Thursday, September 28, 2006

vocabulary schmabulary

Today in 3/4 and 5/6 we spent some time on vocabulary. The biggest issue you guys seem to have with the novel is that there is some difficult vocab in it, so we took some time out to learn these words.

We started our review of letter writing in all the classes with a letter to me about the novel. I am looking forward to reading those over the weekend. Next week we will begin learning about business letter format.

In 7/8 we went to the library and mainly wrote the letters. It seems like we may have to work on summarizing since those summary paragraphs look awfully long and detailed. Remember that summary means distilling out the most important events from the story - big things.

Tomorrow I will introduce the projects you will be working on for the novel. We will also make sure everyone has had a chance to print out their memoir for me. They are due tomorrow. :)

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