Welcome to Junior High Reading!
*We are seeing Trinity High School’s production of Aida on Thursday, November 16th. Please return your signed permission slip ASAP*
Junior High Book Cafe
Students independently read a fiction book of choice, then prepared an activity to share. Then, students met at the ‘book cafe’, sharing their activities and descriptions of novels. Activities included dressing as a character from the book and describing the changes in the character throughout the course of the novel, identifying elements of a novel from A-Z, and analyzing a book’s theme by choosing a song with a related theme. Practicing the ability to discuss and describe literature with peers is an important part of literacy. All grades did a wonderful job and enjoyed their time at the cafe!
7th Grade Trip to Springfield
A big thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors who made the Walk-A-Thon a success!
What’s New in Junior High Reading
*Red Ribbon Week is 10/23-10/27. Monday is crazy hair day. Tuesday is red hat or ribbon day. Thursday is crazy sock day and Friday is red, pink, or earth colored shirt day.
*Our class Halloween party is Tuesday, 10/31 at 1:30pm.
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!
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!