Please check the classroom calendar link to the left for daily assignments.  

    Many of you are finishing books that you have checked out from me and would like a new one.  Since you can't check out fom my classroom library, a great option could be the large amounts of full text pdfs available to you online.  Several sites and apps have converted to "free" reading for the next few months.  If you need book suggestions, just email me.  

    You may email me with any questions concerning assignments.

    Links to iReady, IXL, Achieve3000, and Canvas are in the "Useful Links" to the left.


    Don't forget to check out all teachers' pages including your P.E., library, music, and art classes for up-to-date info and assignments. 

    Notice the wcde webpage for food distribution sites and times.






    Washington County Department of Education
    School Supply List for
    English/Language Arts
    1 subject spiral notebook
    1 3-pronged folder with pockets
    1 3-pronged plastic folder with pockets
    ear buds
    wireless mouse
    colored pencils
    clorox wipes
    scotch tape
    stapler & staples

     Key Ideas and Details - 

    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
    Craft and Structure -
    Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
    Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
    Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - 
    Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
    Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
    Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


    Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity -

    Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. 



    Reading logs are documented within the student folder. Students are expected to read 20 minutes on Monday - Thursday nights and record what they have read in their reading log.  A "chatter" assignment is given weekly and correlates to topics discussed in class.


    It is a county-wide expectation for all students to read at least 25 books on their level this school year. 



    At various times throughout the year, a writing log will be assigned in place of the reading log.  Students are to go through the writing process and turn in a rough draft of an essay that corresponds to the prompt given. On Monday, students are to read the prompt, complete the Do/What, and mark the text according to the task.  On Tuesday, students will complete an appropriate prewriting graphic organizer that correlates with both the text and task. They will also complete the introductory paragraph while focusing on a working thesis statement.  On Wednesday, students will complete the rough draft consisting of multiple paragraphs.  On Thursday, students will revise and edit the rough draft so that it is ready to be turned in on Friday.