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1 Welcome to Middle School Language Arts at Turning Point Academy

2 About Me l My name is Alison Mintz My address is l My name is Alison Mintz My address is I am a member of the NC Textbook Commission I am a member of the NC Textbook Commission I have taught for thirty years I have taught for thirty years I have a website on the Turning Point Academy site I have a website on the Turning Point Academy site amintz/ amintz/

3 I love the beach!

4 My Education I went to high school at Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Virginia I went to high school at Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Virginia px?page=38 px?page=38 I attended college at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Virginia. I can teach grades Kindergarten through 9 th grade. I attended college at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Virginia. I can teach grades Kindergarten through 9 th grade.

5 I received a Masters Degree at Gardner Webb College in Education I received a Masters Degree at Gardner Webb College in Education I received another degree from Gardner Webb University so that I can be a principal. I received another degree from Gardner Webb University so that I can be a principal. webb.edu/information/location/campus- tour/virtual-tour/index webb.edu/information/location/campus- tour/virtual-tour/index I took classes so that I can teach AIG (gifted students) and Handicapped and Disadvantaged students. I took classes so that I can teach AIG (gifted students) and Handicapped and Disadvantaged students.

6 Me At Home My hobbies are horseback riding, raising American Eskimo Dogs, raising goats, reading mysteries, working on the farm and driving my tractor My hobbies are horseback riding, raising American Eskimo Dogs, raising goats, reading mysteries, working on the farm and driving my tractor

7 My Tractor and the billy goat

8 Tubby

9 I have four children, two of whom are grown. The youngest attend Burns Middle School and Burns High School I have four children, two of whom are grown. The youngest attend Burns Middle School and Burns High School

10 I live on a 101 acre farm

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13 My Causes I support the National MS Society. To donate or find out more information about the cause, go to I support the National MS Society. To donate or find out more information about the cause, go to

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15 Our Familys Animals 3 horses 3 horses 2 Holstein steers ( new calves after January 31) 2 Holstein steers ( new calves after January 31) 10 chickens 10 chickens 6 goats 6 goats cats cats 8 dogs 8 dogs 2 turkeys 2 turkeys

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18 American Eskimo puppy

19 PBIS Our School has a PBIS Reward Program Our School has a PBIS Reward Program You can win things for good behavior. You can win things for good behavior. Friday is our reward day. Friday is our reward day. Each teacher gives you a daily point if you have good behavior. Each teacher gives you a daily point if you have good behavior. You are judged on Totally There, Positive, Productive, and Prepared and Always Appropriate You are judged on Totally There, Positive, Productive, and Prepared and Always Appropriate

20 1. Totally There Be on time to class. Be on time to class. Participate in class. (Stay awake!) Participate in class. (Stay awake!) Be in your seat when class begins Be in your seat when class begins Pay attention to others contributions Pay attention to others contributions Use the restroom during approved times Use the restroom during approved times

21 2. Positive, Productive and Prepared Bring a note to class when you are tardy for an excused reason. Bring a note to class when you are tardy for an excused reason. Sharpen your pencil before class and during independent work time. Sharpen your pencil before class and during independent work time. Complete all class work and homework. Complete all class work and homework. Complete missed assignments within 3 days. Complete missed assignments within 3 days. Stay on task in the computer lab Stay on task in the computer lab

22 3. Always Appropriate Treat all other students with respect in action and word. Treat all other students with respect in action and word. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself. Accept the consequences of your actions without talking back. Accept the consequences of your actions without talking back.

23 Walk in the halls. Walk in the halls. Be quiet while others are talking. Be quiet while others are talking. Stay quiet in the halls when moving during class time. Stay quiet in the halls when moving during class time. Adhere to the dress code. Adhere to the dress code.. Use an inside voice when inside No horseplay No cursing No cursing No bullying No bullying

24 Consequences (In any order) 1. Verbal Warning 1. Verbal Warning 2. Teachable Moment (Teacher uses an infraction to teach you something instead of sending you to the office.) 2. Teachable Moment (Teacher uses an infraction to teach you something instead of sending you to the office.) 3. Move the students seat. 3. Move the students seat. 4. Referral to Life Skills Counselor. 4. Referral to Life Skills Counselor. 5. Lunch Detention / Silent Lunch 5. Lunch Detention / Silent Lunch 6. Chill out with Mrs. Dawson 6. Chill out with Mrs. Dawson 7. Call the students parent or guardian. 7. Call the students parent or guardian. 8. Minor Incident Report 8. Minor Incident Report 9. Office Referral 9. Office Referral

25 Rewards 1. Check for the day to accumulate for weekly PBIS rewards 1. Check for the day to accumulate for weekly PBIS rewards 2. Candy or coin for daily reward 2. Candy or coin for daily reward

26 Materials Needed Language Arts Grade 7 and 8 Textbook:The Language of Literature McDougal Littell Language Arts Grade 7 and 8 Textbook:The Language of Literature McDougal Littell Alison Mintz, Teacher Alison Mintz, Teacher Internet resource: for ClassZone. Internet resource: for ClassZone. Materials: Materials: 1. Three ring binder with 5 dividers, labeled as follows: 1. Three ring binder with 5 dividers, labeled as follows: Vocabulary (7th and 8th grade) Vocabulary (7th and 8th grade) Stems (7th and (8th Grade) Stems (7th and (8th Grade) Textbook stories Textbook stories Grammar Grammar Article of the Week Article of the Week 2. Color pencils 2. Color pencils 3. Pencils 3. Pencils 4. Zippered pencil holder to remain in binder 4. Zippered pencil holder to remain in binder

27 Grading Requirements: –Participation –Tests and quizzes –Projects based on short stories Classworks Lab Classworks Lab Homework Homework Reading Log Reading Log

28 Grading continued Students will take a quiz each Friday on the stems for that week. The entire list is available. Students will take a quiz each Friday on the stems for that week. The entire list is available. Students will complete an "Article of the Week " for each full week of class. Students will complete an "Article of the Week " for each full week of class. Students should complete a reading log for each week with signatures of a parent or guardian for each thirty minute entry. Students should complete a reading log for each week with signatures of a parent or guardian for each thirty minute entry. Students can earn extra credit by reading more than required !!!!!! Students can earn extra credit by reading more than required !!!!!! Homework Hotline teachers offer assistance weekday evenings to students in all grade levels in all subject areas. The Hotline received more than 3,700 calls last year from Cleveland County students. The local Board of Education supports the Hotline, and Burger King has served as the corporate sponsor. Homework Hotline teachers offer assistance weekday evenings to students in all grade levels in all subject areas. The Hotline received more than 3,700 calls last year from Cleveland County students. The local Board of Education supports the Hotline, and Burger King has served as the corporate sponsor. The Homework Hotline can be reached via phone at (704) The Homework Hotline can be reached via phone at (704)

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