Category: LA 9

  • Parent Guide: Readtheory KP Goal (100)

    Students will be assigned a Readtheory goal in Google Classroom that depends on their accumulated “Knowledge Point” score or KP. You can help support your child’s learning by asking them to show you their “Readtheory Dashboard” and recording their “Knowledge Point” total at the beginning of the week.  Periodically check that that number is increasing […]

  • Parent Guide: Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push

    Parent Guide: Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push

    This week in class, we’re reading “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” by Walter Dean Myers. In Walter Dean Myers’ short story “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push,” a boy must change his approach to basketball when he loses the ability to walk. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family and Resilience […]

  • Parent Guide: Self-Care

    Parent Guide: Self-Care

    This week in class, we’re reading “Self-Care” by Set to Go. The informational text, “Self-Care” describes some self-care strategies and their benefits on physical and mental health. As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Growing Up as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question : “What does it […]

  • Parent Guide: He-y, Come on Ou-t!

    Parent Guide: He-y, Come on Ou-t!

    This week in class, we’re reading “He-y, Come on Ou-t!” by Shinichi Hoshi (translated by Stanleigh Jones). “He-y, Come on Ou-t!” is an allegory about the consequences of environmental destruction, in which a town discovers a mysterious hole that seems to be the perfect solution to their trash problems. As we read, we will be […]

  • Parent Guide: The Scarlet Ribbon

    Parent Guide: The Scarlet Ribbon

    This week in class, we’re reading “The Scarlet Ribbon” by Emily Hoffman. “The Scarlet Ribbon” explores how difficult it is to keep people away from what brings them joy. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Fate & Free Will, and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer […]

  • Parent Guide: Herd Behavior

    Parent Guide: Herd Behavior

    This week in class, we’re reading “Herd Behavior” by CommonLit Staff. “Herd Behavior” describes how individuals change when they are part of a crowd. As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Social Pressure as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question : “Why do people follow the crowd?” […]

  • Parent Guide: Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good

    Parent Guide: Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good

    This week in class, we’re reading “Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good — according to science” by Jo Cutler, Robin Banerjee. In the informational text, “Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good — according to science” Jo Cutler and Robin Banerjee discuss why being kind to others can improve your mood. […]

  • Parent Guide: Discover Writing Prompts

    Here’s the deal for this OPTIONAL writing activity. Students can create a new “Discover” post in their iBlog. They can then use the score I give on that post to replace any other “Work From Home” mark in Google Classroom – if that is fair. A mark already in PowerSchool can only go up I […]

  • Parent Guide: Characteristics of Resilient People

    Parent Guide: Characteristics of Resilient People

    This week in class, we’re reading “Characteristics of Resilient People” by Set to Go. The informational text, “Characteristics of Resilient People,” explains how to build resilience by discussing the qualities that resilient people share. As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Resilience & Success as it relates to the text. We are trying to […]

  • Parent Guide: Grit

    Parent Guide: Grit

    This week in class, we’re reading “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Lee Duckworth. In the TED Talk “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” Angela Lee Duckworth discusses the role that grit plays in success. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Identity as they relate to the […]