Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summarizing "Tuesday of the Other June" (Day 2)

Warm Up: Fragments and Run On Sentence Practice  Let's continue learning how to identify fragments and run-ons and correct them. Visit the link here and follow the directions. Tomorrow we will have a quiz in which you will be tasked with identifying and repairing run-on sentences. Are you ready?  

Summary Paragraph: "Tuesday of the Other June"  Today you will transform your 'Summary Planner' pre-writing into a 'Summary Paragraph'. Your paragraph must include a topic sentence that identifies the title, author and the topic of the story. The content of the paragraph must incorporate the main events from the beginning, middle and end of the story. Your paragraph should be written in your own words and not include personal opinions. Finally, your paragraph should be well-organized and include appropriate transitions. To help you with your organization, I have placed lists of narrative and expository transition words in your Language Arts folders. (You can also find links to the lists here and here.) Happy Writing! The summary paragraph is due Tuesday, September 23.  

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a digital Reading Log entry. (2.) Tomorrow is Friday! We have a couple assignments from the week that need to be completed and "turned in" tomorrow Friday, September 18, including: 'The Elements of Fiction' and 'Summary Planner' sections of your 'Writer's Workout #2: Summary' assignment.