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Tracey Shelby's Classroom Page

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This school year will be my 33nd year to teach and my 6th year at Redwater Junior High. My job is to remember that your child deserves my best every day! Working together with parents, I strive to boldly teach all students writing and reading skills as well as the value of self worth and kindness to others.
  • The English language arts and reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) embody the interconnected nature of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking through the seven integrated strands of developing and sustaining foundational language skills; comprehension; response; multiple genres; author's purpose and craft; composition; and inquiry and research. The strands focus on academic oracy (proficiency in oral expression and comprehension), authentic reading, and reflective writing to ensure a literate Texas. The strands are integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order to think critically and adapt to the ever-evolving nature of language and literacy.
  • The seven strands of the essential knowledge and skills for English language arts and reading are intended to be integrated for instructional purposes and are recursive in nature. Strands include the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and their application in order to accelerate the acquisition of language skills so that students develop high levels of social and academic language proficiency. Although some strands may require more instructional time, each strand is of equal value, may be presented in any order, and should be integrated throughout the year. It is important to note that encoding (spelling) and decoding (reading) are reciprocal skills. Decoding is internalized when tactile and kinesthetic opportunities (encoding) are provided. Additionally, students should engage in academic conversations, write, read, and be read to on a daily basis with opportunities for cross-curricular content and student choice.
7th Grade Writing Teacher
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1st period - 8:00-8:47


2nd period -8:51-9:38


3rd period- 9:42-10:29        Teaming

4th period 10:33-11:20


5th period 11:2412:11




Time 12:45-1:12 

6th period 1:16-2:03


7th period 2:072:54 Conference

8th period 2:58-3:45
Tutoring Times:
Wed.-Fri. 7:35-8:00 (PRIOR NOTICE NEEDED)