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Tutoring is every Wednesday morning from 8am-8:30 (unless otherwise noted).
There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the classroom, or a student can email me, to let me know s/he will be attending.
I meet the students at the back bus gate at 8am.
Advanced ELA and ELA students will be focusing on Writing and Reading Comprehension this quarter.
There will be three On Demand Writings this quarter. The dates for those are:
Narrative: 17 October 2019
Informative/Explanatory: 14 November 2019
Argumentative: 12 December 2019
Throughout second quarter students will be learning about structuring/writing Informative and Argumentative papers. They will learn how to construct an outline, research, cite information, and use MLA format.
Students will receive articles from which to locate key words, write outlines and summaries, and answer questions/discuss.
This quarter there will be Latin and spelling work with intent to understand the rules, and etymology, of words. Work on these subjects will be handed out on Mondays.
Latin and Spelling Assessments will be on the following Fridays:
25 October 2019
1 November 2019
8 November 2019
15 November 2019
22 November 2019
6 November 2019
13 November 2019
Students will be learning about active and passive voice, along with the functions of certain sentence types. Students will continue to expand on their vocabulary and sentence writing skills through the writing of complex and compound sentences.
Students will work on sentence structures, grammar, outlines, and MLA format.
Students will also get a chance to write an article to be submitted to DC Magazine!