Ms. Robison

ELA and Computer Apps

MAP Training and Conferences

MAP Training!

With the school year in full swing and MAP testing concluded, we are ready to go through what those MAP reports mean! Please join me during Conferences to learn how to read the reports and start to set goals for your children.

Our learning goals for the session are:

  • Parents will be able to read the MAP Progress Report and Student Goal Setting Worksheet.
  • Parents will be able to set growth goals for their learners using the Progress Report and Goal Setting Worksheet.

You must sign up for the training so I can be sure to have your reports printed! Sign Up here!


When: Wednesday October 23 4:30-8:00 and Thursday October 24 12:30-8:00

Where: OVS 3215 Cuming Street-Auditorium

Why: Parent teacher conferences are a time for the learning team (learning coach, learning facilitator, AND learner) to connect regarding the learners' growth goals for the school year using MAP data, current progress, and how the team can work together to finish this semester off strong. Think of it as a huddle in football! You are strongly encouraged to attend so you can rally the team around your learner to ensure a winning season!

Who: Learning Coaches AND Learners

Middle School and High School

Please note, middle/high school sign up are for one hour time frames. Conferences will be held on a first come, first served basis. Please show up during this time frame so that we can keep our numbers manageable.

Middle School

High School


All 6th graders are preparing to write a compare/contrast essay. This essay will focus on two poems from their lessons. They are not just comparing the poems, but the imagery and tone of the poems. Please help your learner take notes over the similarities and differences. Then, help them in using those notes to communicate their understanding of the imagery and tone of these poems. Lessons 2.07 and 2.08 are very helpful in analyzing each poem.

The essay was originally due on 10th, but the due date has been extended to the 18th. If your learner is done with a rough draft by our next Face 2 Face, they are more than welcome to bring in it and I will look it over an provide them with feedback before their final draft.

Don't hesitate to reach out with questions at any time! I will get them answered as soon as possible!

Have a great weekend......


Learners are building their fictional narratives piece by piece. If learners follow their lessons and complete the tasks either suggested or officially assigned, their short story will be so much easier. As they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day!”

Please check in with your learner. Ask them about the plot of their story. What will be the theme? Who are their characters? Have them describe them to you. Look at the Mentor Text called “Night Watch” together and note how the author incorporates all the things they are expected to do!

What exactly is expected of them? Check out the Power Point in the Class Announcements to find out!

Don't hesitate to reach out with questions at any time! I will get them answered as soon as possible!

Have a great weekend......


If your learner is on pace, they will have their speech prepared Monday as it is due in lesson 2.12. I would like to see each learner’s speech before they deliver it. Therefore, speeches will be delivered the weeks of October 21st and the 28th (one week later than previously stated). This will help to ensure each speech is in tiptop shape.

What can you do to help your learner? First, make sure you know the expectations for the speech. All learners should be putting this speech together as they have gone through their lessons. This makes the task less overwhelming. Second, have them practice with you! Give them honest feedback. We want them to be successful. Practice will be a big part of that. You can look over the rubric. How would you grade them? How would they evaluate themselves? All of these actions will help them bring their best when it comes time to deliver!

Don't hesitate to reach out with questions at any time!

Have a great weekend......

Computer Apps 1, 2 and 3

Have you checked in on your learner’s progress in Computer Apps?

Like band, creative writing or woodshop, Computer Apps provides your learner with skills for life. If your learner is not making the most of this class, please encourage them to do so. EduTyping will develop keyboarding skills they will use forever (or until keyboards become obsolete). Word will help them communicate and share their products professionally. Digital Citizenship lessons will help them responsibly navigate their ever-changing online world. So, while this is an elective, it may provide your learner with some pretty useful skills. Check in on them and see how they are doing!

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

BOT and AP

Is your learner behind? Have you been told your learner is on a BOT or AP. If these are confusing acronyms, here is a video just for you!

Weekly Online Lesson Times

ELA 6- Monday, 10:15 - 11:00

ELA 7- Friday, 9:15 - 10:00

ELA 8- Monday, 9:15 - 10:00

Computer Apps- Friday, 11:15 - 12:00

Contact Information

Questions? Feel free to reach out anytime!

Email is best, but the phone will work too!