Week of April 11

posted Apr 11, 2016, 11:17 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 11:17 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Welcome back!  I hope you all had a restful spring break, and enjoyed time together as a family.

Monday:        Begin informative paper unit.  Today we will discuss the elements of an informative paper and begin exploring topics.  Students will need to choose a key element of survival to research.  The thesis will need to state why this element is important to survival and they will need to                         support it with 3 reasons.  Students will need to bring in sources for research.  They will need 3 sources, 1 Internet source and two other sources, such as books, articles, etc.  These are due on Thursday.  Please see the attached document for expectations and due dates.
Tuesday:       Organization game for informative paper
Wednesday:  Grammar
Thursday:      Sources due.  Research day.
Friday:           Research day

Students need to continue writing in their home writer's notebook.  As a reminder, this is a place to record thoughts, ideas, pondering, wondering, observations, etc. They need to write in it 2 times a week for 20 minutes each time, which should consist of a page. They may also type their entries, but the typed pages must be 12 point font, and cut neatly and glued or taped into the notebook.  The next due date is Friday, May 13.  They should have 15 more entries for a total of 60 entries.
I will put all homework assignments on my calendar at the bottom of the page. Please check it daily.
Lisa Griffin,
Apr 11, 2016, 11:17 AM