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  1. CREEKWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE September 7, 2012

  2. 6th GRADE RELA • Linda Rinnan • CONTACT INFORMATION • Linda.rinnan@humble.k12.tx.us • 281-641-4453 • TUTORING : • Wednesday 7:45-8:20 AM • Friday 7:45- 8:20 AM

  3. TEACHER’S WEBSITE Go to www.humbleisd.net Select campus---Creekwood Middle School Select teacher websites (from menu at top of page) Select teacher’s name. (alphabetized) Useful documents—handouts Class calendar– due dates, test dates… Teacher contact information Tutoring times/days

  4. READING AND LITERATURE • Reading is an essential component in our ReLA program. • Students should be engaged in independent reading every day. • EFFECTS OF DAILY INDEPENDENT READING: • Build fluency and comprehension • Develop stronger vocabulary • Become better writers

  5. INDEPENDENT READING • Accelerated Reader Program • Student selected novel • CMS library • Public library • Teacher classroom library • Book store • Novels at home • 15-20 minutes each night • Test for points • Summative grade at the end of the marking period based on points earned.

  6. GUIDED READING • Literature book • Modeled essays • Dramas • Novels • Pre-AP:Level: • Walk Two Moons *Night of the Twisters • Friedrich *The Watsons Go to • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Birmingham • The Westing Game *Running Out of Time • *The Egypt Game

  7. VOCABULARY • KNOWSYS • Weekly vocabulary lists • Flashcards • In class practice • Nightly practice at home • Quizzes every Friday • Cumulative test each marking period • Short term memory • Long term memory

  8. GRAMMAR AND WRITING • Weekly grammar practice (the basics) • Quizzes • Best writing practices • Several informal essays • One major essay per marking period

  9. ORGANIZATION • AVID STRATEGIES • 3 inch binder with subject dividers • All supplies in class every day (including AR book) • Planner • Homework folder • Cornell note taking system

  10. HOMEWORK • Daily reading (15-20 minutes a night) • Daily review of weekly vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • 5 times over the course of the week OTHER: • Reviewing Cornell notes when given • Grammar practice (15 minutes) • Review of cumulative vocabulary words (twice a month)

  11. GRADING POLICY • HOMEWORK/ DAILY WORK: • 40% of the average for the marking period • TESTS, MAJOR ESSAYS, MAJOR PROJECTS: • 60% of the average for the marking period • Retest Policy: (Major tests only) • Students must meet all the retest requirements and schedule the retest with the teacher within one week of receiving the test back. (1 test per grading period per subject) • Requirements: • Conference with teacher • Attend tutoring session • Turn in signed form