March 23, 2015

Welcome back! I hope that everybody had a restful and productive Spring Break!

We’re T-minus one week from the STAAR test, so we’re really going to work hard over the next seven days. I reminded everyone that I have extra credit tutorials going on during lunch. The focus this week will be reading multiple choice. I highly recommend that you take advantage of this extra opportunity for preparation!

Today in class, we began by practicing a revising and editing multiple choice selection on Shakespeare. Next, we began writing an essay about friendship (due tomorrow). Here is that prompt: Friendship Essay Prompt To shake things up, I asked students to reverse the order of their two examples (so, personal example first, then real-world example) and reflect on what effect that had on their writing. Please come to class tomorrow with something smart to say!