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WELCOME TO 7th GRADE READING
Mrs. Holzem Room B102
“The more you read the more
things you will know. The
more you learn, the more
places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
 This
About Myself
is my seventh year teaching 7th
grade at Greenville Middle School
and sixth year coaching crosscountry in the district.
 *Please take time to view my
introductory video on my webpage.
Trivia
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you name at least one of the
“Top 10 Most Read Books” in the last
50 years?
Results from a study by James Chapman
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#10: Diary of Anne Frank ( 27 million copies )
#9: Think and Grow Rich ( 30 million copies )
#8: Gone With the Wind ( 33 million copies )
#7: Twilight ( 43 million copies )
#6: The Da Vinci Code ( 57 million copies )
#5: The Alchemist ( 65 million copies )
#4: Lord of the Rings ( 103 million copies )
#3: Harry Potter ( 400 million copies )
#2: Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung (
820 million copies )
#1: The Bible ( 3.9 billion copies )
Goals
My
goals as your child’s reading
teacher are to...
 Instill
/ enhance an enjoyment of reading
 Help them grow as strategic readers
 Help them grow as “thinkers”
Units
Our
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units this year include...
Short Stories
Autobiography – Biography – Memoir (novels)
Media Literacy
Cultural Diversity – Historical Fiction (novels)
Epics – Greek Mythology (novels)
Note: Many of our units and activities are
integrated with Language Arts
Other Components
 Other
components of seventh
grade reading include:
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Reading-Aloud
Interactive Notebooks ~
about reading
Writing and conversing
Book Talks
Blogging ( www.turnitin.com ) ~ Note that
blogging will begin Quarter 2
Grading
 Overall class grade breakdown:
 Assessments 45%
 Projects 30%
 Daily Work 20%
 Work Skills 5% (100 points – loss of 5 points per late
assignment)
 *Always turn-in QUALITY work - on time. Place completed
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assignments into the “Hand-In Basket” by the start of class!
Sometimes “Less is More”: The reader who reads the MOST
books during the quarter is not necessarily the BETTER
reader. In seventh grade, we are looking for students to
focus on thinking more critically about their reading and
getting the most out of each book they explore.
Classroom
Management: PBIS
New
to Greenville Middle
School – Replacing the HLD
Program:
 Positive
Behavior Intervention and Support
will be utilized as the means of schoolwide behavior management.
 http://www.wisconsinpbisnetwork.org/
 Reading
Materials
students will need the
following supplies for reading class, as
were listed on the “Supply List”:
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2 wide-lined composition notebooks
Folder with prongs
3x3 Post-it notes
Reading material
Assignment planner
Pens / pencils.
Communication
I
encourage you to visit my webpage and
Skyward often. Please watch for
important Skyward alerts. I hope that you
will e-mail or call with questions or
concerns. The best times to reach me are
before school, between 1:00 & 2:00 daily,
and after school.
 E-Mail: [email protected]
 Phone: 757-7159 ext. 52102
I
look forward to working
together as a team and to the
many possibilities this year has
in store for us! ~Mrs. Holzem
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