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Jeannette Wilson » Mrs. Wilson's ELA Classes

Mrs. Wilson's ELA Classes

Welcome!  I am so excited at the beginning of every new school year.  It's a time to try new things and challenge ourselves.  Language Arts is one of those classes that does it all.  The analytical skills and literature that we read broadens our minds and pushes us to new intellectual and personal heights.  The many skills that are learned, utilized, customized, and strengthened take everyone to the real world where they are implemented and honed. 

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Let the journey begin!


Recent Posts

ELA Homework and study reminder

I wanted to send a reminder for students to do their ELA Wordly Wise Lesson ONE homework and study.  Today, students completed an assignment using the words and definitions.  Next week, they will have a word bank for the assignment.  On Friday, they will have nothing but their minds for the test, and their homework will be due then.  We go over the words daily and their homework and studying will only solidify their knowledge.  I have strongly encouraged them to use these words as well so they learn them and not memorize them.  Quiz your student daily to help them study if you wish. 

Lesson 1 voc only

Wordly Wise Vocabulary Words. 
They are to write and learn all variations and definitions of the word.  There will be no word bank or anything to refer to - just their brilliant minds!

ELA: Weeks of October 2 and 9.

October 2 - dress code is back in effect.  ALL students must wear their badges.  It is also a spirit shirt day. 
October 3 and 5 - Tutorials are back!  I have been available but students had to make arrangements.  This week, bus transportation will be provided.  They end at 4:10.
October 9 is set aside for parent conferences.  I emailed several parents requesting one, as well as, made a notation on your student's report card.  I look forward to meeting with you and your student to find out how we can all ensure their success.
October 13:  Progress report cut off - students must have taken their vocabulary test.  Also, it's a good idea for them to have half their goal to ensure success and lessen their stress.  No one likes reading several books and hundreds of pages in a week!  It is also our PINK pep rally.
This next week we will be analyzing the drama of "Diary of Anne Frank".  They will analyze it and take a test over it.
Then, the students will take a unit one test over fiction and drama. Students will analyze and correct mistakes in class to increase their grade. As  a group, this allows them to understand their mistakes and me to help them. It also give students an opportunity to help one another understand.

Anne Frank Historical Content

Students will begin analyzing a drama that takes place during WWII.  They were given an historical context assignment in class, and if they did not complete it, they were to take it home and bring it back Monday completed.

No late work is accepted.  It is also vital that the student work independently and that their work is authentic so that I can assess their knowledge and understanding. 
The writing format and questioning are not new to them. 

End of the six weeks

Please check skyward for your student's current status on their grades. 
Informational text grades are the TWO nonfiction books they are to read per six weeks. 

The current AR goals and test averages are in also and will change when your student completes their assignments for reading fiction and nonfiction books. 

I applaud those that have already made their goals and are on target for the end of the six weeks.

Reminder:  goals were slashed in half due to Harvey.  Next six weeks, they will be back to their original status, so student planning is vital to complete the ELA required reading and other obligations. 

AR Clarification

Students must read two non-fiction per six weeks - one by three weeks and the second by the sixth week.
The idea is for students not to make up their goal by reading little nonfiction books.  Novels are important.  Now, if a student wants to read a nonfiction novel, they are welcome to do that in addition to the usual requirements.

8th grade ELA

8th grade ELA will focus on digging deeper in analyzing all different types of texts from different genres.  It is also writing intensive as students have practiced and honed their writing skills since 4th grade and should be very skilled at it by now. Reading and writing go hand in hand and are like everything else- the more you do it, the greater knowledge and skills you will have. 
Here's to a great year full of growth and success!

Honors Summer Project

 Tomorrow, Friday, August 18 is the last day students can turn in their summer projects.  So far, only a hand full have turned them in.  NO late projects will be accepted and will render a zero for a test grade.
Students will take an AR test over their book for their project tomorrow.