Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Independent Reading and Paragraph Writing

Valerie is reading and working hard to earn points and reach her A.R. goal. Are you?

Independent Literacy Time  Welcome to another glorious day of Language Arts! You may use this time to do any of the following: take an Accelerated Reader quiz, make a Digital Reading Log entry, read a Newsela article, or read from your  A.R. book. Use your time wisely! Enjoy! 

Analyzing Character Traits and Paragraph Writing  Today we are going to continue to write our own paragraphs analyzing the traits of one of the main characters from the short story "Eleven." The assignment Writer's Workout #1 can still be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom

For your reference, a list of character traits can be found here. A list of transition words to hep connect the ideas of your paragraph can be found here.  
 
Remember that the assignment will count also towards your assessment grade. I will be using the rubric below to grade your work. 

Homework  (1.) Complete the assignment Writer's Workout #1 by this Friday, September 4. (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.)