This week we started with MAP testing, read, discussed, and wrote about an article of the week, and then dug into deciphering the three paragraphs of The Gettysburg Address! It's interesting to see what students know from the text alone, as I try to not share background information as we look closely at the words Lincoln decided to use in 1863.
When students had time to write today, some wrote in response to the article of the week, some wrote in response to The Gettysburg Address, and some wrote narratives or continued with creative writing. We've got two larger pieces of writing this quarter with more requirements than in previous quarters, so many students are buckling down.
Further Reading: How Empathy Is Important for Parents and Teens When Things Get Stressful