Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays as much as I did. It was wonderful to have so much time home with my kids.
Tomorrow the synthesis essays are due (both hard copies and turnitin.com copies). I am hopeful that students took my advice and finished those up early in the break, but I just checked turnitin.com and saw there are only 6 (of 62!!) submitted! Please, encourage your students to get those done right away.
We will begin reviewing for the midterm exam this week. Monday and Friday will be dedicated to multiple choice reading analysis practice, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be dedicated to reviewing the rhetorical analysis and argument essay forms. We’ll practice some timed planning, look at sample essays, and discuss general review strategies for the midterm exam.
We will begin the midterm exam next week. I know that sounds early, but in order to have time to grade all the essays (students will write a full argument essay and a full rhetorical analysis essay), we need to spread things out!! Students should plan to work hard on their review this week in order to be prepared for next week. On the actual exam day (in three weeks) they will take a 60 question multiple choice reading exam.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the next few weeks! I’m looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow!!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire