Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Progress Reports/End of Nine Weeks

Students will receive an extra progress report from my class. They will need to complete any missing assignments before Thursday morning. The end of the nine weeks is on Wednesday and all grades have to be in no later than Thursday.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Grammar Rock from School House Rocks

You can watch this on you tube!! This is a great refresher on grammar.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Study Guide for Benchmarks & Study Island

Students will recieve a study guide on Thursday. This will go over the terms that are expected to be on the benchmark. We will review this in class on Thursday but they will need extra practice at home.

Students can also go onto to Study Island at home for extra practice. If the students finish all the assignments you can email me and I will add more.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Early Release Wednesday 10-22-08

Don't Forget Tomorrow is Early Release!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pencils Please!

If you could send in a box of pencils for your teachers that would be great!! Students borrow pencils daily and do not turn them back in.
Thank You!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

October 13th

Monday is an early release day and a parent conference day. We have set up conferences with parents that we need to meet with. If you need a conference, please send a note with your child or call the school. Then we will contact you and set one up at a later date.

Class Discussion on Persuasive Writing

This week students focused on Persuasive Writing. Students learned about thesis statements, reasons, examples, elaboration, and the format of essays for my class. Their essays should be in 5 paragraphs. {1st Paragraph-Hook the reader, thesis, and state your reasons 2nd Paragraph-Reason 1 with 3 supporting details 3rd Paragraph Reason 2 with 3 supporting details 4th Paragraph - Reason 3 with 3 supporting details 5th Paragraph-Restate Position/opinion, sum up major points, and have a powerful ending}. They were able to create Persuasion Maps on http://www.readwrtiethink.org/ and they wrote two essays. Students were very motivated to write the last essay which persuaded their parents to buy them a gift. Students should have a writing section in their notebook that has Persuasion Notes, a template for a Persuasion Map, Transition Words worksheet, Powerful words and Organizer worksheet, and an Assignment sheet on Gift Essay.