October Update

Mrs. Rickard's Language Arts

Friday, October 14

Our second quarter in Language Arts is off to a great start. We have lots to look forward to. Thanks for your continued support in your student's success.

Wrapping up Unit 1

Argument Essay due Fri., 10/21

Next week, we are working in class to build a solid Argumentative Essay. I am so incredibly proud of our progress in this unit. Students will get details on their essay assignment on Monday, October 17. You can support their efforts by helping them use their Editing Checklist and their Peer Conferencing Guide.


Our unit on Society has us starting to read a fantastic book, Among the Hidden, very soon. Thank you for your support in helping your student secure his/her own copy of the book. When students are able to annotate their book, they have a much easier time connecting. We do have some extra copies available for those who are unable to purchase their own copies.

Independent Reading

Despite the fact that we're reading a novel together in class, all students are expected to bring a book to read every single day. Please take a moment every once in a while to ask your student about what he/she is reading independently. Sometimes they need a gentle reminder from home.

Exciting Announcement

Book Fair- Thursday, Oct. 20

My classes will be attending the Book Fair during the first half of their LA class period on Thursday, October 20. They should bring money with them to make any purchases.

Contact Mrs. Rickard

The best way to contact me is by email, and I will do my best to get back to you by the end of the school day.