In English this year our primary focus will be on writing.  Throughout the first quarter we will be writing argumentative essays using articles from credible sources as evidence.  During the second quarter we will shift our focus to informative essays.  In the third quarter we will concentrate on differentiating the informative essay from the argumentative essay in preparation for the AZMERIT.  Finally, in fourth quarter we will create narratives and emphasize creative writing.Little girl with a paper and a pencil that states I love writing

This year we are going to write between two and three essays a quarter and really focus on improving each draft.  We will focus on a proper introduction, including evidence with explanations in our body paragraphs, and a solid conclusion that really wraps up our writing for the reader.

Every student is expected to participate in class fully and come to class everyday prepared to learn.  I expect students to have respect for one another and myself and to help in creating a safe and enjoyable place to learn for everyone.  Students may need to utilize their school email at home in order to access assignments or contact their teachers.  I like to be able to easily keep in touch with parents, please take a moment to fill out this parent contact form in order to make communication an easy process.  I look forward to another fabulous year here at Summit Academy.

Below is a Suggested Supply List 2017-2018 School Year:

  • Two Spiral Notebooks
  • Highlighters (Blue, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Green)
  • 25 Pencils
  • Pens (Blue, Black, and Red)
  • Loose Leaf Paper (College Ruled)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks (4)