lesson plan for peer editingStudents: it’s possible that Mrs. Sparhawk took grades on the D.O.L. (grammar assignment) today. Please ask her if she did. If so, it’s now possible to download a D.O.L. makeup sheet right here on Clipboards. Just click on the “Assignments” button at the top and download one of the D.O.L. makeup assignments. (Or you can just get one from the makeup work center at school.)

Parents: Students need to bring home their vocabulary lists this week and study for the upcoming vocabulary test, which will be given on Friday, January 13, 2012. Today, in class, we did some review work to help us study and prepare for that test.

We also copied this week’s assignments into our agendas today, so parents can easily see what we’ll be doing all week long. If you were absent today, please take a moment and copy your assignments from the agenda board.

Tonight’s homework includes practicing our speeches. Officially, speeches begin on Tuesday, January 10. Most students came to class today with their visual aid drawn, colored, and ready-to-present. I encouraged students to create a poster as their visual aid (rather than handouts or a Powerpoint). In fact, I gave lots of kids free poster board so they could easily design a visual aid over the weekend. The tough part will be memorizing their speeches. That will take practice. And parents can do a lot to help kids prepare with practice time at home.

Thanks!

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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