Welcome to BMS reading! Students in my classes range from 6-8th grade. Our curriculum is called Read to Achieve. This program helps students to learn comprehension strategies that students can apply to content-area classes, particularly science and social studies. Students will read informational passages, learn to take notes from textbooks and classroom lectures, study from notes, and comprehend content-area text. Each unit has five lessons and there is an assessment at the end of each unit.
I highly suggest your encourage your child to read for at least twenty minutes each day. There are also so many amazing audio books your child can listen to or follow along to as they read. Many students find this more enjoyable than reading on their own. Personally, I am always listening to a book in the car on my commute with an app called Audible.
As of 4/1/20, I will have the following "office hours" where I will be available to answer questions you have about assignments.
Monday - Friday 9:05-10:05 am and 1:00-2:00 pm will be my office hours when I will be available to answer questions via a phone call or in a Zoom meeting. In order to set this up, please join our class on the Remind app using this link: Ms. Dixon's Remind Class App Here I can communicate with you through the app (you can download it on your smart phone. You can ask me questions there anytime! I will also respond to all emails within 24 hours. If for some reason I did not, please send me a message via Remind, as sometimes emails can go to our "junk." Students must email me using their SCHOOL email addresses. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also join our Google Classroom Account by going to https://classroom.google.com/u/0/h
-click on the + sign in the upper right hand side
-click on "join class" and then enter the following code based on your period.
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