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Family Is So Important. Yes, They Do Grow Up Quickly!

Elizabeth(Betsi) Jamison

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

 Maya Angelou

English 8

Membean 20 minutes Week # 1 due Thursday at 9 PM.


1. *Remember, your login ( all lowercase letters):

first name_last name_cwms. 

2. Your password is ID# and your ID number.


Complete weekly Membean minutes by Thursday at 9 PM.

I check weekly minutes Friday morning before school starts!



1. Membean checks for understanding and gives mini-quizzes throughout the practice sessions. Once a student demonstrates understanding, Membean introduces new words.

Assigned: 01/14/19 Category: Work Habits Points: 3 Due: 01/17/19

NRI Growth Quiz on Friday- (must be taken with teacher at school) Unit 4 Punctuation with Conjunctions- Coordinating (FANBOYS).

Learning Targets Assessed: 


1. Students can identify coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS).


2. Students can recognize how a coordinating conjunction is being used and then decide whether or not a comma is necessary.


3. Students can use or exclude commas with coordinating conjunctions depending on the structure of the sentence.

Assigned: 01/14/19 Category: Language Standard Points: 3 Due: 01/18/19

NRI Unit 4 Practice Lessons: Practice as needed for Friday quiz.

Assigned: 01/14/19 Category: Work Habits Points: 0 Due: 01/18/19

ORB or Narrative Writing on Friday after NRI quiz.

Assigned: 01/14/19 Category: Work Habits Points: 0 Due: 01/18/19

GC# 33: Narrative Writing from The Creativity Project- final draft turned in on time.

After choosing your prompt and an idea for your response, use the document on GC # 33 for your final draft of your story. See me if you are using another  way to tell your story. For example, writing a story in the graphic or cartoon format. You may draft on it first and then revise and edit as needed. Please see copies of the support materials I have attached, too.

Assigned: 01/15/19 Category: Work Habits Points: 3 Due: 02/01/19


High School: Sir Francis Drake, Marin County, CA

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Oregon State University

Graduate Work: UC Berkeley, California State University East Bay

Credential:  Professional Clear Multiple Subject; Supplementary Authorization: English, Social Science

Clear Cross Cultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate

Notes attached to assignments or in English Course Locker.

A Little About Me

Spending my days teaching kids English/Language Arts 8 at CW is truly a blessing. Middle school kids are a joy! I am thankful for so many things: my good health, my wonderful husband of 46 years, Clark; my three grown children and their spouses; nine grandchildren, aged 21 years down to 12 years (two away at college in LA and Utah, two in high school in Roseville, three attend SRVUSD high schools, and two in middle school-one is currently at CW. Also, being able to spend all summer and other spare moments in Incline Village, Nevada is another blessing! 

Favorite Quotes:

"There are two ways you can live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein

"Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character." William Arthur Ward

"You are the same today that you'll be five years from now except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read." Mac McMillan

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

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Having nine grandkids is the best!
Having nine grandkids is the best!