Assignment Students will create a product that uses one or more propaganda methods to convince the audience to accept the content creator's point of view. The product can be a speech, a PowerPoint (or Prezi), or a video. Students may select any debatable topic. If you can't decide on one, visit ProCon.org for several great suggestions. … Continue reading The Propaganda Project
Cristian’s article on writing a first draft contains excellent advice for writers of any genre: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and even eighth graders struggling with an essay the night before it is due. (Sorry, but procrastination is your own demon that you must continuously battle.)
Seems like the guitarist for the Grateful Dead had some words of wisdom for all of us. Happy Thanksgiving.
The first round of spelling bees will be held in my classroom next Friday. Any interested students may compete for the position of class champion and class alternate. All champions and alternates will advance to the school-wide spelling bee. Remember, the winner and alternate of the school bee will receive a free copy of the 2018-2019 … Continue reading 2018-2019 Spelling Bee Study List
By Sarah D. Sparks Nov. 2, 2018 Published in Education Week All those hall monitors exhorting students to stand up straight may be on to something: A new study finds that a typical student hunching under the weight of a backpack could experience more than 11 times that weight in stress on their backs. A new … Continue reading Backpacks Can Stress Your Students’ Spines More Than Previously Thought