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Posted: December 6, 2013

Students are to have four paragraphs wrritten for Monday: 1.)  Intro2-4) Body or reasons with evidence

Posted: December 4, 2013

Have argument statement and 3 reasons and evidence, counter-claims and refutation filled out on the graphic organizer that was handed out today. Worth 7 marks. I will be checking tomorrow. Periods 2, 4, 6:  Verb tense agreement sheetArgument essay due December 12, 2013

Posted: December 3, 2013

Have argument statement and 3 reasons and evidence filled out on the graphic organizer that was handed out today.  Worth 5 marks.  I will be checking tomorrow.  Argument essay due December 12, 2013

Posted: November 28, 2013

We have started a new writing unit on argument and persuasion.   We did a pretest demand writing piece on manners, and then looked a a mentor text piece on the same topic. Romorrow we will be doing a reading comprehension practice quiz as well as looking at another argument mentor piece. Next week, we will start writing our own argument pieces.

Posted: November 19, 2013

Posted: November 19, 2013

Remembrance Day Contest assignment due Monday, November 25th.

Posted: November 7, 2013

Good copy of extended narrative due tomorrow.  Be sure to follow the format for formal writing.

Posted: November 4, 2013

Combining sentences sheet due tomorrow.   Good copies of extended narrative due Friday.   Take Your Child to Work Day- Wednesday, November 6

Posted: October 21, 2013

Today we looked at different style of leads with mentor texts.  We also practiced creating some as a group.   Homework:  Have 2 snapshots completed for tomorrow from the place extended narrative.   Upcoming this week:  1.  Drafts for extended narrative to be passed in on Thursday. 2.  Practice close reading of "Eleven" to be given tomorrow and handed in on Wednesday.  Worth marks 3.  Close reading test:  Read like a Writer- Modeled after the "Eleven" close reading. 4.  Good copies of extended narratives due next Thursday.  

Posted: October 15, 2013

Finish storyboards for both "14 Black Birch Lane" and own extended personal narratives.

Posted: October 3, 2013

I was out sick for two days>  Arghhhh!   Students worked on the 6 Big Reading Strategies: inferencing determining importance visualizing prediciting synthesizing connecting   Reminder that good copies of snapshot moments are due.

Posted: October 1, 2013

Good copy of snapshot moment due Thursday.   See attached sheet for format.
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Posted: September 24, 2013

Today we read the short story "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury.  We will work in groups tomorrow to look at his craft and style as a writer. Link to story.  If you were absent, please read tonight.   Reminder: Period 6 gets pictures taken tomorrow. Period 1, 2, and 4 get pictures taken on Thursday.

Posted: September 23, 2013

Snapshot moment drafts were due today.   Maniac McGee close reading due tomorrow.   School Pictures:  Septemeber 25th:  Period 6 Language Arts September 26th:  Period 1, 2, 4 Language Arts

Posted: September 21, 2013

Drafts of snaphot Moments due Monday.