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Welcome Back to School: August 2013

8th Grade Reading, Writing, and Communications
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Nichole Behling

on 28 October 2014

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We Do...
High school is a time when some students begin to look for part-time employment. Inform your audience of a good part-time job for someone your age. Why would this job be appropriate for a teenager?

August 2013
Learning Target
Calendar

Lesson Objectives
Demonstrations of Learning
Daily Proofreading
I will be able to
employ grammatical rules
to perfect writing.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
4
7
8
9
5
6
10
11
12
13
14
answer on your own paper by writing down the error along with the word before and after it.
Number your paper to correspond with or match the daily requirement, then . . .
Directions
I will be able to
I will be able to
I will be able to
I will be able to
I will be able to
I will be able to
I will be able to
organize
a SCR by
using
c
o
l
o
r

s
t
r
i
p
s
I will be able to
I will be able to
I will be able to
I will be able to
D.O.L.
D.O.L.
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D.O.L.
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D.O.L.

General
Rules
Be respectful of yourself, your peers, and visitors to our room.
Keep EVERYTHING school appropriate.
Be polite and helpful during class.
Keep the area around you clean.
Do not do anything to disrupt the learning process.
Specific
Rules:
Be in your seat when the bell rings prepared to work.
Bring all books and materials to class.
Follow directions the first time they are given.
Avoid using offensive language or disrespectful comments.

IF YOU CHOOSE
TO BREAK A RULE:
First time: Silent Warning
Second time: Verbal Warning
Third time: Discussion during Lunch and Phone Call Home
Fourth time: Office Referral

IF YOU CHOOSE
TO FOLLOW THE RULES (as a class):
You will be given the opportunity to choose your seats.
You will be given extra credit opportunities.
You will learn to the best of your ability and understand the material being taught.
This year will be a lot of fun.

CLASSROOM RULES
Classroom Procedures
When you
enter
check the front table for daily materials.

Begin your proofreading
activity immediately and silently.

When homework is due,
place it on the corner of your desk to be collected during proofreading. There is no warning for late homework. You will immediately be assigned to homework club.

Signal Me
: 5 – Question, 4 – Pencil, 3 – Tissue, 2 – Water, 1 - Restroom

No restroom pass
unless it is an emergency. Use your passing time wisely.


Collect your materials from the front table.
Find a comfortable seat.
Put a heading on your paper.

Background
Knowledge
August sixth is a date to rember. On that date in 1945, an American B-29 bomber droped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. More than 65,000 people were killed in the explosion, which destroyed 4 square mile of the city. within a week of the bomming, the japanese government surrendered and World War II came too an end. Many places now hold special memorial ceremony's on the anniversary of the august 6 bombing?
1. remember
2. dropped
3. miles
4. Within
5. bombing


6. Japanese
7. to
8. ceremonies
9. August
10. bombing.

Monday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Thursday
Friday
Are you a Elvis Presley fan. Elvis were one of the most popular singers of all time. His hit song include "Blue Suede Shoes," "Are You Lone Some Tonight" and "Hound Dog." When Elvis died on August 16, 1977, fans round the world went in to mourning. Each August, thousands of fans flock to Presleys home -- called Graceland -- in Memphis Tennessee, to remember the singer and mark the anniversary of his death.
1. an
2. fan? Elvis
3. was
4. songs
5. Lonesome


6.
7.around
8. into
9. Presley's
10. Memphis, Tennessee

1. Love
2. Lucy
3. Lucy? In
4. co-starred
5. TV


6. believe
7. greatest
8. time.
9. 6, 1911
10. Butte, Montana.

1. American
2. wrote
3. everybody
4. understand. He
5. dogs:


6. full
7. I've
8. 19, 1902
9. Baltimore
10. Baltimore, Maryland

1. strong, healthy
2. resilient, focused
3. beautiful, passing
4. kindly, cordially
5. tiny, quiet


6. expensive, classy
7. lovely, relaxing
8. unshakable, diligent


1. Soto,
2. Alverez,
3. pineapples,
4. bananas,
5. plaids, combines


6. patterns, and
7. desk, with
8. friends, or
9. for, additional


1. wrong. It
2. store. Then,
3. lately. It
4. singer. He
5. lives. Obviously
6. conveniences. It


1. ,as far as we know,
2. ,for example,
3. ,consequently,
4. ,perhaps a turning point,
5. ,regardless of its pretty plumage,


