Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Stout Middle School
Cafeteria on Monday, Nov. 13th and Tuesday, Nov. 14th between 4:00 pm and
7:00 pm. I look forward to meeting everyone!
We finished reading “All Summer in a Day” earlier this week. We started learning about the elements of plot this week, and we will continue into next week. Students took home a study guide and a copy of the short story to review for a comprehension text on the story. The test will be on Monday, October 30.
We have been working on the writing process over the past few weeks. Students completed the final draft of their opinion/argument paragraph, and published their work on google docs. Next week, we will start reading a pro and con text. Students will be learning about text structure and text features.
This week we will be learning more about argumentative writing. Students will read various informational texts on the issue, “Should schools serve pizza for lunch?” and find facts to support their stance.
We will continue reading “All Summer in a Day” this week and possibly next week. Students are using close reading strategies and creating visuals to aid in comprehension.
It is not an easy text, but I’m so proud of the hard work and effort I’m seeing from everyone! Keep up the good work!
“All Summer in A Day” vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
Quiz on parts of an argument on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Review your Cornell Notes!
This week will begin the short story, “All Summer in a Day.” We will be taking Cornell Notes on the story. We will also be completing a vocabulary log on important words found in the story.
We will begin our argumentative writing unit this week. We will learn about the parts of argumentative writing. Our focus this week will be on claim and evidence.
6th and 7th graders
Quiz on Cornell Notes on Friday, September 29.
We completed NWEA testing this week. Students that have been in the US for at least one year were tested in reading, language, math, and science. We also completed a pre-writing assessment. 7th graders will begin reading informational texts next week. They will also be learning about argumentative writing. 6th graders will be reading “All Summer in a Day.” Have a great weekend!
Open House – September 13, 2017
I hope to see everyone at Open House today from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.