Mrs. Forsdick

Phone: 350-4270

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA K-8 Education Literacy Endorsement6-12 ELA Endorsement

Mrs. Forsdick

My name is Sheri Forsdick and I will be your Lewis and Clark 7th Grade Composition and Literature Strategies teach this year. I'm looking forward to getting to know each of you. I am married and have 2 children. My son lives and works in Seattle and my daughter is 17.  I have 1 Rhodesian Ridgeback, Jaz is 6 years old. I enjoy traveling, reading, quilting, kniting and taking walks with my husband. This is my 5th year teaching at Lewis and Clark. I have always loved reading and writing. My favorite part of teaching is seeing the "Ah ha" moments in students' eyes. 

 

The following is a list of what we will be doing over the year, how grades will be weighted and a color code for the calendar:

Semester 1

Unit 1:  Foundations Unit

This is a pre-assessment of reading comprehension, analyzing text, using evidence, writing a summary, and proper grammar usage.

Unit 2:  Literary Narrative

Students will analyze text structures and features in narrative text.  Students will write narrative text using technical aspect of narrative stories, poetry, and drama.

Unit 3:  Introduction to Argument with Literary Analysis

Students will draw conclusions and write arguments to support their analysis of a literary text with correct citations.

 

Semester 2

Unit 4:  Informational Text

Students will analyze test structures and features in informational text.  Students will write informational text using evidence and research with correct citations.

Unit 5:  Argument with Informational Text

Students will analyze text structure and features in argumentative text.  Students will write argumentative text using evidence and research with correct citations.

Unit 6:  Imaginative Literature/Creative Writing

Students will engage in the exploration of literature and writing using skills learned over the course of the year.

 

Grades will be weighted based upon the following categories and percentage of final grade:

 

Quizzes—20%

Projects—20%

Classwork—25%

Assessments—25%

Finals (EOC)—10%

 

PowerSchool will be updated weekly.  If you have questions, don't hesitate to email.

Any assignment with an extended due date will be posted on the calendar; otherwise, assignments are due the next school day.

 

Color codes for calendar:

Yellow--Extended Due Dates

Light Green--Lecture Notes and Documents

Orange--Quizzes

Red--Assessments

Purple--Projects

Light Blue--Classwork

Dark Blue--Finals (EOC)/Other Important School or District Events

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: forsdick.sheri@westada.org or 208-350-4270 ext 207