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Hey, I'm Annie Inman, and I'm super excited to be teaching 7th & 8th grade English! I'm new to the Charger staff this year. Recently, I graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Secondary Education with a focus in English. I grew up not too far away in Kimballton, Iowa, and currently reside in Exira, Iowa. 

This year I am teaching all 7th grade English and one group of 8th grade English. I have high expectations for my students' learning and want them to all succeed. We held a discussion over classroom expectations at the beginning of the year in each class and decided on our expectations together. Our classroom expectations all fall under two categories: Be Respectful and Be Responsible. I expect students to come to class prepared, on time, and ready to learn. Students are also expected to encourage one another, help each other, and listen openly to each others' opinions and ideas.

The first twenty minutes of class are dedicated to reading groups/interventions. From there, we get into our textbooks. This means that some days we are doing a lot of reading, other days we are doing a lot of writing. Our textbook units are super thorough and take some time getting through. There are only five units in both 7th and 8th grade textbooks. I will continue to update this as we continue moving through the units.

I am always here for any questions or concerns. Feel free to email me anytime. Please allow me 24 - 48 hours to reply to emails. I am also available to the students throughout the day. My schedule is:

1st period     English 7B

2nd period    English 7C

3rd period     English 7A

4th period      Prep          

5th period     English 8A

6th period     Study Hall

Great times for students to come in are in the mornings after 8 a.m., 4th period (11:37 - 1:26), and sixth block (2:30 - 3:30). 


Our 7th graders are currently reading Bethany Hamilton's "Soul Surfer". We are still in Unit 1 of our textbooks. The focus is Generations and how young people often learn from older people, but sometimes it works the other way around. The unit's Essential Questions is "What can one generation learn from another?". All of our readings from the unit focus on that question. 

Our 8th graders are currently reading the popular "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. Our class starts off with this. Then we get into our textbooks. The 8th graders are also in Unit 1 of their textbooks, titled "Rites of Passage". The focus of this unit is the topic of the experiences that one goes through on the path to adulthood. The Essential Question is "What are some milestones on the path to growing up?". 


 In my classroom, I have two large bookshelves mostly filled with books. Not quite half of the books were donated by Half Price Books in Des Moines and have an AC/GC Junior High stamp in them. The others are from my own personal library that I thought students might enjoy. These books have a stamp inside the front or back cover with my name on them. Students are allowed to check these books out. Students are to let me know, and I write down the book title, the student's name, and the date checked out. When they are returned, I write the date returned. I am pleased with the amount of books that students are reading. So far, I have not had any books not returned. However, if you happen to find a book with these stamps in them, please send them to school. Once we get a little further into the school year, I will be tallying the popularity of the books being checked out and the new books that I continue to purchase. With this information, I will update our "BookFlix" board in my classroom. It's still blank, but it's only October. Once I update this, I plan to post pictures. 

This page was last updated at 10/06/2019 3:49PM