Friday, March 20, 2015

Aloha Friday!

Touching Story of the Day  Listen to this poignant and powerful conversation between a father and his son. And then go home and tell your parents how much you love them.


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: ... as they turned the corner ... (Week 26) story carefully. Does your story flow naturally from beginning to end? Did you use descriptive words and sensory details? Did you carefully review your spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar? Did you make sure your verb tenses are consistent and that you have employed correct and varied sentence structures? 

100 Word Challenge: Publishing Time  Now it's publishing time! Copy your 100 Word Challenge: ... as they turned the corner ... (Week 26) 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. Highlight the words from this week's prompt. Finally, click "Publish."

Next, copy the web address of your posted story and then head over to 100 Word ChallengeScroll 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 are an internationally published author! 

If you post early enough and time permits, feel free to leave positive comments and/or constructive feedback for your fellow writers from around the world. 

Library Visit  Let' end the week with a visit to the library. You may return or renew books, check out new ones, silently read, or take A.R. tests. When checking out books, make sure you are selecting titles that are engaging and within your ZPD. If you're unsure about your reading level or ZPD, just ask. Please use your library time wisely! 

Homework  (1.) 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, March 23. (2.) Don't forget that Monday is the last day of the 3rd quarter! It's your last chance to take A.R. tests and turn in or make-up assignments! 

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