I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great week at the Maguire house. Lots of family, food and fun times with the kiddos.
In ELA 10 this week, we are wrapping up our work with the literature circle books (hopefully your students finished these over the long weekend!). Students will do a final reading constructed response and another discussion with their small groups about the book.
While those discussions are going on, I’ll be reviewing the informational text reading skills we worked with prior to break in small groups with the students. Students will review objective summarizing, citing with MLA, choosing and embedding quotes, finding biased language, and assessing the validity of an argument. On Wednesday, students will take the final assessment of those skills by reading a new pair of articles and applying what they’ve learned to them. I had hoped to do this assessment prior to break, but
On Thursday and Friday, we’ll turn our attention to preparing for our trip to the DIA. We will begin examining how the context of a piece (written, visual, or spoken) impacts the author’s message. We will begin working on researching a writer’s or artist’s background and time period to better understand his or her purpose. All of this work is preparation for our next big writing assignment: a research based essay about a piece of art the students see at the DIA on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Three important notes for this week:
Have a great week and enjoy the rest of this chilly Sunday. I’m off to Kensington for a hike with the cub scouts :)
Mrs. Hattie Maguire