Mrs. Wright - Read, Write, and Create and 7th grade ELA
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Email Address:  rebecca.wright@mpls.k12.mn.us

SAVE THE DATE: June 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, 5th and 6th Grade Service Learning Fair 

More info to come!

6th Grade - Read, Write, Create  

Be sure to be working on Service Learning projects outside of school!  Presentations begin this week (see side bar for information, if necessary) and continue through the end of the school year!  Please be sure that you are aware of the date you signed up for and be prepared. Presentations need an electronic component (power point, vdieo, etc.) and artifacts from each phase of the journey.  When preparing the presentation, consider how to walk your classmates through the process you have been on - what mistakes were made, how did your ideas change, what did you learn, what would you do differently, etc?  Remember, a final refelction (for each individual) is also due at the time of your presentation.  

Monday, April 24 -  Service Learning check in and more info, time to set up slide show or type newspaper article on laptops

Tuesday, April 25 - Service Learning check in and more info, time to set up slide show or type newspaper article on laptops

Wednesday, April 26 - work on/complete newspaper writing project (bring a DEAR book, if finished)

Thursday, April 27 - Library Day

Friday, April 28 - work on/complete newspaper writing project (bring a DEAR book, if finished)

 

 

7th Grade Language Arts

Please bring Diary of a Young Girl book to class every day.  

Monday, April 24 - DEAR time, grammar passed out (due Wed), laptops available for typing, continued work on summary/significant events and begin letter for diary project

Tuesday, April 25 - Journal time - first Q4 check (8 pages)  will be Friday, April 28, continue working on summary/sig. events/letter 

Wednesday, April 26 - DEAR time, grammar due in class, begin genocide project

Thursday, April 27 - journal time, genocide project

Friday, April 28 - DEAR, journal check

 

 

Journal Writing (7th Grade)

My 7th grade students are expected to write about 4, single-sided pages in their journal every week.  We will have time for journal writing on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Language Arts so be sure to have journals in class, but students will likely have to do most of their journal writing at home.   Near the end of each quarter, students will have their journals graded by the amount they wrote.  Don't lose sight of the overall goal for journal writing: to improve your writing skills and to feel more comfortable writing.  
 

DEAR: Drop Everything And Read! (7th Grade)

My 7th grade students are expected to read 30 minutes every day from a book of their choosing.  Parents will verify this independent reading by signing a reading log.  Find a book that you enjoy reading, and bring it to Language Arts class every day (and bring it home every day).  7th grade classes will have blocks of DEAR time every Wednesday and some Fridays in Language Arts.  

 

My Daily Class Schedule
Advisory (9:40-10:02): Advisory (6th grade)
1st Hour (10:05-10:57): 6th grade Read, Write, Create
2nd Hour (11:00-11:52): Preparation time
3rd Hour (11:55-12:47): 7th grade Language Arts
Lunch (12:50-1:25)
4th Hour (1:28-2:20): 6th grade Read, Write, Create
5th Hour (2:23-3:15): 6th grade Read, Write, Create
6th Hour (3:18-4:10): 6th grade Read, Write, Create

 

About Me
This is my first year teaching at Lake Harriet Upper, and my 12th year teaching overall.  This is my second year in Minneapolis and prior to that, I taught in Los Angeles for 10 years.  I love the ocean and California!  My husband and I are both from the Twin Citites and are happy to be back in MN to explore all of the gems that we have here.  We have three children (ages 6, 5, and 2) that keep us busy and very happy.  I am a graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul and have a degree in Elem.Ed./Middle Level Language Arts (k-8).  I have taught almost all of the grade levels within my licensure!  I tell people that I am a teacher because I love to learn and going to school everyday!  I look forward to getting to know your family this year and working together to expand our knowledge of the world!