Welcome to Mr. Simler's Language Arts Page. My 4 classes this year are going to be named: Astros, Braves, Cubs and Dodgers. Be sure to follow the information for your specific class.
Here you will find: Homework assignments, Useful resources and Due Dates.
Independent Reading: Be sure you have a book with you at all times. They can visit our public library and will have access to our classroom library to support this expectation. Students are required to read a minimum of 20 minutes per night, in addition to any time given in class during the day.
Students in the Braves and Cubs classes will have 1 Quote and Note due on Friday October 20th.
Students in the Astros and Dodgers will be due Tuesday October 24th.
The focus of this Quote and Note should be on 1 of the main characters in their Independent Reading Book, either the protagonist or antagonist. The Quote will show evidence from the text of that character's personality trait and the Note will explain why the student feels this is an important trait to identify for this character.
By Friday 10/6, students in all classes will be prepared to show 2 Quote and Note entries in their Reading Journals. This will come from the Independent Reading Book they are using throughout the week at home or in school.
*Be sure to use the feedback from last week's assignment and conference to show improvement.