The First Post for the New Year!

Hey there,

Happy Wednesday to you all. I had the pleasure of meeting many of your parents last night, and it was a real treat to see how far and near the apples have fallen from the trees. Everyone was very supportive and interested in your learning. How lucky we are to be part of such an educational community.

Okay, a couple housekeeping items. First, you can find the ongoing Google Presentation here:

Ongoing Google Presentation

You can look back and see what we’ve covered and review at your own pace.

Second, if you haven’t done so already, please download Goodreads from the app store¬†and open an account. This is a great resource for you to explore the myriad of books that are out there.

Today we’re going to look at some good examples of student work.

Then we’ll examine a poem by Richard Cory and see how it fits in with our themes from The Outsiders.

We’ll finish with a read aloud.

Your homework for tonight is to find a news article about people moving in a contemporary setting. Not moving in the sense of, say, moving to a new neighborhood because their father got a new job. But moving in the sense of being forced to do so. For example, explore the current plight of the Yazidis or the Syrian refugees.

Email the link to me by 10:00 p.m. tonight.

In your journal, write a summary of the main points and explain the main idea.


Mr. McDavitt

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