So Sorry it's been a while. Working hard everyday to create better writers. Currently working on strategies for an argument paragraph. Students are taking a stance on year-round school and backing up their claim with researched information. In reading our 1st book talks are taking place. Any student that has completed their talk has their scores back...ask how they did. IF a written final draft was not turned in it will be scored as a 1 until the final copy is given to me. For the 1st time speaking in front of the class they are doing a splendid job...practice makes perfect!