Please remember that Thursday, 10/12 is an early release day.

Also, all next week is early release as we have our first Conference Week of the year.


A New 9 Weeks!

This week in Language Arts:

  • pre-writing for Embedded Assessment 1
    • apply an understanding of narrative elements, including characterization and an effective sequence of events, by drafting a narrative.
    • apply the writing process while drafting a personal narrative
    • use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to create coherence in a narrative.
  • Writing an interesting beginning and ending:
  • AQQS Strategy for writing an interesting beginning:
    • Anecdote
    • Question
    • Quote
    • Statement of intrigue
  • Using effective transitions

Homework this week:

Your “Paragraph of the Week”, a narrative writing prompt, is due Friday.

Please make sure you are working on this each night, and following the writing process as you work. 


Welcome Back! Week of 10/2/17

Welcome Back!

This week in our Small Group class we are working through the steps to create a personal narrative.

Activity 1.7 of our text takes us through the steps of “Creating a Narrative”.   This week will focus on the Prewriting process.

Monday:  Writing Process notes & completing the Prewriting chart on page 36.

Tuesday:  Continuing with the Prewriting process by interviewing our classmates, asking them about the kinds of changes they have faced.

Wednesday: Choosing an incident to focus on for the embedded assessment, personal narrative writing piece.

Thursday & Friday:  Creating a “Memory Map” for the incident.


This week, students are also practicing the writing process at home with a “Paragraph of the Week” assignment.  It is important that students follow the writing process, and turn in each step on Friday.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

HW 10.2.17-12p58l1


Have a great week!

Mrs. Hall