English Language Development (ELD)
Students are expected to be reading at home every night for 30-60 minutes.
This can include reading:
- books that they choose
- to a sibling or family member
- news articles
Students may also have homework if they did not finish work in class or there is an extension to a classroom project.
That information should be found in their planners if work outside of class should be done.
Stories do not always have to be fictional.
For our first unit we are learning about Memoirs.Through this unit we will be working on sharing our personal stories through writing and reading memoirs.
To begin the year, we will be meeting for live online classes (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) in our “Language Arts 7” course on Schoology. Through Schoology, students will access our video meeting link at regular class times in order to learn lessons and complete assignments.
Students will not attend live online classes on Wednesday, but will have assignments or activities for each class and can meet with teachers for help. Please check my "class outline" and contact me if you have any questions.
Attendance in video meetings and participation on Schoology is required throughout our remote learning time. Attendance and grades will be on Infinite Campus.
What we are learning
How does language, culture, and community influence our identity (who we are and how we think)?
What is the relationship between language, identity, and power?
How can we use language to create change for ourselves, our families, and our communities?
This year, our goals are to read critically, write consciously, speak clearly, listen carefully, and tell our truth (even online!). Throughout the school year, we will be exploring the power of language to create change for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Beginning with narrative storytelling and personal narratives, we will be discovering the hidden power of storytelling and how writers use language to bring awareness to the challenges that people face around the world.
Please see Mr. Sablich's Class for more information.
"Cultivating your Own Voice"
This year, students will be thinking about their "own voice" - what they have to say to this world. To prepare them for extensive writing and publishing for authentic audiences, they will be reading widely, participating in small group and whole-class discussions, and studying writer's craft in order to develop their own voice.
Please see Ms. Petruff's page for more information.
Study Session Times:
- Frano - Thursdays after school until 4:20 Rm. G115
- Place - Thursdays after school until 4:20 Rm. Library
- Sablich - Wednesdays during regular class time on Google Meet (link in Schoology course)
- Petruff - Thursdays @ Lunch
- Johnson - Thursdays after school until 4:20 in the library