Cody Wright » Ms. Wright's 7th Grade Language Arts

Ms. Wright's 7th Grade Language Arts

Hello,
      My name is Cody Wright, and I am very excited to be a part of the 7th grade Language Arts team here at Bear Branch Junior High! Just as we tell our students to put forth their maximum effort in class, I want you to know that we as an ELA team put fourth our maximum effort in planning and implementing effective, engaging reading and writing lessons for your children.
      This is my third year teaching at BBJH, and it is my ninth in teaching and education. I have a B.A. in English from Texas A&M University (whoop!), and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston.  Before teaching, I worked as a counseling intern doing early childhood play therapy at Texas Children's Hospital Learning Support Services and then at the counseling center at Houston's First Baptist Church. I have three wonderful children of my own, Isabelle (17), Keller (13), and Claire (7) that I spend most of my time outside of school driving around to their various activities! 
      I love teaching reading and writing, and I look forward to helping your students master these skills this year.  We are highly focused in 7th grade on perfecting these skills, and your student will be expected to read and/or write on a daily basis in class. I look forward to getting to know each one of them this year. 

7th grade ELA expectations:

This year in 7th grade we are highly focused on perfecting reading and writing skills. Your student will be expected to read and/or write in class on a daily basis.

This class will also help your student get the necessary skills they will need to be successful in the future and on the STAAR test.

 

Grading Guidelines: (Link on "Links" pages for more details)

Grading Scale:

A  =100-90  B= 80-89  C= 70-79   

F =0-69  INC= Incomplete

 

Late Work-

1 day late, UP TO 10 pts off.

2+days late UP TO 20 pts off

*Teachers Discretion*

 
Free Apps used in Class:
Please download the following free apps. I will be utilizing these in class.
* Quizlet
* Kahoot
* Remind
* HAC
Best Way to Communicate:
The fastest and best way to communicate with Ms. Wright is through email and Remind.
Conference Period: 5th- 11:15-12:10
 
To sign up for Remind 101 download the App to your phone or you can sign up online.
Then TEXT message (according to code below) the number 81010
Message:
Period 1-@c47kec
Period 2- @hhe4k
Period 4- @adfccc
Period 6- @6ebddb
Period 7- @7cc62f