English 7 Honors finished Tom Sawyer this week! I think most of the kids enjoyed it, even though many found it challenging. I really wanted my students to experience the humor of Twain and the joy of reading a classic! This week English 7H will be working on a performance task. It will prepare the students for what they will see on the state test in May. Students will read three non-fiction texts, answer a few questions about each text, and then write an informational essay synthesizing the information from all three texts. I had the opportunity to administer the performance task to my first period a few weeks ago. Last week I attended a day long training learning how they will be scored. I scored my first period students' essays and have decided to use the results as a learning opportunity. After I give students their scores, we will go through the task a second time with my guidance. They will rewrite their essays, and I am confident they will do MUCH better! This is definitely a learning experience for all!
Both English CP and English 7H will be reading "A Children's Story," "Harrison Bergeron," "The Pedestrian," and The Giver. You may enjoy reading them as well!
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