100 Word Challenge: Finishing Touches Aloha Friday! It's just about time to publish this week's 100 Word Challenge. Please look over your 100 Word Challenge: '...what was that I could feel?...' (Week 18) story carefully. Did you skillfully integrate the words from this week's prompt? Did you use descriptive words and sensory details? Do the events in your story sequence flow naturally from one to the other? Did you avoid run-ons, fragments, and inconsistent verb tenses? Did you carefully review your spelling, capitalization, and punctuation? Please make sure your published writing is good as it can be. And don't forget my mom's little piece of advice:
100 Word Challenge: Publishing Time Now it's publishing time! Copy your 100 Word Challenge: '...what was that I could feel?...' (Week 18) story from your Google Doc and then login to Kidblog. Make a new post. Give your story an appropriate title; just make sure you put 100 WC: before it. Paste your story. Please color or bold the words from this week's prompt, so your readers can locate them easily. Finally, click "Publish."
Sacred Reading Time For too many of us independent reading time has become a chore that we either dismiss or do reluctantly. I want you to start considering your reading time sacred and special, and something to look forward to. Today I offer you 30 minutes of uninterrupted class time to simply read and commune with your books. Some of you will invited to read outside, others in a cozy corner of the room, while most of you will hopefully become enraptured by the words on your pages right at your desks. Enjoy this time!
Homework Make sure you read for 30 minutes at least once over the weekend and make an entry on your new 3rd Quarter Reading Log. Don't forget to try one of the 100 New Year's Reading Resolutions for 2015 and make note of it on your log. I will be grading this week's Reading Log on Monday, January 26.