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Welcome to ELA 7 Mrs. Lynn Elibol Routines: • Daily Warm-up - Writing Prompts each day completed in the writer’s notebook • Homework Review with whole class or small groups • Class instruction and guided practice • Missing Homework/ Grading Policy Differentiated Instruction: • Individual, partner, small group, whole class instruction • Student choice in some material selection and writing pieces • Independent reading choice for quarterly books and multiple project options https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=JHy 6 b. BKu 0 j 4
ELA 7 Essential Questions • • How do authors use literary devices and techniques to enhance their writing? How do authors’ works reflect their lives? Do people have an obligation to perform kind acts for others? What role should people play in taking care of one another and sticking up for each other? How do people’s traits and mindsets inform their decisions and lead to success or failure? How does fiction portray history? How does poetry contribute to our understanding of ourselves, others and the world? How can close reading and research improve our understanding of a text and an author? • • • TEXTS Short stories, including narratives, memoirs, and fiction Poetry, focusing on Poe, Hughes, Angelou, Frost, Williams, etc. Nonfiction, including articles, web pages, research, biographies, and autobiographies Novels, including The Outsiders, A Long Walk to Water, Woods Runner, and Love That Dog Self-selected independent reading books (fiction and nonfiction)
Writing Instruction (Lucy Calkins) GENRES: • Personal Narrative • Argument • Informational/Literary Analysis • Poetry • Outlining and Summarizing • Research FOCUS: • Grammar, Spelling, and Mechanics • Whole Class/Small Group Instruction • Additional Review Work • Individual Writing Feedback • Revising/Editing
Technology • Promethean Board and Activ. Inspire Software • Google Docs/ Chromebooks • Noodletools (for Works Cited) • Power. Point and Emaze • QR Codes • Plickers • Schoology
Miscellaneous • Homework is available on Schoology each night. • Absent students should check Schoology and see me during homeroom upon their return to school. • Students may come in at any time to check out a book, seek help, etc. • Extra help is available in the Learning Center before school each day, during study halls, and after school (Mon. Thurs. ). I am available periods 3, 4 (except Wednesdays), and 6 as well as before school by appointment. • NYS ELA EXAM: April 5 -7, 2016 • Contact me at [email protected] org.