Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday/Friday, March 8/9, 2018

Announcements and Reminders:


Book Sign-Ups were due February 28!  
Literary Nonfiction

If you  weren't here to get the Nonfiction Book-of-the-Month Assignment, you can download it from here:
Due by  March 21.

Finding the Central Idea Graphic Organizer.docx
Recommended Nonfiction

See the tab above for required reading for more information.   

Important End of Term Information:  
March 2  was the deadline for handing in late and revised work, unless you make special arrangements with me.                            
  • The term ends Friday.
  • Your book sign-up goes on this term. 
  • Your lowest conventions grade is being excused. 
  • No more conventions or spellings retakes unless you had arranged that ahead of time with me. 
  • If you had not originally taken any of the conventions and spelling tests, you may take them Tuesday or Thursday during Cave Time. 
  • Hand in your unused hall passes this week.  
Still looking for Nonfiction?  
Coming soon to the Media Center:
Becoming Madeleine, about Madeleine L'Engle, the author of A Wrinkle in Time.
                    You could request this even before it arrives.  

Targets for Today:

 I can show what I know on a practice for our end-of-year test.  (Testing will begin mid-April.)

Today’s  Agenda:
1. Individual Reading

2. Receive test ticket.
Go to Lab 224. 
Take a practice test on informational reading.
Mastery == 23 /23 points
At or Near == 17/23  -- Immediately retake
Below == 12/23 -- Immediately retake

If you have reached mastery or above -- go ahead and do the reading literature test. 

If quick feedback is not working during class you will earn -- 
Mastery == 23 /23 points
At or near  or Below  -- 10/10 for participation
If you finish early, go ahead and do the Literature Test.  

If You Were Absent:

See above.  You are excused from the practice test. 


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