Ms. Wickstrom's Lang. & Lit.

Hello, I'm Rebecca Wickstrom, and this is my 16th year here at Ranch View. I was born and raised in Iowa, and I've taught language arts for 24 years. I graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Secondary Education. In the past, I've also coached gymnastics, track, and cross country.

In the warmer months, I like to camp and bike in our beautiful state of Colorado. My other half and I have two beautiful Pointer pups, and they think camping in the mountains is Disney Land! I used to be an avid road cyclist, riding since my teens; however, the past several years, I've really enjoyed the challenges of mountain biking and down hilling. I also love yoga and reading, and if the mood strikes, I'm down for a scenic hike!

I am excited to get to know my students and hope for a positive year! Middle schoolers are so eager and energetic, so I feel like I really connect with this age group well. I'm pretty friendly and approachable, so feel free to contact me at any time if you have concerns or questions.

Here's to a great 7th grade year!

Jackson Hole, WY

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Language Arts

Mascot: Remi

LA Plan

Mon., Aug. 15: Free read 10 min.; Pre-Assessment related to the short story, "Seventh Grade," by Gary Soto. (See Google Form in Google Classroom).

Tues., Aug. 16: Begin reviewing reading strategies, and discuss recitation voice vs. conversation voice.

Wed., Aug. 17: Free read 15 min.; Begin Literary Term notes and activities related; *"Boundin'" (moral vs. theme); *Small group activity w/picture books (plot diagram)

Thursday, Aug. 18: See Wednesday

Friday, Aug. 19: Free read; Watch "Kitbull" (plot diagram check)

Adv. Lang. Arts

Mascot: Piper

ALA Plan

Mon., Aug. 15: Free read 10 min.; Pre-question the JGB story, "Rules of the Game," by Amy Tan, and then silently read the story independently.

Tues., Aug. 16: Begin pre-assessment essay related to "The Rules of the Game," by Amy Tan.

Wed., Aug. 17: Free read; Finish pre-assessment essay; Review Literary Term Notes (see GC in Helpful Materials)

Thursday, Aug. 18: See Wednesday

Friday, Aug. 19: Free read; Wordly Wise lesson 1 word list/lesson A & B--due Monday!