Mrs.  Buckner



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Chicago State University M.S.E Special Education, Quincy University Type 10 Certification

Mrs. Buckner

Mrs. Buckners ELA Update


We are continuing our final novel study on Divergent by Virginia Roth

We will continue to work on   analyzation of paired  texts, literary elements in drama , Context clues identification, and Vocabulary. We are also strengthening our reading stamina by readng longer texts .

Star 360 Benchmark 4- will be going on  weekly as will our continuation of our Focus Skill small group intervention time based off of our 3rd quarter STAR 360 benchmark results.

Divergent Unit:

As we read the book there will be several activities, assignments and projects that students may need the book to complete. I have therefore added the link to the book below as well as have it in pdf form under CLASS HANDOUTS under the Divergent Book tab. I will be uploading assignments to the Class Handouts page as we go through our unit.

The FINAL PROJECT will also be listed under Class Handouts and I suggest early review of the project so that students can have time to organize their materials early on. 

 Here's the link to the book Divergent online:Click Here to Read DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth



Mrs.Buckner ,  how may I help

 We appreciate  fully our parents involvement with our goal being a wholistic approach to education with a full circle collaboration between parent student and teacher.

Select one of the links below to view various ways you can help.

Click here to view ways to help your student succeed 

Great middle school writing apps snd websites

Vocabulary Building

Six traits of writing guide for parents

Helping your student with Executive Function Skills 

February is Black History Month, We will be completing an Student choice Project. Please make sure to work on it thoughout the month so that it does not hit you all at once at the end.  Extra credit is still available, students should bring in uo to 5 items at 5 pts a piece per quarter for a total of 25 extra credit points. The items we are most in need of are antibacterial wipes and kleenex.

Homework - as always homework is sent home Monday's and is due Friday.

Book Letters are due every 2 weeks- students may use any book they choose as long as it is possesses the literary elements indicated on the book letter rubric . (Novels )


Class DoJo -Do you always want to be in the loop? Do you wish you could see what your student is doing in class day -to day through photos? Do you want fast response from teachers concerning your student? Would you like up to date reminders about upcoming projects, assignments etc? If so  Class DoJo is your app! With Class DoJo you will always be up to date with all your students classes , real time daily. Contact your child's teacher for your personal sign in code. 

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As always, If you have any questions, do not hestitate to ask. Email or Class DoJo are the fastest way to contact me for an nearly immediate response. Thank you!


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