* Writing

Written anything good lately?


On Going:

Students will be able to...

Students will be able to:

Plan, draft, and revise various forms of WRITING.

Generate and expand ideas through talk with peers and teacher

Maintain a writer’s notebook as a tool to collect, explore, and expand on ideas for writing

Assess and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of own work and set goals

Use feedback to revise and set goals

With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing. (The use of technology and student publishing can be achieved across content areas and at anytime during this trimester.

Creating a Culture of Writers

Students will understand that...

• Writers create interest in their stories with a well-crafted, intriguing lead.

• Writers engage their readers by focusing on a small episode or event

(slice of life) and zoom in on the most important parts of the story.

Students will be able to...

• Write Slice of Life narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or

event using a sequence that unfolds naturally

• Apply knowledge of the critical attributes of personal narrative “Slice of

Life” writing, through reading and listening to mentor text, specifically:

• Establish in the lead a situation and introduces the narrator and/or

characters (critical attribute focus)

• Write focused on a small episode or event (critical attribute focus)

• Use transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events

(critical attribute focus)

• Order words and phrases including verbs and adjectives in sentences to convey ideas precisely


Miss Spelling’s Spelling Bees – The spelling champ wannabe in your house will delight in testing their memory in Mrs. Spelling’s Spelling Bees multiple choice and real-time audio spelling bees based on the 100 most-often misspelled words in the English language. The spelling center is part of alphaDictionary’s Dr. Goodword’s Word Wizard Club. Take a look at some of the other language-based games and resources on the site. (http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/misspelling.html)

Check out these fun word games!
Fun Brain
And more fun word games!
PBS Words

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