Welcome to 7th grade ELA at Phoenix Community Learning Center. This year is off to a great start and I’m looking forward to seeing your child grow. We have a lot of exciting lessons planned throughout this year that will ensure the growth of your student’s reading comprehension and improve their academic writing.
Our ELA curriculum meets the State of Ohio’s Learning Standards through the use of Common Core based units and lessons. Here is a preview: This school year we will study several novels, starting with A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park; students will learn to effectively participate in partner, small group, and whole class discussions; they will make predictions and inferences based on texts; they will learn how to compare and contrast characters within a novel; and they will be able to tell you what they know and how they know it through focused Learning Targets along the way.
Students should expect a quiz at the beginning of each class and homework each night. Please note that some of these assignments will be computer/internet based, so they will need access to a computer either at home, at a friend or relative’s house, or at the local library.
Should you have any questions for me, I can be reached via email from the Staff Directory page.
Looking forward to this year!
Dear Parents & Students,
We’re in the homestretch! I can hear summer calling, how about you? It’s been quite the spring semester hasn’t it?
Thank you for diligently completing the work posted online, and preparing yourself for next school year. None of us yet knows what it’ll look like, but rest assured that the more you read and practice your comprehension, the sharper your ELA skills will be come this fall. Thank you too to everyone who has attended a Zoom class - please encourage your friends to attend as we only have two weeks of school left!
As a reminder, this Monday is Memorial Day so we will not have class - any Monday classes will be rescheduled to another day this week so check above for details. Also, meals are still available for pick up M-F between 9am & 12pm, and paper work packets are available on Friday's 9-noon. If you still have any books from our classroom library, I would appreciate it if you could return them during these hours - make sure to mark them with my name so that Admin. knows where they belong.
If you have any questions or need help on an assignment, you can reach me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great week!
Another week down, only six more to go! Anyone have any good quarantine stories? I can’t really say that I do, though I think both my dog and cat are really enjoying the quality time with me, (or at least that's what I'm telling myself).
By now you have likely heard that the governor has decided that Ohio schools will not reopen this school year, so all teachers will continue to have assignments posted to their respective class websites.
As a reminder, meals are continuing to be handed out to students from 9am-12pm M-F. Also, if you or someone you know needs hard copies of their assignments, practice packets are available for pick up on Fridays between 9am-12pm.
Another note: If you have any of the novels from our classroom, I would love it if you could please return them. If you're able to drop them off at school between 9 am & noon weekdays, that would be great, (please include a note so that someone in admin knows where they belong - if you just put my name on them it should do the trick). If this is not possible, I understand, but it would be ideal to keep our classroom library stocked and intact for next year.
Please continue working on the assignments posted online as they will help you to be better prepared for next year. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. Also, I have been meeting with people on FaceTime/Zoom to help with assignments, or just chat about how things are going. Please let me know if you're interested in this - I would love to see your faces!!!