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Franklin Middle School

1200 Outer Park Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
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Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are submitted online every Monday morning.  Please check online for due dates.  Contact me by email with any questions.

Note:  Lesson plans are subject to change.  

My Reading List

This summer, the two books I read were JUST KIDS, by Patti Smith, and THE TOWER, THE ZOO, AND THE TORTOISE, by Julia Stuart.  Currently I'm reading CAT'S EYE,  by Margaret Atwood.  (I'm also beginning the Harry Potter series with my son.  Can you believe I've never read them?)

Ray B. lit. terms quizlet

News Jan 14 https://quizlet.com/_7tnj8n?x=1qqt&i=1466lf

Lesson plans changed - Jan. 6-10

News Jan 7 Lessons for this week have been pushed back one day.

Ray Bradbury - author info.

News Jan 6 Here are some additional sites with information about the author.  Login to Resources to find the stories.   https://www.biography.com/people/ray-bradbury-9223240   http://www.raybradbury.com/   http://mentalfloss.com

Outsiders practice

News Dec 19 https://quizlet.com/18305192/the-outsiders-review-of-whole-book-flash-cards/ https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/584

What is the difference between atmosphere and tone?

News Nov 22 Here are two links to help you understand these important literary devices. http://www.literarydevices.com/atmosphere/ http://www.literarydevices.com/tone/

Reading Goals

Photos Nov 16 2nd hour students set goals for the number of books they plan to read this school year.

Character Symbols

Photos Nov 16 Students share symbols of their own unique characteristics.

Social Issues Reading Workshop - 1st quarter

Photos Nov 16 1st hour students are reading in the FMS library.

Letters about Literature - Illinois contest

News Nov 3 All of my students will write a letter to an author responding to this question: How did an author’s work change your view of the world or yourself? Click on the link to find out more details about this contest.

Edgar Allen Poe links

News Nov 1 "The Raven" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48860/the-raven "Annabel Lee" https://www.poetryfoundation.o

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