Ms. Flanagan's Class
Elm Middle School
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Welcome to Elm Middle School!
In Advisory we focus on PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports) and working as a team. Students will put into practice all the amazing skills that we learn about here. Students will also begin to discuss possible careers and colleges for after completing high school. Also, students can come to room 105 when homework help is needed (Except on Wednesdays).
In Language Arts class we focus on the four areas of language learning: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Within these areas, we will focus on short stories, poetry, novel studies, as well as narrative, descriptive and persuasive writing. Literature we will read this school Year: * Seedfolks * Touching Spirit Bear * The Breadwinner * Fever 1793**We will also complete workbook pages to review grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, and writing. WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS: 1. Read 45 minutes each night or 30 pages. 2. Complete Extended Response for class on Wednesday 3. Nonfiction Article is due EVERY Friday 4. Complete 3 Reading Plus sessions
Seedfolks Touching Spirit Bear The Breadwinner Fever 1793
Read 180 Units
We will complete 4 units in the Read 180 program throughout the school year.
* The New Americans
* When Disaster Strikes
* Identity Crisis
* Stolen Childhoods
Things to Remember
Here are some hints,website, and reminders to help you in class.
8 parts of speech: adjective, adverb, verb, pronoun, noun, preposition, interjection, conjunction
4 types of sentences: declarative, exclamatory, imperative, interrogative
2 parts to a sentence: subject/predicate
5 parts of a story plot line: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
5 types of conflict: person vs. person, person vs. fate, person vs. nature, person vs. society, and person vs. self
12 strategies for reading: finding main idea, recalling facts and details, understanding sequence, recognizing cause and effect, comparing and contrasting, making predictions, finding word meaning in context, drawing conclusions and making inferences, distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying author's purpose, interpreting figurative language, summarizing
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