Friday, October 31, 2014

Sharing Our 100 Word Challenge Stories

100 Word Challenge: Finishing Touches  Happy Friday and Happy Halloween! Before we publish our 100 Word Challenge stories, take one last moment to carefully review your writing. At the very least, make sure your spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are as good as they can be. And don't forget my mom's little piece of advice:

Also, don't forget to highlight each of the five required words in your story:  broken   green  cat  swimming  lifted.

100 Word Challenge: Publishing Time  The moment has arrived: It's publishing time! Copy your story from your Google Doc and then login to Kidblog. Make a new post. This week you once again get to title your story whatever you find fitting; just make sure you put 100WC: before your chosen title. Paste your story. Finally, click "Publish".  

Next, copy the web address of your posted story and then head over to 100 Word Challenge. Scroll down and paste the web address into the box that says 'Blog Link'. Enter your first name, 6th Grade, Lakeview Middle School, and for location: Watsonville, California, U.S.A. Finally, click 'Submit'. Congratulations! You have published yet another story. I can't wait to hear about the feedback you receive.  

Reading Our Stories Aloud  Our writing can really take flight when we read aloud. Today you will have the opportunity to read your newly crafted stories aloud to your classmates. As you read today, consider your volume, phrasing, and expression. Make sure you read loud enough for each of your classmates to hear you. Try to read word your words clearly and smoothly. Finally, don't read robotically; put a little emotion and humanity into your delivery. We will use ClassDojo to randomly select the order of our readers. I'm looking forward to hearing your stories!  

Homework  Make sure you read for 30 minutes at least once over the weekend and make an entry on your Digital Reading LogI will be grading this week's Reading Log on Monday, November 3