Parents: All Explanatory Essays are Due Friday, Dec.8th

Students began writing their Explanatory essays on Thursday, Nov. 30. They were given time in class on Thursday, Nov. 30th and Friday, December 1st to write, ask questions about parts that were unclear, and submit a final draft. If the essay was incomplete on Friday, students were given the weekend to finish the essay. In addition, students were given a graphic organizer/checklist to be sure all part of the essay were included in the final draft.Explanatory Essay graphic organizer-1hp53t1 The essay’s rubric was also explained and discussed so that students are aware of the grading components.

The House on Mango Street Project – Due Friday, 12/1/17

For the past three weeks, we have been reading the novel, The House on Mango Street, in class and the students have thoroughly enjoyed it! As an end of the novel assessment, I have decided to assign a project instead of a written exam. This will give students an opportunity to utilize their artistic and creative abilities, as well as collaborate with peers. Students have two options for The House on Mango Street project. Twenty minutes will be given daily for 4 consecutive days to work on the project, which can be individual or a group assignment. See attachment for specifications. It’s going to be a Great Project! I can’t wait to see the results!House on Mango Street house project-1dqza4q House on Mango Street projects-2ad9ziu