Saturday, October 22, 2016

What's the Story? News and Notes From ELA Class

Last week we read a version of the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving. 
This week we'll be on a field trip to Sleepy Hollow, NY! Ok, it's actually a virtual field trip in the form of a webquest...

Monday, October 10, 2016

What's the Story? News and Notes From ELA Class

An annual tradition: this week students will write stories (or rather, the endings of stories) as part of author Bruce Coville's Halloween story contest.
Last year a student from Saranac Lake Middle School won honorable mention in this contest, so here's hoping we'll have similar success this time around.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

What's the Story? News and Notes from ELA Class

Last week students continued reading, discussing the work of Edgar Allan Poe and looked at the literary devices "mood" and "tone."
They wrote in their journals about "favorite childhood toys" and "fall."
Students had another bout with (a new Champ will be crowned this week!).
We also spent some time working on a combined social studies/ELA project on local history (students were inspired by watching this episode of Curiously Adirondack; this one too.
This week we'll look at some poetry ahead of students writing their own local history poem, then write drafts in class.
The end of the week will see a visit from Mrs. Kennedy for book talks.