Language Arts


  • Reading- 2/13-17/17 Students have been reading material to find evidence for their side of a debate. They been collecting the evidence for the debate which will occur on Friday.
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:14 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Reading- 2/1-3/17 Students have switched topics for another debate. They are collecting evidence in preparation.
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:39 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Reading- 1/27-30/17 Students have been working on summarize evidence for their claims in their own words.
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:38 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Reading- 1/26/17 Students have been researching potential arguments dealing with zoos and plastic. Groups were created to debate possible claims about the topics. Students are paraphrasing evidence from the texts and thinking ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2017, 9:47 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Reading- 1/17/17 Students were grouped according to the topic they chose to research and argue. Today's lesson focused on reading lots of different articles about a topic to gain an understanding ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:04 AM by Keith Burgoyne
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  • Writing- 2/14-17/17 Students worked on editing their essays to create a final draft, using a checklist to guide them. They also typed their final drafts using their Chromebooks. 
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:20 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Writing- 2/10/17 Students worked on creating outstanding openings and closings for their argumentative essays.
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:19 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Writing- 2/8/17 Students looked over their argumentative essays to determine if the tone they used was appropriate. If they decided they needed a stronger tone, they made notes about how and where ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:18 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Writing- 2/6/17 Today students thought about the reasons and evidence they have to support their claims. Students organized that information in a strategic manner to build a strong argumentative voice in their ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:47 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Writing- 2/3/17 Students worked on writing a counterclaim to their claim, and including a strong rebuttal to the counterclaim they acknowledged. 
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:45 AM by Keith Burgoyne
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