ELA Weekly:

May 9 - May 13

Curriculum Manager Announcements

Lesson Writing Opportunity for 6th & 7th Grade Teachers!

Join your grade-level webinar next week to learn about opportunities to write lessons over the summer! With some additions to the 2016-17 curriculum, we need your top-notch lessons that will build our students into accomplished readers and writers. Teachers, look for outlook calendar invites to be sent out early this week!


6th Grade Teachers:

Tuesday, May 17

4:00-4:30pm

https://bluejeans.com/2872300923


7th Grade Teachers:

Wednesday, May 18

4:00-4:30pm

https://bluejeans.com/2871093958

Summer Reading Informational Webinar Recordings

Provided below are the links to the May 4th Summer Reading Informational Webinar. If you have were not able to attend the meeting, please review the the recordings and reach out with any additional questions.

6th Grade ELA

Good luck to all of your students this week! Hard work will pay off as students show all they've learned this year!


Archived Webinars: Please visit the links below to view previous webinars.

7th Grade ELA

Good luck to all of your students this week! Hard work will pay off as students show all they've learned this year!


Archived Webinars:

8th Grade ELA

Content: Teacher feedback on student presentations and IOPs are this week's critical lessons/actions.

  • Monday: As the teacher, review student presentations and provide real-time feedback on the layout, content, or aesthetic appeal of the presentation.
  • Tip: If a student(s) are struggling with powerpoint, assign them to conduct their IOP towards the end of the presentation window. This will allow you to work with them after school to ensure they have a strong product before they present. This will also allow the student(s) to view additional presentations to understand what is expected of them.
  • Tuesday-Friday: During this time, students will conduct their Individual Oral Presentation, or IOP.
  • Tip 1: As the teacher, print out an IOP rubric for every student and as they are presenting, score their presentations. Do not wait and score all presentations until the end of the day and/or period. This will cause you to feel overwhelmed with grading and make it difficult to recall a specific presentation when you have seen multiple back-to-back presentations.
  • Tip 2: Do not be afraid to provide feedback at the end of the period to help students avoid some of the errors within the previous presentations. This will help the next presentations adjust to ensure a stronger score.
  • Tip 3: Just like you provide feedback on what needs to be adjusted, provide feedback on specific elements of presentations that were done incredibly well. This will allow students to see how to adjust and/or incorporate specific actions into their upcoming presentation.
  • Tip 4: While one student is presenting, their peers should be score the presenter based off of their understanding of the rubric. This will help all students remain engaged in the process and note what their peers are doing well and what they should incorporate into their own presentation to enhance their performance and score.


Assessments: Please note, there will not be any Bi-Weekly or Interim Assessments for Quarter 4.

  • Rationale: The focus for this quarter is the MLA research paper and IOP. As a curriculum team, we wanted to place emphasis on these two critical components and did not want to add additional stress or take time from the scope and sequence. If you have any specific questions regarding assessments for Quarter 4, please contact George D. Galindo.


Webinar: The final ELA webinar of the 15-16 academic year is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.

  • Note: This webinar is critical as your Course Leader will present the finalized detailed Long-Term Plan which includes the Year at a Glance and the Week at a Glance sections.


Archived Webinars: Please visit the links below to view previous webinars:

English I Pre-AP

Content: Teacher feedback on student presentations and IOPs are this week's critical lessons/actions.

  • Monday: As the teacher, review student presentations and provide real-time feedback on the layout, content, or aesthetic appeal of the presentation.
  • Tip: If a student(s) are struggling with powerpoint, assign them to conduct their IOP towards the end of the presentation window. This will allow you to work with them after school to ensure they have a strong product before they present. This will also allow the student(s) to view additional presentations to understand what is expected of them.
  • Tuesday-Friday: During this time, students will conduct their Individual Oral Presentation, or IOP.
  • Tip 1: As the teacher, print out an IOP rubric for every student and as they are presenting, score their presentations. Do not wait and score all presentations until the end of the day and/or period. This will cause you to feel overwhelmed with grading and make it difficult to recall a specific presentation when you have seen multiple back-to-back presentations.
  • Tip 2: Do not be afraid to provide feedback at the end of the period to help students avoid some of the errors within the previous presentations. This will help the next presentations adjust to ensure a stronger score.
  • Tip 3: Just like you provide feedback on what needs to be adjusted, provide feedback on specific elements of presentations that were done incredibly well. This will allow students to see how to adjust and/or incorporate specific actions into their upcoming presentation.
  • Tip 4: While one student is presenting, their peers should be score the presenter based off of their understanding of the rubric. This will help all students remain engaged in the process and note what their peers are doing well and what they should incorporate into their own presentation to enhance their performance and score.


Assessments: Please note, there will not be any Bi-Weekly or Interim Assessments for Quarter 4.

  • Rationale: The focus for this quarter is the MLA research paper and IOP. As a curriculum team, we wanted to place emphasis on these two critical components and did not want to add additional stress or take time from the scope and sequence. If you have any specific questions regarding assessments for Quarter 4, please contact George D. Galindo.


Webinar: The final ELA webinar of the 15-16 academic year is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.

  • Note: This webinar is critical as your Course Leader will present the finalized detailed Long-Term Plan which includes the Year at a Glance and the Week at a Glance sections.


Archived Webinars: Please visit the links below to view previous webinars.

English II Pre-AP

Content: Teacher feedback on student presentations and IOPs are this week's critical lessons/actions.

  • Monday: As the teacher, review student presentations and provide real-time feedback on the layout, content, or aesthetic appeal of the presentation.
  • Tip: If a student(s) are struggling with powerpoint, assign them to conduct their IOP towards the end of the presentation window. This will allow you to work with them after school to ensure they have a strong product before they present. This will also allow the student(s) to view additional presentations to understand what is expected of them.
  • Tuesday-Friday: During this time, students will conduct their Individual Oral Presentation, or IOP.
  • Tip 1: As the teacher, print out an IOP rubric for every student and as they are presenting, score their presentations. Do not wait and score all presentations until the end of the day and/or period. This will cause you to feel overwhelmed with grading and make it difficult to recall a specific presentation when you have seen multiple back-to-back presentations.
  • Tip 2: Do not be afraid to provide feedback at the end of the period to help students avoid some of the errors within the previous presentations. This will help the next presentations adjust to ensure a stronger score.
  • Tip 3: Just like you provide feedback on what needs to be adjusted, provide feedback on specific elements of presentations that were done incredibly well. This will allow students to see how to adjust and/or incorporate specific actions into their upcoming presentation.
  • Tip 4: While one student is presenting, their peers should be score the presenter based off of their understanding of the rubric. This will help all students remain engaged in the process and note what their peers are doing well and what they should incorporate into their own presentation to enhance their performance and score.


Assessments: Please note, there will not be any Bi-Weekly or Interim Assessments for Quarter 4.

  • Rationale: The focus for this quarter is the MLA research paper and IOP. As a curriculum team, we wanted to place emphasis on these two critical components and did not want to add additional stress or take time from the scope and sequence. If you have any specific questions regarding assessments for Quarter 4, please contact George D. Galindo.


Webinar: The final ELA webinar of the 15-16 academic year is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.

  • Note: This webinar is critical as your Course Leader will present the finalized detailed Long-Term Plan which includes the Year at a Glance and the Week at a Glance sections.


Archived Webinars: Please visit the links below to view previous webinars.

AP Language

Good luck to all of your students this week! Hard work will pay off as students show all they've learned this year!


Archived Webinars: Please use the links below to view previous webinars:

AP Literature


Archived Webinars: Please use the links below to view previous webinars: