Welcome to Mrs. Jackson’s ELA Classroom !
In our class, we are becoming better readers, writers, and thinkers.
Our focus this year is to increase our independent reading, our comprehension of what we’ve read, and to become better communicators about our thinking of what we have read.
Students, please make sure you are continually reading a book of your choice.
Make sure you are keeping up with your independent reading assignments
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
BOTH GRADES: DUE DATE FOR FIRST BOOK: October 2
6th Grade & 8th Grade:
Students have been working on finding a theme in literature.
They have also been working on characterization in literature.
Students have been learning about supporting their thinking with textual evidence and reasoning (Ask your student to tell you about the CER strategy
First AR book must be read by October 2nd!!!!
Students have had their books for a couple of weeks and this due date has been posted in the classroom. I remind them daily.
Students should be finding character traits and evidence in their independent reading books also.
Keep encouraging that independent reading!