Class Update #3 [Week of 12/17/12 – 12/19/12]

Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 12/17/2012 to 12/19/2012. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 11 Quarter 2 [click to open].

Due to the short week, Language Arts/Literature class will only consist of several activities while the students are in class. We have come to the end of our in class reading, Of Mice and Men. We will close the quarter in Literature with a trivia game centered around facts that were in Of Mice and Men. During the third quarter, the class will begin reading The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. More details will come when we return from break.

In Language Arts/Writing, we will close with several view & responds (Future of Cars – PBS and the History of Santa Claus – History Channel)  as well as writing prompts stemming from the previously mentioned media sources. When we return from the break, we will begin Unit 3, The Art of Story Telling. Students will learn how to write children’s books, do investigative reporting, oral history, a research paper, and a short story. More details will come when we return from break.

As a reminder, Report Cards go home on December 19th.  If you have questions about Language Arts, please feel free to stop by my classroom before or after school. If you can’t make it to my classroom, feel free to send me an email at james.sye09@gmail.com.

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