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7th Grade English/Language Arts/Reading: February 27

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Homework, Assignments, and the End of the 3rd 9 Weeks

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Our 3rd 9 weeks ends on March 9th. We have several assignments due along the way. It is very important that students keep focused and get things turned in on time.


Due:


February 28 (Tomorrow): Analysis of short story, The Moustache. Assignment and directions are in Google Classroom. This analysis is based on a story and assessment the students did yesterday. We worked on the analysis in class today. It must be finished for homework.


March 2 (THIS Friday): the 4 essays we've been working on through Writer's Workshop. We will have a lot of time through this week to work on the essays, but student should be working on them at home, as well.


March 6: Time Writing in class. This will be a test grade. All the writing skills we've worked on should be applied. I have conferenced multiple times, one on one, with every single student. They're writing is improving!


March 7: Paragraph Writing. We've been working on the structure of a great expository paragraph using color coding to isolate the different elements. Students will have an assessment of this process.


Students know about the late assignment policy, but a reminder from you would be appreciated! Thank you for your support.

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AUTHOR VISIT: Soman Chainani is coming on April 19th!

We are SO excited to be bringing the New York Times Bestselling author and filmmaker Soman Chainani to Krum Middle School! He will be here for a special assembly on April 19th. We will be preselling Mr. Chainani's books so students can get them signed by the author at the event. Books will also be sold at the event. We encourage parents to attend!


About the books:


Mr. Chainani's book trilogy has sold more than 1.5 million copies and book one, The School for Good and Evil, is being made into a movie by Universal Studios.About The School for Good and Evil:


With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.


The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.


But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?