DAILY LANGUAGE REVIEW: Ask your teacher if she took grades on the DLR and find out from a classmate which one(s) you missed. If you were absent when your teacher took grades on the DLR, find a copy of the one you missed in the make-up work center (or on the teacher’s stool). Take it home and edit and/or revise it as needed. Before you turn it in to the teacher, please draw a box around the one you missed with a highlighter pen, and tell your teacher “I still need a grade for this.” (Otherwise it may get lost in the stacks of other DLR assignments.)
DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Monday, Sept. 14: Today everyone was given a colored file folder to keep their writing assignments in. If you were absent for this, please tell your teacher you still need a file folder. We will keep these in the classroom. We also got a copy of the thesis graphic organizers today. Extra copies are in Box 9. You’ll need to get one and fill it out. We started creating outlines for our Titanic essays today as well. The sample outline is found on the back of the thesis graphic organizer.
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Today we finished making our outlines, and we used them to write a five-paragraph essay. If you were absent for this, you may need to ask the teacher to help you (especially with the conclusion), when you return.
Wednesday, Sept. 16: Today we finished writing the first draft of our essays. One of our goals was to then blend 10 of the words from our vocabulary list into the first draft, using the proofreading symbols we’ve learned during DLR.
Thursday, Sept. 17: Today we started peer-editing of our Titanic essays. If you were gone for this, you may need to come in at lunch, after school, or during Friday school to get caught up. Please do not take your essay home to finish it.