Monday, October 27, 2008

What's happening in class?

The last week of October is going to be a busy one!

This week in language arts, we will be finishing the character sketch essays. Students have been doing a very nice nice job describing the people in their lives who have impacted them in positive ways! Self edit and revision will take place Monday through Wednesday, and final drafts are due on Thursday!

We will also be delving into the exciting world of pronouns! :) Our focus this week will be on personal and possessive pronouns and their antecedents.

In reading, we will be finishing the novel, Monster, by Walter Dean Myers. It is not looking good for Steve right now. The many witnesses for the prosecution have been very detrimental. However, we have not heard Steve's side of the events surrounding the trial. Will things turn around for Steve? Will he be acquitted or spend the next 20 years behind bars?

Thursday of this week will be the review of the novel, and Friday will be the final test. Students have done an excellent job analyzing the information throughout the trial and are anxious to hear the verdict on Wednesday, which will decide the future of the main character, Steve Harmon. Tune in to see what happens............

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