CONTACT INFORMATION:

The best way to contact me is by email at:

watkinsj@issaquah.wednet.edu 

OR by calling me at 425 837-6991. I'm not available by phone during class, but will check messages each day after school.

Weekly Agenda and Upcoming Events
  • Monday, JUNE 15th: THIS WEEK IN READ 180

    MONDAY, JUNE 15th ALL YOU HAVE TO DO THIS WEEK IS COMPLETE THIS SURVEY! No Student app this week unless you need to make up time/sessions. I will count work done through 3 pm this Friday, June 19th. Click the following link to complete the&nbsp...
    • 15 Jun 2020
  • Monday, June 8th: THIS WEEK IN READ 180

    MONDAY, JUNE 8th                                                               &nbs...
    • 8 Jun 2020
  • JUNE 1st-4th: THIS WEEK IN READ 180

    MONDAY, JUNE 1st                                                                 &nb...
    • 2 Jun 2020
  • Tuesday, May 26th: THIS WEEK IN READ 180

    TUESDAY, MAY 26th    MY OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK:  Tuesday through Thursday 1:00-2:30.   I check email and this TEAMS  site regularly throughout the day Monday-Friday.   READ 180 Assignment ...
    • 26 May 2020
  • Tuesday, May 19th--ASB Elections TODAY: VOTE before 3:30 p.m. TODAY

    VOTE THROUGH STUDENT ACCESS Log-on to Student Access (Skyward) and vote for your 2020-21 ASB officers and representatives. VOTING CLOSES AT 3:30 today.
    • 19 May 2020
  • THS WEEK IN READ 180: May 18th-22nd

    MY OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK:  Monday through Thursday 1:00-2:30.   I check email and  your Read 180 TEAMS  site regularly throughout the day Monday-Friday.   READ 180 Assignment for this week ...
    • 18 May 2020
  • THIS WEEK IN READ 180: MAY 11th-15th

    MONDAY, MAY 11th                                                                  &...
    • 11 May 2020
  • This Week in READ 180: May 4th-May 8th

       MY OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK:  Monday through Thursday 1:00-2:30.  I check email regularly throughout the day Monday-Friday.  You also have a READ 180 section for your class period on your Teams (Office 365). There you w...
    • 4 May 2020
  • This Week in READ 180: April 27th-May 1st

    MY OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK:  Monday through Thursday 1:00-2:30.  I check email regularly throughout the day Monday-Friday.  You also have a READ 180 section for your class period on your Teams (Office 365). There you will find the...
    • 27 Apr 2020
  • THIS WEEK IN READ 180: April 20th

    MY OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.  EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS OR IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE! This Week's READ 180 Assignments: Complete three, 15 to 25-minute student app sessions on the READ 180 c...
    • 20 Apr 2020
  • WEEK OF 4/6 through 4/10

    Your assignment this week is to log on to Student App and eReads  and send me an email, letting me know whether you ARE or ARE NOT able to do Student App and eReads from home. Here&rsqu...
    • 7 Apr 2020
  • ACCESSING READ 180 from HOME

    As we have discussed in class, it is easy to access READ 180 software from ANY computer or device with internet service. 1. Simply search "Classlink Issaquah" using Google Chrome, if possible (less glitches). 2. Use  the same process to log-on t...
    • 7 Apr 2020
  • PERPLEXORS! Use reading and reasoning skills to solve these brain teasers.

    See my files on this site for Perplexors to solve. These perplexors brain teasers require careful reading and deductive reasoning.  To solve these, read each clue and eliminate  choices as you read from clue to clue.  Often i...
    • 31 Mar 2020
  • ONLINE Resources for Reading Material

    Here are some links to a VARIETY of reading materials: If you have difficulty accessing any of these, please email me at watkinsj@issaquah.wednet.edu. SCHOLASTIC MAGAZINES  Go to the homepage for each magazine and log-on using the password that...
    • 23 Mar 2020
  • Accessing READ 180 Software from home

    As we have discussed in class, it is easy to access READ 180 software from ANY computer or device with internet service. Simply search Classlink Issaquah  using Google Chrome, and use  the same process as from school--the SAM icon on  ...
    • 10 Mar 2020
  • March 9th: This Week in READ 180

    Sixth graders will be reviewing context clues and analyzing the various types of context clues. 7/8 graders will be practicing group discussion skills to "debate" a topic based on PRO/CON article.  This will also involve writing a clai...
    • 10 Mar 2020
  • Feb 25th: This Week in READ 180

    Skills focus will be:     Using context clues and word parts (prefixes and suffixes) for determine meaning of unknown words     Identifying figurative language and how it enriches writing     Citing text evidence in resp...
    • 10 Mar 2020
  • Jan. 21st: This Week in Read 180

    Last week, the MMS librarian, Mr. Dahlin shared popular books in each genre with students and they updated their  "Possible Next Reads" list. Therefore, students are all set to have a book that interests them for their independent read...
    • 22 Jan 2020
  • Dec.2nd: This Week in READ 180

    This week we will be wrapping up Trimester One by taking Lexile and end-of-workshop assessments.  Students will also finish independent reading requirements this week. 
    • 4 Dec 2019
  • Nov. 25th: This Week in READ 180

    During this short week we will be finishing up work in the current workshop in the Real Book text.  Students will be completing the independent reading (IR) goal of reading at least three eReads and scoring  80% accuracy or higher on the co...
    • 25 Nov 2019
  • November 18th: This Week in Read 180

    In regard to vocabulary development, students will use context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word. Students will record data related to their progress on the student application, and use that data to update their reading goals.
    • 21 Nov 2019
  • November 11th: This Week in Read 180

    Based on their readings in the Real Book text,  students will explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals,  events, ideas, or concepts in a historical text based on specific information in the text.  In r...
    • 21 Nov 2019
  • Oct. 21st: This week in READ 180

    Based on their nonfiction readings in the Real Book textbook,  students will explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals,  events, ideas, or concepts in a historical text based on specific information in the te...
    • 25 Oct 2019
  • Oct. 7th: This Week in READ 180

       Reading for deeper meaning is the focus as we are well into our ReaLBook workshops.  We will practice finding the key idea of a selection and using inference to answer comprehension questions.  Mid-week we will set specifi...
    • 9 Oct 2019
  • Sept. 30th: This Week in READ 180

    Students are getting into the new workshops (units) in the Real Book, and learning the content vocabulary for each.  Students will learn and practice strategies for close reading of a nonfiction text in order to find specific details to support ...
    • 2 Oct 2019