This week, we worked on the 1st 9 weeks root words. We also read and analyzed Contents of a Dead Man's Pockets. We completed plot plans for the short story and reflected on what our classmates would think about us based on the contents of our pockets. We also analyzed the SOL Writing EOC Rubric and reviewed a choice of 4 persuasive prompts in which students could respond. We began writing our first persuasive essay.
This week we finished parts of speech review and practice. We worked on new SAT vocabulary related to the short story we will be reading in the near future. We also took basic notes on plot, practiced putting our favorite movie or show into a plot diagram, and then began reading "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket."
This week we reviewed the class syllabus, rules, and procedures; we created and presented Google Presentations Introducing ourselves; and we reviewed the 8 parts of speech.