Week of February 27th
This week in Reading, students will be having a quiz over the biography "Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary" by Walter Dean Myers tomorrow in class. We read and discussed this selection in class last week. This quiz will count as two daily grades, and it will be open book. We will also be visiting the library tomorrow, and Mr. Z. will be walking the kids through another research lesson he has prepared. Please remind your student to bring his/her library book to return or recheck.
We will focus heavily on writing skills on Wednesday and Thursday, as we will continue to work on expository writing and thesis statements. Students have also been assigned activity packs through Quill.org. This is an online program to help students with grammar. Your student can log in and practice at any time. This week, we will be using Quill for our class warm-ups. On Friday, we will be setting goals for STAAR and reviewing the Writing Benchmark that was taken a few weeks ago.
I have a busy week, so my tutoring schedule has been adjusted a bit. Tutoring this week is as follows:
Monday-Friday- mornings (6:50-7:10)
Tuesday afternoon- until 3:15
Our ELA department offers tutoring every afternoon except for Wednesdays. If I am unavailable, a student may attend tutoring with another ELA teacher. Students must make sure that they have the assignment they need to work on with them.
The department schedule is as follows:
Monday- Mrs. Gilliland (in the 7th grade hallway)
Tuesday- Mrs. Marks (in the 6th grade hallway)
Wednesday- no tutoring
Thursday- Mrs. Akin/ Mrs. Johnston (Akin-6th grade hallway, Johnston-7th grade hallway)
Friday-Coach Beam/Coach Mitchell (both in the 8th grade hallway)
Only 15 school days left until the Writing STAAR test!
Have a great week!