I wanted to give everyone a quick update about grades coming in at the end of the quarter:
1) Narrative- This is an assignment that we have been working on for five weeks. The kids created an original narrative using dialogue, character description, pacing, and many other elements that we learned and practiced. This assignment is work 36 assessment points. These do take a while to read and grade, so please do not expect to get these grades before Wednesday, October 19th.
2) Accelerated Reader- The Accelerated Reader (AR) program has been going on all quarter. If you remember way back during the first week, Language Arts teachers sent home an AR parent sheet detailing the program. Students are to read four (4) books this first quarter and then five (5) every subsequent quarter. Those books are due today. I sent home a reminder a few weeks ago, along with updating the blog. These books are worth five (5) points a piece, meaning a total of 20 assessment points for the quarter.
As always, let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I would be happy to answer/talk with you. My door is always open.