DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, March 2: Go to the Assignments page to find today’s journal. It has a cartoon-like picture of William Shakespeare on it. Fill out the MLA section and find five things this writer did well. List them with numbers or bullets in the “Journal Answer” section.
Tuesday, March 3: Please use the proofreading symbols to correct the paragraph about William Shakespeare on your journal sheet.
Wednesday, March 4: Go to the Assignments page to find today’s journal. It has a picture of the Mona Lisa on it. Fill out the MLA section and find five things this writer did well (they cannot be repeats of the stuff you said about the William Shakespeare paragraph). List them with numbers or bullets in the “Journal Answer” section.
Thursday, March 5: Please use the proofreading symbols to correct the paragraph about Leonardo da Vinci on your journal sheet.
DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Monday, March 2: Today our teacher handed back our graded poems. We were then asked to edit our poems using delete and caret to change words or add words, including at least ten words from the “Description Boxes” handout that we turned in last week. If you need your graded poem or your graded “Description Boxes” worksheet back, please ask your teacher to give it to you. Students who didn’t finish revising their poems in class were allowed to take them home to complete the project. It’s due, officially, tomorrow, but you can turn it in as late as Thursday.
Tuesday, March 3: Today we began reading stories in our literature book. Please look on the board for that list of stories. Each day’s silent reading time was worth 5 points.
Wednesday, March 4: Today we continued reading stories in our literature book. Please look on the board for that list of stories. Each day’s silent reading time was worth 5 points.
Thursday, March 5: At the start of class, today, our teacher collected our poems. We turned in the following items:
- noun-list page
- edited first draft (must use 10 or more words from your Description Boxes sheet as word-choice changes)
- final draft of poem
- six traits form (found in the make-up work center)
Next week we’ll be writing our own short stories. Each short story must do the following:
- it must use dialogue (talking between characters), using quotation marks correctly
- it must be set entirely in a foreign country (it should be a country you’re relatively unfamiliar with, so our exchange students should not pick their home country, for example)
- it needs to have a beginning, middle, and ending — no cliffhangers or “then I woke up and it was all a dream” endings
- it should follow the basic rules for paragraphing
- you should try to apply some of the words from your description boxes in the story as edits