Mrs. Twyman - Read, Write, and Create and 7th grade ELA

We are going to print and bind our Novels! Each student will receive a bound, hard-cover copy of the story they have been working on! The cost is $9.95 for your child to receive their book. After we receive the books, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional copies online.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS EMAIL ME AT: Karen.twyman@mpls.k12.mn.us

Here are the important DUE DATES so you can help ensure that your child is up to date:

PUBLISHING ORDER FORM

 

ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES:

RISING ACTION FEB. 23 60pts

- Chapter One: Intro

- Chapter Two, Three, Four

- One Big moment/ mini conflict

- Dialogue, Description, Action

CLIMAX MARCH 2 50pts 

- Protagonist stands alone

- Protagonist makes a decision

- Protagonist and Antagonist meet

- Dark Moment for Protagonist

- Finale

FALLING ACTION MARCH 9 20 pts

BOOK ORDER/$ MARCH 9 10 pts

REVISE MARCH 16 40 pts

- Focus on Mood/Tone, 

- word choice, 

- description, 

- transitions

EDIT MARCH 23 40 pts

- Capitalization,

- Grammar 

- Punctuation

- Format

COMPLETE MARCH 29 20 pts

Cover, 

- Title Page, 

- Contents, About the Author

 

 


Thursday: Media Center - Independent Reading Time

Friday Peace Circles: Build Community, strengthen social emotional skills.

About Me:

I am very excited to be starting my twelfth year as a teacher at Lake Harriet Upper! I live in Richfield with my husband Todd, my two kids, Katie (25) and Matt (23) and our beautiful daughter, Marilyn. I grew up right here on 51st and Queen and even attended kindergarten right here at "Fulton School!" I have been teaching Middle School English Language Arts for Minneapolis Public Schools for several years now. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach Read, Write, Create to our 6th graders as well as one section of 7th grade ELA. This promises to be an amazing year for me and my hope it to set the stage for an inspiring year for our students.

Contact Information:

The best way to reach me is via school email. I periodically check Email during the school day, and you can expect a reply from me within 24 hours. I truly welcome an open line of communication with families to ensure the success of all of our students. 

Email Address:  karen.twyman@mpls.k12.mn.us

My Daily Class Schedule:

Advisory: 9:40-10:01

Period One: 10:04-10:55 Teach Prep

Period Two: 10:58-11:49 6th grade Read, Write, Create

Period Three: 11:52-12:43 7th grade ELA

Lunch: 12:43-1:13

Period Four: 1:31-2:22

Period Five: 2:25-3:16

Period Six: 3:19-4:10

Grading in my classes:

I grade on a ten point scale. The purpose behind this is to help students focus on their profiency with the given concepts and standards rather than just looking at a grade and average against the rest of the class. Students who receive a 1 or 2, indicating a lack of proficiency with the standard are expected to see me for additional support. Students with an "M" grade are missing the assignment and will have until the end of any given unit to make up the work, however it is highly suggested that students catch up on missing work as quickly as possible to keep on track with the learning trajectory.

 

       

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