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2007-2008

 



10/30-11/7 Poetry and Writing: Details/Images Compound Sentences

 

 

11/5  Compound Sentences

Power Write

Spelling

Compound Sentence Paragraphs

 

11/2 Compound Sentences

Power Write

Spelling Test

Compound Sentences and Paragraphs

Compound Sentences

http://coyotetalks.pbwiki.com/compound

 

 

If time: drama


11/1 No School

Teacher inservice and records

 

10/31 Halloween

In homeroom

 

10/30 Compound Sentences

 Field Trip

 

 


10/23 - 10/29 Stories, Poetry -- Prewriting

10/29  Compound Sentences

 

Power Write (3x)

Edit one.

 

Spelling Words

 

 

Compound Sentences

http://coyotetalks.pbwiki.com/compound

 

 

If time: drama

 

 

 

10/26 Wondering About Words

Power Write (3x) Edit one.

Spelling Test

Part 1:

Poetry: Poetry Places reading around the room.

Connect

Find images

Detect purpose.

Detect audience.

Analyze dedications.

Appropriate comments

 

Groups:

Wiki computer

poetry reading/golden lines

writing stories/poems

 

10/25 Review and Practice

 

Power Write (3x)  Edit one.

 

Review and Practice

 

Groups:

Wiki computer

poetry reading/golden lines

writing stories/poems

10/24 Poetry Places:

Power Write (3x) Edit one.

Part 1:

Poetry: Poetry Places reading around the room.

Connect

Find images

Detect purpose.

Detect audience.

Analyze dedications.

Appropriate comments

 

 

 

If Time:

Poetry Reading Analysis -- look for images in the poems you read.

Groups:

Wiki computer

poetry reading/golden lines

writing stories/poems

 

 

10/23 Poetry Places: Images

Power Write (3x) Edit one.

Part 1:  PoetryPlaces

 

Poetry: Poetry Places reading around the room.

Connect

Find images

Detect purpose.

Detect audience.

Analyze dedications.

Appropriate comments

 

Part One

Partner read the poems at least twice, looking for a part of the poem with which to connect.  In your notebooks, write

 

1.    The title of the poem

2.    What phrase(s) grabbed you?  What did you like?

3.    What images did you see?

4.    What would you improve? 

 

Rotate around the room to read most poems.

 

Share poetry connections.

 

 

If Time:

Poetry Reading Analysis -- look for images in the poems you read.

Groups:

Wiki computer

poetry reading/golden lines

writing stories/poems

 

 


 

EALRS  October- November

 

1.1.1 Applies more than one strategy for generating ideas and planning writing.

·      Generates ideas prior to organizing them and adjusts prewriting strategies accordingly (e.g., brainstorms a list, selects relevant ideas/details to include in piece of writing, uses a story board).

·      Gathers information from a range of sources, formulates questions, and uses an organizer (e.g., electronic graphic organizer, chart) to analyze and/or synthesize to plan writing.

Poetry Unit   http://5write.pbwiki.com/Poetry4U

1.1 Prewriting strategies -- strategies

1.2 Drafts

1.3 Revises   (Figurative Language: http://8write.pbwiki.com/FigLanguage

1.3.1 Revises text, including changing words, sentences, paragraphs, and ideas.

·      Rereads work several times and has a different focus for each reading (e.g., first reading — adding details for elaboration; second reading — deleting sentences or phrases to achieve paragraph unity; third reading — reorganizing ideas for meaning).

·      Records feedback using writing group procedure (e.g., partner underlines telling sentences, such as “I had fun,” and writer changes to show detail, “I squealed as the roller coaster sped around a corner.”).

·      Makes decisions about writing based on feedback (e.g., revision before final draft).

·      Uses multiple resources to identify needed changes (e.g., writing guide, peer, adult, computer, thesaurus).

3.2.2 Uses language appropriate for a specific audience and purpose.

·      Uses precise language (e.g., powerful verbs, specific descriptors).

·      Uses literary and sound devices (e.g., similes, personification, rhythm).

·      Selects words for effect.


 

 

10/16 - 10/22 Stories, Poetry -- Prewriting

 

10/22 Apply Author Tips

Power Write (3x)

Edit one.

 

Spelling Words

 

 

Max-Mo Lesson:

Golden Lines from poetry books of our author tips

 

Groups:

Wiki computer

poetry reading/golden lines

writing stories/poems

 

10/19 Group Work

Power Write (3x) Edit one.

