The first week of December!

Everyone has been given until December 10th for book report project 8!

We will be taking the Reading Inventory on December 7th. The test will count as the unit 2 summative and the grade will be based on the amount of growth the student has shown from the 8/31 test.

We will be working on context clues for periods 4 – 7, and will begin a multigenre project the following week. It will be due before we leave on December 21st. Information will be forthcoming.

Reading Resource will also have until December 10th to turn in the completed podcast 2 and script. We have the equipment up and running and this podcast should involve the use of these new items.

I will be sending home a link so that parents can listen and share these podcasts with their loved ones.

The week of November 26th!

I hope everyone has a great holiday week. This week we are looking closer at text structure as it relates to plot. We will continue to read The Omnivore’s Dilemma and apply the strategies we are learning to that text as well as our pleasure reading book. The next book report is due on November 27th!


The podcasts are really coming together. We have submitted our first one and when we return from break we will be learning the specialized equipment that we have purchased. We are also scheduling a time when a professional podcaster can come in and speak to the class about using the equipment in the most professional manner.

For the week of November 5th!

We are in the middle of reading Omnivore’s Dilemma while focusing on skills this week that involve text structure. There will be a quiz on Friday over the bell ringers. Also, due this week is a book report on November 8th!


Resource class will has a script and podcast due by the 9th! We will be working in the media center on Wednesday with Ms. Hanson and now that we have most of our equipment we will begin learning editing techniques.


Have a great week everyone!