Win-E-Mac English

Welcome to Mr. Hanson's Language Arts Classroom!

Revamping and Refreshing

Welcome back! I’m so excited for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you’ve been to this “Win-E-Mac English” website before, you’ll notice that it’s undergone a significant facelift for the new school year. The theatre and testing sections of the site have been spun out to their own sites:

I’ve also totally revamped my Classroom Guidelines from a boring one-page doc to a slideshow! Check it out!

Lastly, I decided to paint an accent wall in my classroom. I could post a picture, but wouldn’t you rather come check it out for yourselves at Open House next week? Yeah? See you on Wednesday, August 30th from 5-7!

MCA Testing in Reading

Another new website that I’m working on is really a collection of resources to help students prepare for the Reading MCAs. There are activities, games, videos, information about specific reading strategies and skills, and more resources. I’m constantly adding more and more to this website, so keep going back to see if there’s anything new! Yes, the Reading MCA is in April, but it’s never too soon to start practicing and getting ready for it. Remember that the more you read, the better you get!

Some of my favorite resources are also included within the links in the sidebar. They include:

  • FreeRice.com: help end hunger by answering vocabulary questions!
  • ReadTheory.org: a great tool that offers reading activities for all levels!

If you know any reading resources that you think I should include here, please send them my way!

Win-E-Mac Drama Club

As a way to better communicate with students about upcoming theatre productions, I’ve created a separate website as well as a Google Classroom for what I’m calling “Drama Club”. Win-E-Mac puts on three productions every year, the All School Play for 7th-12th graders in November, the One Act Play for 10th-12th graders in January, plus the Junior High Play for 7th-9th graders in March. I’m also planning maybe one or two “improv game nights”.

  • Check out the new website by clicking on “Drama Club” in the menu above, or go to http://wemenglish.com/drama
  • Add yourself to the Google Classroom by clicking “+”, then “Join Class”, then enter the following code: mf07aa3.

Contact me if you have any questions about the plays at Win-E-Mac!

The Win-E-Mac Patriot Press

After several weeks of interviewing and writing, formatting and editing, my ten seniors and I are ready to present the April Issue of the new student-led school newspaper, which we are calling “The Patriot Press”.

If you prefer to read a printed copy, there will be some available in Mr. Hanson’s classroom (Room 52) tomorrow. Otherwise, the PDF is on the website below:

http://wempatriotpress.com

If you are interested in maybe writing for The Patriot Press next year, fill out the interest form on the website! Thanks, and happy reading!

Fast Food Shakespeare

The Junior High Play is only three weeks away! The students are getting excited to perform for the school and for the public. Want to come? Well, here are the details to add to your calendar (and here is a poster to print and share!):

Where: Win-E-Mac Arts & Events Center.
When: Saturday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Matinee: Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 p.m.

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