In English 8, we are working on writing workshop. By the end of the quarter, students should have a minimum of 35 pages of writing.
Only three of the pieces must be finished. Of the three, one must be a poem from a model, one must be an Intro and Claim from an Argumentative Essay, and the last is of the student's choice.
Of the three finished pieces, students choose one that they want Mr. Van Epps/Miss Frey or Mr Davis to grade. They must have a completed "writing record" as well as evidence of proofreading, editing, and rewriting.
In our reading workshop, students should have six quality literary letters: 3 to classmates 3 to teachers All required UW-Platteville emails.
Novels that will be shared: Harris and Me- Gary Paulsen The Bar Code Tattoo- Suzanne Collins The Golden Compass- Phillip Pullman Jason and Marceline- Jerry Spinelli We All Fall Down- Robert Cormier The Outsiders- S.E. Hinton Tears of a Tiger- Sharon Draper Copper Sun- Sharon Draper Sold- Patricia McCormick