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

Throughout this week, our lesson looks about the same. We’ve turned in our snowflake poems, so we’re taking a little time to reflect on the six traits of writing (how papers are scored). To make up assignments after an absence, please do the following:

  1. Ask Mrs. Webmaster if she took grades on the D.O.L. while you were gone. If she did, go get one from the make-up work center or download one from the assignments page.
  2. If you were gone when we did the “story swap” activity, go get a “story swap” sheet from the Wednesday box in the make-up work center. Take that home and write a story of your own, using the top portion to get your story started.
  3. Staple a six traits form to your “story swap” sheet. Six traits forms are found in the Tuesday box. Be sure to put your name on your six traits form.
  4. Score your story, along with the rest of the class, as we follow along with the Powerpoint presentation that Mrs. Webmaster has prepared.
  5. Study your spelling/vocabulary words, because our spelling/vocabulary test will be given on Friday this week. It’s over Poetry Vocabulary List 5B, which is found on this page.
  6. If you’re absent on Friday, November 30 (when we take the spelling/vocabulary test), please set an official appointment to come in at lunch or after school and take the test. It’s an online test.
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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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