Joe M. Tison Middle School

End of the first six weeks is October 4, 2017, please check Skyward.      Fall break for students, Oct. 6-9, see you Tuesday, Oct. 10!      Parent Conference Day, Monday, Oct. 9, please schedule an appointment with those you need and your student need to visit with.
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WELCOME ♥ 2017-2018

Welcome Parents and Students!
 
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I am looking forward to meeting all of you and exploring the wonderful world of English by delving into the various realms of literature and creating our own adventures in writing!!! 
 
Communication Methods: 
I will be communicating with both you and your parents via Remind 101, email, and here.  Please pay attention to these methods of communications.
 
             Pre-AP ELA - Please text @elalight to (972) 885-6304 or 81010.
             ELA - Please text @ela2light to  (972) 885-6304 or 81010.
 
Please email me if you have any questions.  It is the fastest way to get a hold of me. I do have tutorials before school Monday through Thursdays starting at 7:30am and Fridays by appointment only.
 

ELA Supply List

Notebook paper

2 composition books

Glue Sticks

3x5 index cards

5 different colored highlighters

Colored Pens (optional)

Post-it notes

Blue/black pen and pencil

 

Novels (all novels are subject to change): 

Regular: 12 Angry Men, The Hunger Games

PAP:  12 Angry Men, Ripper, To Kill A Mockingbird
 
Great Websites to use in and out of the classroom:
1) Newsela -  (newsela.com)  Great source for non-fiction articles.  Plus, students can work at their own reading level and change it as they progress.
2) NoRedInk - (www.noredink.com) Great source for revising and editing skills.  This site personalizes sentences based on your interests.  I will post exercises and tests on this site.