Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What's happening in class?

L.A. = In language arts class we are finishing our review on nouns. On Wednesday, October 10th, students will demonstrate their brilliance by performing well on a 15 point noun quiz!

Wednesday, October 10th also marks the day I will return final draft narrative essays! Overall, students did a very nice job on their essays! Students turned in a variety of original story ideas, ranging from serious - a teenager deals with the realization that her best friend has a life-threatening illness, to silly - a family of pickles panics when the baby pickle goes missing, to adventurous - two boys outsmart a hunter and save a rare red-tailed deer.

***Check back later this week when I'll have 3 student essays posted on my blog for you to enjoy!

READING = This week we will continue to read and discuss the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Ponyboy, the lead character, and his friends, Johnny, and Two-Bit, (all Greasers), have just spent the evening at the drive-in movie with Cherry and Marcia, the girlfriends of two Socs, their arch rivals. Once the Socs find out, will they let it go, or will they seek revenge on the Greasers? Stay tuned to find out!

***Students should also contunue reading their AR silent reading book. AR quizzes are due to me by Tuesday, October 23rd!

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