Sadly, my youngest son has an ear infection, so I have to stay home with him today. However, this does not mean work on the essays should grind to a halt! I fully expect you to offer quality feedback on your partner's 2nd and 3rd body paragraphs today, using the same form and format we practiced yesterday (hand-written comments on the peer edit sheets AND comments on the electronic document).
Once you finish editing, staple together ALL THREE peer edit sheets (two from today and one from yesterday) and hand them in to the substitute teacher. If there is time left in class, you should begin work on your introduction and conclusion. These two paragraphs are due tomorrow!
I will be back on Thursday and available before school (starting at 7:00 am) and after school (2:30-4:30) to review drafts/answer specific questions. If you are falling behind or need some extra help, please plan to attend one of these sessions. Also, feel free to email me with your questions and concerns.
Have a good, productive day. I'll see you all tomorrow!
PS: If you are disruptive and the substitute teacher leaves your name, I will write a discipline referral. I expect you to be respectful and productive when I am out of the classroom. In short, be good and get some work done!