Ms. Hansen
Hansen advisory Fall 2017
What a good looking bunch of 8th graders! Advisory Fall 2017

8th grade English and Language Arts       


Contact information:                              

  • Students should come prepared with an independent book of their choice to read EVERY DAY.
  • Quarter TWO Reading Log dueThursday Jan. 18, 2018
  • Students will journal every Tuesday and Thursday  
  • Students will get Daily Spark Vocabulary Daily -  Quiz Friday Jan. 19
  • Daily Class Notes from the board

 Monday  Jan. 15, 2018:  

Happy New Year! Welcome back from winter break! 

  • No School! Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday Jan. 16,  2018: 

  •  "Raisin" Write-like  over-due-please turn in a printed hard copy and the rubric stapled to it if you haven't already.
  • Tupac poem questions needed and due today to use for seminar (can be turned in Thursday with journal)
  • Whole class Socratic Seminar on Tupac poems

Wednesday Jan. 17,  2018:

  • Fastbridge computerized reading test for every class (Get a good night's rest and eat well)
  • Bring a DEAR book for if you finish early

 Thursday Jan. 18,  2018

  •  4 pages Journal 6.1 poetry - due at least one page handwritten rough draft poem using four poetry devices/elements, plus three more pages (Tupac notes may count for this - must be turned in with Journal)
  • Reading Log due for quarter two!

Friday Jan. 19,  2018


Next Week:

Typing working draft of spoken word poem

Preparing for spoken word guest artist 













We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

~Anne Frank



About Me:

Hi, my name is Deborah Hansen, and I love teaching middle school Language Arts.  I earned my MS in Urban Teaching from Metropolitan State University and my Reading licensure and Journalism degree from The University of Minnesota.  I have two children, a 25 year-old son named Ethan, and a 22 year-old daughter named Elena, both graduates of Lake Harriet Community School.  My husband, Eric, and I have lived in the Linden Hills neighborhood for over 30 years.  



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