Middle School Language Arts- March 2017

In the month of February, we continued working on informational and persuasive writing, focusing on finding and citing trustworthy sources to back up our claims.  We also started making use of a new web based tool called Citelighter, which helps students compile and properly cite internet research.  Parents, remember the days of using the MLA style guide?  They are growing ever more distant.

As we wrapped up our work on nonfiction writing, we have turned our attention toward narrative writing.  We are focusing on how to choose meaningful topics, developing a “so what” for the piece, and filling it with thoughts and feelings and meaningful details.

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