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.
“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 power of language to create change. In units 1 and 2, students will be reading The Only Road/El único destino, by Alexandra Diaz. Students will be discovering the hidden power of storytelling, and how writers use language to bring awareness to real life challenges people face around the world.
"Cultivating your #OwnVoice"
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 - Thursdays @ Lunch (11:53 - 12:23) Rm. B104
- Petruff - Thursday @ Lunch 12:50-1:20 Rm. F114
- Johnson - Thursdays after school until 4:20 in the library