Welcome to Mrs. Dolsky's 7th and 8th Grade Language! & Study Skills ClassesName: Danielle DolskyEmail Address: Danielle.Dolsky@k21schools.orgPhone Number: (907) 228-7209Best times to contact me: Before 7:45 am, between 9:50-10:40am, or after 2:45 pmHi to all of the SMS students who are in my Language! or Study Skills classes and their parents!!I am looking forward to an exciting new year! First, I would like to share some basic information about how students earn grades in my classes.My classes revolve around the 4 P's:
I record my students' grades on a weekly basis. My students receive up to a maximum of 50 points per week. If a student is absent, he/she automatically receives 8 out of 10 points per day for an excused absence.
I teach the Language! program as an RTI method for Language Arts remediation. Language! is based on proven literacy research and provides direct instruction in six areas: phonemic awareness and phonics; word recognition and spelling; vocabulary and morphology; grammar and usage; listening and reading comprehension; and speaking and writing. My students have a weekly reading log that is due each Friday. If they forget their reading logs at home, they will have until the following Monday to turn it in for FULL credit.I have high expectations for all of my students. While I am firm and direct with my teaching style, I am nurturing and humorous as well. I realize our adolescent middle school students can be rewarding and challenging, yet I praise them for their successes and redirect them with their mistakes (as I see these as "learning opportunities"). If you ever have a concern, please take your time to let me know. I am more than happy to respond.