Children's Book Projects are due after the long weekend. Then, we'll read and discuss a short work of fiction from the textbook. 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:
We begin a novel studies this week, with ELAR students reading the classic novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild. Pre-AP ELAR will read the novel The Pigman. Links to assignments and resources for each of the novels are below. End of the grading period is Friday, with report cards to follow next week.
We continue arguments and persuasion this week, with pre-AP classes making an original advertisement and ELAR classes comparing selections from the textbook. Also going on: a track meet on Monday; senate and house pages to the Texas Capitol Building; a mandatory high school meeting for 8th graders; 8th grade high school tour; and 5th graders touring JMS.
This week after Benchmark testing, we continue our study of arguments and persuasion. We'll compare two arguments from the textbook related to whether zoos are a good thing or a bad thing. Quiz late in the week.