** Extra Support outside the classroom? Tutoring?

Griffin Middle school is pleased to announce that we will be offering Morning and Afternoon Tutoring opportunities and Saturday School to assist students throughout the 2017-2018 school year.  These opportunities are offered at no cost and students will receive extra help from Griffin Middle School teachers to help improve their academic performance and to assist in their preparation for the Georgia Milestones Assessment.

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Unit One is all about understanding...The Challenge of Heroism – Because this word is used every day – in television shows, movies, video games, books, the news, school, and conversations – we rarely take time to actually think about what it means. Students will research, read, and write to develop a more complex understanding of this important societal and cultural concept. This week we’ll discuss the expectations of our upcoming (summative assessment) Narrative & Presentation

Thank you parents for all you do to help me support your student!

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Read Theory begins Monday 12 September 2017 for all AC students! Parents please ask you student about their weekly homework task on Read Theory and for their teacher issued usernames & passwords. Students will be given progress checks routinely and often each week for formative assessment scores. Usernames and passwords for this web based program will be issued during the week of 5-8 September.

  • On ReadTheory, reading levels are never assigned manually. All students logging in for the first time will need to take our placement pretest, which starts on a third grade level by default. If that material is too difficult, the pretest will immediately adjust to show first and second grade material instead. Similarly, if it’s too easy, the pretest will progressively move up to grades four, five, and beyond.
  • All students will be moving within a range of levels at all times so that they will be continually challenged. This provides for maximum differentiation and individualized learning. Our site is fully interactive and responsive, so students will only ever see content based on their previous performance.
  • On ReadTheory, individual passages are never assigned manually. After our placement pretest, students will be placed at a level, and our program will draw a passage at random from within that level for the student.
  • Each time a student passes a full quiz (scores between 70% and 89%), the student remains at the same level. If the student fails the quiz (scores 69% or less), then the quiz is replaced into the pool of available quizzes and the student’s level decreases. If the student performs outstandingly on the quiz (scores 90% or more), the student’s level increases. In each case, a new quiz will be randomly drawn from the appropriate pool of available quizzes at the student’s level.

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Click on the following links for more
information about student tutoring.
Parent Letter & Permission Form English
Parent Letter & Permission Form Spanish

Tranportation will be provided to students. Please read the attached forms for details & complete the necessary permission slips for your student to participate in tutoring and transporation services. Thank you, Wildcats!

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The 8th grade AC ELA students are off to a good start. Students are truly learning how to use the new tools we’ve examined to get them through any and all short answer responses – EXCITING!

Unit One is all about understanding...The Challenge of Heroism

Because this word is used every day – in television shows, movies, video games, books, the news, school, and conversations – we rarely take time to actually think about what it means. Students will research, read, and write to develop a more complex understanding of this important societal and cultural concept.

Next week, we will review the expectations of our upcoming summative Narrative & Presentation.

Stay tuned!

Thank you parents for all you do to help me support your student!

Truly,

Daphney E.

** Extra Support outside the classroom? Tutoring?

Griffin Middle school is pleased to announce that we will be offering Morning and Afternoon Tutoring opportunities and Saturday School to assist students throughout the 2017-2018 school year.  These opportunities are offered at no cost and students will receive extra help from Griffin Middle School teachers to help improve their academic performance and to assist in their preparation for the Georgia Milestones Assessment.

Click on the following links for more
information about student tutoring.
Parent Letter & Permission Form English
Parent Letter & Permission Form Spanish

Tranportation will be provided to students. Please read the attached forms for details & complete the necessary permission slips for your student to participate in tutoring and transporation services. Thank you, Wildcats!

Welcome to your 8th grade year!

Please remember to: Be Here! Be Ready! Be Respectful!  Be Great!  Be Griffin! 🙂

Summer Reading Finished? 

If so, you may begin to submit your work to me on Tuesday – August 15th.

If not, you have until 8 September to have things finished. Late fees begin after 9/8/2017.

AC ELA Summer Reading assignment:  ELA 8AC summer reading character log and assignments

*We are putting binders together during class this week – make sure you have your supplies. Don’t forget to bring at least one pack of 4×6 lined index cards – daily use.

 

 

 

Welcome to 8th AC English Language Arts! 

Please feel free to peruse and get to know how to navigate the pages of my blog.

Supply list, daily tasks, homework, upcoming events and the like will be posted here weekly.

Stay Tuned!

Ms. D. Howell

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