• mstreisel
    Name: Mrs. Maxine Streisel (Pais)
    Classes: 7th Grade Language Arts, General Education and Advanced
    House: Leopard - Where Everyone has a Spot!
    Room: 343
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:40pm - emails only
    *please schedule M-F phone/in-person appointments with at least 24 hour notice
     
     Welcome to Mrs. Streisel's (Pais)
    Teacher Page!
     
    This is my eighth 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!
     
     
     
     
    READING AND WRITING FOCAL POINTS:
    September
         NJ START STRONG ASSESSMENT
     
    October
         Reader's Workshop: Getting Back Into Reading
         Writer's Workshop: Restarting a Writing Life
     
    November/December
         Reader's Workshop: A Deep Study of Character
         Writer's Workshop: Writing Realistic Fiction
      
    January/February
         Reader's Workshop: Essential Research Skills for Teens
         Writer's Workshop: The Art of the Argument
     
    March/April
         NJSLA TEST PREP
     
    May/June
         Reader's Workshop: Historical Fiction Book Clubs
         Writer's Workshop: Writing about Reading
     
     
     
     
    GRADING POLICY:
    60% quizzes, tests, and essays (FORMAL ASSESSMENTS - minimum of 6)
    35% classwork (INFORMAL ASSESSMENTS - minimum of 12)
    5% homework (INFORMAL ASSESSMENTS - at discretion)
     
     
    ELA DISTRICT ASSESSMENT DATES:
    9/20 - NJ Start Strong
    10/4-10/8 - STAR Reading
    1/10-1/14 - STAR Reading
    1/26-1/27 - Benchmark Assessment
    4/6-4/10 - STAR Reading
    4/25-6/3 - NJSLA Assessment
    6/9-6/10 - Benchmark Assessment
     
     
    PARENT/TEACHER DATES:
    9/22 - Back to School Night 6:00-7:30pm (introdutions to whole group only, no individual conferences)
    10/7 - PROGRESS REPORTS
    11/17 - REPORT CARDS
    10/20 - Confences 12:50-2:20pm
    10/21 - Conferences 6:00-7:30pm
    12/22 - PROGRESS REPORTS
    1/12 - Confences 12:50-2:20pm
    1/13 - Conferences 6:00-8:00pm
    2/2 - REPORT CARDS
    3/8 - PROGRESS REPORTS
    3/17 - Confences 12:50-2:20pm
    4/8 - REPORT CARDS
    5/19 - PROGRESS REPORTS
    6/23 - REPORT CARDS