Week of November 17

posted Nov 17, 2014, 8:19 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 8:19 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Students have begun our next literature unit, which is an author study of Gary Paulsen.  They had a choice of two books to read, Hatchet and The River.  They will be completing this unit as a literature circle.  Each student will be part of a group of no more than 5 students which will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays. As a group they will decide how many chapters they will read and which job they will complete before they meet again. They will have class time to work on reading and jobs, but if they don't complete the assignment in class they will need to complete it for homework.  Please see the attached description for each job.  They will be working on these books until winter break.

On Wednesday students will receive their next list of vocabulary.  These will be 7 words from Hatchet or The River.  Their list will depend on which book they are reading.  The definitions are due December 3 and the test will be December 17.   

On Wednesday we will have our Gifted Discussions groups during specials and advisory time.

Students should be working on their Writer's Notebooks at home.  This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, pondering, wondering, observations, etc. They need to write in it 2 times a week for 10 minutes (Period 5) or 20 minutes (Period 6) each time. The next due date is Friday, January 9. This is a change from last week.  They should have 10 more entries for a total of 30 entries.

I will put all homework assignments on my calendar at the bottom of the page. Please check it daily. If you cannot see the calendar, have your child look at their Google calendars as I have shared my assignment calendar with them
Lisa Griffin,
Nov 17, 2014, 8:19 AM