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Washington Middle School

2300 East Jackson Street
Springfield, IL 62703

How do historical events affect people today?

Feb 19, 2014 Use text evidence from the four sources we reviewed to answer the essential question. Make sure that you: 1. Re-state the question as a statement, 2. Use at least two pieces of text evidence to answer the question, 3. cite your sources and tell which historical event the source discussed, 4. Explain the text evidence with your own thinking and 5. check your post for correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

Should we have longer school days?

Jan 14, 2014 Many people are now proposing that we need to extend our current school day so that students would spend more time at school each day. Do you think that we should implement a longer school day or not? State your thesis and support your answer with text evidence. You may also respond to your classmates' answers. Be sure to quote text evidence when arguing against a classmate's response as well. Watch these videos as two of your sources for text evidence: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2. READ MORE

Brian's Hunt #1

Apr 10, 2013 What is Brian's attitude about animals? Why does he pass up opportunities to kill a moose for his first meal? What does Brian do each time he kills an animal for food? Why do you think he does this? What does Brian do with the bear he kills? Why?

I'm Good At......What's YOUR talent?

Jan 28, 2010 Tell about a strength/talent you have....what is one thing that you are really good at? What could you do to become even better at it?

New Activities

Jan 11, 2010 This week you will begin using the raz-kids website in Mrs. Gade's classroom! You will be able to choose books online to read, have read to you, take quizzes on, or record yourself reading. Next week you will also begin working on reading books in small groups with Mrs. Gade, in addition to using the Reading Academy program. How do you feel about these activities? Which do you think you will like the most? Why?

Christmas is for giving...

Dec 15, 2009 If you could give someone any present, regardless of the cost, what would you give and who would you give it to? Why would you give that gift to that person? Use appropriate capitalization and punctuation, as well as complete sentences.

NO TURKEY for Thanksgiving!!!

Nov 25, 2009 Imagine you are a turkey. You must convince someone not to cook you for Thanksgiving dinner. What would you say to convince them?


Nov 20, 2009 Thanksgiving is approaching....What/Who are you thankful for? Why are you thankful for those people/things? Use complete sentences and proper punctuation.

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