English Robert Owens

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<Robert Owens>

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<I am a US Navy Vet.  I served for 11 years.  I have been teaching for 8 years.  I was a teacher at Enchanted Hills for 6 and 1/2 years.  This is my second year here at Rio Rancho Middle School. 

What's happening in Mr. O' Class?

(9/25 – 9/29):

Monday: First read of an excerpt from Maya Angelou’s “Mom & Me & Mom.”


Tuesday: Discuss Characterization in a Nonfiction Narrative.


Wednesday: Take a look at independent and dependent clauses. We will also begin our first watch of “Learning to Love My Mother,” a companion video to Maya Angelou’s text, in which Angelou discusses her relationship with her mother.


Thursday: We will write a comparison/contrast paragraph in which the students will discuss how Angelou’s relationship with her mother is portrayed in both mediums.


Friday: Work on our first image gallery – “Mother Daughter Drawings.”


Before we part, I just want let you know that Nonfiction Narrative grading has begun! Please double check with your student that they have completed theirs, and have shared it with me through Google Docs.


  • 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