Dear parents and guardians,
Now that the argument essays have been submitted. This week we move into historical fiction. The students all should have returned their signed book choices to me by Monday, February 13. (I emailed all students' parents who had not done this.) Books being obtained from library or purchased are needed by Thursday, February 15th.
This week students will be researching to build prior knowledge on the historical background in their chosen book. I have had books pulled to assist their research, and it will need to be completed by Thursday, February 15th at the end of class. The assignment will be posted in Google Classroom and linked on my portal. Students will receive a copy of it in class on Monday. Students will also read excerpts from famous speeches to practice their abilities with central idea and argument techniques.
I will also be teaching them about conjunctions to help them form better sentence structure and vary sentence lengths to make their writing clearer and stronger.
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.
Mrs. Becky Leffler
GMSS seventh grade language arts
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