Ms. Lundskow

    Naomi.lundskow@dvusd.org  Room: 305   Phone: 602-467-6552

    Text book: Collections (Grade 7) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt   Website: my.hrw.com


    In this English Language Arts course, we will be focusing on and exposed to a wide variety of text types, including novels, articles, short stories, poems, etc. Students will be using different text sources, writing assignments and various projects to gain analytical and critical thinking skills which they will be able to utilize both within and outside of their academic community. They will learn collaboration skills by working in groups and pairs, as well as independently to complete course work. Throughout the course, many different literary themes will be studied including the following:


    Ø  Social constructs, norms, and class

    Ø  Internal and External Conflict

    Ø  Culture Awareness

    Ø  Identity

    Ø  Adolescence

    Ø  Environmental Adaptations

    Ø  Family, Gender and Societal Roles

    Ø  Power/Authority

    Ø  Diversity


    Classroom Expectations: Students should be on time, prepared for class and respectful to all others in the classroom. Students should ask appropriate questions when they arise and listen to others when speaking. THE USE OF CELL PHONES AND PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICES IS PROHIBITED in the classroom unless special permission is given. Failure to follow any of these expectations will result in discipline ranging from verbal warnings, parent/guardian contact, detentions or referrals to the office. All students have the right to learn and no student will impede on that right.


    *Materials (subjective): A supply of pens, pencils, and highlighters, college ruled paper, a 1 ½ inch binder, dividers and folder specifically for Language Arts, additional materials needed will be upon teacher request. Donations of tissues, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes are always appreciated. 

    *Arizona law requires that public schools provide supplies required for academic success. This list represents optional, supplementary items which you may supply at your discretion.*


    Assignments/Late Work: Assigned work must be completed by the due date that was given. If the students does not have the assignment complete, they will have ONE additional day to complete the work, but the late assignment will have a maximum score of 50%. The parent/guardian of students who continuously fail to complete work will be contacted and informed of the issue.  


    Absences: Students are responsible for picking up the assignments they missed upon returning to school. They will have ONE day for every day absent to complete the work. In cases of long term absences, special arrangements will be made by the teacher.


    Grades: Grades will be updated weekly in PowerSchools. It is important that you and your student(s) have access to their current grades in all classes. Students’ grades are divided into three main categories: Assessments 70%, Classwork 25%, and Homework 5%. Progress reports will be sent throughout the school year, and students may request grade printouts.


    Please, if there are any questions or concerns, feel free to email me. I’m looking forward to a fun, and engaging school year with you all!

    Ms. Lundskow