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About Me
My name is Alyssa Cole, and I teach 7th grade English at North Middle School. I have your son or daughter in my class this year. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and tell you more about my class.
   I have been teaching for 17 years.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College.  I majored in English with a minor in Secondary Education.  I love English and especially love to read.  I love to make learning fun.  We will have lots of fun reading and writing.  I am looking forward to a fabulous year! 
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Virtual updates and lessons
March 30- April 3

Dear Parents/Guardians and students,

              I hope you all are doing well, and I miss you.  I wanted to reach out to you with about a few things.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

  1. I am sending home some more optional assignments for this week.  Keep in mind that these are optional.  If you ever have any questions about these assignments, please reach out to me through e-mail, the remind app, or call me at my extension.  If you need a paper copy of work at any time, please let me know.  We’ll get the work prepared for you at the school, and it can be picked up from the benches outside of the office on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9-1.
  2. Each teacher will begin contacting their homeroom parents/guardians each week to stay in touch. If you would prefer to be contacted by e-mail rather than by phone, please let me know.
  3. My office hours are 12-2 on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you need to contact me via e-mail or phone, then I will be available to answer any questions/concerns you may have.
  4. Make up work: If you are missing any make up work, please complete those assignments before completing the optional work.  Again, homeroom teachers will be contacting you about these assignments as well.

Take care,

Alyssa Cole

colea@loudoncounty.org

865-986-9944 extension 4836 (I have an app both on my computer and phone, so you can still reach me at this number.)

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2.  Send this message to 81010
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WEEK TWO

Dear 7th grade students and parents,

I hope everyone is staying well. Below I am providing you with a list of OPTIONAL resources and lesson material if you would like to continue your learning at home.  None of these will be counted as a grade.  This is only a list of recommendations for you to use as you wish.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

Monday

  1. Read “The First Woman Senator”
  2. Complete the Book of Knowledge quick write assignment

Tuesday

  1. Read “Amelia Earhart”
  2. Complete the Book of Knowledge quick write assignment

Wednesday

  1. Read “Helen Keller”
  2. Complete the Book of Knowledge quick write assignment

Thursday

  1. Read “Cesar Chavez and Workers Rights”
  2. Complete the Book of Knowledge quick write assignment

Friday

  1. Read “Voting for Change”
  2. Complete the Book of Knowledge quick write assignment

 

7th Grade Review 

Dear7th grade ELA parents,

    Hello! I hope that everyone is staying well.  I wanted to share a list of resources and my recommended items for review while we are closed for illness.  Please know that these are OPTIONAL resources that are available for your student(s) to use as review to keep their brains fresh over the break. 

Your student will have their IXL log-in and password and can access IXL assignments I have attached.  I have also listed helpful resources on my website.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns by email.  Thank you!

 

7th grade Review

Reading:  Literature Review

7.RL.KID.1 Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions.

7.RL.KID.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.

7.RL.KID.3 Analyze how specific elements of a story or drama interact with and affect each other.

7.RL.CS.6 Analyze how an author establishes, conveys, and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

7.RL.IKI.9 Compare and contrast an historical account with a fictional portrayal of the same time, place, or character.

 

Reading:  Informational Text Review

7.RI.KID.1 Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions.

Identify supporting details in informational texts (7-K.4)

7.RI.KID.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.

 

 

 

 

7.RI.KID.3 Analyze the relationships and interactions among individuals, events, and/or ideas in a text.

7.RI.CS.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

7.RI.CS.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

7.RI.IKI.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

 

7.RI.IKI.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

 

 

Reading:  Vocabulary Review

7.RL.CS.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts and repetition of words and phrases.  7.L.VAU.5 When reading, listening, writing, and speaking, explain the function of figurative language, word relationships, and connotation/denotation and use them correctly and effectively.

 

 

7.RI.CS.4

7.RI.CS.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts and repetition of words and phrases.  7.L.VAU.4.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or a phrase.

 

·        7.L.VAU.4.b Use common grade-appropriate morphological elements as clues to the meaning of a word or a phrase.

·        7.L.VAU.4.c Consult reference materials, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or phrase.

 

2019-2020 7th Supply List
 
 
 
 
Commonly Confused Words Quizlet
 
 
Commonly Confused Words Quizizz
 
Nine weeks Exam Topics to be Tested
 

1st 9 Weeks Exam Topics to be Tested

September 30th and October 1st

  • Commas
  • Transition words
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Punctuation
  • Precise word choice
  • Context clues
  • Root words
  • Clause/Phrase
  • Figurative Language
  • Spelling
  • Correctly placed modifiers
  • Inferencing
  • Textual Evidence
  • Theme/Central Idea
  • Plot
  • Cause/Effect
  • Author’s Perspective
  • Main Idea
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Point of View
Semester Exam Topics to Study
 
 
Emoji Poetry
 
Lyric Poetry BellRinger
 
 
Third nine weeks exam topics to be tested 
Get caught up on reading online!!!
 
classroom password:  imagination
 

How to get students to their assignments

1. Have students go to www.readworks.org/student

2. Students enter class code XYM74X

3. Tell your students that their default password is 1234

Note: Students can change their passwords when they log in, and you can change student passwords on this page.