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Ms. Wood's Language Arts class

a stack of books
Language Arts


All assignments and information will be posted on Google Classroom.  Assignments will be posted on Fridays and are due on Thursdays by 11:59 pm.

Office Hours

I will be available M-F from 12:00 - 1:00 to answer any questions.  I will also be checking email and Google Classroom daily in order to answer questions and monitor student progress. 

Each class will have an assigned time to meet and chat using Google Hangouts.  The days and times are listed below and the link to the meeting is posted in Google Classroom. These meetings will be used as a time to check in, explain the week's assignments, share with other classmates, etc. If you can't make it to the meeting, each meeting will be recorded and posted on Google Classroom for you to watch whenever you can.

Period 1 - Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 - 10:50 am

Period 2 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 - 10:50 am

Period 3 - Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:20 am

Period 4 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 - 11:20 am


Attendance will be taken based on assignment completion in Google Classroom.


Grades will determined using the following rubric:





  • Student did not complete the week’s work.

  • Student showed no understanding of the standard(s).

  • Student attempted to complete the week’s work.

  • Student is approaching understanding of the standard(s).

  • Student met work completion expectations for the week.

  • Student demonstrated understanding of the standard(s).

  • Student went above and beyond the minimal work completion expectation for the week.

  • Quality of student work was above the standard(s).

In Language Arts, students will be reading fiction and non-fiction texts and writing essays.  While reading, students will analyze these texts for plot, character, theme, centeral idea, point of view and author's argument, along with summarizing texts.  While writing, students will compose narrative stories, agrumentative essays, and research essays.

Students will need a composition book that will stay in the classroom in addition to their binder and planner.