McClain's March ELA Newsletter
"Nothing will work unless you do."- Maya Angelou
What We're Learning
Argumentative WritingThis month we will begin our work with argumentative writing. This process will be exciting and new to most students. We will begin looking at what goes into an argumentative essay, and we will begin drafting a full argumentative essay.
We will continue working on figurative language throughout this month. Students will be assessed periodically on different types of figurative language, word meanings, and context clues. We will, also, be assessing the difference between connotative, denotative, figurative, technical, and literal word meanings. All students should have a basic grasp on these concepts from last month, but this month we will continue building on our knowledge of these topics.
Main Idea/Central Idea
Throughout this month, we will be continuing our learning of central and/or main idea. We will be looking at passages and be determining the main idea of the passage.
First and foremost, thank you to all the parents who helped out with our book blogs over the last week. You all have done such a great job responding to the students, and the students were so excited to see your comments.
This month, our next independent reading book should be completely read by March 18th. I will be creating something new and fun for the students to do with their latest reading.
Dates to Remember
March 17th- St. Patrick's DayMarch 30th- April 3rd- Spring Break
May 20th- Last Day of School