Monday, April 20: Click on the journal image to the right of this blog post. Study the entry labeled “Day 3.” Although this is an excerpt from a well-written story, come up with three questions you still have for this writer.
Tuesday, April 21: What makes a story good? What makes a story boring? Explain your answer in three to five sentences.
Wednesday, April 22: With this journal entry, please give your teacher positive feedback. What part of the English/reading ISAT were you prepared for? List 3-5 concepts you learned this year that helped you on the ISAT test.
Thursday, April 23: With this journal entry, please give your teacher critical feedback. What concepts did she fail to cover this year, that might have helped you on the ISAT test? Let her know what she needs to cover better, for next year’s test. Please list of 3-5 concepts.
DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Monday, April 20 Through Wednesday, April 22:
Students who failed their mid-term test went into the hall to re-test. If, even after this week, you still need to take (or re-take) the mid-term, please plan to come to school this Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
On Monday, we finished scoring the front page of our stories and began editing (back page + comments and proofreading symbols placed directly on the stories themselves). We did this in pairs. Tuesday individual students began to edit the stories by themselves. Wednesday we finished editing and scoring stories.
Thursday, April 23: Everyone got their stories back today. We were allowed to take them home to revise our stories in Google Docs. We are scheduled to go to the big computer lab on Tuesday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 29th to do the following:
- Start an account with Figment
- Transfer our stories to Figment
- Publish in a WHS Trojans group on Figment
- Read each other’s published stories and vote on the most beloved stories (use the heart button)
So please plan to come to school on Tuesday, April 23 with a well-edited story, ready to publish.
If you do not have a parent’s permission to use Figment, please share your story with two classmates and your teacher via e-mail. Each classmate is required to read and comment on your story. You are required to return the favor.