Ms. Maynard Wild Cats Civics 2015-2016
Writing and Civics
If you missed our November 10th meeting about the writing we do in Civics, you can get the gist of it in my PowerPoint. Click on the green link below.
Be sure to visit my Calendar & Homework pages on Phoenix for upcoming homework, quiz, and test details.
Eighth grade is a transition year. Writing assignments, for instance, are definitely more challenging than 8th graders may be accustomed to. Being able to express opinions and defend them in writing is a state SOL objective. As students begin making the transition to high school, they will be held to such basic standards as writing in complete sentences. In addition, the County has tasked social studies teachers with providing frequent critical thinking activities to our students. All of this means that students must apply themselves with diligence in order to achieve at the highest levels.