Posted: September 24, 2012
We worked with a mentor text from Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. We were highlighting "Show Don't Tell" in writing. Students began their own personal snapshot moments in their Writer's Notebook. They are to practice the writing strategies used in the past 2 weeks to create their own piece of writing. Students will be given class time to draft, but they should also work at home. Drafts will be due Wednesday and revision strategies will be part of this week's lessons. Students should have something started in their Writer's Notebooks and be ready to write tomorrow with focus.