Sunday, September 28, 2008

What's happening in class?

During the week of September 28th, students will continue writing their first narrative essay of the year. After sharing topic ideas on Monday, students will write their introductions, bodies and conclusions. ***Rough drafts (2-2 1/2 pages) will be due on Thursday, October 2nd. I'm looking forward to reading some creative stories!

In reading, students will get back their graded short stories test. Overall, students did an excellent job on their first big test of the year! I had several great grades and I was very happy with the results!

The next unit in reading will be a study of the novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers. It is an intriguing, thought-provoking novel written in a combination of diary and play form. It is the story of a 16 year old African American boy named Steve who is accused of felony murder. The book can't help but spark very interesting discussions involving our judicial system and when and when not a person is guilty of a crime.
Stay tuned....................:)

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