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 Nov. 10
  • Daily Class Notes from the board

 Monday  Nov.13, 2017:  

Welcome to Quarter 2! Our unit will explore themes of racisim, discrimination, cultural heritage/ assimilation, and family relationships.

Our Texts will include Lorraine Hansberry's play Raisin in the Sun,  and The U of M and Augsburg's "Mapping Prejudice" Project

  • DEAR Day 
  • Hand out Grammar #8 due Wednesday
  • Start reading Act 1 of Raisin in the Sun in class

Tuesday Nov. 14,  2017 

Wednesday Nov. 15,  2017:

  • DEAR
  • Partner Grade Grammar #8 due today
  • Continue to read Raisin in class

 Thursday Nov. 16,  2017

  • Continue to work on Poetry response and journals 4.1 and 4.2 all due tomorrow
  • Journal 4.2 - Response to Mapping Prejudice website - Question "Have you ever experienced discrimination?" Tell your story. (Journal Check #4 due Friday Nov. 17.)

Friday Nov. 17,  2017


Next Week:

We will begin our new unit on the play Raisin in the Sun and read about Racial Redlining in Minneapolis

We will continue with Grammar and Journaling








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 24 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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