Happy Friday! So hard to believe that there are only three weeks left until track out. Time flies!
We began exploring narrative poetry this week. We read various narrative poems from a collection, Good Master’s, Sweet Ladies. We used this book to practice locating and explaining the impact of figurative language, the impact of word choice/tone, and supporting our claims with evidence.
Today we began modified literature circles where students will be practicing these skills within novels written in verse. This work will continue through Thursday of next week. Throughout the week, students will read excerpts from five different novels, hopefully finding a couple that peaks their interest! There is a handout that corresponds with each novel, and these will be due on Friday, December 7th.
Literature circle work will need to be completed during class or during Spartan Time since students will need copies of the novel to complete the work. Outside of school, two Read Theory quizzes are due on Friday.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Chambliss Barrow & Nicole Messier
6-4 Language Arts
Salem Middle School