Welcome to my Language Arts website. It's hard to believe we are headed into the second half of the school year! The best is yet to come!
As we begin the countdown toward the Florida Standard Writing Assessment, my students will be working for the next month on writing expository and argumentative essays. This will be a very important skill to learn, not only for state testing, but also for writing opportunities that will be required in high school, college and the work place. The new Florida Standards state that students, beginning in middle school, should be able to write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. This is a shift away from the persuasive writing in the past, so students will need to learn and demonstrate this understanding.
Please encourage your child to keep up with their AR reading. The third nine weeks 75% goal is February 25. As always, feel free to e-mail or call me with any questions or concerns you may have.