This week, we had very little time to get things done, but managed to accomplish a lot. Students are working on an essay in class, and should finish planning all 5 paragraphs. They are trying to prove the theme in “Aaron’s Gift,” a story we read together in class. Students gathered information and evidence to help them decide ona theme, and will use it to prove that theme.
Additionally, we’ve spent time planning our essay together in class. Students identified quotes that would work for everyone, and had time to research their hook, to work with Mr. Melvin to refine their reasoning, and to finish their conclusion paragraphs.
If students have not finished this by Friday, they must finish it over the weekend so that we can begin writing it up on Monday.