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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Periods1 & 2, Post 6: First Marking Period Reflections

Hi guys!! Congratulations on making it through the first marking period of the school year. :-)

For this week's blog post, please reflect on your academic performance in this class over the past six weeks. What were your your strengths? In what areas do you need to improve? Taking all of this into account, what grade do you think you deserve for the first marking period? Why?

Your comment will count as your first homework for the second marking period.


  1. Jonathan Roman says ....

    I've done very good this marking period. My strengths is writing and i need to improve in my reading skills. Throughout this marking period, I've noticed things in my life that i have notice from writting in my journal. And I've relized how my life has changed from a young age to now. And I've read my first book and I'm starting to like reading and writting more. All in all, i think i deserve a 85 for my first marking period grade.

  2. I think that I should get an 85 or 90 becuase I know that I do all the homework. I know that im best student but everyone tried their best.

  3. Tanesha Allison

    My strengths in this class was completeing all my homework , even though I arrived late. I need to improve in reading an independent reading book more often and coming to class on time. In all I deserve an 80 , which happened , but I will try my best to improve on my weakness in this class .

  4. ♥♥ Shamarie Williams ♥♥October 23, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    I think I've did pretty well this marking period. I certainly have tried to meet all the requirements. I've turned in all my homeworks, read four books, did all the blogposts, the reader's response and writer's sourcebook. I think I need to improve in turning in my work earlier though. Even though i turned them all in, I have a major procrastination habit of trying to get things dont at the last minute. For the first marking period I think I deserve a 90 because I really tried. I didn't sit around and make no attempt thinking I would pass by sitting in your class everyday looking pretty. I did what I had to do to get that grade because when you want something you have to work for it and show you deserve it, you dont just get it handed to you. I feel I worked for it.

  5. I think i did really good this first marking period.My stregnths were reading my book and taking down some good notes.I think i need to improve on writing in my readers and writers notebook and handing in homework on time.Overall i think i should get an 80 for his class because i tried and did the best i could do

    Annalysa cole

  6. Megan Rampersad said,

    This marking period i feel like i didnt give it my best effort. My strength was that i read about 4 books, which isnt bad. I read alot more than i usually do. I think that i need to hand in more homeworks on time because i know that this is a big part of my grade. I know that i participated and payed attention in class but homework is just the problem. I feel like i deserve a grade of 75 to 80, because i did everything i needed to do in class except hand in a few homeworks. I know that for the new marking period i am going to try my best to do the best that i can to raise my grade and hand in all of my homeworks on time.

  7. What I can think how I did this Marking Period I think was too lazy and was not putting one-hundred percent of effective to class and homework. I come class on time everyday and do my work normal for any student, but I know I fell asleep in class. I do like 4/7 of homework was given to me and my Writer and Reader book are good, so far guess a grade but I think around 70s to 80s at best.

  8. Well, To be honest i know i have not been doing well in class academic wise, however based on perfomance in class i show very well effort. I have improved in my reading alot, even though my classmates might have a little laughter when my accent comes out at times but i still enjoy it. This marking i havent been doing what i was suppose to be doing, but HEY! theres always another marking period so i can do better and prove to my teacher that i am determined to acheieve all my goals

  9. Stephanie Nazaire. ,I think this first marking period was great and that I've accomplished everything you asked for as in homeworks participation and attendance to your class Which should leave me with an 90.

  10. This marking period i think i give it my best effort. I did most of my homework, all my reader's and writer's and most of my blogs. My strength is writing. Writing in my Writes source book makes me realize how much i love to write. My weaknesses is reading and comprehending. My reading isn't bad but i think i need to improve on my reading levels. I feel like i deserve a 85 or 90, because i tired my best and i put a whole lot of effort in all the things i accomplish in English class.

    Deorannie Nagamootoo

  11. What were your your strengths? In what areas do you need to improve? Taking all of this into account, what grade do you think you deserve for the first marking period? Why?

    My strengths was reading out loud,I need to improve on reader more books,I think I deserve a 75%, because I dont do alot of response and homework was never handed on in time,but I always particapate.


  12. This marking period i feel i did fairly well . i know i couldve done better though . My strengths were the writing sourcebooks . Theres nothing i think i need to improve in drasticlly but i can work harder in all the areas . i think i deserved a 85-90 . Reason for this is because , i did work hard and tried to complete everything i could .