We discussed and responded to Paul Simon's tribute essay and began our personal response essay outline.
We discussed and completed our works cited pages. Essay good copies are due at the end of tomorrow's class. Students checked their midterm grades on powerschool. We began our first personal response essay outlines after reading a short tribute essay written by Paul Simon at the passing of Joe Dimaggio.
Midterm grades are posted in powerschool. We completed essay revisions today and and added works cited pages to some essays. We will complete these revisions tomorrow. Final drafts of the I Am David essays are due this Thursday.
Students completed their Language arts midterm today. Those who were unable to complete the exam will expected to do so in tomorrow's class.
We completed our rough drafts of our I am David essays today. I will be looking over these drafts and giving feedback for revisions on Tuesday next week. Final Essays will be due by Thursday, January 29th. Midterm exam this Monday. Students should review their notes and be prepared to write this midterm exam in class Monday.
Great work on body paragraphs today. A quick poll of the students revealed that many are feeling more confident about essay writing. It is very positive feedback. We will be writing tomorrow and discussing concluding paragraphs. Keep up the great work!
We reviewed the terms for our short story unit today by playing a heated round of Jeopardy. Students copied notes from these questions to help in preparation for their midterm exam on Monday. We will continue with our essays tomorrow.
Essays have begun! Students drafted their introductory paragraphs after careful planning. Feedback on thesis statement will be returned tomorrow after our Jeopardy review activity for the short story unit material in preparation for the midterm exam on Monday. Proud of the students' efforts writing today. Keep it up everyone.
We completed our web outline for our 5 paragraph essay. Students are asked to have their inference/support webs complete for tomorrow's class so that we may focus on thesis statements and composition of our introductory paragraphs.
We corrected and reviewed our unit 1 assignment in preparation for the Language Arts midterm on January 26th. Students may check the ELA 8 tab above for more resources for review. We selected essay topics today and began a thought web for our 5 paragraph I am David essays. We will continue working together on this writing project on Monday. The topics are attached here. We will write these essays together next week.
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