Welcome to Fuerte's ELA class! Thank you for being a willing learner with a positive attitude. This is my 29th year teaching ELA and I still love it! I have taught every grade from 6-12 and all levels of learners. The classroom is my mission field and I am passionate about creating a learning environment that allows for all learners to learn every day. That said, I believe in teaching tough love: holding students accountable for their behavior and their learning, while maintaining an atmosphere that is conducive to learning at all times.
It indeed does take a village to raise I child, and I believe it is the responsibility of the student, the parent, and the teacher to help nurture thinking and understanding of students. It is important to establish thinking routines- pathways to understanding- enabling students to continually seek out connections to their learning, and I will work diligently to establish these routines.
We will laugh, have fun, be in motion, but at all times- be respectful of those around us. My goal is to create life long learners who are engaged in their learning experiences. I want students to enjoy coming to class, but at the same time, learn.
Below you will find links to different pages. The lesson plans for each week- no matter the grade level- will be found by following the "First Nine Weeks Weekly Agendas" link. The other links are simply supplemental information and then grade specific supplemental information.
LINKS TO ELA INFORMATION
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
To add some comments, click the "Edit" link at the top.