Reading, Writing & Making (sense)

Mr Reed's English Class & Highlight Lab- U School

4-1-1 (October 29 - November 14, 2014 )

Halloween has come and gone, Thanksgiving and the Winter Holiday Season are well on the way.


Some U School students are working hard, some are working less hard. U School students need to be self motivated to meet all their competencies in our Reading, Writing and Making (sense of the world space)


Here is what's been going on and what's coming up.

What is competency-based education (CBE)?

Competency-based education is an outcomes-based approach to learning that requires students to show mastery of skills and knowledge at one level before they can advance to the next level. All students are held to the same high standard, and all students receive individualized supports and continuous feedback to help them progress in their learning. This approach ensures that students have a strong foundation to build on as they continue through school. The goal of competency-based education is that every student graduates from high school prepared for college, career, and civic life.

Learn more: https://sites.google.com/a/philasd.org/competencyeducation/home

Highlight Lab Shout Out. / Scholastic Art and Writing Shout Out/ Class Dojo Point Leaders

Kudos to Jade, Deja and Tyhira for their Digital "I Am From Poem" being selected for consideration for the PBS NewsHour segment . The Highlight Lab will be featured in Learning Matters News documentary.


U School Girls Poetry Club and Girls on Fire will conduct a Scholastic Art and Writing Workshop on November 12 and November 15. Sign up...


Students can earn competencies for submitting, short stories, persuasive essays, personal essays , poetry, and other forms of art and writing. See Mr Reed for more details.


Kudos to all Class Dojo participants . Big shout out to section leaders: Anthony S. (21 points) , Anthony L (17 points) , Peter D. and William F (tied w/ 14 points).

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