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11th ELA CP Periods 1A, 4A, and 4B: Learning Agenda for August 15 and 16, 2017--Introduction to the Beginnings of American Literature

Essential Questions

  • What was the purpose and audience of Native American origin stories and oral traditions?
  •  How we can we use textual evidence to support our answers when responding to literature…
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1st Semester Fall 2017

Learning To Write Descriptively In Only 100 Words #writing #education #teachers

‘The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.’      124 more words

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Monday, August 14, 2017: All 11th English Language Arts Periods 1, 2A, 3B, 4A, and 4B

Special announcement:  4B students should return their solar eclipse viewing permission form by Wednesday, August 15, 2017 to Ms. Hamilton.


1st Semester Fall 2017

Risk-taking in the Writer's Notebook

Just the other day, walking on my tree-lined road with my now 18-month old daughter nestled in the stroller, a beautiful line from Natalie Babbitt’s  932 more words

Writer's Notebook

August 9, 2017: Six Word Memoirs with Seniors

Today we kicked off our first full day of class with an introduction to writer’s notebooks and a very popular form of narrative writing, six word memoirs.   206 more words

1st Semester Fall 2017

Revisiting Information Report Writing #writing #education

While I am away I would like you to choose one of the following websites to prepare an information report for your Writer’s Gift. You must choose an Australian Animal, reptile, minibeast, fish, bird or amphibian. 41 more words

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