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Ms. Tiffany Fiehn Thor
Willow Wood Jr. High - Room 210
7th Grade English Language Arts
8th Grade Reading
(281) 357-3030 x1231

Conference period: 7:40 - 8:28 (1st period)
Tutorials: Monday @ 7:15a.m. and 3:15 p.m.


Hello there!
 
Welcome to 7th grade ELA and 8th grade Reading! I'm looking forward to a great 2017-18 school year, and getting to know my students and their families.

As for me, I graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in English. Prior to joining the Tomball ISD family, I taught both traditional and online courses at the UH Writing Center, worked with the Apollo 20 Program at Lee High School in Houston ISD, and tutored through Varsity Tutors. The parent-teacher relationship is extremely important to me regardless of the age(s) I'm teaching, so you can expect to hear from me regularly!

I myself have 2 children, both currently enrolled in the district. Since moving to Tomball in 2012 I've been continually impressed with the district from a parenting standpoint, and continue to be impressed as an educator. For me, there is no greater joy than being a part of a whole that fosters both academic and personal growth, as is the case with TISD.

My mission for my classes is to not only help each student reach his/her potential, but also to equip all children with tools that will help them succeed long after they leave WWJH.
 

Classes

Recent Posts

ELA Week of April 30 - May 4

Monday 
Warm Up: Plot Diagrams
Focus: Inferencing/ Drawing inferences from cartoons
 
Tuesday 
Warm Up: Theme/Plot Diagram
Focus: Inferencing/ Drawing inferences from receipts
 
Wednesday
Warm Up: Summaries
Focus: Reading Practice/ "Happily Ever After..."
 
Thursday 
Warm Up: Point of View
Checkpoint Test - Fiction/Nonfiction/Drama
 
Friday
Warm Up: Main Idea
Complete Checkpoint
Free Read
 

ELA Week of April 23 - 27

Monday 
Reading Passage/Packet
 
Tuesday 
"Defenseless Creatures" play
 
Wednesday
"Just a Trim" play/comparison with "Defenseless Creature"
 
 
Thursday 
 
Mythology reading passage
 
Friday
Complete mythology/hero's journey

ELA Week of April 16 - 20

Monday 
Play Previews
 
Tuesday 
Grammar Warm Up
Complete Reading Rikki Tiki Tavi
 
Wednesday
Grammar Warm Up
Rikki Tiki Tavi Plot diagram
 
Thursday 
Grammar Warm Up
Rikki Tiki Tavi Plot diagram - DUE AT END OF CLASS
 
Friday
Reading Passage

Autistic Basketball Player hits 3 Pointers

This is a classroom favorite - Jason Mcelwain, the autistic basketball player, hits 3 pointers during an exciting game - for the win!

ELA Week of April 2 - 6

Monday 
Grammar Warm Up
Revise/Edit Warm Up
Focus: Transitions
 
Tuesday - LIBRARY AS NEEDED
Grammar Warm Up
Revise/Edit Warm Up
Draft Essay
 
 
Wednesday
Grammar Warm Up
Revise/Edit Warm Up
Peer Edit / Mini conferences
 
Thursday 
Grammar Warm Up
Revise/Edit Warm Up
Peer Edit / Mini conferences
 
Friday
Reading Passage

Arthur's Inspirational Transformation

A paratrooper who's told he'll never walk again finds the courage and hope to turn his life around.

Mandy Hayden: Deaf Singer Songwriter Inspires Simon

This is the remarkable story of the singer who went deaf at age 18, but still went on to win a spot on America's Got Talent

ELA Week of March 19-23

Monday - NO SCHOOL
 
 
Tuesday 
Warm Ups
Mini Lesson: Revising/Editing
Quick Write: What I did over spring break
 
Wednesday
Warm Ups
Mini Lesson: Revising/Editing
Essay Prompt Cards: Inside/Outside Examples
 
Thursday 
Warm Ups
Mini Lesson: Revising/Editing
Writing Activity: Lead Creation
 
Friday
Reading Passage