Day 21: Warriors don't Cry Quiz #9, Battle of the books, and Two-Voice Poem presentations (October 17)
Today we took Quiz #9 for Warriors don't Cry (our second-to-last quiz and we presented our Two-Voice Poems. After school, we had our Battle of the Books tournament. Good job all of the participants!
Today we took Quiz #8 for Warriors don't Cry and finished writing our Two-Voice poems. You need to print off your poems and be ready to read them on Tuesday of next week. Can't wait!
Today we took Quiz #7 for Warriors don't Cry and we discussed how to write your Warriors don't Cry poems. I shared some of your fun Two-Voice Poems and we went to the writing lab to start writing our poems.
Today we did a DOL and took QUiz 6 of Warriors don't Cry. I also explained your final project for this term, which is to write a two-voice poem from the perspective of two characters in Warriors don't Cry. I showed an example and we wrote practice poems from the perspective of two characters of our choosing. You can type and print your poem for extra credit.
Today we did a DOL on hyphens and took Quiz #6 for Warriors don't Cry. We talked about the final project for Warriors don't Cry and practiced writing one between two of our favorite characters.
Today we did a DOL and took Quiz #5 for Warriors don't Cry. Afterward, we wrote Writer's Notebook #11 on the definition of empathy and we watched a TED talk on the Erosion of Empathy and discussed it and the chapter.
Today we took Quiz 4 of Warriors don't Cry and drafted our Shard of Memory poem. For homework, you need to go home and type up your poem, give it a title, and improve it. Turn in a typed draft of your poem next class period on Thursday.
Day 14: Quiz 3 of Warriors don't Cry, Writer's Notebook #9, and the Shard of memory poem (September 28)
Today we took Quiz 3 of Warriors don't Cry and we wrote Writer's Notebook #9 to prep for our next assignment, the Shard of Memory Poem. Then, I showed the class an example Shard of Memory Poem and we talked about the poem's distinct conventions. Next time, we'll draft the Shard of Memory Poem.
Today we took the postponed Quiz 1 of Warriors don't Cry, as well as Quiz 2. We started working on comma usage and worked in groups discussing Melba and shared our responses at the end of class. Make sure that you have your book report completed and submitted to me (if you were gone last week) by Friday of this week.
On Thursday, we wrote our book reports for first term and checked out the book Warriors don't Cry. I passed out reading schedules and reminded the class that there is a quiz every day on the reading.
On Monday, we took our first quiz and finished the book report in the writing lab. If you were absent, you have until Friday, September 29 to finish your book report in Flex.
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