Middle School Reading


About Ms. Warwick

Ms. Warwick loves teaching reading and writing at Hamilton school. This is her sixth year teaching in CPS.

She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri but moved Chicago to attend Loyola University. She majored in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Language Arts and English as a Second Language. She is very passionate about education and the importance of fostering a nurturing learning environment for all students. She is very involved with the arts at Hamilton. As a student, Ms. Warwick participated in theatre and is thrilled to be able to share her love of performing with her own students.

When not at Hamilton, Ms. Warwick enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her friends and family, and eating at the many fabulous restaurants of Chicago.

Quarter 1: 7th Grade Language Arts

7th Grade: For our first novel of the year the students have been reading The Diary of Anne Frank. The students have researched the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, read various nonfiction articles about how and why Hitler came to power, and learned more about how Jewish people were treated in the time leading up […]

Quarter 1 6th Grade

The students in Room 301 have been busy reading and writing this quarter. 6th Grade: Students have been reading The Watson’s Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. Students have been working hard learning about Jim Crow era segregation laws that the Watson family must navigate during their 1963 family road trip. We have discussed […]

This week in Reading

8th Happy Friday! We had a wonderful time on the Middle School Retreat  this week. It was a great experience for both the students and teachers and provided many opportunities for team building. In reading, the students finished the first novel of the year, Maus. We are now reading the preface to Elie Wisel’s famous […]

Week of November 14 Update

8th: We have finished our first novel of the school year Maus. Students are now working on writing about the themes from Maus in the full responding to text format. 7th: We are continuing to work this week on reading our novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Students have been working on completing assignments […]

This week in Reading….

8th Grade: The students have been continuing our novel unit on Maus. Last week, students participated in a Socratic Seminar focusing on their feelings and reactions to the novel thus far. We have also been discussing the ways in which the Jewish people tried to hide from the Nazis and how the characters were eventually […]

Walkathon Fun!

Last week we had our annual Walkathon fundraiser. The middle schoolers had a blast competing in fitness challenges, creating cheers, and working as a team.  

Welcome Back to School

Reading Syllabus: Class Time: Novel Study: We have some wonderful novels to read and study together this year. We will also read a variety of nonfiction texts, poetry, and short stories in addition to our novel study.  All class work is based on the literature we read together. Grading categories: Reading Assessments:  65% Class work: […]

Poetry Time

Hello 5th Grade Families, Here are a few updates about language arts this week: Expository Rough Draft: Your child has been working on drafting the expository essay about children living during the Great Depression. This assignment should be submitted on Classroom by Friday, April 8. Even though there is no school for students we will be […]

Bud Not Buddy Comes to an End

This week we finished our second novel unit, Bud Not Buddy. The students jumped up in excitement and cheers as we read the last page. It was truly wonderful to see the kids so excited about a book. At the end it was interesting to hear the reactions. Some of my favorites… “I really liked […]

This week in language arts…

Hello Families, Here are some important language arts updates: Writing: This week your child is working on creating a rough draft of their persuasive writing. The rough draft is due a week from today (January 27). This is being typed on Google Drive. Reminding your child to spend a little time working on this at […]