Sorry about missing out on the update from last week, we just got so busy with our rough drafts that I couldn't take the time to post. So, here are the past two weeks in review:
Last week we spent a good amount of time creating ideas and developing our rough drafts into a memoir. These are stories from our own lives that we are retelling for a wider audience. Most of them were inspired by moments we have had with nature.
I am happy to announce that I received all but 10 essays in on time! In one class we had 100% participation! Now some of you were absent, or new, and are still working on rough drafts. That is fine. Hopefully the revision work we are doing in class will help in your drafting.
This week we have been responding, sharing, revising, sharing some more, revising some more, and creating our final drafts. These are officially due next Wednesday (2/17). We have learned what mentor texts are, and what they can do for our writing. We have learned how to use dialogue in our writing, and how to best format our thoughts.
Remember! Paragraphs are broken up by our thoughts. Each new thought should be a new paragraph. So, when you feel yourself transitioning into a new thought or idea, it is probably time to push enter and hit tab.
I am excited for next week.
This is where you can check and see a brief overview of what we have done as a class each week. My intention is to keep this up to date with happenings, assignments, trends, previews of the following week, and anything else that needs to be shared with my students and their families. I may not always get something written each week, but I will do my best to be disciplined in keeping you informed.