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Language Arts, week of 8/28/17

August28

Monday:  Today we are finishing up Activity 1.4, “My Superpowers”. Tuesday – Friday:  Activity 1.5 “He Said, She Said: Characterization” Learning targets: Make inferences about a character and provide textual evidence in a short, written response. Explain how an author develops the point of view of characters. Practice the use and conventions of pronouns and […]

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Study Skills, 8/23/17

August23

In Study Skills this week: Students are learning about their daily point sheets & contracts for classwork. These contracts and point sheets will make up the Study Skills grade. Please see the Study Skills page on my blog, to see what these sheets look like. Thank you!  

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Composition Notebooks / Writer’s Journals

August23

Please make sure you have your composition notebook entries up to date with the following prompts: We will have a notebook check on Friday! Stahler/Hall, Co-taught: Entrance Ticket (these are on separate sheets of paper, student’s will not have these in notebooks) Review 1.1: Explain how you think you will change from now until June. […]

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Language Arts, Week of 8/21/17

August22

This week in Language Arts: Tuesday & Wednesday: Today I am…sequencing a narrative So that I can…take efficient notes using a graphic organizer I am successful when…I can explain the significance of literary terms like: narrative, characterization, setting, external conflict, and sequence Thursday & Friday: Today I am…reading “My Superpowers”. So that I can… learn […]

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Solar Eclipse – Change of Plans

August21

A message from DURHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL Good morning! We received an email just a few minutes ago from the vendor from which we ordered our Solar Eclipse glasses.   The company stated that we should NOT use our glasses to view the solar eclipse.  Though they do carry the ISO seal, the safety of the glasses […]

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Welcome to Study Skills!

August14

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to begin working with you all in Study Skills! This week we will be working together to do the following: Learning all about Study Skills, and what you can expect from this class. Organizing your binders for each class. Organizing your lockers, and practice opening lockers for those still having […]

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This week in Language Arts

August14

Happy Monday! Please read below for what we will be doing in Language Arts: Each day I will have a “bell ringer” activity on the board.  Please come to class prepared with your composition notebook, so that you can add the day’s activity. Graphic organizers and rubrics will be available for you to plan out […]

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Composition Notebooks for next week

August11

Good Morning! Next week we will begin making entries into composition notebooks next week. I’ve asked each student to make sure they come to class with their notebooks on Monday.  (these can be the type of notebook that will fit inside of a binder, if they prefer that type.) Thanks so much!

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Monday 8/7/17

August7

“If My Summer Vacation Were a Movie” Students will have today to finish up their “If My Summer Vacation Were a Movie” project.  If they have not finished in class, I’ve given instructions to complete it at home. There are 3 parts to this project, and each student should have all 3 parts in their […]

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It’s “FriYay”!

August4

Happy Friday! We made it through our first week of middle school together! This week we worked on a multi-step project, turning our summer vacation into a movie. If you would like to finish up the writing portion of the assignment this weekend, please feel free to do so.  We are going to wrap everything […]

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