With a review of our Metacognitive Reading Strategies, followed by the summative assessment at the end of last week, there has been a great deal of focus on the necessary skills the students need to enhance their reading comprehension. The time has come to slightly shift our focus away from these skills and begin taking a deeper and more comprehensive look at our writing. Using The Glass Castle as a mentor text, students have begun analyzing the foundation of their Small Moments writing assignment, which will be a stepping stone for their summative writing assessment: a personal memoir. This structure includes action, description, introspection, and dialogue.
Along with our writing, we’ve continued to review literary terms as well as discuss our outside reading books in our book clubs. Never a dull moment in English 8!
Don’t fret, I promise to have Gradebook up and running by the end of the weekend!
“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” -Chuck Grassley