English Language Arts

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Please check Google classroom 3/31-4/3 for assignments. Students, email me if you have questions or need clarification. Be sure to acknowledge that you have checked in or are "here" on a daily basis for attendance.

Attendance will be taken Tuesday - Friday. Monday is a work day.

In addition to Google Classroom we will begin using Zoom for our face to face learning platform.

Hope you were able to make the most of Spring Break.

Be safe! Be Healthy! Be Happy! I will see you (screen time) on the 31st!

"The future of the world is in my (virtual) classroom today."

-Ivan Welton Fitzwater


  • I encourage all students to advocate for themselves. Should they have a question about an assignment, test, or any other concern, they should email me directly at: bham@excel-academy.org
  • Parents may contact me at: barbara.ham@jeffco.k12.co.us
  • I will respond within 24 hours.

Current course of study includes:


Core 1 and Core 3

Reading Street Unit 3, Week 5

Spelling Assessment: TBD

Written Assessment: TBD

SSR-Sustained Silent Reading (Book of Choice)

Genre: Drama -"Morning Traffic"

Fluency: Accuracy

Comprehension: Draw Conclusions/Story Structure

Vocabulary: Antonyms

Spelling: Homophones

Core Knowledge: Sayings and Phrases

CMAS prep


Core 2

Sustained Silent Reading

Coming Soon:

Reading: Touching Spirit Bear

Writing: Argumentative

MS Non-negotiables

  • Backpacks should be kept in lockers and not brought into the classroom.
  • Students must always have a hall pass if leaving the classroom.
  • Late work will result in 10% off of grade for each day it is late, up to 7 days.