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Posted: September 18, 2013

We worked on the strategy and writing skill of "show, don't tell". Quick write:  Change the telling sentence into a showing paragraph: The dog is old.   Homework:  Work on snapshot moment. Close reading of mentor text Maniac McGee (see attached) Highlight and label where the author uses description to "show, not tell".  Highlight and label where the author uses strategies to slow down time.  Find at least 8-10.  Due Friday.

Posted: September 16, 2013

Mentor text:  "Night" by Elie Wiesel:  Slowing down time.   Homework:  Have a list of topics for a snapshot moment.
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Posted: September 12, 2013

Highlight the sensory magery (description) in the mentor text "Violet" that was give today. Highlight the creative use of puncuation and conventions in the mentor text "Violet"   Brainstorm a list of possible topics for writing a snapshot moment.  Put this in the "Writer's Eye" section of your writer's notebook.

Posted: September 11, 2013

We worked on "6 Word memoirs" today.  Have three done in writing section of notebooks for tomorrow.   Website for model.

Posted: September 10, 2013

We worked on a quick write today and set up our writer's notebooks.   The quick write is attached.   Reminder of "Get to Know me" due tomorrow.
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Posted: September 6, 2013

Interest Surveys due Monday, September 9, 2013Get to Know Me Assignments due Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Posted: September 5, 2013

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Posted: May 8, 2013

Questions for "Heat Lightening" due tomorrow at end of class.   Writing assignment for "Heat Lightening" due Monday, May 13th

Posted: April 23, 2013

Market This Assignment due Monday, 29, 2013 Test on media Literacy Unit Friday, April 26, 2013

Posted: April 9, 2013

Case Study 3 due tomorrow:  Do a close reading of the case study and answer the three questions.  This is to be passed in.     PDF of today's lesson attached
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Posted: March 19, 2013

Draft of Essay due Friday.   Work on planning the creative extension project

Posted: February 21, 2013

This is an important message for all girls who have been trying out for volleyball this season.  Tryouts will continue tomorrow evening (Friday) from 6:00-8:00pm.  Please read the attached list - if your name is on the list, please come to tryouts tomorrow.  If you cannot make it, please see myself or Mrs. Mac by tomorrow.  Remember that we are making three teams this year - Varsity, Junior Varsity 1, and Junior Varsity 2.
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Posted: February 19, 2013

Read to the end of chapter 7 of The Outsiders.   Do quote assignment:  Due Thursday  

Posted: February 17, 2013

We talked about symbolism and filled in a chart with the different symbols in The Outsiders.   We discussed chapter 5 with divided partner questions which were then shared orally with the class.