Students should be actively reading their silent reading books at this point in the quarter. Students were given the opportunity to check out books from the Lincoln LMC two weeks. These must be fiction books, within the students' lexile ranges, and single story novels (not anthologies). Students must complete the reading by March 16. A book project will follow.
Students are in the process of working on their editorials. This week, we'll begin the prewriting process and move into typing on Wednesday and Thursday. Students will be submitting their essays in to Writing Coach (Lincoln's writing program) online for instant feedback and will have the opportunity to make corrections before handing in the final draft. This will be the first time seventh graders will go through this process.
Currently in language arts classes, students are participating in nonfiction novel groups. During this novel unit, students will be actively involved in reading, journaling, discussing and completing a variety of activities involving the books' characters, settings, and important vocabulary. Coming soon will be a culminating book project, on which students will be working together with their reading groups in class. This project is a way for students to showcase their reading comprehension as well as their creativity.
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