Please bring your 'new words' project to class even if you aren't finished.

I am required by the district to give a common final exam for the class. I believe it will be relatively easy--much if not all of the information will be either known or inferred by most students. 

To lessen the anxiety, I am not making it worth any points in my grade book. In other words, if you do not do well, it won't count against your grade. However, if you do well, I will throw some XC your way. Note: There are several parts--multiple choice and short answer/essay--and they will need to be given on multiple days.

Topics to be familiar with (all can be found online):
Components of the plot of a story (climax, resolution, etc.)


Students were advised of an optional XC opportunity on Monday--they may see me if they have questions about it. Any XC will be due by 1-25--no XC will be accepted after that.

We will begin working on a mini-project in class on Tuesday that will be due the following Tuesday.

The end of the card marking is next Friday. Students should check their grades and make sure they are accurate. If there are any discrepancies, they should see me as soon as possible to straighten them out. 

Note: If you have Verizon as your wireless carrier, you will no longer receive REMIND texts due to a change in their policy (nothing I can do about it). If you'd like to continue to receive texts, you can adjust your settings so that you receive email reminders. I apologize for any inconvenience.