Language Arts


  • Reading- 5/9/17 Students are still reading historical fiction and meeting for book group discussions. Today's lesson made students think about slowing down their reading as the book slows down. Students suggested ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 9:57 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Reading- 5/2/17 Today students thought about using timelines to make sense of the information they are reading in their historical fiction novels. They created timelines for the characters in their books as ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 12:00 PM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Reading- 5/1/17 Students have started historical fiction book club groups. The time period of focus is the American Revolution. Lessons have discussed paying close attention to the setting, making mental bulletin boards ...
    Posted May 1, 2017, 6:49 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • 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
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  • Writing- 5/9/18 Today students made a plan and mission statement for how they want their research report to go. 
    Posted May 9, 2017, 9:53 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Writing- 5/8/17 Today students wrote a "flash-draft" of their research report. They will use this first draft to make a plan for work toward their final draft.
    Posted May 9, 2017, 9:52 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • Writing- 5/1/17 Students have started working on a research report about a topic dealing with the American Revolution. Students have been using a variety of strategies to gather notes about their topic
    Posted May 1, 2017, 6:50 AM by Keith Burgoyne
  • 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
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