A little more time…



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Friends, one of the messages I received at conferences is that you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and need a little time and space to work and catch up. I get that! We have a long list of goals we’re working on right now. Use this time wisely to accomplish those goals.

  • Vocabulary
  • NoRedInk
  • Reassessments
  • Abolition
  • Visual Analysis
  • Readings with Notice and Note Annotations
  • Found Poetry
  • NHD…
    • Buckets
    • Research Questions
    • Sources
    • Notes


Summative Assessment in NoRedInk coming!

Ok, friends, many of you have been working hard in NoRedInk. Many of you showed great progress on the Basic Commas and Major Topics Growth Quizzes. I’ve identified some areas for extra practice, and you can always practice more in the areas of your choice.

We will begin focusing more on active vs. passive voice and citing sources, but we won’t give up our work on commas, semicolons, parts of speech, and complete sentences.

At the end of this month, you will have a summative assessment in NoRedInk, which will allow you to show exactly how far you’ve come so far this year! Please complete all of the assignments by 11/22 so that you’re prepared for the summative assessment when we return from Thanksgiving.

If you have any questions or need any extra help, do not hesitate to ask!

NoRedInk.com Thesis Statements

Friends, if you have not already done so, please make sure you complete the Write and Practice portions of the NoRedInk on “Thesis Statements/Claim – Why is government important?” so that everyone can move on to Rate and Revise. Your classmates cannot move forward to finish their work if you are lagging behind. Please step up!

You should be done with Write and Practice and moving through Rate by this time! Let’s get on it so we can move on to Revise. Thank you!

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Please take the two posted diagnostics on noredink.com. One diagnostic is on parts of speech, and the other is on components of a sentence and sentences vs. fragments.

These diagnostics are designed only to help me understand where everyone is at when it comes to grammar. It’s not for a “grade” — it’s for information and insight.

Please try your best so that I know how to help you improve your writing this year. Thank you!

These diagnostics are due by the end of the school day on Friday 9/8 for all AS English sections.