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Carrie Dodson

7th Grade English

Contact Me:

carrie.dodson@misd.org

 

 

 

 

 

email: carrie.dodson@misd.org

Phone: 936-276-3300

ext 3340

ROOM E116

 See Remind 101 Tab for enrollment information

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

My name is Mrs. Dodson and I am happy to be your teacher this year. Pre-AP English will certainly grow you as a reader and a writer. I look forward to getting to know all of you during our year.

If I can be of any help to you, please let me know!

Mrs. Dodson

 

Remind Instructions:

All classes enroll to same code.

Text 81010

in message box, type @3g88gf

 

 
 
 

1st Period Conference

2nd and 3rd Pre-AP

4th Period

5th and 6th Period Pre-AP

7th and 8th Period Pre-AP

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be recruiting students for our 7th grade UIL team in December.

What you need to be able to do:

Write in a timed writing situation.

Generate ideas quickly.

Organize your position quickly.

Respond to a prompt and form an argument.

 

 

 

 

http://www.tafeonline.org/

TAFE CLUB is open to any student interested in the teaching profession. Our first meeting is September 11, 2018 in Mrs. Dodson's room.

https://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/STAAR_Released_Test_Questions/

Please visit this ink for released STAAR tests.

 

Writing an Introduction:

Begin with a truism (it is true for most people. it is not controversial) Usually starts with an AWUBIS word 

Use a bridge sentence (usually begins with a prepositional phrase)

Follow with a thesis (can be a claim or a claim plus reasons)

Example Introduction:

Few people go through life without experiencing a challenging circumstance. Fewer people that experience the challenge know exactly how to handle it. A challenging experience can help someone be strong and give them grit to deal with obstacles in life. 

Writing a body paragraph:

Use PEEL (See below link) 

One reason/A second reason/The cause of....the problem with.....

For example...In the book, In the movie, In the short story, In history

Because of this...Due to this....As a result

This shows.....This is evidence of.....The effect of.....Without.....

https://www.virtuallibrary.info/peel-paragraph-writing.html (PEEL Writing Help for Body Paragraphs)

 

Conclusion Paragraph

Call to action/leave reader wanting to know more

Example: 

Now, whenever you travel through the countryside and you see a field of wildflowers, be sure to wave at them as you drive by. Learn their names- the lady's slippers, the black-eyed Susans, larkspurs, winecups, and blazing stars. And when you pass by, call out, "Thank you, Miss Lady Bird~"

From Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a first lady changed America. (Kathy Appelt)

 

https://www.texasgateway.org/resource/writing-expository-essays (Essay examples and structures)

1. Read with a pen in your hand. This is the BEST advice I can give you. You are reading to become a scholar.

2. Follow my advice for annotation. 

3. Mimic my sentence strategy lessons and use them. They will make you learn grammar in a meaningful way. 

4.  Read to enjoy ,and then read to destroy.

5. Read a variety of texts, and read them often. I do not require a specific genre for independent reading, but you should visit the "Classics" section of our library and be familiar. I would highly recommend you read something that is considered a college-bound classic.

6. Get the numbers of friends in our class. Text or call them if you have questions.

7. Sign up for remind and check my calendar. If you see that we are reading something and you are absent, follow the link or do a search of that text. Read it.

8. Be at school. Be at school on time. Be at school everyday. 

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Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning.  This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.

 

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