October 19

Thurs Oct 19

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students went to computer lab to begin typing their narrative

*All students have the rubric I will use o grade the narrative. I will deduct 5 points from the paper’s grade if a student loses it or turns in the paper with out it.

Homework – Continue to read over and revise your narrative draft for having enough description, dialogue, correct punctuation and grammar, and that it makes sense. We are typing the narrative in class.

Block 3 AC LA

Students went to the computer lab to continue typing their narratives.

Homework – Be sure to bring your memory map, draft(s), and your rubric (remember -5 points if you lose the rubric or do not turn in the paper with it) to class tomorrow. All of them are to be attached to the final when you turn it in. 

October 17

Tues Oct 17

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students went to computer lab to setup the Word document in proper format for typing their paper.

Homework – Continue to read over and revise your narrative draft for having enough description, dialogue, correct punctuation and grammar, and that it makes sense. We are the final in class.

Block 3 AC LA

Students went to the computer lab to format their Word document to type their narrative. Students then began to type the narrative.

Homework – Continue revising your draft as we type the final during class time this week.

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.