One of the things I’m most thankful for is the short week this week!! We have been working really hard in AP Language for the past two weeks, and we are all ready for a break. But, before that break, we have two important tasks.
Monday: Last writing workshop day for Argument Essays. As of last Friday, students have had multiple opportunities to ask me questions, conference with each other, and look at sample essays. Many of your students have risen to the water buffalo challenge quite nicely and have excellent essays. Monday will be their final day to ask specific questions, edit for one another, and discuss the quality of the arguments they’re making. Encourage them to let you read their essays! Essays are due when we return from break.
Tuesday: Unit 3 Reading Test . I debated the wisdom of giving a test the day before a break, but the majority of the students agreed they’d rather have it out of the way. After Friday’s review of the practice test, I’m confident that students are ready to show me their growth with these skills. Some students are still struggling with some of the skills; if your student is one of those, remind him or her that there is still more time! This is the second of three chances to show mastery. If they continue to struggle on this test, we’ll do more practice and try again in early January.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to a long weekend and lots of family time. I hope you’ll have the same!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire