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Middle School

Mrs. Allen

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Hello!  I am Sandra Allen, and I teach 8th Grade English/Literature.  I am a South Dakota State Graduate (Go Jackrabbits!), and am happy to now be a Central Lyon Lion! My husband teaches high school science just down the stairs.  We have two sons, Aiden (10), and Jacob (6).  We are blessed to be able to have our . . .

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Writing the Autobiography

The eighth-graders are starting to brainstorm for their autobiographies they will be writing over the span of the next few weeks.  The autobiography, not to be confused with the biography  they will write on ANOTHER . . .

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Totem Animals that Symbolize our Character Traits

Again, this year students did a great job of creating their own totem poles portraying their own spirit animals. Some of our favorites appear here.

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10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

6TRAIT Writing Trait 1: Ideas Trait 2: Organization Trait 3: Voice Trait 4: Word Choice Trait 5: Sentence Fluency Trait 6: Conventions  

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