What's Going on in Our Classroom This Week?

Reading Topics:

We are currently reading the novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck! Students are learning how to identify the tone of a text, internal and external conflicts character's face, and how to identify what characters represent in this parable to help determine the message of the story.

Discussion Topic: We've been learning about internal and external conflict! Find a picture that shows someone having EXTERNAL or INTERNAL conflicts and post them on this page!

Writing Topics:

Students are currently working on how to persuade their audience through a more professional way. We are learning how to write persuasive letters in a mature, sophisticated way, and the students are doing a fabulous job!

Discussion Topic: If the topic for my letter is "Cell Phones Should be Allowed in School", who would my target audience be and what might my reasons be to support that thinking?