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If you’re an English teacher looking for free handouts (including my snowflake-shaped poem assignment, rhyme table, and other teacher tools, I recommend visiting EnglishEmporium, which offers free graphic organizers, lesson ideas, vocabulary lists and more, in weekly blog posts).

Please note that this week is a super-short week, so our spelling/vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 30. The spelling words and definitions can be found on the Vocabulary page, here on Clipboards, if you forgot to bring them home to study.

Mrs. Webmaster also took the students to the school library to check out a “classic novel” for extra credit. This quarter, in order to earn extra credit, students will need to read a classic novel (approved by Mrs. Webmaster) and fill out a book report form on that novel. Thanksgiving vacation might be a good time to get started on that extra credit assignment.

Everyone was given a Snowflake Shape Page on Friday. We’re supposed to revise our poem onto this snowflake shape, and it’s due tomorrow. Here’s what’s due tomorrow (Tuesday, November 20, 2012) in a nutshell:

  • Rhyme Table 2
  • A first draft of the poem
  • At least five proofreading symbols (to show that the poem was edited)
  • A final draft of the poem, revised onto a snowflake shape

It’s possible that Mrs. Webmaster took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to get one from a box in the make-up work center that says “extra D.O.L.” You can take this home and do it as homework, but don’t forget to turn it in when you return to school tomorrow. If you’re reading this at home, you can download and print a D.O.L. from the Assignments page, as long as you haven’t already done those D.O.L. sentences.


About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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