University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Classroom Updates

 

  • October 9th, 2018 - This week, students will continue their reading of the novels We Beat the Street (8th grade) and The Skin I'm In (7th grade). They have received their last round of vocabulary words from the novel unit and should be reviewing their flash cards daily in order to prepare for their vocabulary quiz next Friday, October 19th. They will also continue analyzing characters this week, focusing specifically on the impact that characters have on the plot of the story.
  • October 1st, 2018 - This week, students will continue their reading of the novels We Beat the Street (8th grade) and The Skin I'm In (7th grade). They will demonstrate their understanding of the text through written responses in their Reader Response journals as well as their written responses to teacher created Critical Thinking questions. They will also begin looking closely at the characters in the story this week, and analyzing their internal and external character traits. This Thursday, October 4th, all seventh and eighth graders will have their second vocabulary quiz.