The Bissinger Beacon
January 8, 2016
Authors examined strategies essayists use to support their thesis. Students created parallelism by listing ideas in their own writing. Students also added conversational prompts such as “this makes me realize…” or “in addition...” to their supporting details. Next week we will listen to a very famous essay, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The speech illustrates the use of repeated phrases and focus words to make a strong impact.
Mathematicians practiced rounding sums and understanding situations where estimating is appropriate. We can estimate whether a product will be in the tens, hundreds or thousands.
A Pep Talk for 2016...
Up & Coming
1/18 School Closed, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day