Second Nine Weeks - October 26

Parkman - ELA 7

Out of the Dust Reading Schedule

We began reading Out of the Dust the week of October 19, and students were instructed to read to page 51 by Monday, October 26. Reading this book will take place outside of class. The students can read Out of the Dust during their independent reading time, but there will not be enough time for them to complete the book without reading most of it outside of class. Students who do not have their own copies can use one of my books during Zero Block only as they were given over a month's notice that they would need the book during 2nd nine weeks.


While I am mostly allowing students to read the book at their own pace, they must complete certain pages by specific dates because they are connected to class activities.


Those dates and pages are the following:


  • Friday, November 6 -- pp. 51-149
  • Wednesday, November 11 -- pp. 150 - 227 (end of book)


Students are encouraged to read ahead and finish the book before November 11.

Unit 2 Research Project and Presentation

This week, students will began research for their second nine weeks summative project, which they will be presenting on November 10th. Work for this project will be done in class, but students may have parts to complete at home if they do not finish them in class. Please use my webpage's agenda to keep up-to-date on what we are doing in class and what students may need to do at home.


On Monday, October 26, students received information on the 100-point formative presentation they will be giving on their research on Friday, October 30. Information on the summative presentation will be given later this week.