Today you finished your unassisted writing for your portfolio. If this is not finished, it must be completed tomorrow.
For those of you who have writings you wish to enter in the writing fair, you must have your piece to me tomorrow before you go to homeroom.
Remember, you must have the form with your parent's signature clipped to your writing.
The homework assignment for today (Thursday) is to read for 20 minutes and write a 5~W summary sentence on your log. You must have a parent signature.
Continue to edit and revise your Disaster Paper.
Tomorrow we will begin reading nonfiction articles, taking notes, paraphrasing, and "Reading Like a Writer."
Make sure you have your Disaster paper when you come to class; you will be looking at transition words and finding the perfect ones for your paper.
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posted on: February 22, 2007
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posted on: January 23, 2007
This week we will be using the Write Source book.
Writing: Persuasive writing is the focus for this week and next week. You will consider a topic for writing that has different view points: you will select from a science or social studies topic. We will begin discussing topic considerations in class and you will finalize your choice by Thursday.
Literature: Allegory as a genre will be discussed; the book Terrible Things by Eve Bunting will be read aloud, and you will write a response to literature for your portfolio. Responses to this literature selection will be read aloud during class.
Reading: You are reading your Dream Series book and considering the questions that will be discussed at the book chat on December 13. The Mabry book store has extended its time to 9:30 A.M. for your convenience.
Punctuation: This week the focus for punctuation will be on commas. By the end of the week you should be very knowledgeable about how to use commas to make your writing clear.
Sites to See:
- Read for 20+ minutes and have a parent sign for verification.
- Create a mini-poster for comma usage and share tomorrow during class.
- Read for 20-30+ minutes and a parent sign for verification.
- Make arrangements for completing your Dream Series reading.
- Study for your Daily Oral Language Quiz on Friday.
- Spelling Lessons 10 and 11; begin to study for quiz on Monday (Lsn. 10 is even and Lsn. 11 is odd)
posted on: December 04, 2006