Bell Ringer Journal
Students will receive 5-7 minutes at the beginning of class to complete their bell ringer journal. It is imperative that students are in class on time to be able to utilize the entire 5-7 minutes for this assignment. The journal will be due every Monday.
This week students will continue studying The Sentence and Its Parts (chapter 1). Our focus this week will be on verb phrases, compound sentence parts, and the four kinds of sentences. Students will receive a handout each day practicing these skills. They will receive time in class to complete their work. Unfinished work must be completed as homework and returned the following school day.
Below are the learning objectives for the week:
Mon. (9/11): Recognize verb phrases and use them in writing.
Tues. (9/12)-Wed. (9/13): Identify and use compound subjects and compounds verbs in writing.
Thurs. (9/14)-Fri. (9/15): Identify and use different kinds of sentences in writing.
We will continue a unit on memoir writing. This week students will learn:
- Memoirs have a purpose
- Memoirs are about specific periods of time, places, and events
- Memoirs give insight into what they have learned about themselves or about others
This week students will focus on a few moments or events that could potentially be turned into a memoir. They will be assigned a "What Will I Write About?" sheet to help organize their thoughts into possible memoir writing topics. Students will also receive a "Sentence Starters" sheet. This gives students several template sentences that they can use to begin sentences.
Paragraph of the Week
We will discuss this week's paragraph of the week on Monday. The paragraph will be due the following Monday (9/18). Students will receive some time in class to work on their paragraphs. Please refer to the 7th Writing home page to see a guideline on how students can remain on track so as not to fall behind.