Week of November 2

posted Nov 2, 2015, 2:44 PM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Nov 2, 2015, 2:44 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
This week we will continue our novel study.  Most of the class will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar, and others will be reading Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan. Both of these books involve characters whose lives are changed by unfortunate circumstances in their life, and how they use their problems to become better people.

Monday: Character sketch
Tuesday: Continue character sketch
Wednesday: Grammar: comma usage
Thursday: Holes: Past and Present activity. Surviving the Applewhites: Overarching Questions choices
Friday: Themes and symbols activity

Last week students who read Holes were given a permission slip to watch the Holes movie. This is due on Wednesday.  However, we will not be watching it this week, but instead the Thursday and Friday before Thanksgiving break. Those students who read Surviving the Applewhites will watch The Sound of Music on these same dates, which does not need a permission slip since it is rated G.
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 cut neatly and glued or taped into the notebook.  The next due date is Friday, December 11.  They should have 15 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.