Week of February 12-16
This week in writing, students are already drafting with third and final literary essay. This is a compare/contrast, where they will analyze another story for theme and compare the themes of the two stories. They will make the argument that the stories have similar themes, while also highlighting the differences. This essay writing has been an excellent introduction to the structure of a good essay and how to support an argument with evidence.
In reading, we are wrapping up a unit on poetry this week. Students have been analyzing classic poems from poets such as Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Maya Angelou. They will be assessed on their skills on Tuesday by analyzing and responding to a poem on their own. They will also be writing their own poem on Wednesday and taking a quiz on figurative language on Friday.
Students can be studying for the geography map quiz by accessing the game on the Social Studies Google Classroom. The quiz will be at the end of the month.
As you know, the Friday in-service has now been approved as a student day. If you have any questions or concerns about our classroom, please let me know. Below are some important dates:
February 14 - Valentine's Day
- Grandparent Visitation Day
February 16 - School in session
-Figurative Language quiz
February 19 - Holiday - No School
February 20 - Graded DLR due