Monday, February 5, 2018

Argument On-Demand Prompt for 2/6/18

Think of a topic or issue that you know and care about -- an issue around which you have strong feelings.  Today you will have time to write an argument essay in which you will state your claim and tell reasons why you feel that way.  When you do this, draw on everything you know about essays, persuasive letters, and reviews.  
If you brought in an outline, reference materials, or other outside sources, you are welcome to use those as you write the essay.  Please keep in mind that you will only have one class period to complete this essay, so you need to plan, draft, revise, and edit in one sitting.  Do your very best.


In your essay, make sure you …

  • Write an introduction.
  • State your claim.
  • Give reasons and evidence.
  • Organize your writing.
  • Use higher-level transition words.
  • Write a conclusion.

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW WRITING DEADLINE!!

ALL WRITING PROJECTS ARE DUE BY NOON ON SUNDAY 12/3. 


THIS IS AN EXTENSION FROM THE ORIGINAL DEADLINE!

ANY PROJECTS NOT TURNED IN BY THE DEADLINE WILL RECEIVE A 25% DEDUCTION IN GRADE.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Feelings vs. Traits

This is a great chart to help remember the difference between traits and feelings!  Use this as a guide with your jots or write longs when thinking about character.



Monday, October 2, 2017

Reading homework begins this week!!

This is the first week that students will need to complete their jots, jot organizers, and write longs AT HOME!  

For the past month, we have done all of this work in class, so the students should know what to do in order to be successful.  I will touch base with the students each day so that they know what the expectations are and are able to get the work done by Friday.

Monday-Wednesday: Jot while reading (8 jot minimum)
Thursday: Organize jots and Write Long
Friday: ALL DUE!




Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Places Worth Stopping and Jotting!

Below is that chart that hangs in our classroom to help us remember what's worth stopping to think about while reading.  If this is something that is helpful for you with your at home reading, please use it!  Remember, right now, our focus is to jot about character!