Monday, September 29, 2014


Monday:  Map Testing
Tuesday: SRC Time, Symbolism in Setting Handout
Wednesday:  Plot and Theme assignment on Google Classroom
Thursday: Narrative Writing Outcome Assessment
Friday:  Narrative Writing Outcome Assessment Continued

Friday, September 19, 2014


Monday: Active and Passive Voice on
Tuesday: SRC, Sensory Language and Dead Words
Wednesday: Memoir Second Draft on
Thursday: Memoir/Narrative Final Assessment
Friday: Finish Memoir/Narrative Final Assessment

Monday, September 15, 2014



  • Monday Morning SRC
  • Begin work on the first draft of your complete memoir. Instructions found on 
  • Continue to work on the first draft of your complete memoir.
  • Field Trip! Work on your SRC on the bus if you can.
  • Complete the work on the first draft of your complete memoir.
  • No school!

Friday, September 12, 2014


WALT: Correctly Punctuate and format Dialog
IWBAT: Write a brief conversation between two or more people with correctly punctuated and formatted dialog.

Complete the "Punctuating Dialog" assignment on Google Classroom.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


WALT: Create a plan for a narrative.
IWBAT: Create a visual and written plan that will help guide me in writing a complete narrative.

Follow the assignment instructions for "Planning a Narrative" on Google Classroom to begin planning your narrative.


Complete the "Narrative Transitions in "Empress"" assignment on the Google Classroom
Due Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 9, 2014



  • DGP, Week 1, Monday
  • Monday Morning Reading (SRC reading for 30 minutes)
  • Log on to the Google Classroom, link found on the right side of this blog.
  • Work on the Evidence for Author's Experience of Events in a Memoir assignment. We will have time to finish the assignment tomorrow.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Go over the Thursday sample in your DRP books on Page 3. Also, review the information on the marking guide for Thursday work on page 2.

From your list of 20 memoir ideas, you should have already circled three which will work best for memoirs for this class. Today you will complete a 1/2 page "short write" for each of these three memoir ideas. These short writes are pretty loose in nature and are mainly intended to help you start getting your ideas out onto paper.

On your 2 column chart that you created for "The Great Rat Hunt" complete the right-hand column by describing how the author/protagonist felt during each of the events listed in the left-hand column.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


DRP: Read over the Wednesday information for the sample sentence. Page 3.

Read "The Great Rat Hunt."

Create a 2 column chart. In the left-hand column, create a list of at least 10 events that take place in the story "The Great Rat Hunt." Due Tomorrow.