Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week of September 5th

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and is ready to get back to work writing and reading! This week all classes will be reviewing the steps of the writing process and completing their first writing assignment. The final draft of this assignment is not required to be typed, though it is encouraged. Assignments for 7th and 8th grade classes will differ.

English 7
This week we are going to finish our textbook scavenger hunt and expand on the freewrites we completed last week as brainstorms. The next step of the writing process we are going to focus on is drafting. We will draft a one-page creative story on Thursday and revise it on Friday. When we return to school on Monday, we will edit and then have a final draft submitted by mid-week next week. This writing assignment is intended to be creative and fun. I am asking students to focus on plot for this assignment. Their writing should have an introduction or beginning, a climax or big conflict, and a resolution or ending.

*All students must have a binder by class on Thursday!

Homework;
Tuesday: Get binder by Thursday and finish bellringer Day 2
Wednesday: Finish textbook scavenger hunt and get binder by tomorrow
Thursday: Finish writing your first draft
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 10 minutes!



English 8
This week we are going to move forward with our first writing assignment and begin the next steps of the writing process. Last week we did brainstorming and drafting. This week we will move on to revising and editing. Students will have their first experience with peer-review this week and the final draft of the first writing assignment will be due mid-week next week. It is not required for this writing assignment to by typed, though it is encouraged. The focus for this writing assignment will be plot and character development.

*All students must have a binder by class on Thursday!

Homework:
Tuesday: Get binder by Thursday and finish bellringer Day 2
Wednesday: Get binder by tomorrow
Thursday: Finish writing your first draft
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 10 minutes!

2 comments:

  1. how do I get on the books website?

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    1. The website for all English textbooks is
      www.pearsonrealize.com.

      Your log-in information should be NS followed by your school pin number. For example: NS1234

      If your pin is 5 digits long, it will be your pin number followed by NS. For example: 12345NS

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