Mr. Shirm - English Language Arts

What's happening in Mr. S' Class?

(August 15 - 18, 2017)

Tuesday - Friday (8/15 - 8/18):
Welcome to Mr. Shirm's 7th grade English Language Arts at Rio Rancho Middle School! The first week of school will be spent getting to know all of my students, and for them to understand my class expectations and policies. We will also be spending time discussing how our year will look, the types of writings we will be doing, and the major linguistic achievements I expect of them.

Students will receive a syllabus this week that they are to take home and review with their parent/guardian. These syllabus packets will need to be signed and returned by Monday, August 21st for a small grade. Part of the packet is parent/guardian homework - it helps me, as your student's teacher, personalize my teaching process. Please take a moment to fill these out.

Lastly, we will be working on "I Am..." poems this week, before beginning our work in the new-ish-ly adopted text book, My Perspectives.

Please remember to check my webpage, calendar and google drive for updates to your student's daily agenda, classwork and homework! Thanks!

(August 21 -  September 5, 2017)

Monday (August 21):
Introduction to My Perspectives

Tuesday - Thursday (August 22 - 24):

Friday and Monday (August 25 and 28):

Tuesday - Friday( August 29 - September 1):

Monday (September 4):
Labor Day - No School

Tuesday (September 5):

Shirm's Classroom Drive (find all assignments for a grade here)

My Perspectives

To see specific breakdowns of what the class is doing, please look at the calendar on the right. Quarter 1 will include:

  • Unit 0Introducing classroom systems and procedures (1 week)
  • Unit 1: Generations (7 weeks):  What can one generation learn from another (whole and small group)? Performance Tasks and Performance-Based Assessments: Narrative Writing

For more information on Unit 1 of My Perspectives: 
Home Connection Unit 1 Overview.pdf

Classroom Supplies
  • Highlighters (at least three different colors)
  • Glue sticks and scissors
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Pens
  • Extra erasers
  • Brain

For more information about Mr. Shirm's class, including rules, expectations, and procedures, click the link below to access the classroom syllabus:
Mr. Shirm Syllabus 2017-2018.pdf


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