Winter Break is in Sight!

Our Community of Learners is Working Hard Until the End

Informational Text Practice with Marie Hilley

Our community of learners took a break from the short stories in order to read an informational text about a woman named Marie Hilley to broaden our knowledge. We read a text that went along with the same text features we have been studying while also answering a variety of higher level questions. We had in depth discussions about the questions and the text itself in small discussion groups as we split the class into two random groups that met with a teacher. It was exciting to see how many more students shared as they were not in front of their whole class and felt more comfortable discussing answers and ideas!

Compare and Contrast Essay

While watching the movie version of The Giver, we filled in a graphic organizer noting the similarities and differences between the novel and the movie. Then, we worked towards writing a compare/contrast essay one step at a timein class. We finished writing the essay this week, distributed the rubrics, and will have the students print their final copy to be turned in during class on Monday.

Accelerated Reader Project Due

Wednesday, Jan. 28th 2015 at 8am

675 Grove Road

West Deptford, NJ

For more information, please visit our website and read the document linked to the "Accelerated Reader Project".