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Kylie Andrews

What is Written Expression?

This class is a combination of reading and writing.  Basically, we read all genres of texts (including poetry, short stories, plays, folktales, biographies, autobiographies, informational texts, etc.); then, we write about them.  

 

Sometimes students become the author by creating an alternate ending to stories (changing the plot) or retelling the story from another character's point of view (showing how different actions and incidents in the plot affect different characters).

 

Sometimes the students become literary critics and analyze the effectiveness of the author's choices in the texts we study.  They usually do this on tests and by completing analytical essays.  

 

Throughout the year, the frequency and length of writing assignments increase to fully prepare students for end-of-the-year testing.  Time limits on assignments also become shorter to help students adequately prepare for timed standardized testing.

 

Often, students study vocabulary words to assist them in fully understanding the texts we read.  We usually work with these words several times as we go over the text and test on them as we finish a text.

 

Routinely, students complete "Cold Read" tests to assess their understanding of a variety of texts.  "Cold Read" tests require students to independently read a text and demonstrate an understanding of the text without assistance from the teacher or their peers.  Students should become increasingly proficient at these throughout the year.  

 

As the teacher, I am happy to work with you and your child to ensure that they feel comfortable in class and confident in their abilities to complete all quizzes, tests, Cold Reads, essays, etc. with great results.  

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email. kandrews@lasallepsb.com

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My Daily Schedule
7:50-8:48 A.M. Written Expression
8:50-9:46 A.M. Written Expression
9:50-10:46 A.M. Written Expression
10:46-12:15 P.M. Written Expression
12:15-12:50 P.M. Lunch
12:50- 1:45 P.M. Written Expression
1:45-2:11 P.M. Pride 
2:11-2:30 P.M. Canteen Recess
2:30-3:24 P.M. Planning Time/Conference
3:24 P.M.-until... Bus Line Duty
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