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Title: Welcome to Open House


1
Welcome to Open House
Language Arts Reading/Writing Workshop
  • Avenel Middle School
  • Grade 7
  • Mrs. Anan
  • Room 317
  • September 2015

The future belongs to those who believe in the
beauty of their dreams, Eleanor Roosevelt
2
Language Arts Workshop Overview
Unit Overview
1 Short Story
2 Nonfiction
3 Poetry
4 Drama
5 Folk Literature
3
Workshop Overview
  • Setting Expectations
  • Big Question
  • Close Reading
  • Text Analysis
  • Guided Expectations
  • Genre Focus
  • Skills Workshop
  • Demonstration and Independence
  • Independent Reading
  • Text Set
  • Anchor Text
  • Various Genres
  • Related Readings

4
Writing Philosophy
  • The world is your canvas!
  • Students should feel comfortable when writing
  • Use Mats
  • Students may bring in blankets or pillows (they
    are responsible for)

5
7 Strategies
  • Schema
  • Bringing understanding to the text
  • Mental Images
  • Questioning
  • Clarification
  • Inferring
  • Reading in between the lines
  • Determining Importance
  • Monitor for meaning
  • Synthesizing
  • Recall, retell

6
Assessments
  • Major
  • Reading Reviews, Research Projects,
    Student/Teacher Conferencing, Reader Response,
    Independent Reading Projects, Portfolio Progress,
    Literature Circle Projects
  • Minor
  • Warm up Exercises, Observation, Exit Responses,
    Graphic Organizers, Prepared for class, Progress
    on Research Papers, Homework, Quizzes, Peer
    Assessment, Self Assessment, Participation Grade,
    Journals

7
Participation Grade
  • You start with 100 participation grade
  • When you are unprepared, points will be taken off.

8
Projects - Snapshot
  • Research Paper
  • Writing Portfolio
  • Current Events

9
Homework
  • Neat, complete and in on time!

10
Late Assignments
  • Grade will decrease by one grade level each day
    it is late.
  • Example A
  • Late 2 days - C

11
Absent
  • 1 day of absent 2 days to make up work

12
Grades
  • Major 1/3
  • Minor 2/3
  • Parents and students are strongly encouraged to
    check GENESIS each day.

13
Technology
  • Study Island
  • Apple TV
  • School Wire
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Prezi
  • Other surprises!

14
Tour of the Room
Anan Express
15
Extra Help
  • Monday at lunch and before school by appointment.

16
EXPECTATIONS
  • Student/Parent Classroom Contract

17
Instructional Philosophy
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Goals
  • Extra help ask and you shall receive
  • Ask lots of questions!!!
  • Students need to know the why behind the wonder!
  • Incentive Programs
  • Preparing children for the future
  • Want children to be successful in life

18
COMMUNICATION is key!
  • Genesis
  • Remind.com
  • Email me

19
SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE!
  • It will be a great year!
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