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    Angela Henderson
    English Language Arts, 7th/8th Honors
    Sunnyvale Middle School
    E-mail: angela.henderson@sunnyvaleisd.com
    Phone:  972-226-2922 Ext.2111
     
  • This Week in Class
    Week of: November 13-17, 2017
     
     
    WORKSHOP/TUTOR TIMES: Tuesday (workshops) & Thursday (make-up assessments) 3:15-3:45pm
    READY WRITING/6TH, 7TH & 8TH GRADES: Thursday practices 
     
     
    Parents,
    Please sign up for ELA Reminder 101: Text 81010
    8th Grade Honors: @e3c47a
    7th Grade Honors: @728d68
     
    Thank you.
    Ms. Angela Henderson 
     
    “The single factor most strongly associated with reading achievement--more than socioeconomic status or any instructional approach--is the amount of time spent in reading independently.”  
     
    Student Writing Published:
    I'm thrilled to publish selected student poems on my professional website throughout the year:
    www.kidsbookfriends.com and Facebook Page: Kidsbook Friends
     
    What are we learning this week?  
    8th GRADE HONORS: SPEECHES/PERSUASIVE
     
    TEKS FOR COMPLETING UNIT 2 NONFICTION THIS WEEK: 8.14A-E, 8.16A.
    Personal Narrative Writing- Dead Word Essay
    Complex Sentences-Packet due Thursday- TEST FRIDAY.
     
    Speeches: Introduction to Rhetoric
    Persuasive Essays- Select topic to research over break.
     
     
    7th GRADE HONORS: NONFICTION

    UNIT: DRAMA & FICTION

    Final Draft of Personal Narrative Essay- Monday

    Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences- TEST Wednesday. Use graded packet to study

    Introduction to A Christmas Carol (Drama)

     
     
    On-Going Learning Resources . . . what websites, videos, materials will be helpful?
    8th: 
     
    7th: 
    https://quizlet.com/237413327/7th-grade-honors-nonfiction-vocabulary-terms-flash-cards/?new
    Poetry Vocab Terms:http://literary-devices.com/ 
    Poetry Practice Quiz: http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz2112861831558.html
    Poems: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43812/a-red-red-rose 
    Expository Writing: http://www.sanantoniowritingproject.org/ExpositoryWkshp/LA_7thGrade_Writing_on_the_STAAR.pdf 
     
    All ELA Classes:
    Compound Sentences- http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm
    Complex Sentences- Subordinating Conjunction Song: https://youtu.be/Y1m1b3HVM18 
     
     
     
    What assignments are due this week?
    What are the upcoming assignments, projects, tests, etc. for which students should plan? 

    Please Check Calendar BELOW for Due Dates:  7th Grade Assignments will be in GREEN & 8th Grade Assignments will be in BLUE.