Category: Language Arts

LA Update

The great debate on DDT has begun!

We spent this week talking about how to determine the credibility of a source and moved into our research topic, DDT. Students will spend the next week reading about the great controversy over DDT and forming their own opinions. With each article they read, students will complete a graphic organizer. Students will use this research the following week to write their position paper on whether DDT should be banned or permitted around the world.

In addition, students should complete three quizzes on Read Theory before the end of the week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chambliss Barrow

6-4 Language Arts

Salem Middle School

LA Update

Happy Friday!

We will take a literature final test on Monday that has one poem and two fiction selections. The students all have the readings with them over the weekend so that they can read and come prepared for the assessment on Monday.

After Monday, we will begin working on research for our argument assignment. Students will do a lesson on the credibility of sources and then begin research on the use of DDT around the world. We will be focusing on claims and their supporting evidence.

Thank you for all of the sweet gifts and notes this teacher appreciation week. We feel very loved around here. 😊 Have a great weekend!

Chambliss Barrow

6-4 Language Arts

Salem Middle School

LA Update

Great week of poetry! We will continue with poetry next week. There will be a poetry quiz on Wednesday of next week as we prepare for our literature assessment the following Monday. The poetry quiz will have some identification questions but will have more questions about the application and effect of figurative language and poetic devices.

Students will have one poetry homework assignment for the week and will be asked to complete two more Read Theory quizzes by Friday, May 11.

Have a great weekend!

Chambliss Barrow

6-4 Language Arts

Salem Middle School

LA Update

Happy Friday!

This week our students finished writing, revising and editing their problem-solution paragraphs about a topic of their choice.

Next week is our last week before track out. Students will be creating an infographic based on their research and problem-solution paragraphs. We are also looking forward to our field trip on Tuesday!

Have a great weekend,

Tiffany Shin

LA Update

Happy Friday!

Today our students enjoyed watching a Peter Pan performance as a part of our cultural arts program.

This week we have been working on our new research project. Students chose from 4 possible topics about the ocean including ocean trash, oil spills, algal blooms and overfishing. At the end of the project, students will create 2 paragraphs regarding the problem and solution of their chosen topics with an infographic. Next week, students will work on the rough drafts of paragraphs and they will be due Friday the 16th. Infographics will be due the following week.

Have a great weekend!

Tiffany Shin

LA Update

Happy Saturday!

Students have been reading Flush all week and learning about perspective, tone and figurative language.

On Friday we introduced Book March Madness! Students will be able to vote on their favorite books until the most popular one is chosen as the winner. For more information on this nation-wide event, please visit the website below!
http://marchbookmadness.weebly.com/mg-novel-bracket.html

After students finish reading Flush over the weekend, we will review the book on Monday and take the End of Unit Assessment on Tuesday. We will also begin a new research project that will incorporate both World Without Fish and Flush.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Tiffany Shin

LA Update

Happy Friday!

Students worked on Newscast projects during the past week and I am extremely impressed with some of their videos!

Today the students were introduced to our new unit. Through a virtual reality experience, the students visited the Florida Keys and connected ideas from World Without Fish to the setting of Flush.

Next week students will be reading Flush and diving deeper into concepts of point of view, tone and plot development.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Tiffany Shin

LA Update

Hello Parents!

Yesterday at Career Day, students spent their time listening to different presenters about their occupations and reflecting back to their own life goals.

On Thursday, students took the End of Unit 1 Assessment for World Without Fish; however, many did not finish in time. Please remind your students to come in during their Spartan Time if they did not finish their assessment.

This week students will work on a project about "What is Newsworthy" in World Without Fish and on Friday we will introduce our next book, Flush by Carl Hiaasen.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Tiffany Shin

LA Update

Happy Friday!

Thank you to those who joined us in our awards ceremony this morning. This past week, the students have been learning more about overfishing in World Without Fish and students also participated in a fun Digital Breakout activity.

This week, we will be wrapping up our unit in World Without Fish. Please keep in mind that students are to finish their BINGO homework by Thursday, the same day as their End of Unit 1 Assessment. Have a wonderful weekend!

Tiffany Shin

(Ms. Barrow’s NC State Student Teacher)