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Welcome Back to School 2013

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Tamera Duffield

on 25 August 2014

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Mrs. Duffield's ELA 7/8
tamera.duffield@gpschools.org
MY GOALS
DELIVER high-quality, engaging instruction
MODEL exemplary skills
NURTURE self-reliance, curiosity, wonder, and GRIT
TRAIN strategic writers, critical readers and analytical thinkers
DEVELOP students' abilities to communicate and listen effectively
ENCOURAGE a passion and appreciation for reading and writing!
SNAIL MAIL
Jot an old-fashioned note to your child.

Use the materials at each table.

Place note in an envelope.

Mark your child's name on the envelope.

Place completed note in the SNAIL MAIL basket near the exit.
MEET MRS. DUFFIELD


YIKES! Over 35 years teaching experience.
Education & Early Childhood undergraduate degree
Michigan State University
Reading Master's degree
Wayne State University
Advanced Differentiation Training
University of Virginia
Galileo Teacher Leadership Consortium
2005-present
Mother to Sarah and Ethan-students at
Michigan State University
Married to Ged-middle school math teacher
Champion whistler
MODERN LEARNING...
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
Beyond the Content...

Literacy & Communication
Collaboration & Global Awareness
Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving
Creativity & Invention
Information & Technology Literacy
Self-Direction


Bloom's Taxonomy
21st Century Version
CREATE
EVALUATE
ANALYZE
APPLY
UNDERSTAND
REMEMBER

GRADE 8
CRITICAL THINKING!
THE ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE text (on-line)
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
NIGHT by Elie Weisel
THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON by Daniel Keyes
CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson
Short stories
Persuasive/Argumentative essay writing
Writing EVERY day
Introduction to writing research papers
Socrative/Civil Discourse Circles
Curriculum Shapshot
Independent Reading Requirement...
TWO DAYS PER MONTH=D.E.A.R.S.
Eight book reviews per year
One per month
Minimum daily reading=20 minutes or 10 pages
First review due Friday, September 26th
WHAT COUNTS?
Writing=30%
Participation/Effort/Conduct/
Thinking/Teamwork=30%
Tests/Quizzes/Projects=20%
Homework=10%
Oral book reviews=10%

LATE ASSIGNMENTS ARE ACCEPTED,
BUT PENALIZED.
CITIZENSHIP RUBRIC

1=EXCELLENT
2=GOOD
3=NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
4=POOR
5=UNSATISFACTORY
High-stakes Assessments

MEAP-ELA (Fall)
NWEA READING (Winter)
ACT-EXPLORE (Spring)
GP WRITING (Spring)
COMPUTER COMPETENCY
(Ongoing)
You can get all A's
and still flunk life.
~Walker Percy
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
~Malcolm S. Forbes
Getting our children ready for their future... (2:11)


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MINDSETS
OUTLIERS
THINK LIKE A FREAK
8 TO BE GREAT
TED TALKS videos
21st CENTURY skills

(see handout for details)
PARENT HOMEWORK
Due: May 15, 2015
Welcome Back to School!

GRADE 7
CRITICAL THINKING!
THE ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE text (on-line)
THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE by Avi
INTRODUCTION TO EDGAR A. POE
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor
Introduction to WORLD MYTHOLOGY
Introduction to MEMOIRS
Short story selections
Persuasive/Argumentative essays
Writing EVERY day

CURRICULUM SNAPSHOT
GET GRIT!
What do
MARSHMALLOWS
have to do with anything?
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