6. ,however,


1. difficult, stubborn
2. relentless, powerful
3. easy, happy
4.heavy, bulky
5. exquisite, custom
6. rusty, broken


1. ,our senator,
2. ,CEO,
3. who received a scholarship,
4. ,my friend,
5. ,my little sister,

6. ,the one that is red and blue,
7. ,Mrs. Walker,
1. airport, but
2.ages, so
3. snow ,and
4. dinner, and
5. pajamas, but


Have you ever seen the TV show I love lucy. In that show, Lucille Ball starred as Lucy Ricardo. Her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz, co-starring as her tv husband, bandleader Ricky Ricardo. Many experts beleive I Love Lucy is one of the gratest TV comedy shows of all time?

The real Lucille Ball was born on August 6 1911, in Butte Montana. She grew up in Jamestown, New York.
tonight?"
Ogden Nash was an american poet noted for his humorous verse. He wrot on subjects every body could understand? He wrote this verse about dogz:





Nash was born in Rye, New York, on August 19 1902. He died in baltimore Maryland, on May 19, 1971.
The truth I do not stretch or shove
When I state that the dog is ful of love.
Ive also found, by actual test,
A wet dog is the lovingest.
Comma splice
Parenthetical Expression
1. Each sentence below is wrong, it has a comma splice.
2. Eliza ran to the store, then she bought some candy.
3. The stock market has moved in one direction lately, it has gone down.
4. Elvis Presley was a great singer, he was never really accepted by the country music's mainstream.
5. Computer programs help us live saner lives, obviously the people who write them should make lots of money.
6. Dubai has built magnificent office towers with luxuries and conveniences, it is considered a great location in which to conduct international business.
1. They wanted to include books by Gary Soto Julia Alverez and Amy Tan.
2. I need pineapples and carrots and bananas for the smoothies.
3. In the room, Ossie has mixed stripes with plaids combines polka dots with a paisley patters and added curtains with ruffles.
4. I eat lunch at my desk with my friends or sometimes in the park.
5. A rattlesnake usually does not have more than ten rattles for additional rattles often fall off.
Under the kitchen table the dog cowered.
Under the spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands.
Under the pile of clothes we found, his wallet.
On the sand, of the beach by the inlet we relaxed in the sun.
On the last day of the tour we danced for twelve straight hours.
Over hill over dale we hit the dusty trail.
Looking for help the man fell on his knees to beg.
To raise enough money in time Mary had to issue stock in her business.

Reds
* Summarize Literary Texts
with Strong
Development and Evidence
*Determine Theme
and
Central Idea
* Write a
proficient/advanced
informative SCR
Apply Commas Rules
Proofreading
series, two or more adjective, direct address, parenthetical expressions, compound sentences, appositives, and appositive phrases, introductory clauses and phrases.
Blues
*Paraphrase a speaker's comments.
*Draw inferences from a story and support with evidence.
series
introductory phrases
* Describe how the central idea of a story develops over the course of a text
*Analyze how the central idea of a story is connected to characters, setting & plot
*Use a graphic organizer to summarize key ideas.
*Use a graphic organizer to map relationship among characters, viewpoints or ideas.
* Expand vocabulary (weekly)
*Use district writing rubric.
annotate
a text
to summarize
the
rules
and
procedures

of R.W.C.
of
literary text comprehension

and
SCR development
.
summarize
a literary text


in a flow map
.
analyze
pre-test data
to develop
a short term and a long term
smart goal
.

Using your annotations, summarize three rules and three procedures used to achieve success in R.W.C.
Using a 3-2-1, generate
three
areas of strength,
two
areas of weakness, and
one
question.
Using a short story, generate a flow map to organize key information for a 3-5 sentence summary.
Using example test data, I will generate a short term and a long term smart goal.
It was two minutes before the bell rang, when I noticed my phone was gone. I brought it to class today, didn't I? Quickly scanning the room in search of my M.C.R red phone case,I began to get nervous. Did I leave it in my locker? No, I never do that. RIIIINNNGGGGG. I darted as fast as I could to my locker and threw everything out, like a whirlwind. Nothing. "Hey, Jazmine - have you seen my phone?" I shouted to my friend down the hall. Frantically, hopelessly loosing control I caved to the floor and buried my face into the cold tile floor. Jazmine strolled up laughing which, at this point, truly irritated me to the core. "Hey loon, your phone is in your back pocket. Calm down!" Instantly, my face flushed with embarrassment. Good thing I was still nose to the tile, so no one could see."
Two or more adjectives
Use a comma to separate two adjectives when the word and can be inserted between them.

