Mrs. Elizabeth Jones
Welcome back! I am delighted to have the opportunity to teach Language Arts in the middle school this year. I have long had a passion for the English language and I am excited to share it.
This year, we will work to develop our expression of ideas through the proper use of the English language: a strong foundation in spelling and grammar is essential for the student to express his ideas clearly and compellingly. We will particularly concentrate on writing; students will keep a writing portfolio so that they can see their progress through the year. They will study persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive writing and will select pieces in each of these areas to edit and publish. I will also be focusing on improving their research and information literacy skills. To this end, I ask that students have access to a public library card so that they can utilize reliable, authoritative sources. Finally, we will frequently be working in conjunction with other subjects so that students improve their writing in the context of Math, Science, History, Literature, and Religion.
Homework assignments, study guides, project rubrics, and deadlines will be posted on the middle school Schoolnotes page at http://new.schoolnotes.com. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year!