Friday, September 21, 2007

September 21

September 21
Unscrambling to Imitate
The unscrambling of sentence parts helps you see how those parts are connected within the model sentence.
As a result, you will glimpse the mind of an author composing a sentence so you can go through a similar process when you compose sentences.

Directions: In your binder, under “Word Work,” unscramble the sentence parts to imitate the model. Then write your own sentence that imitates the model.

3. MODEL: Then she swung the switch five more times and, discovering Little Man had no intention of crying, ordered him up.
Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Parts to unscramble:
a. one more time and
b. walked away
c. then he checked the crime scene
d. finding the suspect had been telling the truth

Unscramble and write out the “imitation” sentence.
Then, write your own sentence that imitates the model.

1. More of The Outsiders: Pages 46 to 62.
2. Partner Spelling Tests -- If you weren't ready for a test today, make arrangements to take a test before or after school.
3. On-task Catch-Up time
-- work on spelling
-- read for reading bingo (400 pages by October 9)
-- Have Ms. Dorsey record your reading bingo books on your bingo card
-- work with your term project group
-- turn in your project plan if you haven't (It was due last time.)
-- binder checks