He is a strong healthy man who has been working
like a resilient focused robot for ten years now. No one has ever seen anything like him. Then again, he never goes outside. Each beautiful passing day he sits inside and works. He speaks kindly cordially to close friends, but never lets a tiny quiet word slip to strangers. We stayed at an expensive classy resort for two lovely relaxing weeks last summer, and he never spoke a single word to me the whole time. Still, I am inspired by his unshakable diligent purpose in life.
Heading: Upper Right Hand Corner
Name
Date
Period

Directions Day One
Purpose: Help us focus on the goals we aim to master each month
Take a tour of our classroom
and settle into your role as a
creative, hark-working All-Star 8th grader.
Identity Circle
A little about me . . .
A little about me . . .
Ms. Nichole Behling


Ms.Behling
Car Lover and Mechanic
Exercise: run, yoga, cross fit, the incline . . .
music lover
extreme sports lover
Gardener
animal lover
fisher
hunter
PHILOSOPHER
Your Turn:
Inner Circle:
subject

Your Name(s)
Nichole
Nikki
Niko
Ms. Bling Bling
Ms. B
Berni
Outer Circle:
descriptors
Things that
represent who
you are
Identity Circle
Meet and Greet
(an inner and an outer circle
)
On a sticky note,
draw a circle map.
Family
friends
Super Quick Switch'a'roo
When I say 'GO!' you will have


to find someone to share with.
Be Quick - Be Efficient
Be ready to share out
to the class!
10
seconds
Partner Reading Directions:
Follow Along
Trade at each new line
6 inch voice
When you finish, stand silently.
Annotations: Notes on a text
Choose one-three words from each rule to highlight/underline.
Reading Task:
Dear Students,

My name is Ms. Nichole Behling and I will be your Reading, Writing, and Communications instructor for this school year. The purpose of this letter is to give you an idea of my teaching philosophy and my approaches to reaching your learning needs. Initially, I am excited to be your teacher this year and prepare you for life after high school– whether it be college or starting a career. This school year, I want to instill you with the knowledge that you will need in order to read, write, and communicate effectively with your peers and co-workers.

Throughout the year we will be discussing techniques to elevate all levels of our interaction with language. In order to make sure that you are fully understanding the material, I will be using a lot of different techniques to assess your knowledge. I prefer using hands-on and innovative activities because I believe students learn better if they are actually working with and engaged in the material rather than listening to a lecture. Ultimately, by the end of the school year, my goal is for you to feel that your time was put to good use and that you feel more prepared for the real world than when you started here.

In order for this to be put into action, we will need to work together. I will provide you with a set of classroom rules, procedures, and expectations that need to be followed—no exceptions! Learning can be fun if the classroom environment is set up in a way that is respectful for ALL of us. With that being said, I would like for you to sign and agree to the statement on the next page that states you will participate respectfully and follow classroom rules.

I am looking forward to a fun school year and getting to know you as students. You can easily succeed in my class if you simply show respect for the community, participate fully, and push yourself to grow . Truly, I know we will wonderful school year and I am looking forward to getting to know you better.

Sincerely,

Ms. Behling
Letters
Letter to Students
Letter to Parents
Welcome
What to expect
How to be successful
Signed Agreement
Materials (1 inch binder +5 tabs)
Due: Next Tuesday
Contact Info
+5

+10
Reading Task: With a partner, read the following letter. For each paragraph, make a comment or ask a question.
Lesson Objective
Any final
questions
clarifications
comments
On the back of your identity circle sticky
Student Name: Riley Shooper

Theme:
Summary:
Evidence:
Character Relationships:
Plot development:
Short Response:
Multiple Choice:
appositives
1. table, the
2. tree, the
3. clothes, we
4. inlet, we
5. tour, we
6. hill, over
7. dale, we
8. help, the
9. time, Mary
*Number to NINE
*Number to Eight
*Number to NINE
*Number to Six
*Number to TEN
*Number to TEN
*Number to TEN
*Number to TEN
1. My son the policeman will be visiting us next week.

