ELA_Newsletter-Week_13

Happy Thanksgiving

to all of you!

I am so thankful for all of my students, for my opportunity to work at such a wonderful school that truly tries to do what is best for each student. Thank you for letting me teach your child. I will see you all after the break! Then three weeks til winter break. The time moves too fast. Enjoy the week!

~ Courtney

WEEK IN REVIEW: NOV. 14-18—USE THESE TO ASK YOUR KIDS WHAT THEY ARE LEARNING!

Junior High Language Arts-Word Play (demi-, hyper-); almost finished Guardians of Ga’Hoole and discussion; Thanksgiving Would You Rather.

Language Arts-Word Play (demi-, hyper-); Image Analysis Pre-reading activity; Working through an excerpt from A Taste of Blackberries; Comprehension, Maze, and Vocabulary extension; Thanksgiving Would You Rather.

Literary Strategies- Word Play (demi-, hyper-); Differences Among Men Outline and Essay; Thanksgiving Would You Rather.

Creative Writing-Idiom Word Play (pie in the sky, lose your shirt, gone to the dogs); Inciting Incidents in Short Stories; Thanksgiving Would You Rather.

Modern Literature- Word Play (demi-, hyper-); How to Read a Poem; Poetry Lingo; Pop Music vs. Classic Poetry; Thanksgiving Would You Rather