Students have had the opportunity to add in various pieces of figurative language and vary their sentence structure. Learning at Home: Enjoy your three day weekend; you guys have worked really hard! News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes we spent time peer-editing our first body paragraphs. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes we are working on showing versus telling the action. We discussed character traits and how they could affect how well people believe you in a court trial. Students read two different articles and took notes in their research notetaker. Homework; Edit your first body paragraph and try to put in the counter claim and rebuttal. We have had some good conversations and reactions to the movie.
The link for the infographic is on my website. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes, we began working on figurative language. Thanks for the visual of your notes. Only spend about 15-20 minutes on it tonight. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes we are finishing up our apology stories. Learning at Home: Parents have your child write a short two or three paragraph story that includes an everyday scene, a summary, and dialogue.
Homework: Students are to find four different types of figurative language in their apology narrative and highlight them purple. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes, students are practicing their presentations and debates in preparation of Friday's presentations. Pancakes: Students may work on their brochure at home. A student who reads an adventure book set in an alternative world will be more likely to try a fantasy or dystopian novel, while reader who loves the format of an adventure graphic novel may pick up historical fiction graphic novels as well. Students have been working on finding and presenting evidence to prove whether or not SpongeBob was guilty of killing Mr. Students chose one of the five books they wish existed and created a list of the character traits of each of the characters in the story and also use descriptive adjectives as well as imagery to describe the scene in the story.
News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes students are delving deeper into the issue of competitive sports. The counter claim should always be directly related to your reason. Students will also have the chance to re-do their companion books for a better grade. Pancakes: For tonight's pancakes, students need to choose one of the five books they wished existed and write a developed scene with realistic characters. Learning at Home: For extra credit, go back to the PowerPoint I showed in class today, it can be found under Information Writing Session 3, re-watch it and take notes. If you would like to learn more about the Lucy Calkins writing units, please click. Pancakes: Add in at least two different pieces of figurative language in your Esmerelda story and change the text color to orange.
Little did I know, things were about to drastically change. Be sure to check the dialogue rules, and narrative must haves. Students must include a small moment, a developed conflict, and sensory details. Narrative Writing The first unit in the Lucy Calkins writing program begins with students thinking back on a event from their own lives and culminates with a realistic fiction piece inspired by the chosen event. I commend your words and will be promoting it to the teachers with whom I work. I will be checking them on Tuesday. There should at least one simple, one compound, and one complex sentence in each paragraph.
Students are taking all the narrative elements we have learned over the last six weeks and combining them into one written piece. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes we continued our work with crafting leads. Homework: Think about the types of realistic fiction books you wished existed. Learning at Home: As your family watches television tonight, try to identify any figurative language that is used. Please double check, as all narratives are due by 8:00pm tonight. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes students continued to work on their narrative stories with their table-mates.
It requires our fifth grade students to be able to explain, elaborate and show what they know through writing. Read Thank You, Mam and fill out the two character traits sheets in Google Classroom. Learning at Home: Parents, please ask your child about the movie form and how they feel they did on their assessment. We will continue writing in class tomorrow. The scene description and character traits should appeal to the five senses. We also discussed the specific character traits of each of the characters in SpongeBob. So important to do the work that the students will be doing! Learning at Home: Parents, if your child is finishing their Bio Poem for homework, please use the editing checklist and proofread their poem.
Final published narratives were turned in at the end of class. There are also rubrics available and detailed ways to arrive at specific numbers that represent what the writer can do. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes we discussed how realistic characters have traits that appeal to the five senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing. I mixed the notecards up and handed them out randomly. News: In the 7th Grade Writing classes we discussed how author's angle evidence to get their audience to see what they want them to see. Today in 7th Grade Creative Comm! Stories were due at the end of the hour. Homework: Make any corrections that were suggested during the group critique protocol activity.