Degrees and Certifications:
BA K-8 Education Literacy Endorsement6-12 ELA Endorsement
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:
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.
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:
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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
Dark Blue--Finals (EOC)/Other Important School or District Events
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-350-4270 ext 207