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Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday, December 22nd

Agenda for December 22nd, 2014

Today, we are going to free-write to create a story.  You will use a picture, title, and sentence starter to get the ideas flowing.

*We will save about 10 minutes to share out the stories you have created.  
**Make sure you save your work, and email me ( or print what you have, so I can look at it for today's participation (and because you all are great writers, and I need some extra reading for over break!)

Click on the following link to take you to all your picture options.  Choose one to begin with, and if you finish that story, choose another.  Use the title they give you to title your work, and so I know which picture you chose. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Instructions for Friday, December 19th

Today in class you are going to be reading a narrative nonfiction article.  You have the option to listen to the article as you read along, which is why we are in the computer lab.  
Here are your instructions:

1.) Click on the following link to take you to the Scope website.  Scholastic Scope Website

2.) Once you are there, click on the red button (on the right side) that says, "Student Sign In".

3.) Type in RWLab56 (exactly the way I have it).

4.) Scroll down to the "Narrative Nonfiction" section that is purple.

5.) Click on "listen" to have the story read as you read along in the magazine.  You must use headphones.

6.) Once you have read the article, take the "quiz".  This includes all the multiple choice and ONE of the constructed responses.  Choose either 7 or 8 and write it on the back of the paper.

7.) Hand it in when you finish, and then play "Grammar Ninja" (with headphones) or do homework.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How did King Tut Die?

Quick Video from the Smithsonian that summarizes the different theories about King Tut's untimely death.

How did King Tut Die?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Agenda for Monday, December 8th and Tuesday, December 9th


1.) What is paraphrasing?

        Whenever you are taking notes, either from a written or verbal source, it is important to paraphrase the source.  This means writing the information in your own words by jotting down key ideas and phrases.

2.) Practice paraphrasing using a nonfiction article and Cornell Notes.