Melissa Murphy - 7th Grade Writing and Coach
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Welcome to a new and exciting year of 7th Grade Writing class! This is my 4th year as an ELA teacher at Alvin Jr. High. In addition to teaching writing, I am also a Volleyball, Basketball and Track coach. I look forward to a second year of normalcy in teaching this year since the pandemic. Most of the assignments will be pen to paper, but Google Classroom will be updated with new assignments weekly. Please note assignments will not be graded in the Google Classroom. These updated assignments are primarily for absent students, students with lost or missing assignments and for parents to keep abreast of current activity in our class. In both your reading and your writing courses, we will examine fun and interesting texts to build your reading interest and writing skills. The best way to figure out what you like to read is to explore different genres. The best way to grow as a writer is to find a writer you like or LOVE and mimic their style using your own voice. Our goal this year is to become better readers and writers. As a 7th grader, my expectations for you are high both academically and behaviorally. In order to stay on the path to success, you will need to avoid incomplete work, poor attitudes, excuses and other unproductive behaviors.
I am here for you. Together we can make this year into your best academic year so far!
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