Darcy LaPanta

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Darcy LaPanta

Hello!

My name is Darcy and I teach English Language Arts teacher at the Mounds View eALC. I taught middle school for 22 years and this is my second year at the high school.  

My office hours are every Tuesday morning from 7:30-8:30am, but feel free to email me anytime! I use this time to get in contact with parents to let them know of the great progress students are making in my class and if they're missing any assignments!

You can reach me by email at darcy.lapanta@moundsviewschools.org or by phone at 651-621-6213. My room is Room 6, the first classroom on the right when you enter the school.

All students are all either enrolled in a Google Classroom. Students should log in to Classroom to find missing assignments, due dates, and work on their homework there. 

Quarter 1 Schedule:

1st hr(8:35-9:41): Literature and Composition 

2nd hr(9:45-10:53): Literature and Composition 

3rd hr(10:57-12:02): PREP

LUNCH: 12:05-12:35

4th hr(12:40-1:48): Literature and Composition 

5th hr(1:53-3:02): Literature and Composition 

  

Course Title: Literature and Composition

 

 

Students will read, discuss, and respond to a wide range of fiction and nonfiction materials (print, text, audio, visual). We will follow the reader's/writer's workshop model- which allows for a lot of student choice.  Students will have weekly individual conferences with teachers to "show what they know", ask specific questions, and monitor progress.  

Each Week:

  • 2 personal conferences (each day of in-class instruction)

  • 3 writing prompts (2 in-class and 1 distance- 2+ paragraphs each)

  • 60 minutes of reading (each week: 30 in-class and 30 distance- book of choice)

  • Attend 2 mini-lessons  (in class: 10 minutes each-show understanding of concept)

  • Independent Choice  (choose from each category & show progress each week)