2. The captain ordered the ship's carpenters to assemble the shallop a large rowboat.

3. Walter, the playboy and writer is very attached to his mother Mrs. Hammon.

4. Paul Newman the famous American actor directed five motion pictures.

5. Elizabeth Teague a sweet and lovable girl grew up to be a mentally troubled woman.

6. Sweetbriar a company known throughout the South is considering a nationwide advertising campaign.
2.1.a.i 2.1.a.ii 2.1.c.ii
demonstrate my knowledge
2.1.c.ii 2.1.a.i
by
organizing
key information
1.1.a.ii
1.1.a
Ms. Leschisin
Emily
Ms. L
Circle Map
Cross Country & Track
dog lover
Music lover
Friends
Family
Identical twin
yoga
Coffee
Em
Wisconsin
What do you know?
Reading Pre-test

Writing Pre-test

Testing Expectations
This is for me to figure out what you know, not what your neighbor knows, keep your eyes on your own paper

Use a pencil on your test and your best handwriting

When you're done with your test, flip it over and sit quietly for your next direction
This little turtle is giving
speech-what is he saying?
Done with your test?

Notes on a text
markings
* ? ! <--
writing
formal or informal
(aka SCR--Short Constructed Response)
Shows the sequencing of an event or a story
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Event One
Details
Details
Event Two
Details

Details

Event Three
Details

Details
Now, using the top half of a paper, create one for yourself.
Ben Carson: The Big Picture
No set limit of boxes!
While watching the clip
, take bullet notes
of the events in the order they happen.
Now with your group
, collaborate by sharing ideas to complete the flow map on the top of your paper.
On White Board!
Grasshopper relaxed
during the summer
Ant worked to get food
Ant worked everyday
and grasshopper relaxed
Grasshopper did not understand
why Ant worked so hard during the summer
Active Reading:
Leads to deeper understanding.
Leads to higher level thinking.

Ant explained why she
worked to grasshopper
Grasshopper did not work
because he thought that winter
was so far away
While I read,
"The Big Picture", a narrative of Ben Carson's life,
your job
is to REACT to the text with the following possible thought starters or "GUT Responses":
Winter comes early and
the grasshopper has no food
"I feel . . ."
"I wonder . . . "
"This reminds me of . . ."
"I liked/disliked . . . "
"I could picture . . . "
"I predict . . . "
Ant and her family has enough
food for the long, cold winter
Grasshopper learns his lesson as
he is left out in the cold
Y
ou are required to use
each one at least once!
As a group, complete the flow map!
"The Big Picture"
In a 5-7 sentence paragraph, summarize the literary text,
"The Big Picture" by Ben Carson.
DRP
I will be able to
demonstrate my
reading speed and ability.

If you finish early . . .
answer one of the following
questions with one-three paragraphs.
1. What is your largest fear? Why?
2. If you could change anything
about the world what would it be? Why?
3. Can freedom of speech be harmful? If so,
should it be restricted? Why/Why not?
4. How would this world be different
if there was no such thing as money?
D.O.L.
In 3-5 sentences, explain
the importance of knowing
your reading ability
A.
As a child, I was too afraid to go into/in to the Halloween haunted house.
B
. I’m going to turn the wallet I found into/in to the police.
C.
If your battery is running low, you’ll need to plug your power cord into/in to the socket.

Answers

a) into
b) in to
c) into
One of the main uses of the preposition into is to indicate movement toward the inside of a place.
Examples
The children jumped into the lake for a swim.
Mom drove the car into the garage.

In to is the adverb in followed by the preposition to.
Examples:
He turned his paper in to the teacher.
The administrators wouldn’t give in to the demands of the protesters.
Pop Quiz
AP Additions
SCR Development
T
-What is the
TOPIC
of the prompt?

A
-Who is the
AUDIENCE
of this prompt?

K
-What
KEY

WORDS
will help you answer the prompt?
Stations Directions:

T=
A=
K=
seconds at each station to T.A.K. each writing prompt!
Check for Understanding
8th Grade Reading, Writing, and Communications Class
a writing prompt



by using
a
bubble map.
ideas
an SCR
2.1.c.ii
2.1.c.ii
2.1.a.ii
3.2.b.
3.2.b.
T.A.K. and brainstorm for both of the following prompts:
1. List and describe each step in the writing prep process.

