Article of the Week

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Dear CLA families,

We are excited to introduce our first article of the week! Each Monday, all of our students will get an article of the week to read and complete the associated activities. The article and questions are due back the following Monday for a mastery grade in English class. Articles will also be posted on the CLA website. Download the first article here: 1 – Pumpkins from another planet

The purpose of the article of the week is to strengthen our scholars’ reading comprehension, particularly with informational/nonfiction texts. The activities that follow are designed to provide a variety of practice opportunities with vocabulary, part A/part B questions, summarizing, and text evidence, all areas of growth for our students based on their interim exam (practice NGA) results.

You can support your student by reading the article of the week with him or her and discussing the questions. You are welcome to read the questions with your student and to discuss your thought process for answering the questions, but make sure your student completes the activities without significant help.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions!

CLA humanities team

CLA Anti-Bullying Week

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CLA students and faculty celebrated Anti-Bullying Week several ways through crew and community activities. Eighth graders examined the content and language of our anti-bullying policy. Seventh graders wrote raps and sixth graders created posters and skits. During Friday’s community meeting, Ms. Boughner and Ms. Missroon’s class presented an excellent skit, and LeDon “Leon” Howard presented the following original rap:
We running up on all of these punk bullies
Try to intimidate, we gon eliminate, all of that stuff fully
We will not hesitate, rise up and levitate about the petty put downs
Supporting our crew, we know what to do, bullies are gettin shut down
People who thrive, hurting our lives, I don’t understand what thy thinking’
We will not tolerate any of that in our class, send ‘em to Franklin
Dean’s Office, if you get physical and I forgot to mention
There’s only one way it can end, and that’s a suspension