Class notes on clauses. Exercises on clauses. A,C,D: Chose nonfiction book for end of term book review. All classes: instructed to think about a possible person to interview for profile writing project. Need to find someone by Friday. HW: Work on memoirs. B,D,F: Due Tuesday. Must include all drafts and rubric with submission.
Took vocabulary quiz. Read comments from me on memoirs and asked questions when needed. Started revising in lab. Sent home to work on this weekend. New Due Dates: B, C, F blocks: October 1st, A & C: October 2nd. HW: Work on revising memoirs.
1/2 day. Submitted drafts of memoirs. Took notes on titles. HW: Excerpt from Russell Baker's Growing Up. Prompt: Read the excerpt attached from Russell Baker's memoir and respond with a journal entry of at least 200 words. Think about the characteristics of a memoir and how it meets these qualifications. You don't have to address all the qualities; you could just stick with those that stand out for you You can submit through Edmodo or write the journal in your notebook.
Mini lesson on sentence variety. Time to write in computer lab. HW: Draft of memoir due at beginning of period. If you still need to print, do it in the library before school, not during class. Drafts can be handwritten, or partially typed/handwritten. They just need to be submitted at start of class.
New vocabulary words assigned. Mini lesson on writing internal dialogue. Worked on memoirs in class. Rough draft due Wednesday. HW: Work on
Classwork: B& F block: Completed practice exercises for punctuating dialogue. A,C,D: Mini Lesson on Show Don't Tell. Watch Youtube video linked here. Barry Lane video. Ideas, baby video. HW: Study for quiz on punctuating dialogue. Quiz will not cover "special usage" detailed on attached rule sheet. Practice exercise here. Rules attached here.
Corrected grammar homework on punctuating dialogue. Mini lesson on writing territories and So What? Book Fair visit. H.W: List 15 possible writing topics on the "Writing Territory" page in the writing section of your notebook. Make sure at least 5 of them are memories in which you are the main character.
Note: This week only: Help session moved to Thursday. In class we labeled the remaining sections of 5 subject notebooks. Subjects are as follows: Vocabulary, Literature, Grammar, Writing, Journals. Don't worry if the order is different. Then we read sample student memoirs and composed a list of the characteristics of memoirs. After that, we compared your lists with my list and starred the ones that were similiar and filled in those that might be important and missing from your list. H.W.: Dialogue Exercise Record answers in "Grammar" section of 5 subject notebook.