This week we finish reading Nothing But the Truth, and we will have a culminating activity on Wednesday and Thursday. To end the week, we will have quiz on Friday.
Next week we start a Poetry unit that will take us until the end of the school year. Please make sure to check the website often during the testing window, April 27- May15, for all class announcements, absent work, and requirements for the assignments. There will be a special poetry page that will have a link from the main website starting next Monday.
RDW #1—12 Sentences
3: Compound (IND IND)
3: Complex (DEP, IND)
3: Complex (IND DEP
IND IND DEP or DEP IND IND or IND DEP IND
Challenge: 12 Compound-Complex sentences with 3 using at least 4 clauses. J
RDW#2--Directions on the AoW
RDW #3—Choose one of the three question options on the handout and fill the lines with your answer and explanation. Use and highlight the text evidence punctuated correctly.
1. Do you consider either Philip or Miss Narwin “right” or “wrong” in the situation in this novel? What mistakes do you think each character made? Who do you blame for the problems that arise between the two?
2. Neither Philip nor Miss Narwin end up getting what they want; in fact, at the end of the novel both are unhappy. How could the story have ended with one or more characters happy? What would it take for the characters to have gotten what they wanted?
3. In the novel, the main characters get emails, phone calls, and even telegrams from people across the country who have heard about the incident on the radio. Do you think those people should have written to Philip and Miss Narwin? Why or why not? Did they know enough about the situation to offer their opinions? In your own life, how can you be sure you have enough information to comment wisely on events in the news? Does something similar happen on social media? (i.e. facebook)
Upcoming Important Dates:
April 24: Quarter 4 Book Talk #1 Due
April 28-May 15: M-Step Testing
Have a great week!