Mrs.  Buckner

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Mrs. Buckner

Mrs. Buckners ELA Update

๐Ÿ’›HAPPY March!๐Ÿ’›

"March comes in like a Lion goes out like a lamb"

Old proverb

 

 

Click on class handouts  to view our E learning  letter for Tea Blue Ela

 

 

 

 

 

We are gearing up for our  IAR assessment coming up in March. We have been practicing using context clues to identify the meaning of unknown words as well as analyzing across texts to see  how  Authors perspective, Voice, ideas , tone , mood and purpose etc are developed over the course of a text. 

Parents:

Please Remember to review the  ELA syllabus that outlines the expectations for the classroom as well as materials needed, classroom management techniques ,extra credit policy, late work policy, explanation of ongoing assignments such as weekly homework vocabulary cards and book letters.  If you have any questions concerning the syllabus please do not hesitate to email me @tblount@sd162.org. 

 

 

What are we up to this month?

With the assistance of our My Perspectives  ,students have been engaged in tailored learning experiences that connect them to the content and to the world through an relatable essential question that drives students to inquire about an big picture idea through informational texts, audio and video analyzation, language convention practice and writing exercises that connect to the 6 traits of writing. 

This month our focus is on authors purpose,research task and literary writing techniques, text structure organization , and analyzation and annotation  of texts.  We will continue to work on   analyzation of paired  texts, literary elements , figurative language , Context clues identification, and Vocabulary. We are also are strengthening our reading stamina by readng longer texts .

Star 360 /exact path interactive computer program, we will continue to work on our goals  weekly as will the  continuation of our Focus Skill small group intervention time based off of our   3rd quarter STAR 360 benchmark results.

 

 

 ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€* Please remember that class documents and rubrics are listed under class handouts.

๐Ÿ‘‰Black history  project wrap up

Your student will be signing up for Project presentation 2/28 and will presenting the week of March  3-6. 

 

 

๐Ÿ‘‰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 

*๐Ÿ‘€Extra credit is  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. 

 Class Dojo sign up link 

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!

 Mrs.Buckner

Huth Middle School

ELA

Team Blue