• R. Sher

    William C. McGinnis School

    7th Grade Language Arts/Room 217




    (If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email or phone number above during school hours.) 



    Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!!!!


    Hi, I am Ms. Sher and I am very happy to be teaching your child Language Arts this year.  Since we are beginning the school year in a remote format, all of our class information will be on the Google Classroom everyday, during your normal class time.  Be sure to check which period you have me on your schedule before joining your class below.  Use the class codes to join the appropriate class: 



    Homeroom- y2na55m

    Period 1/2- ql6rwxq

    Period 3/4- l7fsbtl

    Period 7/8- iztnx75 






    In Language Arts, we are working on annotating while reading. 

    Students will also be reading an independent reading book throughout the marking period.  They should bring it back and forth to school every day.  Some questions you may want to ask your child as we begin the reading are:

                -Who is the main character? What is the conflict of the novel so far?  What is the setting? 

                -What obstacles has the main character faced thusfar? 

                -What do you predict will happen next? 


    Students are beginning the Narrative Writing unit.  Within this unit, students will write a fictional story! 



    District Grading Policy:

    Formal and Informal Assessments- 60%

    Classwork- 35%

    Homework- 5% 


    Class Updates:

    I have been sending out class reminders and updates through the Remind Webpage and application.  If you wish to receive these updates, please email me at rachsher@paps.net so I can add you to the list. Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions as well!

    Thank you.  
    Have a great day!