Today we took a quiz and did DOL #6, discussing more subject/verb agreement rules. The second half of class we peer edited each other's papers and discussed that you need to take that draft home and edit it and bring the second draft next time.
Today we did DOL #5 and took Quiz #6 for our class novel. We discussed the reading and shared our first drafts with each other and peer edited them with a rubric. Be sure to bring your draft again next time so that we can peer edit it again.
Today we took Quiz #5 and discussed the reading. We then drafted our final project with the mobile lab. Next class, you need to bring a printed copy of your draft to class so that we can peer edit them next time.
Today we took Quiz #4 and discussed the reading in-depth. Afterward, we began brainstorming ideas for your two-voice poem and started working on those poems on the laptops.
Today we discussed how to determine a subject in a sentence using the verb. We also took Quiz #3 for Warriors don't Cry and discussed the reading. To end class, we wrote Writer's Notebook #11, discussing a news story about some teachers over Halloween. We also turned in our practice Two-Voice Poems.
day 33: DOL #2, Quiz #2, and Final Project discussion and Two-voice Poem writer's Notebook #10 (Nov 27 and 28)
Today we did DOL #2, Quiz #2 and discussed the final project for this term. We looked at an example, annotated it, and discussed what we liked and didn't like. To practice the project writing style, we drafted a Two-Voice Poem from the perspective of two characters we liked for Writer's Notebook #10. You can type up that writer's notebook for extra credit next class.
Today we started our next round of DOLs, focusing on Subject-Verb Agreement. We read Warriors don't Cry and took our first quiz for the book. We talked about the reading as a class and then did a class activity to end class, annotating and discussing an article on the Pennsylvania Synagogue Bombing in October.
Today we wrote our Term 2 Book Report, a thematic analysis of the book. We also checked out our class novels and I passed out the reading schedule for the rest of the term. If you were absent, make sure you catch up in the reading. Quizzes start next time.
Today we took the vocabulary quiz. Then we read Clint Smith's "Your National Anthem" and discussed more backgrund about Brown vs. Board of Education and the desegregation of public schools and turned in the KWL chart.
Today I passed back your theme paragraphs from last time and then we did a writer's notebook. Today we started discussing the background behind the book we're going to read this term, Warriors don't Cry. We filled out a KWL chart about desegregation, Martin Luther King, and Brown vs. the Board of Education. Then, we started listening to this podcast called the sanitizing of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.
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