Monday, May 19, 2014

Extra! Extra!

We're working through a mini-unit on "newspapers" which started last week with a scavenger hunt and a discussion of local, national and world news.
The students also have the option to read the Adirondack Daily Enterprise during independent reading time.
Soon students will be writing various kinds of articles, op-eds, etc.
We appreciate being able to use our community's local paper as a text to study in the classroom.

Monday, May 12, 2014

"First Line Contest"

We're looking at great first lines this week; specifically those that were submitted for Scholastic Scope Magazine's "First Line Contest".
Here are some winners from previous years.
The story based on this year's winning first line is called "People Call me Crazy" and was written by Gary Paulsen. We'll read it in class this week.