Weekly Update Feb 10-14
This week students started Unit 4 of their vocabulary. These words all have the same Greek and Latin roots, so they are easier to remember. There is a quiz on Friday.
Next week is only 4 days, so there will be no vocabulary. We will have one more vocabulary unit before the test (on all 5 units) which will be on March 3rd.
This week we read Book 9 and 10 in The Odyssey. Next week students will write a short essay on one of the themes addressed in Book 9, escapism.
This week in Common Lit, in honor of Black History Month, students read an article about Rosa Parks and the numerous contributions she made to the Civil Rights Movement. There will be no Common Lit next week.
We have conferences coming up! I am working with the students to write ILPs that reflect their goals for the future and how English class will help them reach their goals. Please discuss the importance of reading and writing in your own job with your student at home. Sometimes students believe that the skills they are learning at school will never apply in “the real world”.