We survived testing week and, hopefully, things will start to go back to normal this week. Students are finishing up their final in class essays at the beginning of the week and then we will begin our final unit--Author’s Style--in the second part of the week.
Unit 4 is dedicated to revisiting, refining, and deepening our understanding of the skills we’ve been working on all year: analyzing literature, analyzing nonfiction writing, argumentative and research based writing, language variety, and public speaking. We will do all of that by considering the choices an author makes when he or she writes a piece. First we’ll study some classic stories by John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men and a number of short stories). We will examine his style as our model and use that to consider the choices we make in our writing.
Assessments will run much like they did in the last unit: lots of practice with feedback followed by a final assessment of each individual skill that “counts.” Next week I’ll share the unit learning goals with you and give a brief overview of the unit assessments.
Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire