The first week of school is over. Student's have chosen a text that they are eager to read. Now it's time to read.
This week, it is expected that students:
Students are going to read at the start of each class Monday to Friday. While students read, Mr. McMullen will meet with them to talk about their reading. At the end of reading time on Friday, students will be asked to share what they have read with others by answering the discussion questions.
This weeks discussion questions:
In this mini-unit students will read the Yes magazine article, Three Things that Matter Most in Youth and Old Age and write a composition taking into consideration the following prompt:
What are things that matter most to you? The composition can take a broad, serious approach like those examples found in the article or light hearted like the ones found in Mr. McMullen's essay. The main requirement is that your work contains structure: beginning (introduction), middle (body) and end (conclusion).
The goal of this unit is to teach students how to develop ideas for writing, learn about and work within the prewriting and drafting stages of the writing process, and follow a basic writing structure.
Hello Parents and Guardians,
My name is Hugh McMullen. I am your child’s English Language Arts teacher for the 2020/2021 school year. This is my 20th year teaching English at the junior high level. I am looking forward to another great year at Harold T. Barrett. I will do my best to ensure your child has a meaningful educational experience.
There is a new ELA curriculum this year. I have put information about it on this website. I will update my website throughout the year with information about major units of study or areas of focus.
In an effort to help keep you informed as to what is going on in ELA, I will email short updates on upcoming activities and due dates. If this is not your preferred email, please let me know.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at email@example.com or phone Harold T. Barrett school at (902)864-7500.