Just a reminder, we are entering the final weeks of Marking Period 2. The end of the quarter is January 20.
Students are taking their interim assessment on Wednesday.
We are wrapping up with the Phineas Gage text, and have started our research paper.
For homework, students should continue to work on their book report. They need to have a book review and select projects from the list (see past posts). One part is due on Wed. Jan. 18, and the 2nd part is due on Fri. Jan. 20.
We have been working with Mrs. Quirk, our librarian, over the past few weeks to practice our research skills and to learn ways to avoid plagiarism. Students will start the research process this week in Language Arts, in order to write a research paper on their Science Fair project.
We also recently took the 1st Smarter Balance Interim Assessment. We are using the data from this test to help practice our test taking, and written response skills.
We are underway with our CORE text Phineas Gage. We are using this text to apply a number of nonfiction reading strategies. Last week we completed a news article reporting out the facts on this gruesome case!
Homework for Wednesday and Thursday nights are readers' journals. Students recieved a packet outline their newest book report project. Currently, they should be focused on reading a book for 30 minutes and completing a reading journal. A reading journal is approx. 1 paragraph sharing their thinking about the text. There are prompts included in their packet if they are stuck on what to write about.