Just wanted to write a little update on what the grade 7/8s are currently working on in ELA. We have started a novel study on The Outsiders. To gain a little background information to help us better understand the novel's setting, they have been working on a 1960s webquest to find out about the economy, fashion, music, etc. of the 60s.
In writing, we have just begun a persuasive essay-the dreaded e-word! We looked at a sample yesterday to show that writing an essay really is not scary and they just got started on a little bit of pre-research for them.