2. Apply the first four steps in the writing prep process to address the following prompt.




3. Evaluate how this process can help you generate, organize, and deliver your ideas in a unique, successful way.
Middle school is the time when some students begin to look for part-time employment. In a short constructed response, inform the community of a good part-time job for someone your age? Be sure to give evidence that supports why this job would be appropriate for a teenager.
T.A.K. Together
Topic
Audience
Key Words
T.A.K.
to extract
brainstorm
key information.
organize
by using a Cornell plan.
organize

by using
c
o
l
o
r

s
t
r
i
p
s

School District Two plans to build a new high school. You have been asked to serve as a student member of the planning committee. What is the single most important feature to include in the new school? Explain why the high school would not be the same without it.
T.A.K. two of three writing prompts to extract the key information.

Most of us have all of our senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Think about the role each of these senses plays in your life. Which of your senses would be most difficult to live without? Write to explain to your reader why it would be most difficult to live without this one sense.
As a young adult, you will soon enter the constantly changing work force.
What skills will you need to succeed? Write an essay explaining how you will
use these skills to succeed in the changing work force.
Consider the role automobiles play in American culture. What are the most important effects automobiles have had on American culture? Why? Write an essay explaining the influence the automobile has had on American culture.
T.A.K.
First Name Last Name
Date
Hour
T. A. K. the Writing Prompt
Step One: Writing Prep
T:
A:
K:
T.A.K. Together
Station One
T:
A:
K:
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/rocket-timer/full-screen/
Tammy and Sammy were both students in Mr. Morton’s reading class. Mr. Morton wasn’t too strict about deadlines, and Sammy took advantage of that. He did all of his homework in his other classes but never bothered to complete Mr. Morton’s reading assignments, figuring that he could complete them later. Tammy, on the other hand, completed each assignment Mr. Morton assigned the night that he assigned it. She had to stay up a little later, but she didn’t want to get a penalty for turning in her reading work late. Tammy knew reading was a core subject and that she had to keep “C” average for the entire year or she would have to go to summer school. When the end of the quarter came, Tammy and Sammy had both planned on going to the Enchanted Castle amusement park, but Mr. Morton called Sammy’s mother, and she grounded Sammy until he turned in all of his work. That weekend was horrible for Sammy. He stayed up until 2:00 AM each night and still couldn’t complete all of the assignments. The whole while, Tammy had a great time eating pizza at Enchanted Castle, watching movies late at night, and enjoying her weekend free of stress and pressure. At the end of the quarter, Sammy was lucky to squeak by with a “C” minus in reading while Tammy earned an “A.” Sammy still hasn’t learned his lesson and probably won’t complete this activity either.
Writing Prep Process
topic
audience
key words / phrases
=
=
=
Topic
:
Binder Organization
Topic
=
MP1 _______

MP2_______

MP3_______
Label your tabs...


Proofreading

Writing

Reading

Vocab

Goal

*
*

*
*

*
*
T.A.K. that Prompt
Brainstorm
Cornell Plan
Draft Your Paragraph
Core Four
1
2
3
4
SDS
NS
Q
SS
Simple Declarative Statement
Number Statement
Question Statement

Brainstorming is the art of thinking critically to discover original ideas.
Situation, Stance Statement
Fly your main ideas from
the Brainstorm to the Cornell Plan
Circle
3
ideas from your bubble map that you can develop the most
TOPIC
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Step
Step
Step
Step
Using your T.A.K. and Brainstorms
develop your Cornell plan

The PROMPT:
Middle school is the time when some students begin to look for part-time employment. In a short constructed response, inform the community of a good part-time job for someone your age? Be sure to give evidence that supports why this job would be appropriate for a teenager.
Step Two: Brainstorming
Jobs
for
young adults
Lawn Mowing
vary
sentence structure
by using a core four.
Name
Date
Hour
Brainstorm Together
Consider the role automobiles play in American culture. What are the most important effects automobiles have had on American culture? Why? Write an essay explaining the influence the automobile has had on American culture.
Complete the first three steps of the writing process for the following prompt:
Using two of the following general topics, vary your sentence structure by to create a core fours.
Station Directions:
Minutes
to
Brainstorm
1. The tortoise as far as we know has been on Earth for thousands of years.

