This is our final week of preparing to respond to literature using the RACES strategy. An overview/resources for this strategy were included on my blog a couple of weeks ago. As needed, please revisit the Powerpoint and examples provided.
A final formative activity with feedback will be completed this week. After the Thanksgiving break, we will begin to write the summative response to literature.
Monday – Tuesday
Today’s Focus – After receiving feedback on the most recent RACES practice activity, students began another practice session using “Dogs Make us Human.” A copy of the story is available in the online version of the textbook (pages 152-153). If needed, students should revisit the text at home in order to be prepared to complete the response in class on Tuesday (formative grade)
Sentence structure assessment will be given this Thursday – clauses, fragments, run-ons, simple and compound sentences (formative grade)
UPDATE—The sentence structure formative check has been moved until Friday.
Students reviewed sentence structure and completed practice activities in preparation for the upcoming formative assessment. Resources/practice are available using the links below. Also refer to links provided during the past 2 weeks for additional resources.
RACES practice 2 papers were returned to students today. We reviewed the scores and reasons for the scores. Students are encouraged to visit not only the resources provided previously on the blog but also the link below. Additionally, they will benefit from continuing to practice using text/questions from the online textbook. They are welcome to bring practice in for me/us to review during homeroom any morning. We will begin our summative RACES writing piece after the Thanksgiving break.
Formative assessment tomorrow – Sentence Structures (subjects, verbs, clauses, compound and simple sentences). Please see the resources provided on the blog yesterday and during the past couple of weeks.