• Dear Students:   
                              
     READ!  Welcome to the start of trimester 3.  You are currently two-thirds of the way through your seventh grade school year.
     
     
    The following information gives details for our learning targets this week:
     
    English 7 students have vocabulary #19 packet due this Friday. This week's root words are 49-50 study guide. Students write a clear claim for their individual argumentative essay assignments and begin researching supporting points along with counter-arguments as well as begin the outline for their essay.  Students will be expected to prepare a works cited page of researched sources.  Teacher will review this with students and require students to record/log from where evidence is researched.    Grammar focus this week is test on the clause both independent and dependent.
     
    Honors English 7 students have a grammar test on phrases this week.  Notes and worksheets may be used during the test.  Students will begin a partner argumentative essay writing assignment by researching supporting points for the essay. Students will be expected to prepare a works cited page of researched sources.  Teacher will review this with students and require students to record/log from where evidence is researched.  Student will also begin an outline of their argumentative essay with their partner.
     
      
    Please note: The supplies listed on the letter/contract sent home are suggested materials and are not required of any student or family to fully participate in the school’s academic program. All required materials and supplies will be provided by schools to students at no cost if these items are not readily available from the students. I recognize that many families wish to provide supplies for their own students and are welcomed to do so at any time. This is greatly appreciated.                                                                                       
    Sincerely,                                                                       
    Mrs. Ruskauff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    Contact Information:                                                        
    bruskauff@fcusd.org                                  
    extension:  320206                                                               
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                           Wish List for Classroom:       
     
    * binder paper        *  printer paper      * pencils                                                                                                       * tissues    * red ball point pens