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Posted: May 6, 2015

We are continuing with our Multigenre reading and writing unit. Due tomorrow:  Close reading of article with reflectionDue Friday:  Introduction of project (draft).  You must include the anchor text title, author, reason for chossing book, brief summary and the the theme you are focusing on and why.Due Friday:  Text connections 2 and 3 and brief reason why they connect with them and anchor text.

Posted: April 21, 2015

We have started our Multigenre Reading and Writing unit.  Students have chosen books and have started reading.  We are keeping a file on daily activities that will help lead up to the project. All sheets attached to date.

Posted: March 18, 2015

Final copy of The Outsiders essay is now due Friday.  Example of conclusion  The Outsiders reminds us that there is not just one definition for a hero and that even though life might not always be fair, that does not stop people from caring for their friends and family.  Even though the Socs appear to have a better life with their nice cars, popularity and good reputation, they will never have the love and respect that the greasers show towards one another. That is worth so much more.  The real heroes are not the fake friends or the nice cars; the real heroes are the people who you know you can count on and the people who care about you and the greasers are lucky enough to have this.   Johnny, Dally and Ponyboy are definitely proof of this, they just had to come out of "hiding" to prove it.   

Posted: March 15, 2015

Planning, intro, and three body paragraphs are due for tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2015 Final copy is due Wednesday, March 18th

Posted: March 11, 2015

We have started the literary essay for The Outsiders.  Studehnts should have their grahic organizer filled in with planning, as well as their introductory paragraph.We will be working on the body paragraphs and incorporating quotes tomorrow. Progress to date will be checked on Friday. Essay will be due next Wednesday, March 18, 2015. See attached for example of introductory paragraph
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Posted: February 27, 2015

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Posted: February 24, 2015

Reminder of questio to be answered for Wednesday (100-150 words).  See last post. We have finished the book and will watch the movie. Your The Outsiders duatangs/units will be collected on Friday.  They need to have quickwrites, sheets, character tracking and any other things covered.

Posted: February 23, 2015

Today we did a self assessment of the close reading of "Nothing Gold Can Stay".  We read chapter 10. Please answer one of the following questions for Wednesday.  The answer should be from 100-150 words.  Use examples from the story to back up your answer.How is the rumble ironic?Remember that irony is the contrast between what happens and what was expected (or what would seem appropriate).  How does the rumble change Ponyboy’s perspective on fighting?

Posted: February 22, 2015

Chapter nine to be read by Monday, February 23, 2015 Quickwrite for Friday, February 20:     "That was what he wanted.  For somebody to tell him 'No.'  To have ??somebody lay down the law, set the limits, give him something solid to ??stand on.  That's what we all want, really."Do you agree that young people really want to have someone set rules and limits for them?These guiding questions may help:Do you like knowing what you can and can't do?Would you prefer to set your own limits, or to have no limits at all?At what age do you think kids should be allowed to make their own rules?This was a 10-15 minute quickwrite.

Posted: February 22, 2015

The following girls are asked to return to tryouts on Tuesday, February 24th from 3:30-5:30 pm.  If you cannot make it, please see me or Mrs. Cabel.  Thank you to everyone who tried out.   Julia BentJolie AllainBreanna McLeanMarissa HallihanAianya AugustineKassidy HamiltonEmily DicksonCarlee MitchellDarrah ChambersLeigha DuretteJessie MahoneyBritney SomersHayley SomersLaura DickinsonHaylie SimmonsKaylee Wilmot JoeJessie MacDonnellErinn ChambersGabby Dube                Hannah HierlihyMegan CoullLexie MitchellBella WardRachael CarrollAndrea BellKelsea EnglishHaley DoakSam JoeLindsey Gallant  

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