Patriot's Pen Essay Contest veterans of foreign wars

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It’s possible that Mrs. Webmaster took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to go to a box in the make-up work center that says “extra D.O.L.” and get a worksheet from this box. You can take this home and do it as homework, but don’t forget to turn it in when you return to school tomorrow. If you’re reading this at home, you can download and print a D.O.L. from the Assignments page, as long as you haven’t already done those D.O.L. sentences.

We’ve now finished copying the definitions from our patriotic vocabulary list, which can be found here on Clipboards under the Vocabulary Lists heading on the top menu. The test will be given on Friday, October 5th. Be sure to study these words and their definitions in preparation for the test.

After that, we worked on our “Patriot’s Pen” essays. The first draft of this essay (at least five complete paragraphs) is due tomorrow. If an absence has set you behind, feel free to come in at lunch by appointment, to make up the writing time you’ve missed.

Some students who finished early today spent a little time in class highlighting the spelling words and checking them for errors. By spelling words, I mean both the ones from the “Patriotic Vocabulary List” and the ones that have been taped to the desks. If you get behind, you can still highlight all of your spelling words, but it might require that you come in at lunch or after school to do so. If you miss this activity altogether, it won’t hurt your grade per se, but if you have time to do it, that may help your “spelling” score on the final essay.


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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