STUDENT INFORMATION CARD Name: Home Address: Grade: Student #


Birthday: Cell Phone: Home Phone: Email:


PARENT/GUARDIAN/CAREGIVER INFORMATION Mother’s Name: Home Address: Father’s Name: Home Address

Employer: Cell Phone: Work Phone: E-mail:

Employer: Cell Phone: Work Phone:

© Lee Ann Spillane

CLASS SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 Class Name Teacher Room Number

List the last three movies you saw and with whom you saw them. 1. 2. 3.

The last three movies I saw were 1. Wall-e with my son, Collin 2. Mamma Mia! with my friends Lee, Janet and Lynnette 3. Dan in Real Life with my husband, Rick

List the last three things you read (books, articles, magazines, etc) that were memorable. 1. 2. 3.

The last three things I read that were memorable are
1. Whirlwind The Caretaker Triology Book 2 by David Klass 2. Host by Stephanie Meyer 3. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

List the last three places you visited that were memorable. 1. 2. 3.

The last three places I’ve visited that were memorable are 1. The History Center in downtown Orlando 2. The Orlando Museum of Art 3. Sanibel Island

© Lee Ann Spillane

Name Date 1. Today I am 2. Reading is 3. After school I like to 4. My idea of a good time is 5. Writing is 6. When I read, I 7. Adventure stories are 8. True-life stories are 9. I like books about 10. My favorite subject is 11. I like to read when 12. When my parents 13. Comic books 14. At home we have 15. I feel proud when 16. On weekends I 17. School is 18. When I finish high school, 19. If teachers read 20. I’d read more if
© Adapted from Dr. Janet Allen, It’s Never Too Late with permission by Lee Ann Spillane

Writing Profile

Name: __________________________ Period: ______

Look at the writing process continuum below. Circle all that apply to YOUR own process for writing. Invention/Prewriting * making lists * drawing pictures * using an organizer * freewriting * creating a bubble map * reading * talking about what you’re going to write Drafting *freewriting * outlining * using a word processor Revising * D.R.A.P.E.S. * adding details * changing the order * deleting words/sentences/etc. * rewriting * rewriting the lead * adding or subtracting parts Editing * read backwards * check spelling * use spell check * read line by line * exchange with friend * look for errors * ask parent or teacher to review Publishing * post to blog/website * post to MySpace or FB * print and share * send to magazine or publisher

What is your opinion of writing?

What are you good at as a writer?

What would you like to learn to do better in writing?

What is your best writing memory?

What is your worst writing memory?

Lee Ann Spillane Cypress Creek High School 1101 Bear Crossing Drive Orlando, FL 32824 school: 407.894.3400 cell: 321/945.7984

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Welcome to AVID at Cypress Creek High School! Independent reading is a part of our curriculum. Students are expected to choose their own reading material, to read daily and to write about what they read. To that end, our classroom contains a large library of fiction and nonfiction books. Classroom library books range from pictures books, young adult fiction and audio books from the Plugged-In to Reading collection to classics and popular novels by such authors as John Grisham, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz. I would like to you to be aware of the fact that some of these novels may contain adult language and or content. I am careful in my selection of books and I am constantly aware of titles that may contain offensive material. Because of this, I ask you to be active in your child’s reading. Ask them what titles they have chosen and are currently reading. Reading broadly builds vocabulary and increases a student’s reading and writing fluency. Furthermore, reading widely enables students to broaden their knowledge and experience base and it allows them to view the world from a variety of perspectives. For this and other reasons, independent reading is very much a part of class and is built into every class period. In our democratic society, I feel strongly that books be available to students, but never would I go against your wishes by allowing them to read something of which you did not approve. That is why I encourage you to visit our classroom, browse our classroom library, and read the books your children are reading. Some of our titles deal with issues that we see discussed on television, in the media, in movies, or even at home. Such issues include teenage pregnancy, AIDS, teenage drinking or drug use, abuse and a host of other topics. The books on our shelves deal with these subjects in a realistic and sensitive manner, staying away from blatant and gratuitous shock value. I can promise that no book will be knowingly allowed into our room if it is offensive just for the sake of being offensive. If you have any questions or concerns about what or how your child is reading during independent reading, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your students and I know that with your support we can enable all students to enjoy reading and become lifelong learners and readers. Sincerely, Lee Ann Spillane

My student, _________________________, has permission to read and check books out of the classroom library.

Parent or Guardian Signature: ______________________________________________________

Please sign and return by the first Friday of the school year.

Parent Information Form
Mother’s Name: cell phone: email: Employer: Father’s Name: cell phone: email: Employer:

Work Phone:

Work Phone:

Please write me a short note about your child. You may write me in English or in Spanish on this paper or on a separate sheet of paper which you attach. Please have your child return the note by Friday of the first week of school; it is a homework grade. In addition please visit the parent page of our class website at and complete the online form, so that I may make an email group to send you updates about what is happening in class.

In your note please tell me about the following: -your child’s strengths and challenges in school -your goals for your child this year in school -your child as a reader and writer -anything else I may need to know to better teach your child this year

Within the first few weeks of school, I also mine the data.

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