File - Miss Chamoun *S201

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Welcome
to Miss Chamoun’s
English Class!
Team Imagine
7th and 8th Grade
O Park Ridge, IL
O BA and MA from the
University of Dayton
O 1 year at Leo Burnett
O 2 years teaching 7th and 10th
grade in Milford Exempted
Village Schools
O 1 year as the 7th grade
differentiation support teacher
{gifted} at Wilmette Junior High
O 1st year teaching English and
advisory at Washburne
O Students come to the material from different levels
and directions as a result from…
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Different educational backgrounds
Different life experiences
Different areas of interest and readiness
Different natural areas of strengths and struggles
O DI is based on interest and academic level
O Levels assessed by preassessments and formative &
summative assessments
O What it looks likes in the classroom…
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Flexible grouping/seating
Different homework assignments
Choice and autonomy
Small group vs. large group instruction
O What is does NOT look like…
O Students given “more” or “less” work or given “free time” based
on their level
O Permanent grouping
O “Smart” students vs. “not smart” students
O WHY differentiate?
O Help each student achieve success based on his/her own level
O Research-based by Carol Tomlinson
O Writing
O Literature
O Independent Reading
O Greek/Latin Roots and
Affixes
O Grammar
O Responses to literature (2-3 times a week)
O Box Format (7th Grade)
O Freak (8th Grade)
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Memoir
Fiction
Literary Essay
Poetry
Argument Writing
Writing Goals
Writing Portfolio
Writers Workshop
6 Traits Rubric: Organization, Ideas, Sentence
Fluency, Voice, Conventions, word choice
O 7th Grade
O The Giver
O Uglies
O Assorted short stories
O The Outsiders
O A Christmas Carol (field
trip)
O Roll of Thunder, Hear My
Cry
O Assorted short stories
and poetry
O 8th Grade
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and poetry
Selections from Our
America
To Kill a Mockingbird
Midsummer Night’s
Dream (Field Trip)
The Book Thief
O Self-selected text
O Minimum of one novel per month
O Will not need to annotate
O Create own IR questions
O Work with Ms. Summerville or Ms.
Nelson to create reading goals
O Log reading and attainment of
monthly goals
O Project each trimester
O Greek and Latin roots and affixes
O New list every other Friday
O Study guide will be due on Mondays (vocabulary
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menu)
Quiz every other Friday
Mini-lessons and activities throughout the week
Goalīƒ  Give students another tool to decode
words
Vocabulary lessons will also be taught during the
novels we are reading
O Pre-test each trimester
O Data used to group students
for mini-lessons during Writers
Workshop
O Lessons will include:
O Parts of speech, parts of
sentences, types of sentences,
punctuation, subject-verb
agreement, verb tense,
commonly confused words
O Post-test end of each trimester
O Email:[email protected]
O Websites:
O www.MissChamounS201.weebly.com
Monthly Newsletters: Student
of the month, questions to ask
students, preview of next
month, district/school news
Weekly In Class Activities:
Daily classroom activities
listed by week; handouts are
attached
Weekly Agenda: Daily
homework listed by week;
handouts attached; also
hanging in classroom; should
written in students’
assignment notebook
Helpful Websites: Resources
Missing Work Reports
O Every Friday (starting tomorrow!)
O Even if everything is turned in, they will
receive a note saying so.
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