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A Week in Review

This week the class continued exploring the genre of non-fiction! On Monday, our class took a mini field trip down to the library to browse the non-fiction section. Throughout rest of the week the students analyzed various non-fiction text, including editorials in the local newspaper. We discussed some of the key components needed in a good editorial as listed on this website: http://www.geneseo.edu/~bennett/EdWrite.htm. The students then tried their hand at writing their own editorial and submitted their pieces to the school paper. In addition to learning about editorials, the class also examined blogging- looking at it from a literary perspective. The students began to create their own blogs and they will continue to update the blogs with new entries until the end of the year.


As always I am impressed with the great attitude and work ethic the students bring to class each day and I'm very proud of all that they learned this week!

Coming Up

The class will begin reading Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird next week. Check out this trailer below to preview the exciting book!
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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and our class will be celebrating by beginning our poetry unit which will cover several different forms of poetry and the works of famous poets such as Poe, Frost, Whitman and many more. The students will also keep their own poetry journal and have the opportunity to enter a poetry contest.
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