Monday, October 2, 2017

Week of October 2nd

Can you believe it is October already? We are one full month into school this year and I think we are all getting into the groove. As you know, progress reports went out last week, which means we are half way through the marking period. We have a lot yet to do, so we're going full steam ahead this week!

English 7
This week we are going to take a closer look at nonfiction narratives. Our Launchtext "Grounded" was a good example of a nonfiction narrative. You will write and submit a nonfiction narrative by Friday, October 13th. This paper must be typed.
On Tuesday you will receive your rubric for the nonfiction narrative and we will discuss all elements of the plot. Wednesday, you will see an example of a nonfiction narrative that needs improvement. We will discuss ways it can be improved. Thursday, we will see 2 examples of narratives that are satisfactory, but can still be made better. Finally on Friday, we will look at a narrative that fulfills all the requirements of the rubric. This should give you a clear idea of what your nonfiction narrative should look like by the time it is due.

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday: Come up with a topic for your nonfiction narrative
Thursday: Topic for nonfiction narrative due tomorrow
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes!


English 8
This week we are going to look closely at explanatory (or informational) writing. We read an example of explanatory writing with "The Grand Mosque of Paris" and now you will be creating your own. You will have an explanatory/informational essay due to me on Friday, October 13th. This paper must be typed.
On Tuesday you will receive your rubric for the nonfiction narrative and we will discuss elements of the rubric. This should clearly define for you the expectations and required elements of an explanatory essay. On Wednesday, we will see an example of an explanatory essay that needs improvement and we will come up with strategies to improve it. On Thursday, we will look at 2 explanatory essays that are satisfactory, but can still be made better. And finally on Friday, we will dissect an essay that fulfills all requirements of the rubric. You will want to model your writing after this essay.

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday: Come up with topic for explanatory essay
Thursday: Topic for explanatory essay due tomorrow
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes!

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