 

 

Spelling Test

 

 

Groups:

Wiki computer

poetry reading/golden lines

writing stories/poems

10/18 Groups

Power Write (3x)

Edit one.

 

 

 

Groups:

Wiki computer

poetry reading/golden lines

writing stories/poems

10/17 Inservice

 

10/16  Groups: Wiki, Writing, Poetry

Power Write (3x) Edit one.

 

More team writing analysis.

What’s good?  What suggestions?

 

Plot Profile Review

Poetry Reading Analysis -- look for images in the poems you read.  Complete Golden Lines  sheet. What makes them “golden?”

 

Writing:

Poems

Stories

Computer

 


 

10/9 - 10/15 Stories, Poetry -- Prewriting

 

 

10/15 Groups: Wiki, Writing, Poetry

Power Write (3x)

Edit one.

 

Spelling Words

 

Plot Profile Plan

 

Story sharing: plan and story-- how did the plan help?

 

Groups: Computers, Writing stories/poems; Poetry

 

Read and discuss team poems using our “list of author tips”

 

10/12 Story Writing Organizer

Power Write (3x) Edit one.

 

Spelling Test

 

Story writing and sharing:

How to prewrite; use plan for:

rabbit, dragonfly, babbling brook, wind, dandelion, magic rock, three wishes, troll

 

Plot Profile Plan

 

Story sharing: plan and story-- how did the plan help?

 

10/11  Apply Patterns in teams

Power Write (3x)

Edit one.

 

 

Poetry Writing and Reading in teams

 

10/10 Choral Reading and Patterns

Power Write

New Poem: I'm Thankful

Partner Read; Choral Read

Write own poem

thankful poem link

Click on Team Pages for student work.

 

10/9 Pattern Poetry

Power Write

Spelling Words

Students list their own prop ideas for stories on note cards.

School Day Blues Partner Poems

 


10/2 - 10/8 Stories, Poetry -- Prewriting

 

10/4  - 10/8 Instead of workbook:  We'll write a story, share, and revise using our own list of good writing tips (Young Author Lessons and Let's Write a Story).

 


9/26-10/01

 


9/18-9/25

 


9/17

Prompt Poster: “They can because they think they can” (seagulls flying)-Share

 

Review student homework questions again for Planner 9-14

 

Edit: Ask students to edit their work from yesterday for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, margins, paragraphing asking for definitions.

 

Tip: underline or circle words you think you have misspelled as you draft. Correct after your ideas are written.

 

Review responses from Wed.

 

Teacher Card I-1 Authority List and student handout

 

 


9/14

Prompt: Write: How did you student for your spelling test;

Model and practice flashcards and picture words

Review your spelling words.

 

Spelling test.

 

Power Writing -- Flight 3

 

Review student homework questions.

 

Discuss:

What do you think good writers do when they write?

List, and discuss responses.

Compare to previous prompt writing. (List should include writing process and six trait synonyms.)

 

 

Read over one of your previous prompts.  How can you add details or change the wording to make it more clear and more interesting? Write your suggestions on the draft you chose.

 

 

 

Discuss prompt responses -- how did students revise?

Make a chart of excellent revisions.

 

 

 


9/13

Practice Thoughtful Thursday Spelling procedures.

 

Review page 7 in planner for spelling test.  (Study Skills)

Homework: Read again pages 9-14 n your planner. Write three more questions that can be answered in pages 9-14.  Thoughtful Thursday Spelling and Spelling Test Preparation

 

Power Writing -- Flights 1 & 2

 

 


9/12

 Practice Wordy Wednesday Spelling procedures.

 

 

 

 Receive textbooks.

 

Discuss G-PAR (see teacher planner page 4) Students write GPAR in their planner. Practice writing goals; set goals.

I plan to do my spelling homework everyday right after school.

 

I plan to read my social studies at 7:00 pm every night.

 

 

 

Homework: Read pages 9-14 n your planner. Write three questions that can be answered in pages 9-14.  Wordy Wednesday Spelling

 


 

9/11

Practice Terrible Tuesday Spelling procedures.

 

Prompt Poster: “Before the performance comes the practice.”

 

Review procedures.

 

Finish WASL pretest.

 

 

Homework:

Terrible Tuesday Spelling

Read pages 1-8 (colored pages) in your planner. Write three questions that can be answered in pages 1-8. Write the pages numbers the answers can be found. 

