Daily Archives: November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

Hi students:

I’m not going to be at school today. Here’s a copy of the Solitude and Leadership reading guide that you will be doing: Solitude and Leadership Reading Guide You must work in solitude to complete this assignment – no sharing of answers! Give this to the substitute at the end of the period.

Here’s a copy of the essay, again: Solitude and Leadership

Homework is to complete these notes (expository essay powerpoint NOTES) using this PowerPoint (Expository essay PowerPoint. You will turn your notes in to me tomorrow. Please make sure that you are actually reading and considering the PowerPoint, not just searching for the answers – there is important information there that you will need to know to be able to write a STAAR-style essay correctly.

I hope very much to get a good report about your behavior when I return.

November 11, 2014

Today in class, we discussed a class project that I think you will all enjoy greatly – making class recipe books! Here is the project information page – Narrative Recipe Project. Please see me for mentor texts to give you a sample of what to do. This project is due one week from today (November 18). One week later (November 25) I’ll distribute copies of your class cookbook, and we will celebrate with a class Thanksgiving party.

Homework for tonight was to do one page of prewriting for your project. That can be a layout, some research, an interview with a parent about the steps for your recipe, etc.

Also today, students took a diagnostic grammar test to see what we need to focus on in terms of instruction. If you were absent, please come make this up during Friday’s lunch tutorials.