Friday, November 20, 2015

Aloha Friday!

 Today's Learning Objectives  * Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgements. * Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.  


100 Word Challenge: Finishing Touches and Publishing  Before we publish this week's 100 Word Challenge, take another moment to carefully review your writing. Did you skillfully integrate the words "how could something so tiny" 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. Give your story a fitting title and paste your story in the space provided. Finally, click "Publish".  

If you choose, you may also publish your story at the 100 Word Challenge/Night Zookeeper website.  Login, click on the '100' icon, and then click on the yellow "write" button where it asks if you accept this week's challenge. Title and paste your story. When you are satisfied with the quality of your story, click 'save.' Let me know that you are ready to publish and I will open it up for others to read. Congratulations! You have published yet another story. I can't wait to hear about the feedback you receive.

You Write It: Turning an Interview into an Article Today we are going to continue to examine the content of an interview, identify its central idea, summarize its key points in your own words, integrate a few choice quotes, all while transforming it into feature article. You can access the interview here, and you can find the document You Write It: Turning an Interview Into an Article in your Language Arts Google Classroom. This assignment will be due on Tuesday, November 24.

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