Video

Today I showed this video to my classes. They seemed to enjoy it. Feel free to watch it so you can discuss it with your kids at home.:)

Ms. Dehr

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What would your six-word memoir say?

Check out this great video that a high school English class created. I’d love to have the time to do something like this with my students this year!

 

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Videos

Sometimes if we have a few minutes at the end of class, I’ll show a video I think the kids will find interesting. Following are two I’ve shown this week:

 

 

 

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Updated Grades!

I have updated all grades for the last grading period (including behavior grades). Although report cards won’t be out until next week, feel free to visit parent portal and take a look at your child’s grades in Language Arts.

Have a great holiday!

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Writing Essays

This is helpful for my students, as well as high school and college students. Use this graphic organizer (or I guess it’s more like an outline) to write most essays.

 

Graphic Organizer

1st paragraph

  • Hook
  • General information
  • Thesis statement

2nd paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

3rd paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

4th paragraph

  • Topic sentence
  • Main point #1 with examples or facts
  • Main points #2 with examples or facts
  • Main points #3 with examples or facts
  • Concluding sentence

5th paragraph

  • Topic sentence (restate your thesis)
  • Restate main ideas
  • Wrap up any thoughts or ideas, or ask the reader to do something if persuasive.

 

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Winter Reading List by Age

Check out this link. Great holiday book ideas for your children to read during the break. It’s broken down by age group:

http://www.helpteaching.com/blog/winter-holidays-reading-list-for-kids.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dec-15-nl-2

 

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Next Week’s Homework

Vocabulary Week 5 will be the homework assigned next Monday, 11/16 and due on Friday, 11/20. Feel free to print them out and get an early start!

Ms. Dehr

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