- DGP Week 3, Day 2
- Class discussed what a narrative is, 3 different types of point of view, and briefly touched on tone in a story.
- The class then discussed these things in relation to the story we read, “All Summer in a Day.”
Homework: No homework…but students have all been told that we are using this story the rest of this week and the week after the break. They need to keep up with it.
- DGP Week 3, Day 1
- Students were to revise and edit the draft they wrote on the front side of the “Write a Paragraph” worksheet on Friday.
- Then students were to write their final copy of the paragraph on the perfect summer day. This is to be done on the back side of the worksheet or on a separate sheet of paper.
- The paragraph was to be turned in during class. If it was not, it is the student’s responsibility to get it turned in tomorrow for a late grade.
- Finally, the students received a copy of the short story “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury. Students were to read the story and mark the text IN PENCIL as follows:
- Use brackets [ ] to show the line(s) that describe or give details about the setting of the story.
- Underline any words, phrases, or sentences that give characterization about Margot.
- As you come to parts that are important, main events to the plot of the story, place a star * in the margin beside them.
Homework: Finish reading and marking the story if you did not finish doing it in class today.
- Discuss the parts of a paragraph and the steps of the writing process.
- Students were to complete the front side of the “Write a Paragraph” worksheet. They should have the draft on the front side complete.
Homework: No homework, so enjoy the weekend!
- Grade Exercise 2 on both sides of the worksheet started in class on Wednesday 9/12 titled “Recognizing Independent Clauses” and “Four Kinds of Sentences.”
- After collecting the worksheet on clauses and kinds of sentences, students received a worksheet titled “Complex Sentence Review.”
- As a class, we completed and marked and discussed the sentences on this sheet. We did not do all the sentences tough. This is to be kept in their binder as example sentences.
Homework: No homework tonight.
- Discuss Sentence Purposes and various Clauses
- As a class we completed 1-10 on both sides of the worksheet titled “Recognizing Independent Clauses” and “Four Kinds of Sentences”
- Then students individually completed 11-20 on both sides of the worksheet. Before leaving the room, I went over the answers to 11-20.
Homework: Complete exercise 2 on both sides of the worksheet from class.
- Students finished typing their final copy of the “15 Sentence Portrait.”
- Students were to print out the final copy and turned it in with their peer revision checklist.
Homework: No homework. Enjoy the weekend!
- Students went to the computer lab and I walked them through the format for how their “15 Sentence Portrait”should be typed.
- Students were told how to save to Word in Office 365. This is where we want kids to get use to working and saving.
Homework: No homework. Be ready to finish typing your draft if you did not finish in class today.