Thursday, October 22, 2015

Writing with Transition Words and Analyzing Theme

Can you incorporate some of these transition words into your writing?

Writing: Using Transition Words  As you write your expository paragraphs in which you analyze the theme of Any Small Goodness, you may be struggling to connect the ideas of your paragraph. Transition words can help you bridge your ideas and add a sense of 'flow' to your writing. Watch the video below to learn how. 

A great list of transition words can also be found below and have been placed in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Don't be afraid to try using a few of these in your own writing so your ideas can flow.

Writing a Theme Analysis of Any Small Goodness  Today you will continue to write your theme analysis using the document 'Any Small Goodness' Theme Analysis Paragraph, which you can still find in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Make sure to use your Any Small Goodness - Theme Analysis Pre-Writing, other related Any Small Goodness documents, and of course the Any Small Goodness book itself, to support you in the writing of your paragraph. Remember that this assignment will be due Friday, October 30.

Homework  (1.) Tomorrow is the last day of the school week, which means that there are a couple of assignments that must be completed and 'turned in' or published tomorrow, including: Any Small Goodness - Theme Analysis Pre-Writing and 100 Word Challenge: '... it felt like ...'. (2.) Continue working on your 'Any Small Goodness' Theme Analysis Paragraph, which is due next Friday, October 30. (3.) 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 by the end of the day tomorrow.)