December 6, 2019 | Brent Harris
Through essays, exhibitions, daily reading of a variety of texts, and grammar,
vocabulary, and spelling, students will learn skills for writing effectively and with confidence
for many different audiences. Students will also develop strategies for building reading fluency and
comprehension while completing high volume reading across several genres.
Art Exhibition: Fall Term
History Exhibition: Winter Term
Science Exhibition: Spring Term
Literature Exhibition: Spring Term
Literacy & Literature
Independence: Daily reading, 30+ minutes per night; one book per week.
Wide Reading: Choosing books from given list and reading multiple genres and authors
Fluency: Reading high volumes at a growing rate
Comprehension: Weekly book talks
Writing & Composition
All homework and assignments should be completed before the start of class on the day they are due.
There will not be time to print at the beginning of class, so in order to be prepared, all assignments must be printed before class.
Many writing assignments will be started in class, but, often, students will be asked to finish assignments at home.
Many assignments, both writing and reading, will be posted on Google Classroom.
Independent reading will happen at school and at home, so IR books must come to school every day.
Specific due dates for essay drafts will be given at least two weeks in advance.
Daily Homework will be posted on the blog.
IR books should be read for 30+ minutes every day.
Entries should be made weekly in the reading notebook.
Book talks in Advisory Groups