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Orientation 2013

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Orientation 2013

  1. 1. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 1 August 09, 2013 2013-2014 Middle School Open House Mrs. Liz Slavens St. John Lutheran School 8th Grade Homeroom and 7-8th grade Language Arts Bachelors in Education, Concordia University Seward, NE (2002) Masters in Education, Maryville University St. Louis (2009) Experience: 2.5 years Sophomore/Junior English in St. Paul, MN St. John Lutheran School 2005-present Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net
  2. 2. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 2 August 09, 2013 Homeroom • Mornings/Devotions • Seminar • Chapel Buddies • Chipotle Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net • Dismissal • Lockers • Grand Canyon • Volunteer Sign-Up
  3. 3. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 3 August 09, 2013 2013-2014 Middle School Open House Mrs. Liz Slavens St. John Lutheran School 8th Grade Homeroom and 7-8th grade Language Arts Bachelors in Education, Concordia University Seward, NE (2002) Masters in Education, Maryville University St. Louis (2009) Experience: 2.5 years Sophomore/Junior English in St. Paul, MN St. John Lutheran School 2005-present Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net
  4. 4. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 4 August 09, 2013 House • Ligno Vitae • Wednesdays after Chapel • Community/Team Building • Pride/Ownership/Accountability • Gold Cross Standards • House Points Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net
  5. 5. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 5 August 09, 2013 2013-2014 Middle School Open House Mrs. Liz Slavens St. John Lutheran School 8th Grade Homeroom and 7-8th grade Language Arts Bachelors in Education, Concordia University Seward, NE (2002) Masters in Education, Maryville University St. Louis (2009) Experience: 2.5 years Sophomore/Junior English in St. Paul, MN St. John Lutheran School 2005-present Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net
  6. 6. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 6 August 09, 2013 Grammar • Language Network • Mostly in class • In the context of writing • Tests and Quizzes Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net
  7. 7. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 7 August 09, 2013 • Differentiated for student need • Pre/Post Test • Vocabulary Writing Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net Spelling/Vocabulary
  8. 8. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 8 August 09, 2013 • 6 Trait Writing • Writing Process • Novel Based • Essays • Thesis Paper Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net Writing Workshop
  9. 9. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 9 August 09, 2013 • Novel Based • Independent Reading Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net Literature
  10. 10. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 10 August 09, 2013 Schedule of the Week Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net Independent Reading Spelling/Vocab Writing Workshop Independent Reading Grammar/Literature Writing Workshop Independent Reading Grammar/ Literature Independent Reading Grammar/Literature Writing Workshop Independent Reading/Library Spelling/Vocab Writing Workshop   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  11. 11. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 11 August 09, 2013 "The single factor most strongly associated with reading achievement- more than socioeconomic status or any instructional approach- is independent reading" Stephen Krashen, The Power of Reading
  12. 12. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 12 August 09, 2013 "...students are not reading more or better as a result of the whole-class novel. Instead, students are reading less and are less motivated, less engaged, and less likely to read in the future." -Douglas Fisher and Gay Ivey, "Farewell to Farewell to Arms: De-emphasizing the Whole Class Novel"
  13. 13. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 13 August 09, 2013 "The average higher achieving students read approximately three times as much a week as their lower-achieving classmates, not including out of school reading." -Richard Allington, What Works for Struggling Readers
  14. 14. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 14 August 09, 2013 Summer Reading Reminders Summer Reading Paper: Due Monday 8/19 BINGO Card: Due Monday 8/19 Project: Assigned and discussed in class Mostly worked on in class Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net
  15. 15. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 15 August 09, 2013 2013-2014 Middle School Open House Mrs. Liz Slavens St. John Lutheran School 8th Grade Homeroom and 7-8th grade Language Arts Bachelors in Education, Concordia University Seward, NE (2002) Masters in Education, Maryville University St. Louis (2009) Experience: 2.5 years Sophomore/Junior English in St. Paul, MN St. John Lutheran School 2005-present Best way to contact me:lslavens@stjstl.net
  16. 16. 13­14 Orientation.notebook 16 August 09, 2013 Creative Writing • Writing Process • Poetry • Short Stories • Entering contests • Publishing a Short Story > Comes back sometime in March Best way to contact me: lslavens@stjstl.net

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