Hello Families- Here is an update for my classes.
Sixth Grade- Students are finishing up their assessment for the Character Unit. We are now ready to dive deep into the world of Personal Narrative. In this, our first focused writing unit, students will tell ‘small moment” stories from their own lives. We begin by making a long list of possible stories to write such as: Misquamicut Beach when the seagull landed on my head, The broken leg of 1995, Driving to South Dakota for the eclipse, or any other true life experience they can fictionalize. Students will practice narrative techniques to improve their writing skills and to capture the attention of their audience.
Seventh Grade- I have been reading aloud the ever popular, timeless and treasured The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton. Each time I have read this story, I have a student point out something, a tiny detail that stuns me. Your children are thinking critically and are transferring their work to independent reading-I am impressed. This unit will not come to close until the beginning of November; that is when I will assess their knowledge and growth. Look for more creative ways of showing thinking, but still expect your child to be “Writing Long.” If any seventh grade students are having difficulty keeping up with 250+ pages per week, they may find that the work is getting harder. Please encourage your child to keep up with home reading and make time for it in their day.
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Happy Fall- Amy Koepke
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