Have a great summer, stay safe, and keep reading!
Best wishes,
Ms. A.
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** Reminder: I will NOT be holding office hours Wednesday, 5/27. = Notificación: No realizaré mis horarios de oficina el miércoles 27 de mayo.** 
 

Mrs./Sra. Pamela Abston
abstonpj@pwcs.edu
ONLINE OFFICE HOURS:  12:00 - 1:30 WEDNESDAYS 
ONLINE EL INSTRUCTION6th Grade: 10:00 - 10:30 FRIDAYS 
ONLINE EL INSTRUCTION8th Grade: 10:30 - 11:00 FRIDAYS

May 22:  Hello, I still miss you! I hope everyone is doing well at home and staying busy by spending some time reading and writing most days of the week.  I would like you to focus this coming week primarily on one of the resources we have discussed in class online: MyOn.com.  I have created projects for you there, which I'd like you to try.  You can get to MyOn.com directly from Clever.  If you need help logging into Clever, send me an email.  The books I've chosen for you are read aloud, and you can turn that feature off if you want to.  They're all interesting and I know you'll enjoy at least some of them.  You can also choose other books, and there are many books in languages other than English.  I'm going to check on your progress with MyOn.com on Friday, May 29.  Try to finish the selection I've assigned to you by then.   Meanwhile, let me know via email what you think of the site. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones and enjoy this holiday weekend.  I'll see you next week.  
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Hola, todavía los extraño a todos! Espero que a todos les vaya bien en casa y se mantengan ocupados pasando algún tiempo leyendo y escribiendo la mayoría de los días de la semana. Me gustaría que se concentren esta semana próxima principalmente en uno de los recursos que hemos discutido en clase en línea: MyOn.com. He creado proyectos para ustedes allí, y me gustaría que lo intentaran. Ustedes pueden acceder a MyOn.com directamente desde CleverSi necesitan ayuda para iniciar sesión en Clever, envíeme un Email. Los libros que he elegido para ustedes se leen en voz alta, y pueden desactivar esa función si lo desean. Todos son interesantes y sé que ustedes disfrutarán al menos algunos de ellos. Ustedes también pueden elegir otros libros, y hay muchos libros en otros idiomas además del inglés. Voy a verificar su progreso con MyOn.com el viernes 29 de mayo. Intenten terminar la selección que les he asignado antes de esa fecha. Mientras tanto, háganme saber por Email qué piensan ustedes del sitio. Cuídate y cuida a tus seres queridos y disfruta de este fin de semana festivo. Los veo la semana que viene.
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April 24: Latest Update to Your Literacy Resources from Mrs. Abston

La actualización más reciente de sus recursos de competencia lectora de la Sra. Abston

*Hello, Wonderful Learners!  I am re-posting this information here to make it accessible in multiple places. = ¡Hola, maravillosos alumnos! Estoy volviendo a publicar esta información aquí para que sea accesible en varios lugares.*

*All of this fun work will help you guys increase your English literacy, which will help you raise your WIDA ACCESS scores. = Toda esta divertida actividad los ayudará a aumentar su dominio del inglés, lo que los ayudará a aumentar sus puntajes en el examen WIDA ACCESS.*

*On most of these sites, I have carefully chosen resources for you, but all of the work is optional, and none of it will be graded.  I hope you will let me know, through email or TEAMS, how you like the activities and how you are doing with them. I will look at the websites often to see how you are doing and offer comments and information that will help you learn, but I will not give you any type of score, evaluation, or grade. = He publicado aquí algunos enlaces a herramientas de aprendizaje que te invito a usar mientras estás en casa. En la mayoría de estos sitios, he elegido cuidadosamente los recursos para usted, pero todo el trabajo es opcional, y ninguno será calificado. Espero que me haga saber, por correo electrónico o TEAMS, cómo le gustan las actividades y cómo le va con ellas. Revisaré los sitios web a menudo para ver cómo le está yendo y ofreceré comentarios e información que lo ayudarán a aprender, pero no le daré ningún tipo de puntaje, evaluación o calificación.*

 

  1. Quizlet

     

    My Period 2 and 4 Students: https://quizlet.com/join/wJ4YwEHPR

     

    My Other Students: https://quizlet.com/join/7KccMMqtY 

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  2. Quizziz:

    https://quizizz.com/join?class=N130511

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  3. Epic! :

    www.getepic.com/students  

    Class Code ybr2774

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  4. Kidsa-z

    Please send me an email at abstonpj@pwcs.edu to ask me what your password is. = Por favor envíeme un correo electrónico a abstonpj@pwcs.edu para preguntarme cuál es su contraseña.

