LA Update

Update for Week 4.

Students will continue to work on their newscast Monday and Tuesday. Class time on Monday is dedicated to script writing and planning out their newscast (i.e. props and background). Tuesday will be a combination of practice time and recording time. We have reserved the green room, so students may choose to use that area for recording. We are encouraging the students to be creative, and we are excited to see what they come up with. The goal of this project is to deliver three of Mark Kurlansky’s claims with solid evidence, in a visually appealing newscast.

Also, on Wednesday we will start our new novel, Flush. Our focus will begin with more work on point of view and a mini-lesson on connotation and denotation.

Due to various reasons, we did not have many days of Spartan Time this past week. Therefore, we extended the test corrections for Mid-Unit 1 to Wednesday, February 20th. We are in the process of grading the End-of-Unit Assessment, and we will post those scores hopefully by midweek. We will also offer test corrections for that assessment.

For homework this week, students will finalize their newscast and start reading Flush. We will plan to have a short reading comprehension check on Friday for chapters 1 -3. There will not be test corrections for this.

Enjoy your weekend!

Chambliss Barrow & Nicole Messier

[language arts]