Monday, September 28, 2015

Avoiding Run-On Sentences and a New 100 Word Challenge

Grammar Lesson: Avoiding Run-On Sentences  What exactly is a run-on sentence and how can you put a stop to them? Let's watch as our friends Tim and Moby from BrainPop explain how. (Remember you can access BrainPop through the Apps section of your Google Drive.)  

A New 100 Word Challenge  I was very impressed with your first attempt at writing for the 100 Writing Word Challenge last week. Several of you have already received comments from readers from around the wold. Let's keep working on our writing! Let's examine this week's new 100 Word Challenge prompt, which can be found below. 

How can you weave those seven words into a creative story of roughly 100 words? How can you also incorporate some of the elements of narrative writing, including sensory details, imagery, transitions, and dialogue? That is your task. 

Before ultimately publishing our stories to the official 100 Word Challenge site and sharing with our writing with a worldwide audience, we will start writing by using a Google Doc. You can find the assignment 100 Word Challenge: ... As the flashing lights came toward me ... in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Let's start writing! 

Scholastic Book Orders Due Wednesday  Don't forget that if you wan to be included as part of our first Scholastic Book Order you must have your order turned in by Wednesday, September 30You may bring in your order form with cash or a check made out to Scholastic Reading Club. Or you can simply order books online at Once you get there make sure you enter our class code: FMRJ4

Homework  (1.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: ... As the flashing lights came toward me ... story, which we will publish on Thursday, October 1. (2.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least two entries by the end of the week.)

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