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English 7

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Virtual School Year! 

My goal is to support my students and their families to have a fun and successful school year.

The best way to contact me is by email kranaweera@fremont.k12.ca.us or use the Loopmail option on Schoolloop. Feel free to reach out to me anytime!

Please see general information about my class and my expectations below.

 

 

English-Language Arts

Mrs. Ranaweera     

kranaweera@fusdk12.net             

Welcome to 7th Grade English-Language Arts Distance Learning!  My goal is to connect with my wonderful 7th grade students and their families to work together and make distance learning an enjoyable experience while learning the Common Core English-Language Arts curriculum.

Curriculum Overview:

Textbook: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt California Collections anthology

  • Textbook: California Collections anthology
  • Consumables: Close Reader and Performance Assessment
  • Novels: The Pearl and The Giver
  • Writing: both formal and informal, focusing on three writing genres:  argumentative, narrative, and explanatory.
  • Outside Independent Reading: Weekly Reading Log
  • IXL: Online program for ELA practice

Daily Online Materials:

  • Chromebook
  • Textbook
  • Close Reader
  • Performance Assessment
  • Novels (I will give links to these or the hardback versions will be handed out after first quarter)

Digital Platforms:

  • Zoom (for daily class)
  • Google Classroom (student access assignment instructions and submit work)
  • School Loop (Official grade book and communication between teachers and students/parents)

Grading Policy:   Grades will be earned on an accumulated percentage basis.

  • Homework/Class Work:  30 %
  • Tests/Quizzes/Projects:  30%
  • Writing:  30%
  • Required Reading: 10 %

Classwork/Homework:

  • Homework: Reading Log
  • Daily classwork and/or homework: posted on Google Classroom, grade posted in School Loop.

 Class Rules (Personal Standards)

1. Show Respect

2. Make Good Decisions

3. Solve Problems