Before your teacher jumps into teaching, it's a good idea to find out what you have already mastered, what you are still improving in, and what is totally new. These assessments will help determine what we'll be spending our time on in class and at home.
Have you ever had a conversation with somebody, then, in the middle, realized they don't really know what they are talking about? In order to make sure we actually understand the texts we will be working with, we'll be applying a strategy Mr. Charles developed for approaching texts: GASSTOP
After you encounter a text you'll be discussing them in groups and in writing. To ensure that you effectively communicate, be sure to use chunk paragraphs.