This week seemed to go by so fast! We have been working on getting ourselves prepared for our student led conferences, learning some techniques in incorporating quotes into our writing, and developing our analytical, persuasive, and explanatory skills.
"If I Were Mayor" essays need to be turned into me--finalized with an entry form--no later than Wednesday the 13th in order to be eligible for the contest. That is also when our final drafts are due. However, if we as a class are falling behind and need an extra week we can take it. We'll be starting state testing the week after conferences, and I would hope we can get our writing done before then. Clear minds make for good testing. But again, if it does take a bit longer to make the best writing we can, we will take that time.
After reading over the rough drafts I got in on Thursday, we need a little work on how to introduce and conclude our writing. So we will spend a short time on Monday and Tuesday working on some techniques for hooking our readers and wrapping up our essays in a meaningful and impactful way.
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This is where you can check and see a brief overview of what we have done as a class each week. My intention is to keep this up to date with happenings, assignments, trends, previews of the following week, and anything else that needs to be shared with my students and their families. I may not always get something written each week, but I will do my best to be disciplined in keeping you informed.