Hello! My name is Collette Loch, and I am looking forward to starting my second year here at Pierz Healy High School. This year, I will be teaching 7th Grade English, 7th Grade Writing Lab, and 8th Grade Writing Lab.
My Daily Class Schedule
Period 1 7th Grade English
Period 2 P.L.C.
Period 3 7th Grade English
Period 4 7th Grade English
Period 5 Prep
Period 6 7th Grade English
Period 7 7th Grade Writing Lab
Period 8 8th Grade Writing Lab
What We Will Cover in Room 110
7th Grade English
We'll be reading selected stories from our literature book, as well as several novels; studying grammar; practicing the art of speaking and listening through group projects and presentations; and writing.
7th/8th Grade Writing Lab
We'll be exploring the rules of grammar to help us become stronger writers, writing several different types of essays, and practicing the skill of listening and speaking through group projects and presentations.
Reading Counts Information
This is a school wide reading initiative where you will read books of your choice throughout the school year. Below is a list of Reading Counts guidelines that will be followed in 7th Grade English.
1. Students are expected to read 250,000 words per quarter.
2. Students may have to read more than one book to reach the 250,000-word requirement.
3. Students will only receive credit for the words they have read and successfully tested.
Example: 72,000 words read and tests passed equals 72/250 points. 250,000 words read and tests passed equals 250/250 points.
4. Students must tell Ms. Loch what books they are reading for Reading Counts via Google Forms.
5. Students are encouraged to read books of their choice above 500 Lexile.
6. Students will need to get books approved by their teacher that are below 500 Lexile.
7. A passing score on a reading counts test is a 7/10 or higher.
8. Students may take a test twice, but they need to wait 24 hours between tests.
9. Students who cheat on Reading Counts tests WILL NOT receive credit for those tests.
Example: Taking a test for someone else, only watching a movie, testing with a book open, etc.
10. Students will keep track of their words with their Reading Counts tracking file.