Welcome to Mrs. Cruce's classroom ELA page!
Tutorial Times: Mondays-Fridays 7:30am, Wednesdays 3:40pm until 4:30pm, and other afternoons on request.
We are currently working on expository writing in 7th grade and inferring and drawing conclusions in 8th.
What steps should a student take prior to starting a first draft for an essay? How should an introduction be tackled? What does a quality thesis statement/controlling idea look like? How do we set up the organization structure for a body paragraph?
How do we infer on a daily and moment-by-moment basis in the real world? How can we apply those skills to our reading in order to draw more from what we are reading than just the words on the page?
For grammar, we are reviewing skills taught earlier. We will be testing over these skills weekly, so be sure you know them well.
For extra practice at home, students have access to individualized lessons on Study Island. Go to studyisland.com and login.
Classroom Needs: I am in desperate need of pencils. We have gone through 1,000 of my pencils since school started. If you make a trip to the store, please consider grabbing a package and sending it to school with your child.