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Monday, June 11, 2019

posted Jun 9, 2019, 5:56 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can craft a well-organized letter reflecting on my reading accomplishments this year.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read quietly

HW: Extra credit - sign up for the Summer Reading Program at Berkeley Public Library

Thursday or Friday, June 6 or 7, 2019

posted Jun 6, 2019, 8:15 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can revise and polish the final draft of my story.
Warm-up: Make a new entry in the Error Journal section of your notebook. Then answer the question about these sentences:

    Sentence 1: Throughout the story you can see examples of how she never got the same opportunities as others, she always had to work double as much just to keep up.
    Sentence 2: This connects to the beginning of this chapter, the narrator says that she was closest to her brother, but it was the toy that took them their separate ways.

Your questions (answer in full sentences)
  1. What error do these two sentences share? Define it.
  2. Rewrite both sentences so that they are correct.
  3. Explain how what you did made them correct.
HW: Final draft of your story due (submitted) on Google classroom at midnight on Friday.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

posted Jun 4, 2019, 8:32 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can continue working on the rough draft of my creative story.
Warm-up: Warm-up: Make a new entry in your notebook, called Reading Reflection 24. Under the heading, write:
  1. The title 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: Complete draft of story due tomorrow

Monday, June 3, 2019

posted Jun 2, 2019, 7:25 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can continue working on the rough draft of my creative story.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read quietly

HW: Complete draft of story due Wednesday

Friday, May 31, 2019

posted May 31, 2019, 8:15 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can begin working on the rough draft of my creative story.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read quietly

HW: Complete draft of story due Wednesday

Thursday, May 30, 2019

posted May 30, 2019, 8:30 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can begin brainstorming and trying out ideas for my creative writing project.
  • I can practice different strategies for building scenes in my creative writing
Warm-up: Make a new entry in your notebook, called Reading Reflection 23. Under the heading, write:
  1. The title 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: Storytelling 101 packet due Friday

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

posted May 28, 2019, 9:39 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can practice different strategies for building scenes in my creative writing.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read quietly.

HW: Storytelling 101 packet due Friday

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

posted May 28, 2019, 8:30 AM by Chloe Smith   [ updated May 28, 2019, 8:30 AM ]

Objective: 
  •  I can begin brainstorming and trying out ideas for my creative writing project.
Warm-up: Make a new entry in your notebook, called Reading Reflection 23. Under the heading, write:
  1. The title 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: Storytelling 101 packet due Friday

Thursday or Friday, May 23 or 24, 2019

posted May 23, 2019, 8:54 AM by Chloe Smith

We are going to have a 45-minute testing session for people who need to finish up the SBAC. If you are done with the test, this is what you can work on: 
  1. Finish giving peer editing if you haven't done that yet.
  2. Make changes to your essay based on your partner's feedback.
  3. Get feedback from Ms Smith, make changes, and complete and submit your final draft.
  4. Read or update your books chart, if that's still not done.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

posted May 21, 2019, 9:03 AM by Chloe Smith   [ updated May 21, 2019, 3:28 PM ]

If you are NOT done with your SBAC test:
  1. Put your backpack at the back of the room
  2. Get yourself a chromebook
  3. Try your best to finish today
If you ARE done with your SBAC test:
  1. Finish your "Books of 2018-19 Chart" (due tonight)
  2. Revise your Bone Black essay based on your peer feedback
  3. Read quietly

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