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Welcome parents!. 2014-2015 School Year. Montgomery Junior High School. Cheryl Kolstad 7 th Grade: Language Arts/Reading. Professional Background. Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Secondary Education Areas of Certification English Social Studies Composite

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Welcome parents

Welcome parents!

2014-2015 School Year

Montgomery Junior High School

Cheryl Kolstad

7th Grade: Language Arts/Reading


Professional background
Professional Background

  • Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Secondary Education

  • Areas of Certification

    English

    Social Studies Composite

    history, government, economics, geography, psychology and sociology

    ESL

    GIFTED/TALENTED


Professional experience
Professional Experience

  • Began teaching in 1985

  • Subjects taught

    7th grade ELA

    9th grade United States History

    7th grade Texas History

    I’m very proud to be a Bear!


Textbook
Textbook

  • Literature Texas Treasures

  • Sign up on line to access the L.A. textbook



ALSO….

  • Grammar, editing and revision (ongoing)

  • Reading skills, story elements (ongoing)

  • Short stories and Folklore

  • Drama

  • Poetry

  • Spelling and Vocabulary (root words, and words in literature)

  • AR


Units of study
Units of Study

  • Writing

    Essays/Compositions

    Journals

    Quick Writes


Units of study continued
Units of Study continued

  • Grammar and Spelling

    Daily Oral Language (DOL)

    Conventions/Warm ups


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Units of Study continued

  • Reading Skills

    Predicting

    Inferencing

    Fact/Opinion

    Main Idea

    Summary

    Character Traits

    Sequencing

    Drawing Conclusions

    Root Words

    Context Clues


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Units of Study continued

  • Short Stories

    Study the elements and their function


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Units of Study continued

  • Novels

    The Outsiders

    Out of the Dust

    Walk Two Moons

  • Poetry


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Units of Study continued

  • Oral Tradition

    Folk Tales

    Fables

    Myths

    Legends


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Units of Study continued

  • Accelerated Reader

    12% of overall grade

    Silent Sustained Reading for approximately 30 minutes in their AR book

    Students take tests on the AR books they finish to reach their assigned goal


Special projects
Special Projects

  • AR Book Study

  • Computer Lab Project

    One project every six weeks


Grading
Grading

  • Major Assignments 55%

  • Accelerated Reader 12%

  • Daily Assignments/Other 33%

  • Total 100%


Grade book online
GRADE BOOK ONLINE

Please sign up for this feature as soon as possible


Student s to do list
STUDENT’S TO DO LIST

  • BE ON TIME

  • BE PREPARED

  • FOLLOW DIRECTIONS


Parent conferences
Parent Conferences

  • Communication between the student, parent, and teacher is the key to your child’s success.

  • Conference: 9:59-10:44

  • Phone: 936.582.6400

  • Cell Phone: 936.827.2475

  • Email: [email protected]


Book fair
Book Fair

  • Held in Fall at the library

  • Spring/on-line


Thank you
Thank you

  • Your child’s education can be greatly enhanced by your involvement .

  • I appreciate your involvement tonight, and thank you for coming!

  • Make sure that you have signed in so that I have your contact information


Good night
Good Night

GO BEARS


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