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Lundahl Middle School Parent Night Fall 2013 Language Arts and Social Studies
General Information Lundahl Middle School 815.459.5971 My contact information: Dhorne@d47.org Contact times 7:25 – 7:35 9:55 – 12:00 2:15 – 3:00 My webpage Access through school’s webpage. http:// www.d47.org/lms http:// www.d47.org/lms Access directly. http://home.d47.org/dhorne/ Contact me via email or phone—avoid contact through website! Contract Binder Homework folder Assignment book
Traits Writing Writing curriculum. The instructional model is based on the seven qualities, or traits, of good writing. traits
Good Writing Ideas = piece’s content. Organization = internal structure of piece. Voice = tone of the piece. Word Choice = specific vocabulary the writers uses. Sentence Fluency = the way words and phrases flow through piece. Conventions = mechanical correctness of the piece. Presentation = physical appearance of the piece.
Traits Writing Writing curriculum. The instructional model is based on the seven qualities, or traits, of good writing. traits Students will learn how to apply the traits to create strong pieces of writing for many purposes and audiences. Teacher directed topics and student directed topics Modes of writing will be narrative, expository, and persuasive. Grammar instruction is embedded into the writing curriculum. Workshop = most writing work completed in class.
Spelling Words Their Way Teaches students how words work. It’s a developmentally-driven approach— students’ word lists are based on where they are now as spellers. Provides an integrated way to teach phonics, vocabulary and spelling to improve literacy skills. It’s based on the way children learn naturally—by comparing and contrasting word features and discovering patterns and consistencies. All students will be able to experience progress as they become better spellers, readers and writers.
The teaching and application of the six metacognitive strategies successful readers utilize.The teaching and application of the six metacognitive strategies successful readers utilize.metacognitive strategiesmetacognitive strategies
The teaching and application of the six metacognitive strategies successful readers utilize.The teaching and application of the six metacognitive strategies successful readers utilize.metacognitive strategiesmetacognitive strategies Reading instruction and practice will occur through…Reading instruction and practice will occur through… the student‘s exposure to different genres of literature. Shared reading. Book clubs. Guided reading groups. Independent reading. social studies text. Goals:Goals: Continue to develop the reading abilities of each student so he/she can read and make meaning of a variety of text. Interpret text at deeper levels. Acquire and apply strategies to attack challenging text.
Independent Reading Student choice. Interest-based. Fiction or non-fiction. A new read. At independent reading level. 200 minutes/week for 1st trimester. Majority completed out of class. Individual independent reading minutes goal set at the beginning of 2 nd semester and 3 rd semester. Assessment Weekly and varies. Teacher – student conference. Written weekly response Record of reading. Books read sheet. Books read sheet Reading log. Reading log.
Social Studies Components History Geography Economics Social systems Governments Current events
Curriculum Survey class. Curriculum topics: Constitution Western Frontier Immigration WW I Jazz Age/1920’s Depression WWII & Holocaust Cold War & Communism Civil Rights Contemporary American Society 1950’s – present day
Thank you for coming to Parent Night 2013 Your child + Your family + The Lundahl team + A positive attitude + A sincere effort + Open communication A successful 2013-2014 School Year!