Here are a few photos from the AVID trip to Syracuse University:
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Would you like to earn a HW pass? Then answer the following question in at least three complete sentences:
What can you do to improve yourself as a student in the last marking period?
- Remember that this applies to all classes not just ELA.
- Submit your answer on our blog, not as a written assignment turned into Ms. Short.
Monday, April 11, 2011
As a reward for their hard work over the past month, all seventh and eighth graders will have the opportunity to participate in a Fun Friday during periods six and seven on Friday, April 15th. Students will be able to choose to participate in one of the following activities:
- music and socializing
Sunday, April 10, 2011
This past week, our class read the teleplay, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," written by Syracuse's own Rod Serling. You can link to youtube to watch the original episode of The Twilight Zone below: Part One http://youtu.be/TJyaBxYjWcQ Part Two http://youtu.be/AiByQ7VFp4Q Part Three http://youtu.be/G5u-QVk3PFU
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Students took a practice ELA exam and will be spending a couple of days each week analyzing the results. Students will review techniques to do their best on the multiple-choice section of the exam and will also review the rubrics used to score their exam in order to find ways to improve their own answers. Although test prep is important, students will not only focus on this endeavor between now and May's exam. Instead we will balance our test prep with other activities to strengthen students' reading and writing abilities in general.