IMPORTANT NOTE!!!
Beginning Thursday, March 26, and until further notice, all questions regarding course work are to be directed to Mrs. Syreeta Gyder at GyderSR@pwcs.edu
Thank you so much!

HELLO, EVERYONE!!!
Letting you know that I continue to think about you and send you positive thoughts! You are very important to me and I want you to know that!
Stay safe and healthy, connect with your family and friends...safely..., and know that you are loved, treasured, and missed more than ever!!!


 Reading Strategies Curriculum Map 2019-2020

 

1st Quarter

August 25-November 1

*Vocabulary Placement*

Strategy Focus: Pre/During/Post Reading Strategies, Literature Circles using Fables, Myths, and Memoirs

 

6th Grade:

Context Clues – 6.4c) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among

Roots & Affixes – 6.4b) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

Narrative Writing - 6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.

 

7th Grade:

Context Clues – 7.4 e) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.

Roots & Affixes- 7.4 b) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

Cause and Effect- 7.5 c) Identify cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot

Narrative Writing - 7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

2nd Quarter

November 4-January 24

Strategy Focus: Paired Passages using short stories and non-fiction text

 

6th Grade:

Character-Plot Development - 6.5 a) Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.

Figurative Language -6.5 h) Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.

Reflective Writing – 6.7 h) Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.

 

7th Grade:

Word Choice – 7.5 g) Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language in an author’s style.

Author’s Style g) Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language in an author’s style.

Figurative Language g) Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language in an author’s style.

Draw Conclusions i) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.

Reflective Writing - 7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

 

 

3rd Quarter

January 27-March 13

Strategy Focus: Paired Passages using excerpts of novels and non-fiction text

 

6th Grade:

Main Idea and Supporting Details - 6.6 b) Identify main idea. c) Summarize supporting details.

Summarize - 6.6 c) Summarize supporting details. d) Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.

Draw Conclusions – 6.6 e) Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.

Narrative Writing - 6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.

 

7th Grade:

Main Idea and Supporting Details - 7.6 g) Identify the main idea. h) Summarize text identifying supporting details.

Summarize - 7.6 h) Summarize text identifying supporting details.

Narrative/Expository Writing 7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

 

 Resources

1) I have assigned IXL topics for you to work on that will give you review and practice in many of the skills we have covered this school year. Please log in to IXL and you will find these exercises under Language Arts.

2) Ms. Gyder has included additional exercises in my FILES and DOCUMENTS. Assignments will be added every Wednesday to be completed by Thursday afternoon. You can email the assignments to me as you complete them. You can find the current classwork starting on page 3 in the document section. Please email me with any questions or concerns. gydersr@pwcs.edu 

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3) READ, READ, READ and share what you are reading with your family!

 



I miss you very much! Please take good care of yourselves, stay healthy, laugh, exercise, and stay in touch with each other!
Remember: You are loved! :)
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Open letter to all of my wonderful students! 

March 20, 2020

My dear students,

First, please know that I hold each of you in my heart, pray for you daily, and miss you very much!

In these challenging times, I wish you good health, a calm spirit, and strong hope for a bright future! You are AMAZING people, each one of you! I know things are very different in your lives and in your communities right now. You have the opportunity to learn so much in many unique ways. Be creative--design a new toy, make up a yummy new recipe, write a newspaper about your time at home with your family. Be curious--read about things you've never read before, watch nature, science or history videos, do some home-safe science experiments. Talk with your family! Get to know each other...and yourself a little better. You can help keep the art of conversation alive!!! Write--to your relatives, folks in the nursing homes and hospitals, a pen pal in another country! Write a journal sharing your thoughts, activities and feelings during these days. 
 Be active--Get some good exercise every day. Keep up your strength and stamina by getting your blood flowing and your muscles working! You'll feel so good! 

Use this time to slow down, spend quality time with your family, learn as much as you can about all different kinds of things, enjoy this simple things that make life beautiful--the sunrise and sunset, newly blooming flowers, the rain, music, a good book, a smile, a laugh. 

Know that I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers, dear ones. You are---AMAZING! :)

Ms. Allen                                                 

 

Hi! My name is Ms. Allen! This coming year will be my 5th year here at Beville Middle School and my 34th year as a classroom teacher. I am thrilled to be your student’s Reading Strategies teacher for the 2019-2020  school year! It’s going to be an exciting and learning-packed year!

       Check out my Meet The Teacher page in Files and Documents for more about me. :)

                                               Helpful Information

Please find a copy of the class guidelines and syllabus for the 2019-20 school year under FILES and DOCUMENTS.



             Important Clarifications regarding class work and grades

* Approximately 95% of all of the course work for this class is done in class during the school day. If you see NHIs on ParentVue, this is likely due to little to no work being done in the classroom or work not made up after an absence.

* Missing work due to absence is made up after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 if PREARRANGED with me at least one day ahead of time.

                  AFTER SCHOOL work time guidelines:
* For students who need extra time beyond what is allotted in the classroom, who were absent, or who need to retake/redo any assignment(s).
* Must be prearranged with me at least a day ahead of time
* A written note or email must be in my possession or the student is not permitted to stay that day. 
* Students can take the 4:15 activity bus, if they are already a bus rider, or walk or car ride home
* Students must work during this time.

          Grading reminders

6th grade: Letter grades/4 point scale   Formative=20%; Summative=80%
7th grade: Letter grades/4 point scale  Formative=20%; Summative=80%


Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns.

Ms. Allen   
allenjm@pwcs.edu



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