Welcome to Junior High Reading!
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*Student council is collecting money for the Red Cross to support victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. Students may donate $1 or more to receive a jeans day pass for Friday, Sept. 29th. Money will be collected up until Sept. 29th.
*please send all Walkathon permission slips to the office ASAP
Picture Day & Pizza Day: Wednesday, Sept. 20th
Vocabulary Test, Unit 2: Thursday, Sept. 21st
Day of Non-Attendance (Teacher Professional Development Day): Friday, Sept. 22nd
7th grade is ready for a new year!
We met with our 3rd grade buddies in Mrs. Hughes’ class for a game of Illinois Bingo!
Meet Your Teacher
Welcome to my class!
My name is Miss Taylor, and I teach reading and writing to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. This is my fourth year teaching at St. Mary School, and it is my sixth year teaching in Catholic schools. I hold a bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Illinois, as well as an LBS1 endorsement from Lewis University.
In class this year, Students will be enhancing reading skills and strategies, working with texts such as short stories, novels, poetry, plays, and nonfiction articles. We will also be working to incorporate writing as a way to effectively respond to reading. It will be a great year!
Email: [email protected]
To Practice Reading at an Individualized Level on FrontRow
For Informational Text Reading
Freedom Flix (social studies books)
TrueFlix (science books)
To Practice Greek/Latin Roots
Games to Practice Reading Skills
Room Recess (Play Main Idea, Fact or Opinion, Cause & Effect, Comprehension Crain, Splash the Sub)
7-8 Specials Schedule for 2017-2018
Wednesday: Gym (wear gym uniform on Wednesdays), Spanish
Links to Class Websites
Vocabulary Workshop Practice Games (Level B): https://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
Titanic Interactive: http://www.history.com/interactives/titanic-interactive
Titanic: By the Numbers http://www.history.com/topics/titanic/infographics/titanic-by-the-numbers
Shel Silverstein Poem: http://hellopoetry.com/shel-silverstein/
Jack Prelutsky Poems: http://jackprelutsky.com/jacks-poems/
Poems for Kids: http://www.poetry4kids.com
English Grammar 101: http://lessons.englishgrammar101.com/EnglishGrammar101/Module1/Overview1.aspx
Pronouns (Subjective, Objective, Possessive): http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/safari/index.html
Adverb Millions: http://www.quia.com/rr/62022.html
Voyages Grammar Games: http://www.loyolapress.com/voyages-in-english-2011-grade-5-student-games.htm
Shape Writing: http://www.festisite.com/text-layout/
Spelling City: http://www.spellingcity.com/misstaylorstmary/
Wacky Web Tales: This website has online ‘mad lib’ style activities that reinforce parts of speech in a fun and creative way! http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
Room Recess: This website has great reading, grammar, and math games that reinforce skills in a fun way!