• WELCOME BACK - SCHOOL IS OFFICIALLY IN SESSION! 

    BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING IN LANGUAGE ARTS - WEEKS 1 & 2

     1.  Packets should have been obtained by now and may be completed digitally or paper and pencil.

     2.  Week 1 should be complete by the end of the day.

     3.  Turn in your work via email.  We will use email for turning in assignments through 4/10.

           a. If you did the work digitally, simply attach to an email and send

           b. If you did the work with paper and pencil, scan the documents with a scanner, a scanning app, or take a pic with a phone, download, and attach to an email and send

     4.  Week 2 packets will be due by 4/10, although you may turn the assignment in incrementally or as soon as you complete it.

     5.  Continue to check your Leon County Schools email daily, respond to your teachers' emails, and check their websites.

     6.  Contact me via email or Remind (sign up for Remind if you haven't) if you have any questions at all - I am here for you.

     7.  Stay tuned for changes in our way of work in language arts.

     


    CHECK YOUR EMAIL - AND REPLY

    COMMUNICATION IS KEY IN A VIRTUAL WORLD 

          You  should have received an email from me on 3/30 entitled "Back to school 2020" with details about the next couple of weeks in language arts.  It is absolutely essential that you check your email and this website every day, as it is through email and this website that we will communicate. 

         Please look for the email from me and respond that you have received it.  If you did not receive it, send me an email and let me know.


    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

    One from Me...and Please Send me Yours!

          I could cite a hundred amazing and accurate quotes here about the value of reading.  I love that Richard Steele said, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body," and I especially love Rumer Godden's sentiment that, "When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone."

          Many of you are feeling quite alone right now.  One way to connect with others, to learn, grow, to improve your vocablulary...to exercise your mind...to never be quite so alone...is to read!

          If you're not a big reader, and even if you are, I'd like to suggest James Patterson's Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment.  It is fast-paced and action-packed, has quick chapters and wonderful characters, a little bit of sci-fi (but not too much), and an intriguing plot.  Patterson wrote the book for his own son, who, at age 12, told his dad that there was nothing good to read in the library. 

          I can send you a PDF of the book...email me!  

         And if you have a book recommendation to make, please email me and I'll post it.  Include the title, author, and your recommendation (tell why you think others should read it).  This is not for a grade...relax.  But we need to know a little bit about the book!


    READ A BOOK FOR FREE

    You can Read Online or Listen to Books All Day! 

         If you were not aware, many books can be read online for free.  They are part of what is called the public domain, and to read them, you don't need a library membership or anything of the sort (although now is a great time to fire up your public library membership and start listening to some audio books!) 

         There are many terrific websites with books to read for free in PDF version.  It isn't all the books in the world, but there are thousands available to you.  The classics are all there, short stories, poetry...take a look, and find something great to read.

         If audible books are your thing, go to https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.  Audible, and Amazon company, is offering free audio book streaming for as long as schools are closed.  The library is divided by levels, and should be able to find something entertaining in the Tween, Teen, or Literary Classics sections.