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Mrs. Wehar - English

October 2019

English I and II have been doing a great job participating in group discussions during our short story units. Aside from reading a variety of texts and having group and class discussions, they will also be writing reflective essays and comparative essays to apply what they learn in the literature to their everyday lives.

7th Grade is finishing up a grammar and sentence structure review. Their next unit is a creative writing/reading assignment.

8th Grade finished reading Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. So far they are doing an excellent job of comprehending and applying prior knowledge and experiences to the text. They are currently beginning an argumentative essay for a contest from the Missouri Peace Officers Foundation.

English III has finished their individual resumes that they can continue to build on throughout the next couple of years. We have also finished reading The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman which we applied the Feminist Theory to their comprehension of the book. They will also be learning how to write a Book Review and will be asked to write one over The Yellow Wallpaper.

The Seniors have finished their resumes and personal essays. They are currently working on persuasive /argumentative speeches and should finish with that this week. They will later begin learning the elements of MLA writing while citing sources correctly within research papers in the MLA style and will also start comparing different literature works.