Ms. Long

Hello My Name Is...

Ms. Long

Image result for picture of owl with glasses

I am the Language Arts Teacher for 6, 7, and 8th grade Middle School Students. I am enthusiastic and passionate about teaching reading and writing. My goal this year is to teach in a multi-modal, dynamic way, so your students develop literacy skills that they can carry with them for a lifetime.

Please check the calendar for weekly updates and assignment due dates.

You can reach me at longem@pwcs.edu 

March-June Virtual Assignment Information:

Students are encouraged to read 20-30 minutes each day. Free online books can be downloaded from the public library OR through the INSC library. 

A weekly agenda has been made for students to keep up to date academically. It links websites, charts, and IXL objectives to be completed by the end of each week. The agenda is posted under "Classroom Files."

Any make-up and re-take work will be accepted at any time. You may submit them through email. 

The Calendar of SOL Standards previously taught are also found in "Classroom Files."

Please email me with any questions or concerns. Stay healthy and safe, Wolf Pack. 

7th and 8th grade classes- We are currently learning to use Google Classroom on the computer.  Students may also access Google Classroom from their cell phones.  Each student has been given a student login and password. 

In case a student forgets his/her password/login:

Login:  PWCSusername@patrioths.com

Password:  INSCstudent # 

Students are currently working on Internal Text Structures.  Assignments and Readings are in Google Classroom for student access.

We are also reading The Hound of Baskerville.  This book maybe downloaded for free at Librivox.org

Students are also encouraged to read 20 to 30 minutes each day .  Free online books can be downloaded from the public library OR through the INSC library. 
 

Language Objectives

[Workshop 3]

6/7th:
Reading: Students will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts about world wonders and historical artifacts by using a balanced literacy model, Expert 21, student choice books, annotations, critical thinking, and technology.

Writing: Students will write a compare and contrast essay using paragraph models, transition words, mentor texts, and technology.


8th: 
 Reading: Students will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts about modern and futuristic technology by using a balanced literacy model, Expert 21, student choice books, annotations, critical thinking, and synthesis charts.

Writing: Students will write a persuasive essay using paragraph models, transition words, mentor texts, and technology.

Monthly Book Recommendations

8th Grade:
Ender's Game
Image result for ender's game book"
Ender's Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set at an unspecified date in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind after two conflicts with the Formics, an insectoid alien species they dub the "buggers".

6/7th Grade:
Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science

         Image result for case closed nine mysteries unlocked"    
 Case Closed? examines mysteries from ancient and modern times. Accompanied by photos, maps, diagrams and illustrations, this book reveals how modern science sheds new light on people, vessels and entire civilizations throughout history that simply vanished. In some cases, the mystery has been solved. In other cases, readers can examine the latest evidence and decide for themselves.  




Daily Schedule

7:47 - 8:47  1st Period
8:49 - 9:49  2nd Period 
9:51 - 11:21  3rd Period
11:23 - 12:23  4th Period 
12:25 - 1:25  5th Period 
1:27 - 2:27  6th Period