Today we begin our second unit, and we will explore these essential questions through key pieces of American literature as well as contemporary informational texts.  We will also engage in informational writing, narrative writing, and creative compositions.

Students also received a copy of our working calendar for the rest of the month.  Please note the dates and deadlines.  In addition, I have once again provided students a copy of the links and codes for our Remind class accounts,, and class accounts.  The current module work in each of these platforms is due at 11:59 PM Saturday, September 30.

Exploring Contemporary Where I’m From Poems by Teens

Using the prompts for writing “noticings” statements ( see this handout:  Writers Notebook 8 11th ELA ), we did the following work for roughly 50 minutes today:

Click here for the 28 mentor poems.  Browse, skim, and scan the poems.

Choose FIVE (5) poems as your favorites from 1-28.  You willcomplete this form, submit, and then refresh the page to do a new form for your additional FOUR favorite poems.  If you need help, let Ms. Hamilton know.

Once finished, complete the ticket out the door.


We began WNB 8 and will finish on Friday.  WNB 8 Period 4BSeptember 20

Please meet in Lab 414 on Friday.