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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: October 16-20, 2017
    *Fridday,20th=Early Dismissal 
     
    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: ELU with NONFICTION UNIT
     
    TEKS FOR UNIT 2 NONFICTION THIS WEEK:

    8th Grade TEKS= ELU- “BECOMING AN UPSTANDER”:

    Fig.19.C- TAC 110.20 Reading/Comprehension Skills. The student is expected to reflect on understanding to monitor comprehension of the Holocaust and how it relates to other modern atrocities.   (e.g., summarizing and synthesizing; making textual, personal, and world connections; creating sensory images).

     

    8.10.C- Make subtle inferences and draw complex conclusions about the ideas in text.

     

    8.13A- Evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinion on issues.

     

    8.25.0-Research/Organizing and Presenting Ideas. Students organize and present their ideas and information according to the purpose of the research and their audience. Students are expected to synthesize the research into a written or an oral presentation that teaches SMS students about being an upstander.  (2009-10)

     

    Fig.19.A- TAC 110.20 Reading/Comprehension Skills.

    The student is expected to establish purposes for reading selected texts based upon own or others' desired outcome to enhance comprehension.

    LESSONS:
    NIGHT by Elie Wiesel- dialectical journals. 
    ELU LAUNCH! "BECOMING AN UPSTANDER" 
     
    7th GRADE HONORS: POETRY & NONFICTION

    TEKS FOR POETRY THIS WEEK:

    * 7.15: Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. (Writing Poems!)

    Student Expectation - 7.4A: Analyze the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) on the meaning of a poem.

    Student Expectation - 7.8A: Determine the figurative meaning of phrases and analyze how an author's use of language creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood.

    LESSONS- Read "model" poems from literature book and write poems:

     

    POETRY BOOK COMPILATION

    ENTER TWO POETRY CONTESTS- SCHOLASTIC (REQUIRED) & PTA (OPTIONAL)

    POETRY PARTY TUESDAY!!!!!

    BEGIN NON-FICTION

     
     
    On-Going Learning Resources . . . what websites, videos, materials will be helpful?
    8th: 
    Eduphoria ELU 
     
    7th: 
    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.