It’s possible that Mrs. Sparhawk took grades on the D.O.L. (grammar assignment) today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to go to a box in the make-up work center that says “extra D.O.L.” and get a worksheet from this box. You can take this home and do it as homework, but don’t forget to turn it in when you return to school tomorrow.
We wrote our assignments in our agendas today, too. The agenda guide is on the right-hand side of the whiteboard in Mrs. Sparhawk’s classroom. Copy the assignments into your agenda (planner), please.
We also started to edit one another’s “Patriot’s Pen” essays. This editorial work is worth 10 points, but students who were absent will be excused from today’s in-class editorial work. If you’ve been absent, however, you must still come up with at least 10 actual proofreading symbols on your first draft (for a total of 10 points). This may require that you come in at lunch or after school (by appointment) to get the teacher to edit your paper for you. It’s also possible to have a classmate edit for you. You may not take your essays home, as that will disqualify you for the “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest; therefore, I do not advise you to ask a parent or sibling to edit for you.
Parents, would you like to see what our editorial guide looks like? Here’s the link to the Powerpoint presentation Mrs. Sparhawk uses for guided peer editing.