We worked in the lab today, putting the polishing touches on our violent video games essay. It's technically due tomorrow, but today is our only lab day.
We, again, read in our group novels today. We read without any assignments (yay!).
Tomorrow, we will meet in lab 167 to finish up those violent video game essays. They are due on Wednesday.
We continued reading our group novels. The ABC Brainstorming worksheet was due at the end of the period.
Today, we read our group novels. Students received an ABC Brainstorming worksheet. Half was completed today, the other half will be due tomorrow.
Today we took our 4th Interim Assessment.
Hopefully, scores will be available early next week.
Fame and glory to the top 3 scorers!
Sorry for the delay!
This website was blocked by our school today and I got home very late.
Anywho, today we revised our violent video games essay. Next Tuesday, we will meet in the lab to finalize these changes and turn in the final draft by next Wednesday before break. Gobble, gobble!
Today we began our group novel study in the narrative unit.
These books are in class only, so if you find yourself absent on reading days, you need to find the book at the library or the book store.
If you need to know the author of your novel, so you can find it elsewhere, just let me know.
We spent some quality time today with our Reader's Handbook.
In groups, students took notes with either a mind map, two column notes, or power notes in the topics of Theme and Plot.
We are preparing to begin our class novels.
Selection is tomorrow!
Today, we learned and practiced peer editing. Students had two classmates proof read their violent video games essays and provide feedback, following a worksheet I created. We will revisit these corrections next week and finally turn in a FINAL draft of this essay.
Students who have not yet turned in an essay completed an alternative assignment to earn points.
Today, we read about how dialogue and fiction addresses author's purpose with fiction. This is important because we will begin class novels next week.
In groups, students took notes on dialogue and fiction. It went very well! :)
This is the seventh year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman. It is her eighth year at Thornton.