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BA English Literature, Arizona State University Secondary Teaching, Arizona State University

Ms. Golub

7th Grade ELA teacher with Golden West Middle School. Orgianally from the Copper State but loving it here on the Golden Coast. 

Email at cgolub@travisusd.org with questions or concerns. 

Assignments for the week are posted down below in the blog, as well as in the assighments tab. For journaling and writing assignments I have posted examples on the side tabs as well. 

Suplimental material for students while we are away from the classroom can be found here on my website. Such as NoRedInk.com, handwriting practice, and more. 


Plot Elements

  • Below is the unit we will be working from for the following week (May 4 - 8). In the calander on this page there is a suggested pacing guide for students to work from. Within in presentaiton on email there are forms for students to submit work. We encourage students to submit work this way to minimize the stress of sending pictures of work to us. 

    To expand the presentation, click on the dark grey "x" box in the upper right hand side of the presentaion. 

  • Book Club

    Posted by Catherine Golub on 4/2/2020

    In the spirit of togetherness while we are away from the classroom we wanted to invite you in joining a bookclub. If you're interested in reading a new book and talking about literature we would love to have you join. 

    Book Club Interest Survey

    If you're interested, please fill out the form here by April 10th. If you have not filled out the form by then and wanted to join you'll need to wait for another round of books to start. 

    Details about the club and readings will follow soon, once you have said you're interested that information will follow. 

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  • Assignment 4/6 - 4/9

    Posted by Catherine Golub on 4/6/2020 1:00:00 AM

    This week we are asking students to answer four writing prompts. The Writing Prompts  can be found using the link provided. 

    The writing prompt directions are simplifed here: 

    1. Killer Openings
      1. Write 5 killer openings to a story. First lines of a story that would make you NEED to know what happens next. The example giving is from the novella The Metamorphosis
    2. Four seasons, Five senses
      1. For each season there are 5 senses, Please write down 3 words for each sense in each season. So you should have 15 words for each season. When you think of fall what do you see, smell, taste, touch, hear? (you'll do that for each season)
    3. The last...
      1. using the guided list write down a descriptive phrase for each item, then using the phrases written try to put a coherent passage together. (make a paragraph from the phrases used.)  
    4. Social distancing. 
      1. There are pros and cons to social distancing. Write 5 for each. 
    I'll be posting examples of the prompts on my instagram and website. You may write your answers in the word document and email it, print the document and send it over, or write it on a seprate paper. 
     
     

     

     

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  • Assignments 3/30 - 4/3

    Posted by Catherine Golub on 3/31/2020

    For English class this week students need to complete three reading log entries, reading for 15 - 20 minutes. Again, the reading can be anything they choose just as long as they are actively reading. 

     

    While by now we would have as a class gone to the library, we wanted to share some sources for books while we are away from school.

    • Audible is offering free audio books for students currently. The link is here: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen .
    • Another great source for books is the public library. The link here: http://www.solanolibrary.com/ebooks-and-more will take you to their e-book resources as local branches are closed. If you don’t have a library card, they do have an online registration to get a code and this will allow you to access the e-books with that digital library card. 

     

    Finally, the main assignment we want students to work on this week is a 5-day reflective journal. Students should write near the end of their day thinking back on what they did and how they’re doing. I highly suggest small goal setting, even if it’s something as simple as making sure to put away laundry after you have folded it. For students struggling to write a list of journal prompts is provided to give them a starting place. Students should write for at least 10 minutes, whatever comes to mind. I challenge writers to try and write for a few more minutes every day. Don’t be hard on yourself if you’re totally stuck, just write what comes to mind and what you want to share. Journals can be written in a word document and shared at the end of the week or on paper. Make sure you're starting a journal entry with the date. I'll be posting examples and journaling along on my website. 

     

    Journal Prompts:

     

    As always we are available to answer questions by email, Aeries messenger, and the teacher Instagram (mrs.g_loves_lit). Stay healthy and safe! 

     

    Missing everyone, 

    Catherine Golub

    Maria Vasquez 

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  • Assignments for 3/22 - 3/28

    Posted by Catherine Golub on 3/22/2020

    Assignments are as follows: 

    • Three reading log entries
    • Complete and send Tangerine final project. 
    • Spring Board pages 57 - 61
      • Read and annotate story
      • Answer questions 1 - 4, 6
    • Spring Board pages 62 - 63
      • Questions 1 and 2 
    • Spring Board pages 65 - 68
      • Read story and annotate
      • Answer questions 1 - 5
    • Spring Board pages 104 - 105 
      • Read and annotate story
      • answer questions 1 - 3 
    • Spring Board pages 126 - 129 
      • Read and annotate story
      • Answer quesitons 1 - 5
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