 

Example: Instead of watching TV all the time, what should you do?  (page 3)

 

Weekly Focus  9/11-17

EALR 1: The student understands and uses a writing process.
Component 1.2: Produces draft(s). W

Component 1.3: Revises to improve text. W

Component 1.4: Edits text. W
1.1.1 Analyzes and selects effective strategies for generating ideas and planning writing.--Generates ideas prior to organizing them and adjusts prewriting strategies accordingly (e.g., free write, outline, list, T-chart for comparing)
1.1.1--Maintains a log or journal (electronic or handwritten) to collect and explore ideas; records observations, dialogues, and/or descriptions for later use as a basis for informational, persuasive, or literary writing.

 


 

9/10

 

 

 

 

Planner: Write homework for spelling and homework; paper clip pages to planner.

 

 

Intro: Spelling Procedures

 

 

Homework: Study Area

 

 

Discuss how to share feelings; how to put problems aside and focus at school.

 

Review last week's work

 

The prompt:

We will not have pandemonium because we will  ________________________________________________________________.

 

What is the prompt asking?

 

We will -------------

 

Sixth grade:

We will not have pandemonium in our class because we will be quiet, stay in our own bubble, ready to work, and will be kind (not say anything rude to people).

 

 

 

Fifth grade:

We will not have pandemonium in our class because we will be kind.

 

 

 

We will not have pandemonium in our class because we will be listen.

 

 

 

 

We will not have pandemonium in our class because we will sit still and listen.

 

 

 

We will not have pandemonium in our class because we will be prepared for class, organized, and talk in low voices when enter the room.  We will also be kind to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Another sample from sixth grade:

We will not have pandemonium in our class because we will use our manners, stay on task, and listen.

 

RULE OF THREE:

When answering questions, try to provide three examples or details: our manners, stay on task, listen.

 

 We will not have pandemonium in our class because we will use our manners, stay on task, and listen.

 

Try writing three ideas we WILL do: 1)                                                     2)                                                     3)

 

Now write it in a sentence:

 

 

Please rewrite your answers to include three examples or details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9/7

How the Camel Got its Hump Just So Story

 

Poster Prompt:

Cat in a fishbowl; fish outside looking in

 

 

 

Review all procedures.

 

 

 

WASL pretest

(spelling tip)

 


 

9/6

Write to poster prompt:

“I hear yes’s better than no’s.”

 

 

Independent Writing T-Chart, modeling, and practice.

Prompts: My favorite pet, animal, place, etc.

 

 

Review procedures.

Supplies.

 

 

 

 


9/5

Intro Activity:

 

Write to poster prompt: It’s Utter Panda-monium Around Here!  How do we prevent pandemonium?

 

 

Procedures (T-Chart)

Enter room

 

Active Listening

 

 

5Ps

Homework: Letter Home

 


 

9/4 : Barbecue & Welcome

  • Think Different, Change the World, Inpire: Each of us can make a difference in the world, even if it's helping close to home, such as helping Grandmother with her yard.
  • How are you smart? Take the survey on multiple intelligences and see where your talents shine. Bring the paper back tomorrow to share.  This will be homework tomorrow if you aren't here today :)

 

Open Letter

 

Welcome to Nespelem Middle School

 

 

Who am I?

 

 

Sheri Edwards

202 Stevens Avenue

Coulee Dam, WA 99116

 

Gramma, Teacher, Wife, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Cousin

 

634 4541 x34

633 2414

 

 

 

ms_edwards@mac.com  email

http://www.sunrae.org/index.htm    A Welcome and Cyber Information

http://www.sunrae.org/lesson/about.htm   About Me

http://www.sunrae.org/lesson/la.htm    Entry Website

 

Ask your child about the success in Grade 8 WASL Reading and Grade 7 WASL Writing (if you weren’t able to attend Open House.)

 

With you as a partner, we can continue this progress -- but I do need your support by encouraging your child’s success and completion of work.  The first rule to know is the 5Ps: Arrive in every class with your--Pens, Pencils, Planner, Paper, Projects (assignments).

 

I have worked at Nespelem School since 1985. I remained here because I care about teaching your children and know how smart they really are.  You entrust them to me, and I am honored by that.  You have provided them with special knowledge and gifts. I am here for your child, to promote the school’s mission: to enable your child to be a thinking, caring, productive person using high standards in a positive learning environment. I only want to add to the gifts in which you have guided them.

 

How can I do that?  With your help!

 

Thanks so much for being a partner in your child’s education.  Please stay in contact with me. Together, we will guide your child to develop his/her talents. 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Ms. Edwards


 

 

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