Saturday, December 1, 2007

What's happening in class?

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

This week in language arts, stuents are turning in their final draft persuasive essays. They are due on Monday! The rough drafts looked very good overall, so I'm looking forward to seeing the end results. We will be delving into more grammar this week as well. Prepositions and prepositional phrases will be our focus.

This week in reading, we will continue the mythology unit. Students did a nice job on their god and goddess quiz, and now we will be reading and discussing some chosen myths. In the last myth we read, entitled, "The Trickery of Hermes," we discovered that it's not really white clouds that we see crossing the sky on a windy day, it's actually Hermes, the messenger of the gods, driving his white cattle across the really, it is! :) Additonally, we will be doing some more practice for the ISAT reading test, using the ISAT workbook and writing an ISAT extended response tied to the myth, "Phaethon."

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