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    Name: Miss Maxine Pais
    Classes: 7th Grade Language Arts, General Education and Honors
    House: Leopard - Where Everyone has a Spot!
    Room: 343
    Office Hours: 8:00-2:40pm for emails


     Welcome to Miss Pais' Teacher Page!
    This is my seventh year teaching at Samuel E. Shull. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kean University, and I firmly believe education is the key to success! I look forward to working with all my students and parent/guardian(s) over the course of this school year to make sure it is a wonderful year filled with learning!
    Please feel free to look around and see what I have posted. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have!
    Marking Period 1:
    Reading Focus: Core Novel - Fiction - Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White
    Writing Focus: Narrative - Realistic Fiction Narrative
    Marking Period 2:
    Reading Focus: Informational Reading - Non-fiction Texts / SSR books (students will select books on their own)
    Writing Focus: Argumentative - Debates and Social Issues Essays
    Marking Period 3:
    Reading Focus: Core Novel - Fiction - Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    Writing Focus: Literary Analysis - Companion Books 
    Marking Period 4:
    Reading Focus: Analyzing Poetry / Core Novel - Fiction - Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs
    Writing Focus: Poetry - Poetry Book
    *All novels can be found using Learning Ally. Usernames are the student's district username and the password is "pais343" unless you created your own password.

    Class Rules:

    Virtual Meetings:

    - Cameras must remain on during the entire meeting
    - Microphones must be muted unless you are speaking with permission
    - Try to work in a quiet space with minimal distractions
    - Be respectful to classmates and your teacher (Respect is the same whether we are virtual or in-person!)
       - Wait your turn while others are speaking, be patient and listen
       - Phones are not permitted during any class
    - YOU must be present in the virtual meeting; family members are not permitted to be on camera
    - Be ON TIME; meetings are scheduled according to your schedule. Be on time so you don't hold up the rest of our class :)

    Grading Policy

    60% quizzes and tests
    35% classwork
    5% homework