Hello October! It will be a sporadic kind of month with Thanksgiving and teacher’s convention, so we have begun reading novels that the students can take home. Try to adopt a love of reading, and if not, just more reading stamina!
- Students submitted their short stories. They must also register for a turnitin account tonight and submit an electronic copy. Directions: go to http://turnitin.com/, create an account, and add your class. You will need a class id and password. Block A id: 10838685, Block B id: 10838687. The password for both sections is: Englishrocks. If you encounter difficulties, please see Mrs. C tomorrow morning.
- Students were introduced to the class library of novels. They are expected to read 3 novels over the semester. There will be a book talk presentation of one, and smaller writing activities throughout the reading time. I will try to post a list of all the title before the end of the week.
- Silent reading.
- Discussion of how we get to know people and how writer’s reveal details about characters.
- Short video clip on a fascinating person: Mattie Stepanek. We watched the video clip, and discussed some of Mattie’s qualities. We began a PPE method paragraph (Point, Proof, Explanation) together, and then students began developing the proof statements on their own. Here is the video clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Rg9TTuoDE