Monday, September 11, 2017

Week of September 11th

This week both classes will be finishing their writing assignments as well as sharing what they wrote with the class. This is our first writing assignment and I expect to have them graded by the middle of next week. My expectations for each class will be outlined below. Since this is our first writing assignment and students were not given time in school to type it, typing is not a requirement for this assignment. It is, however, encouraged.


English 7
This week we will become familiar with our new kind of bellringer. This bellringer will give you a paragraph and ask you to correct all spelling and grammar mistakes. You will be given a handout to teach you about the different editing marks. This handout is very important and should be put in your binder. You will need it for the rest of the year.
We will also be finishing our writing assignments this week. Writing assignments will be due on Thursday, September 14 and my primary goal will be checking to make sure they contain an introduction/ exposition, a climax and a conclusion. These writing assignments do not need to be typed. You will receive a rubric that I will use to grade the assignment on Wednesday. Please be prepared to share your writing on Friday.

Homework
Monday: Be sure writing assignment is 1 page long
               Correct all spelling errors in writing assignment
               Final draft of writing assignment due Thursday, 9/14

Tuesday: Be sure writing assignment is 1 page long
               Identify an introduction, a climax and a conclusion in your paper
               Final draft of writing assignment due Thursday, 9/14

Wednesday: Check writing assignment for transition words. Make any final changes
                     Final draft of writing assignment due tomorrow, 9/14!

Thursday: Prepare to share writing assignment with class

Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 10 minutes!



English 8
This week we will become familiar with our new kind of bellringer. This bellringer will give you a paragraph and ask you to correct all spelling and grammar mistakes. You will be given a handout to teach you about the different editing marks. This handout is very important and should be put in your binder. You will need it for the rest of the year. I also plan to begin our first unit from the textbook. We will be starting with Unit 2.
Your creative writing assignments will be due on Thursday, September 14 and my primary goal will be checking to make sure they contain an introduction/ exposition, a climax and a conclusion. These writing assignments do not need to be typed. You will receive a rubric that I will use to grade the assignment on Wednesday. Please be prepared to share your story with the class on Friday.

Homework
Monday: Be sure all spelling and grammar errors are fixed in writing assignment
               Be sure writing assignment has one clear conflict or problem that needs solving
               Final draft of writing assignment due Thursday, 9/14

Tuesday: Be sure writing assignment has a clear exposition, climax and resolution
                Final draft of writing assignment due Thursday, 9/14

Wednesday: Check writing assignment for transitions and make any final changes
                     Final draft of writing assignment due tomorrow, 9/14!

Thursday: Prepare to share writing assignment with class

Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 10 minutes!


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