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ELA 7-12 SS 7-12
Mr. John Power
My name is Mr. Power and I will be your child’s Reading Intervention teacher this year at BHMS. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Beverly Hills community. This is my first year at Upper Darby School District, but I have been an educator for over 14 years. For the past six years I have worked in the city of Philadelphia teaching reading intervention and social studies. I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work within the Upper Darby School District as a reading interventionist. I find it to be one of the most essential classes offered. In this class I will pin-point strengths and weaknesses of each individual student in order to make the improvements needed for your child to be more successful academically.
As a reading interventionist we will be using a program called “Read for Real.” Read for real is a non-fiction reading comprehension program designed to help improve students' reading fluency, accuracy, and comprehension. When students improve their overall reading ability, then they will see marked improvement across all other academic classes as well!
Agenda for this week September 16-20th
**Homework for the week- Detailed outline of chapter with Tier 2 Vocabulary words
Monday- read a home for wildlife page 28, Define Key Vocabulary terms such as amphibians, muskrats, shellfish beds.. Create a graphic organizer of endangered species of the wetlands
Tuesday- read "a help for humans" on page 29. Define key vocabualry terms such as erosion, nontoxic and laboratories. Create a detailed outline extrapolating 3 pieces of essential information.
Wednesday- We will make connections whole reading "saving the wetland" and ways to learn mre on page 30 and 31. We will use Cornell Style Notes when creating notes for this reading.
Thursday: We will read "What you can do" and "what you should not do" we will then create a list and discuss with the class about ways we can conserve.
Friday: GRIT RUN! we will read the book "loser" by Jerry Spinelli
Last week we previewed the selection and made connections while we read. This week we will focus on summarizing the text.
Monday- we will finish our Comprehension multiple choice and short answer assessment.
Tuesday- We will create a problem-solution graphic organizer
Wednesday & Thursday- We will write a summary of the reading "John Todd's machine"
Friday- Preview the section of "Are we wasting our wetlands?"