As we returned from Winter Break, we wrapped up our units on Imperial China and the Biographical Narrative.
Looking ahead, we will be studying Imperial Japan in Social Studies and will start reading SE Hinton's The Outsiders in Language Arts. Our study focus for The Outsiders will be to analyze the development of a dynamic character over the course of the novel. You should see students reading and highlighting their copies of the textbook at home over the next three weeks. We will write an essay at the end of the novel.
We also continue to study informational text through the use of NewsELA and practice public speaking using Pop-Up Debate. We are currently working on the Paraphrase Plus strategy for responding to a classmate and it has really improved the quality of our debates!
Thanks for your support and, as always, Let's Explore!