Ms. Cabel

Our grade nine boys in The Outsiders

Posted: October 20, 2016

Today we completed reading comprehension questions on "A Sound of Thunder".  Most students finished in class, but if not, they may complete it for homework.  The questions are attached and the story can be found in my web links.

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Posted: October 19, 2016

Progress reports went home today in all of my classes.

Posted: October 18, 2016

Thursday, October 20th - Short Story Test

Monday, October 24th - New due date for 2nd personal writing piece

Thursday, October 27th - In class essay on SSR Book

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Posted: October 18, 2016

"A Sound of Thunder"

Posted: October 18, 2016

For the last week, we have been talking about reading comprehension strategies.  Yesterday, we reviewed figurative language and the students completed a drawing which is due tomorrow.  Today we read Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" in class.  We will be working with this story for the rest of the week.  If you were absent, please read it on your own time.  I am including a link to the story under the Web Links on my webpage.

Posted: October 6, 2016

Students are reminded that the final copy of their snapshot moments are due on Tuesday.  Also, Tuesday will be picture day.

Posted: September 22, 2016

I thought I would update where we are in class.  Students have chosen topics for their snapshot moments and we continue to look at mentor texts for examples of great writing.  Today we discussed the strategy of slowing time down through the lens of Elie Wiesel's Night.  We've also used Stephen King's The Body (better known as the film Stand by Me) to look at how he creates action, suspense, and creative dialogue in his writing.  The mentor text "Violet" showed students the importance of including emotion and sensory details in their writing.  As students move forward with their pieces, I hope that they will incorporate these techniques in their own writing.

Posted: September 22, 2016

Today, students were given reading comprehension questions to complete on the short story "The Boat".  These questions are due on Monday.

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Posted: September 22, 2016

Posted: September 16, 2016

Today we started an independent reading comprehension activity.  The sheet is attached and it is due on Tuesday.

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