Dear 4-243 Families,

Good Afternoon.  I want to compliment the students for the work they have been doing on their Native American research projects.  Students have completed first drafts and have received feedback from teachers and peers.  We are in the process of revising our writing by adding specific details, improving introductions and conclusions, including  text features, and preparing bibliographies.  Whether students are hand writing or typing final drafts, we will be working next week in class and at home (if needed) to complete final drafts which are due to me by Wednesday, December 21st.  I can print in class, but if you want color printing for pictures or other images, please print at home as I don’t have a color printer.  Typed papers must be in a straight font no larger than 14 points. Written papers must be in pencil or blue/black ink. Bibliographies belong on a separate page at the back of the essay.  Independent projects are also due on that day.  You will get to see all the final products at our publishing party on Thursday, the 22nd.

Students have been provided with checklists and a rubric so that they can be sure as to what the expectations for this project are.

If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.