Inside the Classroom

Book Talk Due Oct. 12th

posted Oct 13, 2009, 3:18 AM by Karen Leach   [ updated Oct 13, 2009, 3:20 AM ]

Book Talk make-ups will be Friday, Oct. 16th.
A Book Talk is a simple oral description of your book in front of the class.  Ms. Leach and students will ask you questions.  This is an opportunity for you to share your book with others and also learn about some other books you might be interested in reading.

Tropicana Speech Due October 19th

posted Oct 13, 2009, 3:15 AM by Karen Leach   [ updated Oct 13, 2009, 3:17 AM ]

Speeches must be 2 minutes long but cannot be over 3 minutes.  Please practice at home in front of your family.  We will write speeches in class but final touches should be made as homework.  Research must be included in your speech and your topic approved by Ms. Leach.  Good luck!
The 1st place class winner goes on to the school competition.  

Welcome New Students!

posted Aug 23, 2009, 7:28 AM by Karen Leach   [ updated Aug 23, 2009, 7:31 AM ]

The first week of school will include classroom procedures and getting to know one another. 

Summer Reading

posted Jun 3, 2009, 10:56 AM by Karen Leach   [ updated Jun 3, 2009, 10:57 AM ]

Poetry Portfolio Due Tuesday

posted May 7, 2009, 4:35 PM by Karen Leach   [ updated May 7, 2009, 4:39 PM ]

Free Style

My Side of the Mountain

posted Mar 17, 2009, 12:12 PM by Karen Leach   [ updated Mar 17, 2009, 2:04 PM ]

FCAT is here!

posted Mar 3, 2009, 3:20 PM by Karen Leach   [ updated Mar 3, 2009, 3:38 PM ]

FCAT cram site or just here.
Good luck students!  Do your best!

New Unit of the Year!

posted Mar 3, 2009, 3:11 PM by Karen Leach   [ updated Mar 3, 2009, 3:20 PM ]

Self-discovery and wisdom from the classic novel, My Side of the Mountain. Students will maintain a portfolio of assignments for this novel.

Last Unit of the Year!

posted Nov 28, 2008, 11:24 AM by Karen Leach   [ updated Nov 28, 2008, 4:56 PM ]

We will delve deeper into the reading process and really explore the strategies good readers use naturally:  questioning the text, making connections, visualize, make predictions, and summarize main ideas.  To do this we will be reading a twisted short story and then "model the master" and create our own short story.  Publishing will ensue!  My favorite twisted story idol: Neal Shusterman!
Famous author, Neal Shusterman and Ms. Leach at his book signing in Orlando,
FCTE, 2007.  First Edition, "Everlost"
Learn more about Neal Shusterman here.

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