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Mrs. Johnson's 7th Grade Writing

All About 7th Grade Writing


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.


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.


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.