Mrs. Alburtus' Class Page

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Welcome to 6-1 English Language Arts

with Mrs. Alburtus 

 

Howell Middle School North

Room A201

 

"When in doubt, pull a book out!"

 

"Learn Like You Mean It!"

 

"Be a Brave Learner!"

 

"Attitude is Everything!"

 

"No one is good at everything and everyone is good at something."

 

 "Good writing is clear thinking made visible."

 

 

Welcome to Team 6-1

You are now a member of the Alburtus Learning Lounge!

Our classroom is a very special place!

 

I am looking forward to meeting my new students,

and  I hope you are excited to start your first year in Middle School North!

Learning can, and will, be fun.

I have a lot of interesting activities planned,

so get ready to learn, and enjoy, literacy this year. 

My goal is to create a warm, nurturing place where we can all work together

to build a kind community of avid readers and writers.

I'm glad you're here!  :)

 

 

Language Arts Supply List

 

~1 Durable Two Pocket Folder

 

~An Independent Reading Book  (reading-level-appropriate novel or nonfiction)

 
~Earbuds
 

~USB Memory Stick  (optional)

 

~A Really Good Attitude and Strong Work Ethic :)

 

 

General Supplies for all classes:

 

~Zip-up Pencil/Pen Case (preferably not box)

 Pencils

 Pens

 Colored Pencils/markers

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Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. Louis L'Amour
 
Contact Information
phone  732-919-0095 x7201
732-919-0095 x7201
For LA1
 
For LA3
 
For LA6
 

Language Arts Supply List

 

~1 Durable Two Pocket Folder

 

~An Independent Reading Book  (reading-level-appropriate novel or nonfiction)

 
~Earbuds for Video Clips & Educational Games

~USB Memory Stick  (optional)

 

~A Really Good Attitude and Strong Work Ethic :)

 

 General Supplies for all classes:

 

~Zip-up Pencil/Pen Case (preferably not box)

 Pencils

 Pens

 Colored Pencils/markers

 

 

 

 

 

New MSN logo

 The Global Read Aloud is a project conceived by teacher and author Pernille Ripp. Its stated goal is simple: one book to connect the world. Since it was created in 2010, over two million students in more than 60 different countries have read the chosen books and participated in global discussions about them via Skype, Twitter, Edmodo and other online tools.

Each year, there are four different books to choose from, including a picture book for the youngest readers. Participants range from kindergartners to college students.  All that is necessary to join in is actually reading the book, the ability to connect — online is easiest but not mandatory — and a willingness for participants to discuss what they’ve read and the shared experience of reading aloud with other students, parents, and educators across the globe. The aim is to keep those global connections open after the project has ended.

This is meant to make the world a little smaller, to open our eyes to the rest of the world and look at all of our shared experiences. How phenomenal for a child to know that the same book they are reading is being read in classrooms across the globe. – theglobalreadaloud.com

COMMIT TO THE CHALLENGE!

Welcome to the 40 Book Challenge, an independent reading challenge for your child! Barbara Marinak, author of No More Reading for Junk: Best Practices for Motivatiing Readers, defines motivation to read as, “…the likelihood of engaging in a reading task and persisting despite challenges.” We want our students to grow as readers not just in middle school, but throughout their entire lives.

The 40 Book Challenge was created by Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild. She says, ”Children who read the most will always outperform children who don't read much.” Research shows that a minimum of 20 minutes of daily independent reading has a tremendous impact on a child’s academic success. Our students are assigned to read for pleasure for 20 minutes a day. Our goal may be 40 books, but every single book read is a victory!

The 40 Book Challenge is:

•a personal challenge

self-selected reading across the genres

•tracking the books you read to determine your reading interests

•an opportunity to share our “reading lives” with others (classmates, teachers, parents).

The 40 Book Challenge is not:

•a contest against classrooms or students

•a reading assignment tied to writing a book report, a summary, or any other type of "proof I read the book" assignment

•a reading incentive or reward program

Happy reading!

 
Do your “Always Homework”
 
There are two parts to this:

1. Always Read for at least 20 mins. Monday – Friday.
 
2. Only on full weeks of school, complete your Weekly Vocabulary Collection, which is made up of 4 words that you have carefully chosen and the activity you do for each one.
(Vocabulary Activity Menu/Rubric below)