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"Wouldn't you say Donny's being obstreperous?"

by JoC. on August 4, 2017   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I've often offered credit to my 8th grade students who find and share "Real Life Examples" of their vocabulary words (from books, TV, movies, real people, etc., anywhere except from fellow 8th graders). If they get the examples from members of their families, they need those members' signatures to confirm that the examples truly came of the family members' own thoughts, and the students didn't put them up to it. I explain this to students, and to families at Open House, with a sentence like this Six, followed by, "So then, say it, and then would you sign this please?"

RWOTD (one of my favorite words!)


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