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 Date Title/Description     Due Date
 9/8/17Final Acrostic poster: example
B-enevolent; beach, bacon
L-oving; listening to music 
O-pen-minded; organizing
E-mpathetic; exercise
T-eacher, tennis; tubing
E-xcellent friend; eating
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first word;              2nd word(s) 
Acrostic: adj/descriptive word/role; what makes you happy!

Add at least 3 small pictures or symbols that tell more about you/your interests (do not have to be related to words in acrostic)
9/13/17
9/5/17ELA materials (see list) are due (make sure to label covers and put paper in binder ahead of time) 
 9/12/17
 9/13/17per3, 4, 7 sully characterization worksheet. Rewatch youtube interview "I was sure I could do it" if you wish. *due tomorrow....*per8: did not finish interview, will continue in class tomorrow, not HW*see details in middle column
9/13/17'Sentences' packet (started in class Monday) per3A, 4A, 8A: due Friday; per 7A due Monday (did not return today).
*see details in middle column

 9/27/17
Lizzie Velasquez character trait chartdue Fri 9/29
 9/29webquest for per 7A day only: complete what you didn't have time for in classdue Monday
 10/2 word of the day sentences of your own 10/4
10/4RJ Palacio interview "How One Unkind Moment.." questions due thursday;
webquest due friday
 
 10/11/17 Part One Wonder questions due Friday; Quiz on Part 1 Friday 10/13;  
 10/16/17 Brainstorm /take notes on four out of five writing prompts - worksheet due Wed; decide by Wed 10/18 which you'd like to write your personal narrative about. 

Brainstorm about the following topics for a personal narrative.

 

1. The world can be a cold place, but a little kindness can make it a lot warmer. Write about a time when you made the world a better place for someone by being kind (not just nice) OR when someone made your life better by showing kindness.

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2. Appearances are important. Sometimes your appearance can work for you; other times it can work against you. Write about a time when someone treated you differently because of your appearance. You can share a negative or positive appearance.

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3. It’s been said that every grey cloud has a silver lining. The hard part is looking for it. Write about a time when you made the best of a bad situation.

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4. People change. That’s a part of life. Write about a time when you or someone you know changed in an important way (and what caused that change).

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5. The process of growing up is a slow one. It takes your whole childhood. But some events cause us to grow up more quickly than others. Write about an experience that caused you to grow up quickly.

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 10/17 Part Two Wonder questions due Thurs 10/19 
 10/19 Writing the Personal NArrative: 2-5 sentence Hook 
 10/20 Narratives: Adding Dialogue 5-10 lines 
 10/23 Wonder reading Part 3; complete packet due Wed. 10/25 



































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