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What do you believe?

“What would you say in five hundred words to capture a core principle that guides your life?  Can you name the belief that underlies your actions? In the discovered truths of your experience, what abides?” -Jay Allison This week we… Continue Reading →

Are we better off civilized?

In our new unit, we’re going to focus on civilization.  What does it mean to be a civilization? How did we go from early humans to civilizations? Are civilizations better than the alternative(s)? What are those alternatives? At the same… Continue Reading →

Monday, November 23rd

NaNoWriMo Write for the first 15 minutes of class. Practice Reading Response !!!!EXAMPLE READING RESPONSE!!!! Finish your practice reading response on the theme of School.  I will read these over the weekend so that you have feedback on them before you… Continue Reading →

Wednesday, November 18th

NaNoWriMo Diagnostic Informational Reading Assessment Early Human Video and Cornell Notes

Monday, November 16th

Here’s what’s up today: NaNoWriMo (wherevs) Introduction of new unit (da ‘hood) Four Boys and a Dog (downtown) Membean (wherevs) Independent Reading Time (wherevs)  

Friday, November 6th

NaNoWriMo Write for the first 15 minutes of class. Practice Reading Response !!!!EXAMPLE READING RESPONSE!!!! Finish your practice reading response on the theme of School.  I will read these over the weekend so that you have feedback on them before you… Continue Reading →

Wednesday, November 4th

Check In Update on our reading assessment * NANOWRIMO Minilesson Let’s practice finding evidence for our big ideas! Practice 10 minute reading response. IRT Reading for pleasure…YAY!

Tuesday, November 3rd

Check In Anything to share? Minilesson Today I want to teach you a few strategies to help you move your ideas from being what your stories are about to what your stories are About. Let’s practice on another story from… Continue Reading →

Monday, November 2nd

Check In How was WOW?  Check out the new-ish room!! I missed you guys… Minilesson Today I want to teach you that readers pause at the end of a story or book to ask: what life lessons could I learn… Continue Reading →

Friday, October 23rd

Check In How’s it going? How was your Dussehra? Getting Excited about WOW? IRT We haven’t done this in a while.  Time to get our read on! Minilesson Making plans for workshop is important work. Workshop Practice, practice, practice… Membean… Continue Reading →

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