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Mrs. Hope Gordon
My name is Hope Gordon, and I am new this year to Lewis and Clark! I grew up in this area, and care very much about the community and teaching the students in it. I graduated from Boise State University in 2013 with my degree in English education. My passions include writing, knitting, going on adventures with my husband, and of course: education! This year I will be teaching Writing 7 and Publications.
7th Grade Writing and Composition: In this class students will continue to work on sentence and paragraph structure, understanding the writing process, what are the elements of well written essays, how to choose, cite and create a works cited page. The majority of a student's grade will come from their written essays. The rest of their grade will come from classwork, assessments, quizzes and their final. This class is based on total points.
Publications: Students learn the basic forms of journalistic writing, design, and layout. Students should be able to work independently, write with few grammatical errors, take responsibility for their work, and meet deadlines. Publications students will produce a school newspaper and may produce a magazine of student work. Students who successfully complete this course do not need to take Introduction to Newspaper in high school. This class will also be graded on total points.
Grades in this class will not be weighted, but will instead be based on total points.