I hope everyone experienced a blessed holiday season. Although this may not be the welcome students were hoping to receive, we will begin this nine weeks with middle-of-the-year tests. These tests will reveal any the growth the students have achieved since the beging of the school year. The will aslo allow me to determine weak areas that need to be reinforced before the state test in May.
Also, we will anayze an expository essay focusing on the main idea and its supporting details. To end the month, we will focus on analyzing author's use of characterization.