Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Classwork and Homework

Hi all,
-Today in class we did a long-write. You wrote for 25-30 minutes about at least one story element, character, setting, plot, theme or conflict. Most of you quickly realized that when you started to write about one story element, you began talking about another one also.

-You needed to think about the Ladder of Abstraction, the specific details and the theme/big ideas, as you were writing. You also needed to include your voice as you were writing. We talked about using academic language and explaining your ideas.

HOMEWORK:
1. Continue to reread your book for a third time and fill in your scavenger hunt chart. Be sure to record your title, pages and minutes.

2. Finish your long-write that was started in class today.

3. If there isn't any school tomorrow, Thursday, go back through your reading notebook entries 1-7 and add to them using your list of requirements from your last self-assessment sheet that you and I graded.

Enjoy your evening and possibly your snow day... Get your work done early so you can play outside...
Mrs. Downs

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