By jasorensen | August 30, 2018 - 4:26 pm - Posted in IRP

This year, you will need to read at least one novel at home every month. We will have some class time to read your books though, so make sure you bring your IRP book with you to class each day. Here’s the IRP list for this year by month. Make sure you read a book that matches the genre requirement and the correct minimum number of pages. The projects will be posted on Canvas.

Due by September 28th – A fictional book of your choice, at least 160 pages. You will need to complete the Elements of Narrative project.

Due by October 31st – Mystery/adventure, at least 170 pages. You will need to complete the Menu project.

Due by November 30th- Fantasy/science fiction/horror, at least 180 pages. You will need to complete the Menu project.

Due by December 20th- A fictional book of your choice, at least 160 pages. You will need to complete the Elements of Narrative project.

Due by January 31st- A fictional book of your choice, at least 190 pages. You will need to complete the Elements of Narrative project.

Due by February 28th- Retelling (must be from the specific list or no credit will be given.) You will need to complete the menu project.

Due by March 29th- A fictional book of your choice, at least 210 pages. You will need to complete the Elements of Narrative project.

Due by April 30th- Historical fiction, at least 220 pages. You will need to complete the menu project.

Extra Credit IRPs: (no late work will be accepted for extra credit IRPs, extra credit IRPs must be complete to receive credit.)

Winter Break IRP due by January 3rd, at least 160 pages. You will need to complete the Elements of Narrative project.

May IRP due by May 17th, at least 160 pages. You will need to complete the Elements of Narrative project.

By jasorensen | - 4:03 pm - Posted in English 7, Tools and Tips

This year, we’ll be using Canvas and Google Drive on a regular basis.

Benefits to using Canvas:

  1. Canvas uses the same username and password as your school email and doesn’t require a code to join.
  2. You’ll be better prepared for high school and college where Canvas is the common platform.
  3. Canvas has a calendar that is updated as soon as assignments and discussions are created.
  4. It has a built-in “To Do” list and a list of upcoming assignments.
  5. You can attach work directly from your Google Drive to submit assignments.
  6. Canvas is easily accessible from any internet-enabled device – smartphones, tablets, and computers all work.
  7. Canvas has a built-in messaging system that makes it easy to contact your teacher.

Benefits to using Google Drive and other Google tools:

  1. They are included with your school email and use the same login.
  2. You can attach work easily in Canvas.
  3. Google Drive is accessible from any internet-enabled device – smartphones, tablets, and computers all work.
  4. Google has apps for each of their tools for both Apple and Android devices.
  5. These tools are provided by the district to each student.
By jasorensen | - 3:46 pm - Posted in English 7

Welcome back! This year, we’ll be learning some great things. I’m excited to have you here.