net | 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

Hello Warriors and Parents! Thank you for visiting my website! I am so excited to have my students for the 2019-20 school year!
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.
Warriors say, "Hoka Hey!"

MATERIALS:

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.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM:

1st Period: dogbhw5 4th Period: c7kzqa

2nd Period: a3jesk 5th Period: dowocm

3rd Period: gr2cpki 7th Period: yyr2at

FIRST 9 WEEKS SCOPE & SEQUENCE:

Reading/Writing Workshop

Comprehension Skills

Multiple Genres

Author's Purpose and Craft

Foundational Language Skills

Response Skills

Vocabulary, Fluency, Independent Reading

I am currently reading:

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

POLICIES:

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.

CLASS TUTORIALS:

Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:10 pm - 4:40 pm

HOMEWORK:

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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

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

My kids cheering on our Manvel Mavericks. HOKA HEY!
Graceland, Memphis, TN - whereELVIS PRESLEY lived!
Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR - where 9 students changed education forever!
Red Rocks, Denver, COLeon Bridges concert!

A bit about me - I enjoy Manvel football, traveling through history, creating memories with my family, and live music, among a few things.

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You can find me at the YMCA instructing weekend group exercise classes, including Spin and Core/Strength Training.