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Ms. Hughes Rogan
My name is Pamela Hughes Rogan, and I am originally from neighboring Foxborough. I graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In August of 1997, I graduated from Boston University with a Masters in Arts and Teaching in English education. This is my twenty-third year teaching at King Philip Middle, and I love it!!!
Office Hours: I will be available every TUESDAY after school for make-up work or extra help. If students are unable to make it on Tuesdays, I will be available on other days by appointment.
What will unified arts-literacy extra class be like this year?
In this trimester class, we will be fostering a love of reading and writing. Using a book club-like format, we will pleasure read and have read alouds. We will also be reading the #1 New York Times bestseller, Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt This is a wonderful, heartwarming novel that has truly memorable characters and explores the themes of family, friendship, and courage. In addition to A Fish in a Tree, we will also be reading the award winning graphic novel, El Deafo, by Cece Bell. El Deafo presents the themes of acceptance, friendship, and happiness in both a funny and touching way, and through the reading of this novel, students will learn that “our differences are our super powers.”
While reading these fabulous novels, students will learn active reading strategies that include making inferences, visualizing, clarifying, questioning, predicting, connecting, and evaluating. They will also learn to discuss literature in a meaningful way with their peers and complete a variety of activities to enhance their comprehension.
Students will also learn to write like the pros. They will be able to write descriptively, use figurative language while they are writing, and incorporate quotes and text evidence to support their ideas.
It is my goal that every student leaves my class both enjoying reading and having learned a few tips to become a colorful writer. 😊
Literacy Extra Essential Questions: The following are the essential questions for the literacy extra course. Throughout the term, we will be answering the following questions:
- What are the qualities of a good book?
- How do active reading strategies improve one’s reading comprehension?
- How does coming together and discussing a book enhance one’s reading experience?
- How can comprehending what is read be enhanced by an understanding of theme?
- How does text evidence help support a writer’s claim/argument?
- How does figurative language improve writing?
- How does a writer show and not tell when it comes to using details?
- How do authors develop characters?
Materials needed for literacy extra class: Students should have a three ring binder that is for literacy extra class only. It should be filled with lined paper. In addition, students are required to bring a pleasure reading book to class every day.
*** If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at
email@example.com or call me at school. The number is (508) 541-7324. My extension is 2122.
Pamela Hughes Rogan