English for the Week of October 28, 2013

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:20 AM by Jeff Maxim
All students at Inwood Academy are taking interim exams during this entire week. These tests are aligned to the New York State Common Core Exams that students take in April, 2014. Inwood Academy uses these interim exams to help prepare students for the testing conditions they'll see in April, to help teachers see how well prepared their classes are for those April exams, and to help teachers see what specific topics individual students need additional help with before April. 

Meanwhile, in English class, students are working on a week long project involving the book, Frindle. Students are working on one of three projects: 

1) Inventing five new words and creating dictionary entries for each. Click here!

2) Writing and filming a TV interview between Nick Allen and a TV news reporter. Click here!

3) Taking online comprehension quizzes about the book. Click here!

Students only need to complete one of these assignments, but they can earn extra credit by completing a second or third assignment.