2. The fruit fly for example can breed up to ten times in one hour.

3. I was fired from my job and consequently had to find a new one.

4. This speech was perhaps a turning point in Ghandi's career.

5. The parrot regardless of its pretty plumage is a nuisance and must be kept quiet!

6. Fredrick wanted to go to Eliches however he had not finished his homework for the week

The PROMPT:
Middle school is the time when some students begin to look for part-time employment. In a short constructed response, inform the community of a good part-time job for someone your age? Be sure to give evidence that supports why this job would be appropriate for a teenager.
Write down anything and everything you think of when you see the topic. WORD VOMIT
*Follow the Rule of 5*
Station One:
Due to trouble on the playground, the principal has sent home a letter stating there will no longer be an after-lunch recess. Write a letter to convince your principal to continue after-lunch recess. Before you start writing, think about the problem during recess. Think about why students need recess. Think about the benefits for the teachers. Decide what students and teachers can do to correct the problem. Think about the results of keeping recess during school. Now write a letter to convince the principal to continue after-lunch recess.
Stop & explain with detail
Task Directions
With a partner/group
organize
your T.A.K. and Brainstorming ideas by using a Cornell notes.
Two or more
adjectives
1. He was a difficult stubborn child.
2. The relentless powerful summer sun beat down on them.
3. Your cousin has an easy happy smile.
4. He carried the heavy bulky box up three flights of stairs.
5. The exquisite custom houseboat was destroyed during the hurricane.
6. The rusty broken nail was lodged in my tire.
Appositives
1. Jorge Torres our senator was born in California.
2. Julie Minsky CEO will be our speaker this afternoon.
3. My sister who received a scholarship will attend Texas A&M.
4. Harvey my friend loves animals.
5. Ella my little sister will escort you to your seat.
6. My backpack the one that is read and blue is sitting next to the door.
7. Our teacher Mrs. Walker gave us a lot of homework tonight.
Compound Sentences
They were dropped off early to the airport but they still missed their plane. My family and I stayed at the airport while we waited for them to arrive. I hadn't seen my nieces and nephews for ages so we went overboard on buying them Christmas presents. I could not wait to play in the snow and drink hot chocolate. After a long day of traveling we finished eating dinner and the children cleaned the table. It wasn't too long before everyone put on their pajamas but all of the children were too awake to go to bed; after all, it was Christmas Eve.
Direct address
1. Ann you are my very best friend!
2. I have never been on a sailboat before Steve.
3. How did you do Dad in the race?
4. Sarah where are you going on vacation?
5. I know you can hear me Tom so why won't you answer?
6. Wake up Andrew you can't sleep in class.
7. Mom have you seen my new socks?
8. What time is your flight leaving tomorrow Aunt Rosie?

1. Ann,
2. before, Steve
3. do, Dad, in
4. Sarah,
5. me, Tom, so
6. up, Andrew, you
7. Mom,
8. tomorrow, Aunt Rosie
T.A.K. - Brainstorm - Cornell Plan
Friday
T
A
K
Core Four
Step Four:
Name
Date
Hour
Switch Up Your Sentences
Simple Declarative
Statement
Number Statement
Question
Situation Stance
clearly states topic
includes key words/phrases
short - simple - to the point
EX: Bike safety is important
Declarative statement including a number
Tells how many big ideas/main points
Provides a preview for reader.
EX: Three key rules will keep you safe on a bike.
Cannot be answered with "yes"/ "no"
Paragraph answers the question
Gets the audience/reader thinking
EX: How can you stay safe on a bike?
EX: If you want to be safe on a bike, follow these safety rules.
Complex sentences (dependent and independent clause)
Situation: broadly defines topic
Stance: narrows topic to true focus
Cornell Notes
Application
SDS
NS
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Simple Declarative Statement
Number Statement
Question Statement
Situation, Stance Statement
SS
What makes a good leader? Explain what you think leadership is all about and what makes certain people better leaders that others. Support your definition of a good leader with examples so the reader clearly understands what you mean.
Good Leader
Topic:
!!White Boards!!
Conclusion:
Introduction:
The Writing Prep Process
We all have different personalities, different ways of dealing with life, different points of view. What are the main elements of your personality? Write an essay explaining your personality to the reader.
The Prompt
Step One:
Step Two
Step Three
Cornell Plan
Step Four
Core Four
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Topic =
Big Ideas
Supporting Details
Two - three details
to support
each big idea
Conclusion =
WHITEBOARDS
A home in the community has been destroyed by a recent flood. Explain how you would help the family recover from the loss.
We all remember certain people because they are interesting. Choose one interesting or unusual person you have known, and explain what makes that person so interesting to you.
If the power in your town went out for a weekend, write a paper explaining what activities you would do to keep entertained.
Everyone has something they do to relax and have fun. What is your favorite thing to do to relax and have fun? Write a paper explaining why this is your preferred way to relax and have fun.
The serious consequences of pollution
The importance of choosing a good leader.
The benefit of owning a pet
The many talents it takes to play video game.
Have you ever been bothered by a fly buzzing in your ear, or the sound of nails on a chalkboard? Even if these things do not bother you, there must be something. Explain one pet peeve you have and why it bothers your so much. Be sure to support your choice with specific details.
Writing Routine: I/E SCR
Read and Analyze Prompt
T: ___________________________
A:___________________________
K: ___________________________
Stop and Think: Brainstorm
Pick and Choose
OR
Topic:
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PLAN
SDS
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Simple Declarative Statement
Number Statement
Question Statement
Situation, Stance Statement
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Thesis =
Big Ideas
Supporting Details
two-three details
to support
each big idea
Conclusion =
Thesis:






