We have just completed two consecutive four day weeks, mostly filled with district testing. Earlier this week we did review the parts of a book and have a very short practice activity to go along with the review. Next week we'll practice some more and eventually have a short assessment that the students will complete, with partners on the computer while using their notes.
more motivated by the learning opportunities and growth that can take place over the course of a year, rather than the grades a student will earn in class.
I know that's an idealist's romantic dreams, but I try to live out those dreams in the classroom.
I'm looking forward to the coming weeks of exploring different topics with the articles of the week, along with reviewing word, sentence, and paragraph level elements of writing. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.