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Mr. Hebert- Grade 6-8 Writing

Welcome to Writing!


I hope all my students (and their parents) have had as fantastic a summer as I have had - full of fun, exciting experiences, great books, and great company! I'm looking forward to another awesome year here at CES - my third year working with our tremendous community of young writers. This year, I will also be teaching 6th grade Social Studies, as well as resuming my role as the adviser of the middle school's Student Council. Student Council elections will be held within the first few weeks of school. Check back this page for updates on what we are working on in class, and other important stuff!









Week of 9/17 - 9/21:



This week, students in eighth grade will continue to work on the pieces they have chosen to develop and revise for the first unit of the year. Some students are writing fiction; some are writing personal narratives or essays; others are doing informational pieces; and some students have even chosen to blend and combine elements of different genres to create something original.

Seventh graders will continue to study and work on writing poetry. Their "collections" of three (or more) poems will be due by the end of the week.

Sixth graders will be beginning to work on writing a first draft of a personal narrative, a piece of writing that focuses on a meaningful or memorable experience in their own lives. We will also be taking a look at some "mentor texts" - strong examples of personal narratives that students can look to for inspiration or ideas.

In Social Studies, we will be continuing our survey of American government and politics by looking closely at the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Reminder: Current Events due every Friday @ 1:15 PM

Important Dates:

Wednesday, 9/19 @ 7:30 AM: First Student Council Meeting
Friday, 9/21: CES Community Carnival





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