October 16

Mon Oct 16

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Go over and turn in the Comic worksheet on dialogue punctuation.

In partners or individually, revise your narrative draft.

Homework – Read over and revise your narrative draft for having enough description, dialogue, correct punctuation and grammar, and that it makes sense. We will be typing it in class to make the final.

Block 3 AC LA

Compete the worksheet on punctuating dialogue.

Revise your narrative draft for having enough description, dialogue, correct punctuation and grammar, and that it makes sense. We will be typing it in class to make the final.

Homework – Finish revising your draft. We will be typing the final in class.

October 12

Thurs Oct 12

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students finished notes on Dialogue

As a class, we completed a few sentences on the Punctuating Dialogue worksheet

Students then worked in partners to complete the punctuating dialogue worksheet

Homework – If the Punctuating Dialogue worksheet was not completed in class, finish it for homework. *BLOCK 5 does not have homework because they did not finish the notes.

Block 3 AC LA

Finish the notes on Punctuating Dialogue from Wednesday

Students began working on turning the Calvin and Hobbs comic worksheet into a dialogue conversation using the Punctuating Dialogue notes

Homework – Finish the Calvin and Hobbs comic worksheet if not completed in class.

October 11

Wed Oct 11

ALL Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

 

Checked and went over the paragraph from page 43 in the textbook (this was written into their composition books)

Copy notes on Punctuating Dialogue

Homework – Revise your draft for punctuating dialogue. You must have some dialogue in your narrative.

 

October 6

Fri Oct 6

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students looked at an example of a personal narrative draft

Students took their Memory Map from Thursday’s class and begin to write the draft of their personal narrative.

REMEMBER- A draft will not be perfect and will have errors. We will revise, edit, and improve the drafts during class time next week.

Homework – Finish your draft of your personal narrative if not finished in class (3-5 paragraphs)

Block 3 AC LA

Students looked at an example of a personal narrative draft

Students took their Memory Map from Thursday’s class and begin to write the draft of their personal narrative.

REMEMBER- A draft will not be perfect and will have errors. We will revise, edit, and improve the drafts during class time next week.

Homework – Finish your draft of your personal narrative if not finished in class (4-5 paragraphs)

October 5

Thurs Oct 5

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

I was out yesterday (Wednesday) and the substitute left a note that the students struggled with the worksheet on nouns. Therefore, students were given their worksheets back and 10 minutes to change answers after I let them know how many nouns were in each sentence and reminded them what a noun was.

Students were given a Memory Map worksheet to help create a “skeleton of their draft” in sentences. They have been pre-writing in phrases in the book. This is transitioning them to sentences but not worrying about every detail yet.

Homework – Finish your Memory Map if not completed in class.

Block 3 AC LA

Students were given a Memory Map worksheet to help create a “skeleton of their draft” in sentences. They have been pre-writing in phrases in the book. This is transitioning them to sentences but not worrying about every detail yet.

Homework – Finish your Memory Map if not completed in class.

October 2

Mon Oct 2

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Add to Unit 1 Vocabulary list: cause, effect, characterization, personal narrative, & short story

Begin Prewriting for Narrative on page 36

Homework – Be sure you have competed your Unit 1 vocabulary.

Block 3 AC LA

Add to Unit 1 Vocabulary list: cause, effect, characterization, personal narrative, & short story

Begin Prewriting for Narrative on page 36

Homework – Be sure you have competed your Unit 1 vocabulary.

September 22

Fri Sept 22

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Finish notes on the writing process (this is mainly a review from elementary but with more detail than previous years).

Homework – None, so have a good and safe break!

Block 3 AC LA

Complete the Short Assessment packet on Activities 1.4-1.6.

Finish writing your final copy and turn it in with the draft and revision checklist.

Homework – None, so have a good and safe break!

September 21

Thurs Sept 21

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Turn in the worksheet “Subjective, Objective, and Possessive Pronouns” from last night’s homework.

Finish completing the chart on page 34 as a class.

Begin notes on the writing process (this is mainly a review from elementary but with more detail than previous years).

Homework – None, but don’t forget you can wear a College Hat tomorrow if you donate $1 for Relay for Life.

Block 3 AC LA

Watch a Flocabulary video clip on Descriptive Language

Revise/edit the narrative draft you wrote last Friday that was to include an incident, a response, and a reflection.

Begin writing your final copy

Homework – Finish the final copy if not completed in class.

September 20

Wed Sept 20

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Watch video clip on Flocabulary over Descriptive Language

Finish answering questions 1-5 on page 32-33, and then discuss answers as a class

Homework – Complete the worksheet “Subjective, Objective, and Possessive Pronouns.” Remember, subjective pronouns do the verb.

Block 3 AC LA

In small groups, discuss and decide on best example and answer for the descriptive language you looked for in the 2nd reading of “The Jacket” yesterday.

Once the answers for the columns shown in the chart on page 34 have been agreed upon, the group will transfer their answers to a final piece of paper to share with the class.

Homework – Be sure you have your draft of the narrative writing created in class last Friday tomorrow. We will be working on it.

September 19

Tues Sept 19

PARENTS: Students were to receive a performing arts permission form today in homeroom. Please be sure to sign and return this before Friday, Sept 22.

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Complete Activator #6: Create one of your own similes and one metaphor.

2nd Read of “The Jacket” on pages 30-32 as a class while listening to the text for answers questions 1-5 on page 32-33.

Answer questions 1-5 independently

Homework – None

Block 3 AC LA

Complete Activator #7: Think of an article of clothing that you remember because you especially liked or disliked it. In 7 or more sentences, describe your article of clothing. Remember to use descriptive words to capture the image you are trying to portray and a simile or metaphor to make a comparison.

Complete a 2nd read of “The Jacket” on pages 30-32 as a class while listening and looking for a specific item. I assigned each student randomly to look for sensory language, similes, metaphors, and vivid verbs. This will be used in tomorrow’s class.

Homework – None