Hello everyone! With February Break approaching, I wanted to update you on the latest work we are doing in Language Arts.
1. Students have been working in Power Strategy Groups appling reading skills with complex texts. We'll finish up these books after the break.
2. Students should be entering the revision process for their research papers. Unfortunatley, there are many students who still have incomplete drafts. I will continue to read the documents and provide feedback through Google Docs. It is highly recommended students work on their research papers over the break, Please email me or check powerschool if you have any questions.
3. Students are required to have selected an independent reading book. They have a packet of 8 reading log templates. One should have been completed for homework on 2/15. The remaining 7 should be done over the break. They also need to create a Personal Vocabulary Journal using words from their independent text. They have two possible formats they can follow. The reading logs and personal journal are due Tuesday, Feb. 28. For students who completed 1 reading log last night, they recieved a grade and feedback to improve the quality of their work. If students did not complete the assignment, the 0 has been entered in powerschool. They may make the assignment up over break, but will recieve a point deducation.
My purpose of the February Break work is to ensure that students are continuing to practice the skills we have been working on in class! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Friday, Feb. 17 is an early dismissal day and students will have time to work on their research papers in school. It is NOT a dress down day. They can pay $1 to wear a superhero shirt, but must wear khaki pants.