Summer is coming...

Smarter Balanced Testing is May 16, 17 and 18 for ELA.  Have your kids rested and ready to go with a healthy meal and your positive support.

Here is a sample question that the SBA might give...

Write 3-4 paragraphs finishing this story prompt.

Kelly and Martin are walking to school on a windy morning.  Kelly is excited to see the trees swaying and the leaves swirling.  Martin is shaking and not from the cold weather.
"This is awesome!"  Kelly screams.  "I love it when it storms!"

Martin shoves his hands deeper into his pockets.  "Maybe we should go back home, Kelly.  Who knows what could happen?  Can you hear those trees creaking?"

We are studying argumentative writing.  Do you know the difference between logos and pathos?  Logic and passion?