Monday, January 30, 2012

Welcome to Week 5!


Welcome back! I posted on Friday that it was my hope to have your "IDEAS" papers graded and returned today; unfortunately, that did not happen. Expect those back sometime this week.

This week, we are going to discuss the issue of year-long school. Do students learn more who attend year-long school? Why do we have such a long break off for summers, anyway? During a long summer break, do most students forget all the material they learned during the school year? Or does the break serve as a cooling off period essential for students to catch their break from the marathon that is the current school year?

Also this week, we are going to be working on the trait of Organization. Starting Tuesday, you will begin to understand what it means to have an organized paper. You will be given a rubric, very similar to the Ideas rubric you got last week, and with that rubric you will grade sample papers.

By the end of the week, you will be turning in your essays on siblings to be scored using the Organization and Idea rubrics.

Lets have a great week!

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