Friday, May 1, 2015

Aloha Friday!

100 Word Challenge: Finishing Touches and Publishing Happy Friday! It's just about time to publish this week's 100 Word Challenge. Please look over your 100 Word Challenge: Five Words (Week 30) story carefully. Did you skillfully integrate the words the five words (drum, cornflake, exciting, lion, and danced) from this week's prompt? 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? Please make sure your piece of writing is good as it can be.

Next, 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 100 WC: before your chosen title. Paste your story. Highlight the five words. 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! 

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

Argumentative Writing Performance Assessment: Reading Informational Text Today we are going to ease into tackling the District's Argumentative Writing Performance Assessment by reading one of the informational text selections that you will be using to inform your response. You can find the document Pets in the Classroom, which includes and assessment materials and spaces to record your responses, in your Language Arts folders. We will continue navigating our way through the various tasks next week. 

Homework  Make sure you read for 30 minutes at least once over the weekend and make another entry on your 4th Quarter Reading LogI will be grading this week's Reading Log on Monday, May 4.

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