Friday, April 10, 2015

Down the home stretch!

The title of this post refers to the last section of a race, in which the competitors (human, equine, canine, or other) are heading for the area of the track that indicates the end. We aren't yet to the end of the school year, but I can feel its approach. We still have some wonderful and exciting units to cover, so stay with me!

This week you will complete the Persuasive Essay (due Friday by the end of class) as well as the Adverb Unit. I will be out of school on Tuesday and Thursday, but you will be in the capable hands of Mrs. Klein on Tuesday and Mrs. Solmson on Thursday. Both are able to assist you with your editing.  Continue reading When You Reach Me and begin learning the Unit 12 vocabulary and root words. I hope you all enjoyed your break!

Day 1: Introductory Paragraph for the essay (funnel style with broad statement)
***NOTE: I have updated the Guideline Document accessible via the blog. It is titled Persuasive Essay Structure.***

            Adverb Unit pp. 187, 189, 191, 193 (ODDS only)
Day 2: In EG, pp. 195, 196, 198, 200, 201, 202, 205 ODDS are due FRIDAY (Day 4)
            Work on your essay, using your rubric as a guide.
Day 3: Work on your essay, using your rubric as a guide. EG pages due tomorrow.
Day 4: Double negatives, essay due at the end of class.

HOMEWORK: Read When You Reach Me, work on Unit 12 words (a few each day), EG pages listed above.

Note: The Adverb Unit test will be cumulative (including all grammar concepts learned thus far) and will be on 4/28 or 4/29 depending on your block. The Unit 12 vocab test will be on 4/30. There will not be a separate cumulative test on units 10-13. The cumulative assessment for those units will be included on the final exam.