WELCOME TO ELA 2
I wear many hats here at Gurrie Middle School. I teach ELA 2, 7th Grade Social Studies, 7th Grade ELA, and 8th Grade ELA. This will be my 4th year at Gurrie, and my 5th year of teaching. I have a B.A. in English-Secondary Education, and will begin my M.ED this fall in Curriculum & Instruction with an ESL/Bilingual endorsement.
ELA 2 is offered to students who need extra support in Reading; particularly in the areas of comprehension and vocabulary. Admittance to this class is based upon teacher recommendations as well as test scores. Students take this class instead of a foreign language. This class size is small to guarantee intense individualized intervention. If a student enrolled in this class makes substantial progress they will be considered to move into foreign language at the semester or end of year.
This class is comprised of research-based reading interventions as well as novel studies. The same common core English standards that are being addressed in the regular ELA class are targeted in ELA 2. In addition, connections are made across the curriculum to better improve vocabulary, comprehension, and reading strategies. The goal for the class is to have each student be ready and prepared for high school learning, college reading and career readiness.
This year we will continue the move to a digital-based classroom with Google Chromebooks!
Most assignments will be done via Google Apps. I will be posting assignments and announcements via Google Classroom which is synced with each student's Google Drive. This tool allows students to create and submit paperless documents, communicate with their teachers and peers, and organize their classwork. Currently there is no parent access feature, but you may use your student's login information to keep up with the class agenda, calendar, and assignments, and parents can sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email notifications sent directly from Google Classroom.
For homework updates, due dates, and quick questions via text message...
Text @ela2gjoni to 81010
or go to remind.com to register
If you ever have a question, don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org