Class Motto: We read closely, think deeply, and write completely!
Upcoming: Spelling Bee See dates in the calendar for upcoming spelling bees and look at the .pdf documents below if you need a word list to study.
7th Grade: I have handed back the 7th Grade Writing Task essays. This will be the first writing grade of the 3rd 9 weeks. Many students will need to revise/finish their essays on www.essayscorer.com/ph/fl/vcs and turn in for a better grade. They will have until January 23rd to complete their revisions. Some students have expressed the willingness to work on this over Winter Break. I have encouraged them to do so. The rubric is attached to their essay, highlighting the level of performance that they achieved. The essay is also highlighted where grammar/spelling needs to be corrected. Many students did not address the prompt correctly, therefore, I spent time today explaining the prompt and clarifying the task. I'm available after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays this school year from 3:00 to 4:00 to help students with revisions.
Expository and Argumentative Writing: 6th and 7th Grade classes will be working on Argumentative writing. All work for the week should be completed in class, therefore, I have not scheduled any homework the last week of the semester. Remember, your homework is to read your AR book and to make your goal.
AR Reading: 2nd 9 Weeks testing begins October 13th. Students should have two books checked out. Students are
given opportunity most days of the week to read and AR test as well as check
out books when they have finished testing. Students should try to achieve their
point goal by earning a few points each week. Students are assigned points
according to their Reading FCAT scores. The point chart is listed in the
planner on page 20. Deadline days are posted on an attached .pdf document. If your child is reading a large book, then they should be sure
to get approval by me. If a student waits until the last week to test on a "big book" and fails the
test, he or she is in jeopardy of not making their goal and earning a poor
grade for the marking period.
Students may also want to revisit some of the lessons from class at home. They can do this through LearnZillion, an online tutorial of the new Florida Standards for English Language Arts. https://learnzillion.com/ Enter Quick Codes to find lessons