Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 Today's Learning Objective   Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Sacred Reading Time  I'd like to begin today by offering you some uninterrupted class time to simply read and commune with your books. Some of you will invited to reading a cozy corner of the room, while most of you will hopefully become enraptured by the words on your pages right at your desks. Enjoy this time! And have a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Writing Assessment: Turning an Interview into an Article The assignment to turn in interview into an article has now been designated as a writing assessment, which means it will now be worth the equivalent of a test grade. Due to this you change you are now being offered an extension, so you have time to make sure your writing piece is as good as it can be. The You Write It: Turning an Interview Into an Article will now be due on Friday,  December 4.

Today we will continue with our efforts to transform an interview into an article. You still 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. If you have already identified the central idea of the interview, summarized its key points, and selected your direct quotes, your focus should be on putting all the elements together into an article (as outlined below). If needed, you can also find a student model here, as well as a list of transition words here.