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Yolanda Davis

Our first novel: Pictures of Hollis Woods
Our first novel: Pictures of Hollis Woods
English 8

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

If absent Monday, take the No Red Ink Diagnostic Test Unit 4

Click the login link and then click STUDENT. Login with Google.


Even though test says Late, you may still take it. 


Remember, the diagnostic test does not count for anything more than an assessment of your proficiency with commonly confused words.


It gives you a starting point for your learning needs with lessons of this unit

Assigned: 01/14/19 Category: Work Habits Points: 3 Due: 01/16/19

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: 02/02/19

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: 01/15/19 Category: Work Habits Points: 3 Due: 01/16/19

About Me

I started teaching almost twenty years ago, in Los Angeles, before moving to the Bay Area. I am very passionate about writing and I like working with students. Before teaching, I spent nearly twenty years working for an airline, traveling and discovering the world. These days, when I'm not teaching, I like having fun with my husband and our 9 year old daughter. During the summer we enjoy camping, hanging out at Santa Cruz Beach and exploring the redwoods of nearby state parks, splashing around in the pool and visiting family in Sacramento. A few of my favorite things are jewelry making, gardening, camping, reading, writing, traveling and being as close to nature as possible. I also like creating wonderful meals for friends and family. I love my new kitchen!


We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


It always seems impossible until it's done. 

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.

Nelson Mandela





Mothers Day 2013
Colonel, Yolanda and Christie Davis
Yolanda Davis Locker
9/6/17 10:16 AM