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Franklin Middle School

1200 Outer Park Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

Week 8

May 11, 2020

Hello, everyone!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I want to start by saying thank you for all of the kind words I received via email and mail for teacher appreciation week.  Thank you very much!  

This week will look a lot like last week with two reading options:  1.  Class novel (pdf / link provided on GC) and questions.  2.  Your own novel and questions.  Choose ONE and respond to the questions via GC by Friday, May 15.  Again, I ask you to do your best with spelling, grammar, and thoughtfully written responses.  Again, I remind you that responses must be your own.

A quick word about grades:  I have been entering weekly assignments with letter grades.  These grades indicate what has been completed and what has not been completed (or did not earn full points — comments are submitted on GC).  Reading responses are 10 points per day, and the zoom / no-zoom alternative discussion is worth 10 points per week.  I have been accepting late work for reading responses, but the zoom grade is meant to be a communication grade.  If you are not attending or sending me the alternate e-mail discussion question and reply, then you are not communicating.  Please email me as soon as possible if you will not attend the zoom discussion.  It's important that we communicate outside of the reading responses.

Zoom meetings this week:  1st and 2nd hours - Monday, May 11 at 2:00 pm.  3rd hour - Tuesday, May 12 at noon.  4th hour - "No Zoom" alternative question posted Wednesday, May 13 on GC.  6th hour - Thursday, May 14 at 1:00 pm.  If you do not want to zoom, you need to email me the same day (if possible) to receive those points.