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Thursday or Friday, September 20 or 21, 2018

posted Sep 20, 2018, 9:11 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  • I can practice self-directed writing.
  • I can compose a written recommendation of a book I've finished recently.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of to work on writer's notebook. If you don't know what to write about, use this prompt: What does it mean to be a good friend? Is it difficult or easy to be a good friend to someone? Why? Describe a good friend you have or had. What made it a great friendship?

HW: Read 30 minutes each night, and complete 2 reading note post-its for Monday.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

posted Sep 19, 2018, 8:46 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  • I can continue to use problem-solving strategies and note-taking in my independent and shared reading.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read silently.

HW: Read 30 minutes and bring the book you finished to class on block day.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

posted Sep 17, 2018, 11:28 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  • I can continue to use problem-solving strategies and note-taking in my independent and shared reading.
Warm-up: Make a new entry in your ELA notebook, called Reading Reflection 2Under the heading, write:
  1. The title and author of your book, and the page you are on (You can also put “Finished” if you just finished a book.

  2. Pick one focus from the “Independent Reading Log Sentence Starters” handout, and write at least 5 sentences about your book. You do not have to use the sentence starters, although you may if that is helpful to you.


HW: Read 30 minutes and bring your independent reading book tomorrow (remember you need to have finished your first book by block day!)

Monday, September 17, 2018

posted Sep 16, 2018, 7:34 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  • I can use problem-solving strategies and note-taking in my independent and shared reading.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to silently read your own book.

HW: Read 30 minutes and bring your independent reading book tomorrow (remember you need to have finished your first book by block day!)

Thursday, September 13 or Friday, September 14, 2018

posted Sep 12, 2018, 3:50 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  • I can identify some of the challenges readers face, and some of the problem-solving strategies they use.
Warm-up: Make a new entry in your ELA notebook, called Reading is Problem-Solving. In it, start a list of the different problems that you might face as a reader.

HW: Finish first independent reading book by the next block day. Signed challenge form due Monday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

posted Sep 12, 2018, 3:47 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective:

  • I can understand the key language mechanics issues to look for in my work, and use that knowledge to proofread my reader biography.


Warm-up: Make an entry in your notebook called “Reading Reflection 1.” Under the heading, write:

  1. The title and author of your book, and the page you are on (You can also put “Finished” if you just finished a book.

  2. Pick one focus from the “Independent Reading Log Sentence Starters” handout, and write at least 5 sentences about your book. You do not have to use the sentence starters, although you may if that is helpful to you.

Homework:

  • Final draft of your Reader Biography due block day.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

posted Sep 12, 2018, 3:45 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective:

  • I can work with a partner to revise my draft of my reader biography


Warm-up: Use the first 10 minutes of class to read silently.


Homework:

  • Read 30 minutes and bring your book to class tomorrow.

Monday, September 10, 2018

posted Sep 9, 2018, 11:40 AM by Chloe Smith   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 11:41 AM ]

Objective: 
  • I can begin practicing regular, self-directed writing in class.
  • I can brainstorm a list of things that writers do when they revise.
Warm-up: Make a new entry in your ELA notebook, called Intro to Writer's Notebook. In it, start a list of the different things you wrote in English class last year or in elementary school. Put down as many examples as you can think of.

HW: Read 30 minutes and bring your ind. reading book to class tomorrow.

Thursday, Sept.6 or Friday, Sept.7, 2018

posted Sep 6, 2018, 5:25 PM by Chloe Smith

HW: Rough draft of reader biography due Monday, Sept. 10. Bring your ind. reading book to class. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:59 AM by Chloe Smith   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 8:32 AM ]

Objective: 
  • I can understand what a “reading life” is, and interview a partner for details about their reading life.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read silently.

HW: Read 30 minutes and bring your ind. reading book to class on block day.

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