English Language Arts



    Instructor's name: Miss. Colvin

    Room location: 114

    Office hours: 2:06PM-2:56PM

    Phone Number: 281-485-2481

    Email Address: colvina@pearlandisd.org



    1st Period: Advanced English

    2nd Period:  English

    3rd Persion: Advanced English

    4th Period: English

    5th Period: English

    6th Period: Conference

    7th Period: English


    Course Description

    In this class, we will continue to build our English Language Arts skills. We will work on writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. These abilities will be developed within the context of different units.


    Writing: We will look at the six traits of effective writing and practice the editing and revision process. By the end of the year, you will have created a portfolio based on many different writing genres. Your portfolio will include formal responses to personal narrative/ expository prompts and poetry. At the end of the year, you will have a chance to reflect back on your growth as a writer during 7th grade.

    Please Note: Students will keep the following written items in class:

    Writing portfolios, containing revised work, drafts and prewriting activities.

    ***Parents are welcome to see students' portfolios, however be sure to have students return them promptly for ongoing use in the classroom.


    Course Objectives

    Writing Process

    Vocabulary development

    Effective sentence development

    Journal writing

    Research Skills

    Parts of Speech

    6 Writing Traits

    Expository/informative writing

    Descriptive writing

    Narrative writing

    Persuasive writing

    Non-fiction literature

    Poetry and Elements of Poetry


    Science Fiction


    Effective Communication Skills (i.e. Listening, Speaking,


    (Please Note: Our objectives will not be covered in this order)

 Miss. Colvin



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Miss. Colvin

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin