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Mission Statement

 

Students will learn the English Language Arts Common Core Standards while working in collaborative teams to attain creative problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication skills.  This blended learning environment will use technology to allow students to develop 21st century skills. Students will set goals and track their growth in reading and writing throughout middle school.

 



 
 
Dr. Robert Rogers
Department Chair
 
Language Arts Teachers
                                        Emails                               
 
 
Ms. Cason                      vcason@wsdk8.us
Mr.Coatney                    ccoatney@wsdk8.us
Mr. Doyle                        jdoyle@wsdk8.us
Mrs. Dudas                     cdudas@wsdk8.us
Ms. Falley                       cfalley@wsdk8.us
Mrs. Fong                       kfong@wsdk8.us
Dr. Rogers                     rrogers@wsdk8.us
Mrs. Shipp                     dshipp@wsdk8.us
Mr. Schammann            pschammann@wsdk8.us
Mr. Thornton                  gthornton@wsdk8.us
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.E.P. Essay(6th Grade)

Directions: Read the following outline of definitions and ideas for Respect, Effort, Pride (R.E.P.). Use the ideas as a guide to complete the prewriting on the reverse side of this paper. After the prewriting is complete, type your essay on a new Google Doc.

Requirements: Proper heading (Name, date, Period, teacher)

Original title

5 paragraphs

Size 12 font

Times New Roman font

Double line space


NAME______________

DATE_______________

PERIOD_____________

TEACHER____________

Title:______________________________________


  1. INTRODUCTION

Attention grabber (hook) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Context (background info, about topic for reader)

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State your thesis. What is the topic you will explore and support?

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  1. RESPECT

Topic sentence (Main idea of the paragraph)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Concluding sentence or transition that leads to next paragraph

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III. EFFORT

Topic sentence (Main idea of the paragraph)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Concluding sentence or transition that leads to next paragraph

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  1. PRIDE

Topic sentence (Main idea of the paragraph)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Supporting evidence, fact, or example (possible transition word)

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Concluding sentence or transition that leads to next paragraph

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  1. CONCLUSION

Review the main idea or restate thesis

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Summarize what R.E.P. means to you

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State call to action (How will showing R.E.P make Johnson a better school?)

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AIM Essay(7th Grade)

 

Students need 1-page, multi-paragraph (3 paragraphs, minimum; ca 250 words, minimum), for an informational/explanatory essay.

Using "Accountability, Initiative, and Maturity (responsibility)," after a substantial multi-day discussion...

Provide examples of each, ideally using their own behavior, or at least a description of how they would LIKE to behave, in a specific context (family, friends, classroom, etc.).

 

Rubric for Common Core Informational/Explanatory essay:

http://blogs.egusd.net/ccss/files/2013/10/Info.Exp_.7th-8th-CCSS-w410k0.pdf