Mrs. Butler



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Mrs. Butler

Welcome to 7th ELAR!



phone: 830-257-2204

Conference time: 12:00-12:45


Our big ideas in this course are

Daily Independent Reading

Daily Writing

Effective Communication Skills

Critical Thinking

I love teaching middle schoolers, and I am passionate about reading. This is my 3rd year at HPMS, having previously taught in Conroe, North Carolina, and Austin. I have been a teacher for 15 years, teaching everything from 4th grade to seniors in high school. I am currently work on my masters in Library Science from UNT and hope to one day be a librarian here in KISD. 

Students can come in for extra help before school (@ 7:15am), during lunches, or after school (until 4pm).


    Big Ideas / TEKS: Revising and editing practice, characterization, symbolism, independent reading


    Monday, 9/23

    • Journal – editing
    • Parts of Speech and diagramming review
    • Character Profile project – review assignment details, finish planning sheet, begin final draft when ready
    • Independent Reading / Book Reviews – book spines

    Tuesday, 9/24

    • Journal
    • Parts of Speech assessment
    • Work on Character Profile
    • Independent Reading / Book Reviews

    Wednesday, 9/25

    • Counselor Lesson in cafeteria
    • Finish and turn in final draft of character profile
    • Independent Reading – post book reviews as needed

    Thursday, 9/26

    • Journal
    • Catch up day – missing work, make up work, extended time completion
    • Independent Reading

    Friday, 9/27 – LAST DAY OF THE SIX WEEKS

    • Revising and Editing PreTest
    • Independent Reading



    Monday, 9/9

    • Journal – Every Day Edit
    • Preposition song – tape into journal; finish sentence diagramming competition
    • Review “Seventh Grade” (direct and indirect characterization)
    • Plot diagram notes in journal – discuss and annotate plot in “Seventh Grade”
    • Independent Reading

    Tuesday, 9/10

    • Journal – Independent Reading connection with characterization
    • Conflict notes – “Dustin” short film, connect with “Thank You Ma’am” and “Seventh Grade”
    • Conflict and plot - “Fox and Mouse” short; conflict sort game
    • Independent Reading


    Wednesday, 9/11

    • Journal – Personal reflection
    • Figurative language notes inserts
    • “Oranges” – poster activity, poetry process (3 reads)
    • Independent Reading

    Thursday, 9/12

    • Journal – Good News!
    • Text connections between “Thank You, Ma’am,” “Seventh Grade,” and “Oranges”
    • Topic/Theme/Prompt Trifold
    • Personal Narrative Prompts
    • Independent Reading

    Friday, 9/13

    • “Seventh Grade” / “Oranges” Test
    • IStation Lexile lesson
    • Work on Book Reviews