                 Step/paso 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com  

                 Step/paso 2: Enter or choose my username, goodbooks76   = Ingrese o elija mi nombre de usuario, goodbooks76

                 Step/paso 3: Find your username on the class chart =  Encuentra tu nombre de usuario en la tabla de clases.

                 Step/paso 4: Click on your password  icons = Haz clic en los iconos que son tu contraseña personal.

    After logging in, under “Your all-time super stats and stuff,” choose “Level Up” to read and listen to the books I have chosen for you.  When you finish each book, click on the ? to do the quiz for that book.  You will earn points and rewards as you complete the books at each reading level and move up to the next level. 

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  5. typing.com(This will help you guys with your WiDA ACCESS test next year! = ¡Esto los ayudará con su examen WiDA ACCESS el próximo año!)

    https://www.typing.com/join#5E99D5CC77DE9

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  6. ESL Library (For my Level 3 and 4 EL students in 6th and 8th periods)

                 www.esllibrary.com/students   

                 Select: "Make a new account (I am new!)"

                 Enter the class code and the secret word, and then follow the prompts to set up an account.

                 You will automatically join my class after creating an account.

    Class Code:  602746

    Secret Word:  love

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  7. MyOn.com (For my Period 2 students)

Log into www.myon.com from CLEVER and see what I have chosen for you.  =  Inicie sesión en www.myon.com desde CLEVER y vea lo que he elegido para ustedes.

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8.  
BrainPop

www.brainpop.com

Username: Mrs.Abston

Password/contraseña: learnEnglish1

Other cool, free stuff:

www.dailyesl.com  

www.stories.audible.com



And, as always, you can find my classrooms by logging into/ Y, como siempre, puedes encontrar mis aulas iniciando sesión en
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March 25, 2020: Please open “A Message from Mrs. Abston” under “Files and Documents” on the left for information on how we can work together during this unusual time to continue learning and growing.  There, and also in TEAMS, you will find details on the learning opportunities I have created and selected for you.  I will be updating the information and communicating with you every week, so be sure to visit TEAMS, or here, as often as you can.  Remember that we are working together, when we can, because we love to learn.  No work is required right now, and nothing will be graded. I miss you, care about you, and look forward to working with you in the coming weeks. =  25 de marzo de 2020. Abra por favor " A Message from Mrs. Abston " en " Files and Documents " a la izquierda para obtener información sobre cómo podemos trabajar juntos durante este tiempo inusual para continuar aprendiendo y creciendo. Allí, y también en TEAMS, encontrarán detalles sobre las oportunidades de aprendizaje que he creado y seleccionado para ustedes. Actualizaré la información y me comunicaré con ustedes todas las semanas, así que asegúrete de visitar TEAMS, o aquí, con la mayor frecuencia posible. Recuerde que estamos trabajando juntos, cuando podemos, porque nos encanta aprender. No se requiere trabajo en este momento, y nada será calificado. Te extraño, me preocupo por ti, y espero trabajar contigo en las próximas semanas.

For Mrs. Abston's instructional Calendar, please visit her 8th grade site and select "Calendar" on the left.  Sixth grade learning targets are listed there for this mixed-grade-level class. =  Para ver el calendario de instrucción de la Sra. Abston, visite su sitio de octavo grado y elija "Calendario" a la izquierda. Los objetivos de aprendizaje de sexto grado se enumeran allí para esta clase de niveles mixtos.

Standards and Learning Targets Reached Prior to March 16, 2020:

Unit 1: Sharing My Story

  1. WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards
    • Social and Instructional language (Standard 1) +
    • The language of Language Arts (Standard 2)
    • The language of Science (Standard 4)
    • The language of Mathematics(Standard 3)
    • The language of Social Studies (Standard 5)

       

  2. VA Content Standards of Learning (SOLs)*

 

8.2 The student will develop and deliver multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.

c) Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.

g) Evaluate presentations.

 

  1. The student will apply knowledge of word origins and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.

    e) Use word-reference materials to determine meanings and etymology.

     

  2. The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    1. Analyze how authors’ development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone convey meaning.

      j) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

       

  1. The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
    1. Identify the main idea.
    2. Summarize the text, identifying supporting details.

      k) Evaluate, organize, and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.

       

  1. The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    1. Engage in writing as a recursive process.
    2. Choose intended audience and purpose.
    3. Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
    4. Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.

