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DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, Dec. 1: In a bulleted list, write three quotes from the poem, “The Earth Only.” (You’ll need to go get a literature book for this.)

Tuesday, Dec. 2: Look in the “Titles” section of the “English Handbook Pages” for a rule that describes when you should use italics for your titles. Copy this rule in your journal.

Wednesday, Dec. 3: Look in the “Proofreading Symbols” section of the “English Handbook Pages” for the symbol that’s called a “caret,” and copy the example of how it’s used into your journal.

Thursday, Dec. 4: Look in the “Proofreading Symbols” section of the “English Handbook Pages” for the symbol that means “Add a Space,” and copy the example of how it’s used into your journal.

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, Dec. 1: Today we picked up where we left off with creating formal outlines (something we started last week). The sample outline is found in Box 5, in the Make-up Work Center. Please go get one and, if you need help figuring out how to write an outline, ask the teacher to give you a brief lesson. You need to get your outline written BEFORE you start your essay.

Tuesday, Dec. 2: Today we finished writing our outlines, then we began writing our essays. The outline should guide your essay, so where it says, “Sentence about Native American literature,” you should write a sentence about Native American literature, like this: Native American literature today encompasses many facets of literature, including poetry, stories, essays, and speeches, but long ago, most Native American literature was confined to oral traditions. (That’s just one example. Your sentences should look different and unique.)

Wednesday, Dec. 3: Today we finished writing our essays on Native American literature. They will be due on Monday next week. If you were gone today, you will be offered an opportunity to finish your essay at the library Thursday. Use your time in the library to get the job done, please.

Thursday, Dec. 4: When we went to the library today, we were given an opportunity to finish all the assignments that will be due Monday…

  • The thesis graphic organizer
  • The outline on Native American literature
  • The essay that matches the outline on Native American literature
  • Self-editing (using correct proofreading symbols) of our essays
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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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