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English Language Development (ELD)

ELD Homework

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
  • magazines
  • recipes

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.

Class Activities

6th Grade

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.

7th Grade

“Language is Power”

This year, students’ goals are to read critically, write consciously, speak clearly, listen carefully, and tell their truth. Throughout the school year, we will be exploring the many ways that ‘Language is Power’. In units 1 and 2, students will be reading A Long Walk to Water , by Linda Sue Park. Students will be discovering the hidden power of storytelling, and how writers use language to bring awareness to real life challenges of people around the world.

8th Grade


Unit 1:
Developing and Reflecting in Narratives

In our first unit we will be reading literary texts and discussing the themes, settings, characters, and plots of these stories. After analyzing several works, students will be composing their own personal narratives. When all the stories are finished, we will combine all of them into a class book!

Google Classroom

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If you have not signed up for Google Classroom, please email Ms. Petruff

Study Session Times:

  • Frano - Thursdays after school until 4:20 Rm. G115
  • Place - Thursdays after school until 4:20 Rm. Library
  • Sablich - Thursdays after school (4:00 - 4:30) Rm. B104
  • Petruff - Thursday @ Lunch 12:50-1:20 Rm. F114