Friday, September 26, 2014

Monday/Tuesday, September 29/30, 2014

Book Orders Due by October 3. 

When you receive your graded book project, if you need to redo it, or wish to for more points, attach your new copy to the graded one. 

When I point out spelling words you should learn, copy them into your composition book on the page for editing tips for yo(page 39+)

To prepare for the available retake on Text Structure, see the teacher for a practice packet.  Identify the text structures of the paragraphs, and afterward we'll talk about them. 

Mini-Lessons from the Aug/Sept. Book Project

Sign up for your Realistic Fiction Book by October 1 (A-Day), October 2 (B-Day).

1. iRead -- Individual Reading Time (10-15 minutes)  
This month's book assignment is based on Realistic Fiction.  Realistic fiction books are gathered in the front of the classroom.  

2. Spelling Test on our second set of words, with a bit of review on the first set.

Do not mark on the test paper.  
Use the bubble sheet to indicate your answers. 

3. iWriteRight -- 

CSI  American Fork

Now Investigating:  Conventions in Sentences Investigation
Your sentence:
Copy the sentence.

"I could have screamed, but I didn't. I could have fought, but I didn't." 

 -  Maggie Stiefvater Shiver p. 1
Shiver is the first book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater, and is about werewolves. This is a popular series with teens. There is some "mature" material.  

What do you notice?
Click on the link below, and follow the directions.

The Compound Sentence

Back to How They Croaked
Make sure you have a complete sentence for your central idea.  Check your tape-in for what a central idea sentence needs. 
Check it off with Ms. Dorsey.
Make your poster.
Prepare to present your poster.

Suggested Jobs for Team Members
All read chapter, answer questions, collect details to share, and
create a central idea for the chapter.
Group Member #1
Group Member #2
Group Member #3
Group Member #4
write the central idea on the poster
write interesting details on the poster
prepare the vocabulary words to put on the poster
draw illustrations for the poster

Finding Central Idea in the first chapter from How They Croaked

Headline = Central Idea (a complete sentence)
Interesting facts that support that central idea
(You may add illustrations, too!)


Some Words We Learned