Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekend of March 20

I don't typically assign homework over the weekend, but we have a bit of an exception this weekend.

First period needs to do the front page of their persuasive essay packet-- it is just writing out their claims and providing textual evidence. Many students got started before class ended.

Fourth period needs to read chapters 13 and 17 of Frankenstein and do the accompanying assignments.


Amber Coburn

Monday, March 16, 2015

Week of March 16-20

This week, we are all continuing with reading Flowers for Algernon (7th grade) and House of the Scorpion (8th grade). We will be focusing this week on character and plot development. All students will be creating character maps based on various characters from their novels.

8th Grade House of the Scorpion reading for this week is as follows:
Monday: 21-23
Tuesday: 24-25
Wednesday: 26-28
Thursday: 29-30

Students will also be expected to continue working on literature circle roles and double entry journals.

7th grade students may have some homework this week, which will likely be a continuation of items started in class.

Thanks and as always if you have any questions please e-mail me!
--Mrs. Coburn

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 9-13

This week, we are all finally back on a routine!

7th grade students are reading Flowers for Algernon. Most of the reading and work for this story will be finished in class. If any homework, it will be finishing in class assignments.

8th grade is reading House of the Scorpion. Each student has a literature circle role sheet and double entry journal due on FRIDAYS each week. In addition, students also started creating maps of the setting in class today. Below is the reading schedule for this week:

Monday: Chapters 11-13
Tuesday: 14-16
Wednesday: 17-18
Thursday: 19-20

Thanks and if you have any questions please let me know!