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Mr. Hebert- Grade 6-8 Writing

Welcome to Writing!


Week of 5/29 - 6/1:

This week, 6th graders will be sharing their autobiographies with their classmates and moving on to their final writing unit of the year. They will be taking one of the "warm-up" writing exercises they have done and working on expanding it into a full story. 7th and 8th graders will be working on writing movie reviews of A Beautiful Mind, which they recently watched in math class as part of a math/writing collaborative project.

Important Dates:

6/1 - Grades 6-8 Semi-Formal Dance (Luau Theme) @ 7-10 PM
6/8 - End of Quarter Four
6/14 - 8th Grade Graduation @ 2 PM
6/15 - Last Day of School!



Some interesting (to me, at least) links:

Common Core State Standards in Writing - what we expect every student to be able to do by the end of 8th grade

Lucy Calkins Writing - Units of Study - the writing curriculum used at CES

"We are teaching kids to write all wrong" by Valerie Strauss and John Warner - a look at the research on how to teach writing effectively