Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Author's Craft Techniques and Goals

Use our charts from class to help you with your author's craft homework question!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Homework for this week: 11/28-12/2

Reading homework for this week is the normal nightly reading homework.  Even though this is a block week and I will not bee seeing my reading and compacted classes each day, students are expected to still complete their nightly homework.  Write Longs are due on Friday, as usual!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Crafting a Claim

When crafting your claim for writing, be sure that you:


  • use the character's name
  • choose a claim that encompasses the WHOLE character from the WHOLE text
  • have 3 reasons that support your claim

Examples:
Period 3: Squeaky is a character who doesn’t show her true emotions because she only shows her tough side to the world, but deep down she is also loving and protective.
Period 6:  Squeaky is a unique character because she is very brave and tough on the outside, yet caring and protective in a way that many people don’t get to see.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Writing Narrative On-demand Tomorrow

We will have our narrative on-demand tomorrow to wrap up our first writing unit.  All you need to do is brainstorm topics to write about!  Be ready to go with an idea when writing class begins tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Reading Goals due Friday

This is a reminder that our next reading goal is due Friday!  Every student chose their own goal, but it is a "minutes goal"- meaning they set a goal to read a certain number of minutes. The students must have evidence in their reading logs of minutes read in order to receive full points.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Write Long About Reading Due Tomorrow

The reading homework tonight is to "write long" about your reading.  Remember to use the information from your graphic organizer to write AND to use your "Responding to Text Continuum" as a guide for your writing.  The examples that we created in class last week are below.  
If you get stuck, a great sentence starter is "I'm beginning to notice..."  




These should be written on the loose leaf paper given to you in class and WILL be taken for a grade.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

Daily Reading Homework Begins This Week

Last week, we discussed what the daily reading homework will look like beginning this week.  For those students who were not at school during the days that they were not at camp, they will get caught up today!  Below is a reminder of what your reading homework looks like EVERY WEEK.  Any changes in this schedule will be noted on my class website and on the Orion Homework Calendar.

Monday: jot about reading
Tuesday: jot about reading
Wednesday: Organize your jots using a graphic organizer (venn diagram, sequence, bubbles)
Thursday: Write long from your organizer (use your Responding to Text Continuum as a guide)


**All of this will be done in your READING NOTEBOOK**