Monday, March 3, 2008

What's happening in class?

I hope everyone enjoyed having Monday off!

The week of March 4th through March 7th will be short, but it will be action packed!

Once again, our focus will be ISAT preparation! When I say "ISAT!" You say "Preparation!" "ISAT!'......"Preparation!" Can't you just feel the excitement??!! :)

On Tuesday in L.A., we will review everything there is to know about writing a well developed personal narrative.

On Wednesday in L.A., students will write a timed personal narrative in class which I will grade based on a standard ISAT rubric.

On Thursday in L.A., students will take a timed ISAT reading test, complete with multiple choice questions and an extended response question. I will grade these as well, using a standard ISAT rubric.

On Friday in L.A., I will return both the graded personal narrative essays and the reading tests and we will discuss the results in preparation for the ISAT tests beginning on Monday, March 10th.

In reading, we have just begun a new combination unit, comparing Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story. We will be watching the 1961 Oscar Award winning musical this week, discussing it as we go.

Students will be provided with a detailed study guide for the movie, and on Friday, March 7th, they will take the West Side Story quiz. ***See the link below for interesting information on this fantastic musical!

***As a reminder, the book report books students have had for three weeks, need to be read by Friday, March 7th!

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