In our first class period today, we typed and shared final drafts of the Leaf Applications for Science class. Remember - these will be graded in both classes: in science for the science contenct, and in English for the use of persuasive strategies we have been practicing in the month of October.
During our second class period, we discussed the action in the short story, "Flowers for Algernon" and completed a plot diagram. There was excellent conversation about what, exactly, was the climax moment and finding details and evidence from the story to back up those assertions.
Progress reports were distributed today - please remember to get a parent signature and to return them tomorrow (in your costumes!) End of term is quickly approaching ... anything you've not yet turned in should be handed in soon if you plan to have it graded and counted for the term.
Check in here for updates on what's happening in Ms. A.'s 7th Grade English class.
You might find the following codes on work returned to you for revision. Here's what they mean:
≣ = missing capital
The sentence has a word that needs to be capitalized.
/ = extra capital
There is a capital letter in the sentence that should be lower case.
P = punctuation
There is a punctuation error in the sentence that you SHOULD be able to find and correct.
C = context
The sentence needs more detail/context to show the writer's thinking or the word's meaning.
S/V = subject/verb
The sentence does not have subject-verb agreement. Make sure that you have used a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject.
F = fragment
The sentence, as written, is a fragment. Make sure you have a subject and a verb.
RO = run-on
The sentence, as written, is a run-on. You have a variety of options for repairing run-ons.