Welcome Back!

Hello 8th Grade Students,

Welcome to the start of the 2020-2021 school year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe summer break. My name is Ms. Turfe and I will be your 8th grade English Language Arts teacher.  I am extremely excited to begin this school year, even if it means we will be learning online. We can virtually do anything! 

The first day of school will be on Monday, August 31. Advisory/A2 teachers will hold LIVE ZOOM sessions from 8:15am-8:40am. You should be logged on at that time to the link sent to you by your Advisory teacher. 

Please check your emails for sign in information. If you have any questions, please email me at turfes@dearbornschools.org.

Can’t wait to see you!

7th Grade Summer Learning Expectations

Dear Students, 

Below you will find the summer learning expectations. Please do your best and read books that follow the guidelines. You will be expected to be able to share out on one of these upon the return to school in the fall. Good luck and Happy Reading!

  • Read 3 novels in the students Lexile range. 
  • The novels cannot be movies. 
  • The novels should not be books that have been previously read or read as a class in the past. 
  • Graphic novels are not recommended.

For each book please jot down on a piece of paper or notecard: 

1. Title/Author 

2. Main characters 

3. Setting (time and place of story)

4. Main conflict 

5. Resolution (ending). 

This should be done for each book. 

  • Directions: Write a minimum ½ page plot summary for each book. If you read and summarize more than 3 books, you will receive extra credit for the additional 2 books read. 

Book Talk Directions:

Choose one of your favorite books read over the summer.

  1. Tell us the title and author of the book.
  1. Show us the cover (if you do not have the book, ask the teacher to project on board).
  2. Tell us what the book is about.
  3. Read a favorite passage and explain why it is memorable.  Prepare ahead of time by using a sticky note to find your passage during your talk.  If you don’t have the book with you, prepare ahead of time by typing or writing out your favorite part, noting the page number.
  1. Evaluate what is good/bad about the book using some specific details about plot, description, suspense, character, theme, language, etc. 
  1. Make an audience recommendation.  How would your “rate” this book and who would most likely read the book?
  1. Show a visual aid and explain.
    1. Create one visual representation from one of the books read this summer – a collage of images from the book (characters, setting, theme, symbolism used in the story, etc.)  Do not use a single picture (such as the cover) downloaded from the internet.  
  1. Place visual representation on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet using the whole sheet mounted on colored construction paper.  
  1. Place the title of book, author, your name and class hour on the bottom right.

Rubric:

How do I access free books?

Thank you and Happy Summer,

The Woodworth Middle School English Language Arts Team

Parents

We are asking for your input. Please take a few moments to take this important survey.

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

Arabic Version School Reopen Committee Dearborn Public Schools  Parent Survey:
استطلاع رأي أولياء أمور مدارس ديربورن الرسمية الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 1 حزيران \يونيو 2020بدأت الولاية و قطاعنا التعليمي المناقشة المعقدة والمفصلة حول إمكانية إعادة فتح المدارس للسنة الدراسية 2020-2021. يجري هذه المناقشات خبراء في التعليم والعمليات والصحة العامة والنقل والخدمات الغذائية والرياضة والعديد من المجالات الأخرى التي تعد جزءًا من عمل أيرقطاع مدرسي. يرجى العلم أن أي خطط وضعتها / تضعها مدارس ديربورن الرسمية ستحتاج إلى الالتزام بالتوجيهات والأوامر التنفيذية الصادرة عن الحاكمة.

لتبني هذه الخطط على مستوى القطاع نحن بحاجة إلى أرائكم القيمة. يرجى الرد على الاستطلاع بحلول 7 حزيران/ يونيو 2020.استطلاع أولياء الأمور الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 2020 

7th and 8th Grade Students

Friendly Reminder

I hope you are well!

If you still have missing work, you have until today at 11:59pm, to finish and turn in. If you don’t complete these assignments, I will have to fill out the “NO CREDIT” form which will lead to summer school!

Please email me if you have any questions.

Take care,

Ms. Turfe

Parents-

We are asking for your input. Please take a few moments to take this important survey.

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

Arabic Version School Reopen Committee Dearborn Public Schools  Parent Survey:
استطلاع رأي أولياء أمور مدارس ديربورن الرسمية الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 1 حزيران \يونيو 2020بدأت الولاية و قطاعنا التعليمي المناقشة المعقدة والمفصلة حول إمكانية إعادة فتح المدارس للسنة الدراسية 2020-2021. يجري هذه المناقشات خبراء في التعليم والعمليات والصحة العامة والنقل والخدمات الغذائية والرياضة والعديد من المجالات الأخرى التي تعد جزءًا من عمل أيرقطاع مدرسي. يرجى العلم أن أي خطط وضعتها / تضعها مدارس ديربورن الرسمية ستحتاج إلى الالتزام بالتوجيهات والأوامر التنفيذية الصادرة عن الحاكمة.

لتبني هذه الخطط على مستوى القطاع نحن بحاجة إلى أرائكم القيمة. يرجى الرد على الاستطلاع بحلول 7 حزيران/ يونيو 2020.استطلاع أولياء الأمور الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 2020 

7th Grade Students

Reminder 6/5/20

  • Please take the last test for my class in google classroom!! (Due Saturday June 6 @ 11:59pm)
  • If you still have missing work, you have until Monday June 8, to finish and turn in. If you don’t complete these assignments, I will have to fill out the “NO CREDIT” form which will lead to summer school!