simmonsla Mrs. Simmons
DeSoto Grade School Junior High Language Arts
Greetings!  1-10-02

Thank you for visiting Middle School Language Arts!

I want to update you on the new way I will be taking AR grades for 2nd quarter.  I have taken each child's AR point goal for the quarter and divided it into thirds.  I have developed three AR target dates by which each child will need to meet 1/3 of their AR quarter goal.  These three grades will be worth a quiz grade and the final AR test grade at the end of the quarter will still apply.  Call me at the school if you have any questions regarding this system.  I can't stress enough the importance of reading to both the parents and children.  Studies have shown that to become a better reader, it is imperative that you READ!  Practice!  Practice!  Practice!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break!

Eighth Grade:

We are still working on our Across Five Aprils novel as the break slowed us down a bit.  We will have an assignment every single night from the packet.  Make sure you are writing these down and completing them on time!

Seventh Grade:

We are beginning a verb unit.  On Thursday, January 10, 2002, they will be working on p. 119 A&B.  They will also be working on reading p. 138-40 and answering question #3 on p. 141.  This assignment is due Friday.

Sixth Grade:

The Sixth Grade class is wrapping up their poetry unit (finally).  There will be a few more smaller assignments this week and next before we begin our LARGE Poetry Booklet assignment.  I will put the requirements and rubrics on the website to refer to.  Enjoy!

Also, check out the wonderful poetry quiz I have created for you.

Don't forget!  Every Friday is free reading of our AR books!  Bring a LITTLE pillow to relax and read!

Mrs. Simmons

My Quia activities and quizzes
Poetry Quiz
Useful links
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