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Week of 1/9-1/13

This week, we began our Nonfiction Unit by reading two informational articles about the Black Death (aka The Plague).  We examined the different structures of the texts (cause-effect and chronological) and we studied new vocabulary.  Also, the students chose a memoir to read as an independent homework assignment.  We will be working with the memoirs in February, but I thought they could get started reading them now since the weather is so conducive to reading and relaxing at home.