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Johnson, Trayce » Mrs. Johnson's 7th Grade Writing

Mrs. Johnson's 7th Grade Writing

All About 7th Grade Writing

2015-2016

Mrs. Johnson


About Me:

I graduated from Southwest Texas State University and have been teaching for 16 years. I am loving the energy of the junior high and am thrilled to work with your children. My husband, Adam, and I have been married for 18 years and have 3 children: Kylie, a junior at SHS; Kendall, a freshman at SHS and Cole, a 7th grader. We all love our Tiger family!

 

School Stuff:

Daily Classroom Activities:

The typical Writing lesson will be composed of:

  1. Attendance: check that students have their novels and a pencil for a work ethic grade.
  2. Copying assignments into our planners.
  3. Daily Editing Practice: Students will sharpen their editing/revising knowledge by correcting errors in grammar and sentence structure
  4. Main Activity including, but not limited to, the following: grammar activities, essay compositions, and state exam preparation.

Upon Arrival in Class:

After students have copied down important information from the board to their planners (homework, class activities, and learning objectives), they’ll begin working on their daily editing paragraph.


Materials:

Every student will need to come to every class with four things:

  • A pencil
  • A checking pen/pencil
  • Class Folder
  • Class Interactive Notebook

Late Assignments, Test Re-Takes and Assignment Corrections:

Any assignment can be made-up or corrected for credit, up until the end of each grading period. Late assignments, except under special circumstances, will lose 10 points. I am available every day before school for corrections and make-up work.



Behavior Expectations:

  • I expect students to arrive at class, copy down assignments from the board, then begin working on editing work until the main activities of the day begin.
  • Bathroom and water fountain breaks should be taken before arriving to class.
  • While I am giving instruction, students should not be talking, sharpening their pencils, throwing away garbage, moving about the classroom, or asking to go to the bathroom. If a student is making a presentation, the same common courtesies apply.
  • Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Students will remain in their seats until dismissed by me, not the bell.
  • Once dismissed, each student is responsible for leaving his or her seating area clean.
  •  Students who are given permission to leave the room must take a pass and sign out, and back in, properly.
  • Students should never bring any food into the classroom, unless I have instructed them to do so.
  • Chewing gum is not permitted.
  • Water in clear bottles may be brought into the classroom.

Discipline:

After students have been warned twice for disruptive behavior, there will be a private discussion away from the class regarding their behavior, and problem-solving with the intent of returning to classroom activities.  If an understanding is not achieved, they will be given a referral to the office. Depending upon the nature of the behavior, students may be given an after school, or lunch, detention. If students are given a detention, or are referred to the office, their parents will be notified.