Welcome to Mr. Boula's Class! Language A Level 1
What do we do in Language A? Yes, we read and write... but we do much more. We analyze the world around us through text. We also reflect on our learning and ourselves. But first, a little about me...
· This is currently my 8th year teaching. ·I have always taught middle school...I started off at Troutman Middle School. ·I'm a National Board Certified Teacher ·I'm originally from Northern NY (not even close to the city...sorry!) ·My wife is also a teacher (she teaches 4th grade at Shepherd Elementary) ·I have a daughter - Lily (almost 2) ·and a son - Max (almost 3 months)
Novels we will read: · The Boy Who Dared ·Once ·Ask Me No Questions ·Hoot ·Flush ·Call Me Maria ·The Dreamer
What can students expect? - Reading & Writing. You will read a lot. The majority of your reading will need to be done at home. Writing often, preparing you for 7th grade. - Quizzes - We have a lot of different quiz assignments. (20%) - Homework. I don't assign a lot of homework...IF we get classwork done. (10%) - Classwork. In class is where we do the most of our learning. Bell to bell you need to give 100%. (40%) - Projects. Most of our units end in projects. These are for MYP scores and determine continuation in the program. (30%)
Criterion A - Content Criterion B -Organization Criterion C - Style and Language Usage
Because we don't have a lot of time today, I urge you to take a look at my website. There, you will find some things that we have done recently. Become familiar with the websites, as most of our homework is listed on there. I use technology often, and students will be asked to do a lot of different activities online. If you check out some of my links, you'll be prepared for next year.