Every student is unique. I feel it is very important that students feel welcome and supported in the classroom. Learning how to learn is key. I strive everyday to teach my students not only the material, but teaching them how to retain this material and use it in their everyday lives.
Focus of the Week:
December 1-January 31
Students are working on persuasion and how to write using abstract thinking.
We will have assignments and assessments using Greek and Latin root word patterns and challenge words from the language arts curriculum.
One key focus will be Depth Of Knowledge words. In order to prepare for the GA Milestones testing this year, we will be focusing a great deal on interpretation and synthesis of DOK words. This will enable students to understand high level questioning, and teach them how to further use essential context clues.
Students must interpret and execute knoweldege and unerstanding of the Writing Process. We will work on this extensively. Our focus will be narratives. We will also distinguish and write specifically on persuasive and informational pieces of writing.