Mrs. Canizales

Hello My Name Is..
Emma Canizales

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Links and Resources have been added to support our students while at home.  There are copies of packets sent home, additional review material by grade level, Scholastic Action website access (read aloud available), as well as, remedial and practice online programs and practice.  Students are encouraged to READ EVERY DAY (Book Talks due upon return :)
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Quarterly Learning Objectives has been added in useful links.  Each grade level is currently working on novel units.  The end of unit assessments include:

6th grade:  Performance Assessment Task(s)
Other Evidence
P1 You will develop a one-page response that:
• Describes how cause and effect relationships impacted the plot of your shared reading text;
• Explains how the author of your shared reading text uses character development to drive conflict and resolution; and
• Identifies the construction and impact of figurative language are used in your shared reading text to contribute to its meaning.
7th grade: Performance Assessment Task(s)
Other Evidence
P1 You will craft a visual representation demonstrating how the literary elements in your book club novel/whole class novel influence one another. Your representation must show how the selected elements are related, use textual evidence to illustrate your connections, and explain
your reasoning.
8th grade: Performance Assessment Task(s)
Other Evidence
P1 You are an editor of young adult literature for a prominent publisher. Your task is to write a review of your book club novel explaining why your book should move forward toward publication. Your response should include a discussion of the important features of the book that define the author’s style and make the book worthwhile to read.

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:00  Arrival
8:00-:8:25  Breakfast
8:30-9:15  LA 6/Planning
9:15-10:00  LA 8
10:00-10:45  LA 6/Homeroom/Library
10:45 - 11:30  LA 7
11:30 - 12:15  LA 7
12:15 - 12:45  Lunch
12:45 - 1:45  Resource
1:45  Dismissal

Times for specials, group etc. varies