Junior Great Books - We have begun reading short stories in our Junior Great Books. This is our unit for the month of December. What I appreciate about this unit, is the opportunity for kids to read short stories pertaining to real-life issues. They allow for times for students to look at the decisions made by the characters and converse with classmates on the pros/cons of those decisions.
We have begun our Argumentative Writing unit this week. The kids have been reading mentor texts (different articles) and identifying claims, evidence, reasoning and counterclaims. We will be taking time to read through several mentor texts, prior to writing their own argumentative essays.
Amal Unbound Choice Board Project - Due October 4th
Students have these choice boards in their Red Reading folder.
Students have the opportunity to choose which project they would like to complete for our Amal Unbound novel study. Students are given several different projects to choose from. They are expected to choose 1 of the projects (except the quote quilt) to complete. It is our hope that the students choose a project that allows them to demonstrate their unique abilities.
Please see rubric for assessed criteria and expectations. img-0039.jpg