       

  2. The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

    g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

     

    Learning Targets Met in This Unit

     1.         I can explain my prewriting strategy.

     2.         I can use a dictionary to find the meaning and spelling of a word.

     3.         I can communicate my story verbally and non-verbally.

     4.         I can describe how I will improve my writing.

     5.         I can justify the ways the mentor texts helped me organize my writing.

     6.         I can share connections between texts and my personal experiences.

     7.         I can discuss the main idea and supporting details of what I read.

     

     Unit 2: Owning My Choices

     

  1. WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards
    • Social and Instructional language (Standard 1)
    • The language of Language Arts (Standard 2)
    • The language of Science (Standard 4)
    • The language of Mathematics (Standard 3)
    • The language of Social Studies (Standard 5)

    VA Content Standards of Learning (SOLs)*

  2. 8.1 The student will participate in, collaborate in, and report on small-group learning activities.

    a) Assume responsibility for specific group tasks and share responsibility for collaborative work within diverse teams. b) Exhibit willingness to make necessary compromises to accomplish a goal. c) Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems. e) Make statements to communicate agreement or tactful disagreement with others’ ideas. g) Use self-reflection to evaluate one’s own role in preparation and participation in smallgroup activities.

     8.5 The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.

    b) Identify cause-and-effect relationships and their impact on plot.

     8.6 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.

    j) Identify cause-and-effect relationships.

     8.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

    f) Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that advocates a position. g) Clearly state and defend a position with reasons and evidence from credible sources.

     Learning Targets Met in This Unit

     1. I can talk with a group about how to divide up work and work together respectfully towards a common goal.

     2. I can explain cause and effect relationships found in the mentor text.

     3. I can write a thesis statement and support it using credible evidence.

     4. I can explain how reflective writing helps me make meaning of my work.

     

    Unit 3: Effects of Media

     

  1. WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards
    • Social and Instructional language (Standard 1)
    • The language of Language Arts (Standard 2)
    • The language of Science (Standard 4)
    • The language of Mathematics (Standard 3)
    • The language of Social Studies (Standard 5)
    • VA Content Standards of Learning (SOLs)*
  2.  8.3 The student will analyze, develop, and produce creative or informational media messages.

    a) Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations. Use media and visual literacy skills to create products to express new understandings.  c) Evaluate sources for relationships between intent and factual content.  f) Evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind media presentation(s).

 

Learning Targets Met in This Unit

  1.  I can explain how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.
  2. I can influence the beliefs of an audience by using media and visual literacy skills.
  3. I can describe how an author’s viewpoint influences my interpretation of factual content.
  4. I can clarify the difference between a fact and an opinion.
  5. I can explain why it is important to analyze and cite sources.

 

* 8th grade standards are listed.  The curriculum is adapted for the 6th grade students in the class and the corresponding 6th grade standards are addressed in each unit.



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September 2019 Class Description:

Welcome to Mrs. Abston's Level 1 English Language Development class.  I am honored to be working with your children this year.  This class is for beginning English Learners and focuses on building students' proficiency in social and instructional English, as well as the language of social studies, mathematics, language arts, and the sciences. We build our learning experiences around the PWCS ELD curriculum.  Our learning paths include reading fluency activities, word work, guided reading and writing, and extensive oral language practice. I look forward to working collaboratively with you as we celebrate your child's journey toward English language proficiency.  = Bienvenidos a la clase de Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés de Nivel 1 de la Sra. Abston. Me siento honrada de trabajar con sus hijos este año. Esta clase es para estudiantes que recién comienzan su viaje en inglés y se enfoca en desarrollar el dominio de los estudiantes en inglés social e instructivo, así como el lenguaje de los estudios sociales, las matemáticas, las artes del lenguaje y las ciencias. Desarrollamos nuestras experiencias de aprendizaje en torno al plan de estudios ELD de PWCS. Nuestras rutas de aprendizaje incluyen actividades de fluidez de lectura, trabajar en la ortografía y el significado de las palabras, lectura y escritura guiadas, y una extensa práctica de lenguaje oral. Espero con interés trabajar en colaboración con usted mientras celebramos el viaje de su hijo hacia el dominio del idioma inglés. 

 

 


 

 

Class Schedule: 

 

Period 1/2

Period 3

Period 4

Period 5

Period 6

Period 7

Period 8

 English Language Development, ELP Level 1

Planning

 Co-Taught Language Arts 8, ELP Levels 1 and 2 

 Co-Taught Civics 8, ELP Levels 1 and 2, Sheltered Inclusion

Co-Taught Language Arts 8, ELP Levels 3 and 4

Planning

Co-Taught Language Arts 8, ELP Levels 3 and 4