Mrs. Canfield's ELA Workshop

Spring is in the air!

Dear parents & students,

     It's testing time again. In the fourth nine weeks, we will study Night and conduct review for finals. During our last unit of study,  we will continue to interpret and respond to texts through close reading and writing literary analyses. 

   Now, I know everyone is excited about up-coming summer break; however, we need to stay focus. Listed below are a few helpful tips to ensure students' success.

  1. Library day is every Monday. Students should bring books to class to check-in or renew during their class time with me every Monday. If students are having trouble selecting a book, they can get ideas from the ELA Resource #3 link, located to the right. (Also, remember, students should read their AR books for 20 minutes each night.)

  2. If students have been absent from my class or have missing assignments for any reason, they can find make-up work on the website, Moby Max. 
(The link is located to the right under ELA Interventions.) Students can work on various components of ELA at their own level and pace through the website to improve areas of weakness in this subject area. To receive credit for missed work, students are to complete Reading Skills Literature and Reading Skills Informational for reading, and Writer's Workshop for creative writing. (Also, students should have their username and password; however, if they don't, they can get it from me.)


  3. Class Rules:

     *   Be seated and prepared to work when the bell rings.

     *   Be respectful of others and their property.

     *   Ask permission from the teacher to leave your seat.

     *   Maintain your area.

     *   Obey all school rules.

  By following these rules, your child will experience a positive learning atmosphere.

       4. School supplies:

    * 1 composition notebook

    * pencils

    * earbuds

$$ Homework Tips for Parents $$

               a. Provide a space for your child to do his/her homework.
               b. Set a regular time for homework.
               c. Be sure your child has the right tools (pencil, paper, lamp, etc.).
               d. Read with your child on a daily basis.

       If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at (318) 322-1683 ext. 2009 or e-mail me at daisy.banks@mcschools.netI look forward to communicating and interacting with you and your child this year.



                                                                       Mrs. Canfield



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