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Welcome to room 101!  

Please visit Edmodo often to find all class resources!
I am delighted to be your teacher and for us all to be a part of another amazing year at RIS! 
We are in for an exciting year!
I will be posting a number of helpful links on a page appropriately entitled "Helpful Links." Each of these sites has a purpose.  And together they will allow us to practice some critical skills, deepen our thinking, and communicate more effectively.  It is very important that you sign up for Edmodo for this class as soon as you are given the code. We will hold literary discussions and collaborate here.  Additionally, I will offer helpful practice quizzes, intriguing polls, and links to great articles and podcasts.  I will also need you to sign up for HMH Collections in a couple of weeks, as we try out this powerful new virtual and digital textbook. 
Begin the year with a spirit of possibility!  There is nothing in this class you cannot do if you try!  Work hard!  Play!  Investigate!  Allow your curiosity to drive you toward deeper investigation and important discoveries!
Please remember to ask any and all questions...before an assignment is due or before you feel even slightly lost. I am here to help in any way that I can.  I look forward to seeing you develop your critical thinking skills and your unique writer's voice!
Mrs. McArthur

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All homework for the week will be posted on Edlio and Edmodo.  Your Edmodo code will be posted in class.  Edmodo will offer even more resources and opportunities to read and hear great articles and stories, as well as receive some helpful writing tips.