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Ms. Foley's Class

Language Arts

Classwork Calendar here -

Welcome to Online Learning!

We will begin Unit 6-Poetry on April 13, 2020 and will end the year with this unit. Below you will find the expectations for the next 5 weeks.

I will send an attendance journal entry at the beginning of each week. Please make sure you answer the question and turn in the weekly attendance by 10:00 a.m. each Friday.

Standards/Learning & Language Objectives/Criteria for Success:
Each week, I will include a slide show documenting the Language Arts Standards, Learning and Language Objectives, Key Words/Vocabulary and the Criteria for Success for the week. The slide show will give you further directions and guidelines when completing each assignment. Always look at the Criteria for Success. This is where you will see suggested sentence stems and a checklist for completing assignments.

You will read/listen to weekly poems and then annotate each poem using comments on Google Classroom (be sure to read the objectives and Criteria for Success before annotating). Annotate at least one of each of the below annotations:
- I notice...
- I wonder...
- This reminds me...
- Highlight unfamiliar words in pink

Think as a Reader:
For each poem, you will complete a Think as a Reader Graphic Organizer. The left column will have the literary terms and definitions that are specific to the weekly poem. The right column is where you will use the poem descriptions and details to explain the literary term.

Think as a Writer:
After completing your annotating and Think as a Reader graphic organizer, you will write a response. You will choose one of the writing choices. Please refer to the Criteria for Success and follow the directions and expectations when completing your writing assignment.


If you have any questions, please contact me. I miss you all, dearly!

Mrs. Foley

Office Hours:
Office hours will be through email. I will check the emails throughout the day, Monday-Friday. However, if you would like a facetime study session, please email me and I will set up a time. I will then send you an email with the link and time. I tried scheduling regular ZOOM meeting times but I have not recieved any responses.

If you have questions and you are unable to attend a session, please email me.

To join Google Classroom to access all assignments. Just in case you do not have the class codes, I have included them below. If you were in Mrs. Kealy's class you will log onto the google classroom for your class period. For example, if you were in her 1st period, you will use the first period class code. If you are in class:
1st period - google classroom code is: pcsshcp
2nd period - google classroom code is: 6onfzgd
6th period - google classroom code is: cabglc3 get it
7th period - google classroom code is: 2cm5gs4

To join the class, go to Google Classroom, click the + symbol at the top of your page, click join and then input the class code.

I have included the audio, along with the written book. If for some reason you are unable to access the audio through Ed Puzzle, you can look for the chapter on YouTube (this is where Ed Puzzle got the audio). Also, the chapters are on Google Classroom as a material, titled, Lyddie Chapters. Each of the chapters are listed separately.

If you know of any of the students in Mrs. Kealy's classes, please ask them to check this page and our class calendar.

Mrs. Foley
Room B106

Parents can access real-time grades and attendance on the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus by logging on to: Come to the school main office to obtain login information.
1) I will return phone calls and/or emails within 24 – 48 hours.
2) If a student is not performing to his/her ability I will:
a) Contact a parent/guardian by phone or email if a student is not demonstrating appropriate progress towards the standard(s).
b) Contact a parent/guardian by phone or email if student has unacceptable behavior that is either impeding his/her learning or causing undue disruption to the class.
c) Offer interventions that may include:
i) After school study sessions
ii) Reteach and retest opportunities

Northglenn Middle School communicates student achievement levels based upon the common district criteria aligned to state standards.

Standard 1: Oral Expression and Listening Skills
Standard 2: Reading for all Purposes
Standard 3: Writing and Composition
Standard 4: Language

4 – Exceeds Standard
3 – Meets Standard
2 – Approaching Standard
1 – Below Standard

All summative assessments will be graded with rubrics. In all courses, the higher the rubric score on a summative assessment, the better the student’s demonstration of knowledge. At the end of the semester and year, I will issue a final trend mark for each criterion. I will determine the final trend mark by the knowledge the student demonstrates throughout the semester and year in each criterion. As your teacher, I will consider summative assessments, formative assessments, observations, and student circumstances when giving a final trend mark.

Missing assignments for a student that has not completed any work, has not turned in a project, or has not attempted an assessment will become part of the overall demonstration of knowledge that I will consider for a final trend mark. Every student has the right to take a summative assessment once. I will evaluate exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Students who complete 95% of classwork will be allowed to re-take/re-do assessments provided that the student attends a help/study session with the teacher. The study session requirements will be an agreement between the teacher and the student. Retakes/redo of assessments must be completed by the end of the next unit. In addition, all make-up work must be completed by the end of the next unit. Students will always receive the highest grade they achieve on a test regardless of the number of times attempted.

Study sessions are utilized to make up class work, assessments, and to clarify assignments.
Study Session for Language Arts is Thursday during 7th grade lunch. Please let me know at least the day before if you plan on coming in on any Thursday.

Students will not be assigned specific homework dates. Students are not assigned regular homework. If a classroom assignment is not finished in class, it is the student’s responsibility to finish that assignment as homework.

This is a yearlong class which meets every day for 69 minutes. This class has been designed so that experiences with literature, with writing, and with group processes will often be interconnected. In working to support the literacy development of our secondary students, instruction will include: small group reading instruction, independent reading, responding to literature, reading demonstrations, writing demonstrations, talking about writer’s craft, and independent writing.

Unit Title
1 Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling
2 Determining and Developing Central Ideas
3 Forming and Supporting Claims
4 Analyzing Literary and Historical Texts
5 Comparing Author's’ Choices
6 Analyzing and Comparing Form and Structure

• Planner (initial one provided by the school)
• Two subject Spiral Notebook that will fit in the binder. (Please do not bring a composition notebook.
Students will need one for each semester. Second semester starts in January).
• 1.5 inch three-ring binder
• Set of 5 divider tabs
• 1 hand-held sharpener that catches pencil shavings
• Lined notebook loose-leaf paper
• Pencils (If you use a mechanical pencil, make sure you have extra lead available)

Please replenish supplies as needed throughout the year. We recommend that each student have a paperback dictionary and thesaurus added to their home supplies.