Dear parents and guardians,
Please make sure your child is charging his or her Chromebook since we will be drafting their companion book chapters this week. There is no classroom charger, so it is up to them. In addition, students need to bring their book, journal, and a pencil to class every day. This is the first year that I have found students not coming prepared with those three items consistently.
Students should have their book read by Monday, November 12. Please ask them if they have finished it since there were quite a few on Friday, November 10th that were still reading.
The students started writing their companion book in class on Friday. The companion book is meant for fans of the book to read and find important information about the characters, plot, and theme as well as other important literary elements. By the end of the week, students should have drafted four chapters.
Each day in class, I will be teaching how to revise their writing. What I noticed when I read through first chapters is that many students are not typing with capital letters and punctuation. This is important to do when they type, or the writing will be unclear and the editing process will take longer. Please ask to read what your child has written. Some students have started out very strong. Many are just summarizing the book when they are supposed to be informing the reader about important points of the characters and plot.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Becky Leffler
GMSS seventh grade language arts
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