We begin our study of S.E. Hinton's classic novel The Outsiders this week. This novel (and remaining STAAR testing) will take us right up to final exams and the end of the school year. Here's how this week looks:
Children's Book Projects are due the Tuesday we return from the long weekend. Then, we'll read and discuss a short work of nonfiction. Here's how it plays out:
This short week heading into the five-day weekend, our goal is to complete our children's book. The project is due 17 April, 2019, but I won't count it late if it's turned in by the end of the day Tuesday, 23 April, 2019.
After STAAR testing this week, we'll spend the next two weeks analyzing children's books (including how they are organized and built) and then writing and illustrating a children's book either individually or in pairs. Here's the overview of this week:
In this week before the STAAR 7 Writing test, we'll consider a short work from the 8th grade textbook titled "One Last Time."