Monday, Sept. 28 through Thursday, Oct. 1: We’ll be practicing our editing skills with the Titanic DLR sheet (if you don’t see extra copies in the Make-up Work Center, ask your teacher for a copy). Ask your teacher if she took grades while you were gone, and if so, find out which DLR is required for make-up. Highlight that DLR by drawing a rectangle around it with a highlighter pen. Then take it home and complete it using English Emporium as your guide for looking up grammar rules. Make sure you tell your teacher, “I still need a grade for this,” when you hand it in; otherwise, it may get mixed in with all the other DLR sheets!


Monday, Sept. 28 through Thursday, Oct. 1: We’ll be editing our Titanic essays this week. If you were absent for one of these days, you’ll be responsible for catching up with us by doing the following:

  • When you get your essay back, edit the entire thing, using the PowerPoint Presentation entitled, “Titanic Essay Editing Guide.ppt.”
  • Have your parent write a note on the back of the “Editor’s Page” cover sheet, stating the number of hours you’ve spent editing your essay’s first draft. (You should shoot for about 30 minutes per day that you were gone–because that’s how long the rest of us spent on editing.)
  • Bring this note to the attention of your English teacher, letting her know that you still need points for that editing practice.

It’s also possible to show up for Friday school to make up this editing practice. And don’t forget that your first draft is required to have at least 10 proofreading symbols. The proofreading symbols are found on pages 13 and 14 of The English Handbook Pages. Also, you need to revise your essay to include 10 of the Titanic Vocabulary words from our vocab. list, used correctly in the sentences of your essay. (You’re welcome to add new sentences, to make the whole thing coherent.)


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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