Mandala Project Directions

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Happy Friday, Monarchs! Today we’re starting our mandala project, which includes an essay, a visual, and a presentation in front of the class. The essay is worth 50 points, and the presentation is worth another 50 points, so the entire … Continued

Rock PARCC With These 10 Easy Steps

The English PARCC Assessment is right around the corner, Jags! While everything Mr. Rasberry and I have taught you this year has prepared you for this important assessment, we would like to teach you some test taking strategies so you … Continued

How to Analyze a Poem: A Step-by-Step Process

Step 1: Read the title and the entire poem without stopping. Step 2: Break up the poem into separate ideas and/or stanzas. Step 3: Consider the title and author: what information does this convey? Step 4: Paraphrase the surface meaning … Continued

How to Write Level Three Questions: A Four-Step Process

Why ask strong questions about a text? Good readers always ask questions about the text, even when they don’t know how to find the answer. Questions help to deepen understanding about a text, and strong questions force you to look … Continued

Timed Writing Guidelines

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Rock your next timed writing! Make sure you’re prepared for every timed writing assignment by completing the assigned reading and homework assignments before every class period! If you know the essay prompt ahead of time, take notes targeting the prompt … Continued

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