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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
  • Ms. Henderson's ELAR Class 
    WORKSHOP/TUTOR TIMES: Tuesdays, 3:15-3:45 
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    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.”  

    2nd Semester Weekend Homework: Please read at least 30 minutes and record one new word in your Vocabulary Finder in your INB (page, word, definition, book sentence, own sentence)

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    What are we learning this week? See Grade Level Page for Details!
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    7th Grade: Mythology
    Mythology Readings:
    1. Prometheus (handouts)- Determine theme/textual evidence
    2. Perseus & Medusa- (Scholastic Drama)- Story Map
    3. Icarus & Daedalus- (Text Book)- page 915-921. Cause & Effect, Literary Analysis, Vocabulary
    4. Demeter & Persephone- (Text Book)- page 922-931.  Critical Thinking Q&A
    5. Echo & Nacissus- (Website Link)- Narcissism/personality discovery
    6. Student Choice- (Website Link)- Select one of the 12 Olympians and read the story to use the background as you create your own story in comic strip form where a superhero and god/goddess interact in a quest of their own!*
    7. Sif's Golden Hair- (handout)- STAAR practice passage
    8. Orpheus & Eurydice- (handout)- recall, comprehend, compare, conclude
       (Skip questions #4 & #8) 
    Want to donate to our class needs? 
    • $5 gift card donations for "curiousity card" contest PRIZES!
    • New or "Like New" books of popular YA titles for Prizes!!!
    • Starbursts & Lifesaver Candies
    • Colored pens and mini post-it notes