Weekly Parent Letter

Week of January 18, 2016


Happy Monday! Welcome to third quarter! Below is a preview/introduction to what we will be starting this week.

1. Writer's Workshop: Expository essays were graded (with extensive feedback) and posted in second quarter grades. Students will be reflecting on their work in class on Monday. This week, we will be doing warm-up exercises to prepare for persuasive writing. In addition, weekly, we will be working on summaries, citing evidence, and usage rules as ISTEP is right around the corner!

2. Reader's Workshop: To build off of Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed, we will be starting The Hunger Games this week. Monday, we will be working with non-fiction with similar themes, working on background information Tuesday and Wednesday, and start reading on Thursday. Students will come home with a reading calendar by next Monday.

3. Book Orders: Are due January 22. If your student is interested, please let me know!