Conclusion:
MP1



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MP3
D1
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D2
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D2
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Follow the Rule of Five - words and phrases ONLY!
Topic and Conclusion Sentences
CORE FOUR
(Include words from the prompt)
and a writing guide.
The Full Writing Prep
Process Reminder Tool
You need: Markers and a Manilla Folder
Draft
Task Directions:
1) Materials Needed:
Color Strips - 2 green, 3 yellow, 6 red
Large white poster paper
Markers

2) Job Assignment
With five members
*T - MP1+d's - MP2+d's - MP3+d's - C

With Four Members
*T and C - MP1+d's - MP2+d's - MP3+d's

3)
TASK: Use the task cards to move you through the process.

Use examples from your writing guide.
See example of completed poster at the front of the room

*Indent
*Use advanced transitions
Get going! / Go back & rephrase
Slow down with each main idea
Stop & explain with detail
Stop & explain with detail
Get going! / Go back & rephrase
Slow down with each main idea
Thesis= *Preview main ideas
Conclusion = restate main ideas in new way
2-3 sentences
One - three sentences per strip
When I am driving, I am expected
to follow the road rules.

Even though our solar system has many planets
,
Earth has characteristics that make it unique.
Drivers are expected to follow road rules.
BEWARE!
DO NOT USE: Here are / There are
Driving requires you to follow several critical rules.
How many rules do you need to
follow on an average drive
across town?
CANNOT BE ANSWERED WITH: YES/No
Most significant and relevant facts
Extended Definitions
Knowledge of Topic
Concrete Details
other information or examples appropriate for audience.
other information or examples appropriate for audience.
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Skill:
1. son, the policeman, will
2. shallop, a
3. Walter, the playboy, and
4. Newman, the famous American actor, directed
5. Teague, a sweet and loveable girl, grew
6. Sweetbriar, a company known throughout the South, is
Noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it.
Time Goal:
15 minutes
ideas
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TOPIC
TCAP
preparedness test
TCAP
preparedness test
differentiate
between
theme
&
main idea
in a
literary text
evaluate
theme
&
main idea
in a non-fiction text
1.
List
and
describe
each step in the writing process.

2.
Apply
the first four steps in the writing process for the following prompt:



3.
Evaluate
how this process helps yougenerate, organize, and deliver your ideas in a unique, successful way.

1.
Identify
the difference between theme and main idea.
2.
Paraphrase
the theme and the main idea in the following passage:


N/A
N/A
Differentiate the following ten statements by determining which ones are theme and which are main idea.

Theme vs. Main Idea
Theme
Main
Idea
Theme vs Main Idea Scavenger Hunt
Around the room there are examples
of & examples of

Directions:
You have at each station to decide:


Write the passage in the correct category.
The Writing Process
Step One:
Step Two:
Step Three:
Step Four:
Step Five:
Have you ever been bothered by a fly buzzing in your ear, or the sound of nails on a chalkboard? Even if these things do not bother you, there must be something. Explain one pet peeve you have and why it bothers your so much. Be sure to support your choice with specific details.
Explicit
Implicit
plot and character driven
Moral or
life lesson
driven
About
Life
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About
Story
theme
Taken
from a
Text
15
main idea
Supported
with
evidence
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Theme vs. Main Idea Scavenger Hunt
Theme
Main Idea
45
Is this theme or main idea?
A group of British boys are stuck on an uninhabited island, and try to govern themselves.

Children gather stones as the adult townsfolk assemble for their annual event, that in the local tradition has been practiced to ensure a good harvest.

Jonas' society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness," a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives.

A clown fish named Marlin who, along with a fish named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo all the way to Sydney Harbor.

 Percy Jackson discovers he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon, and has to retrieve the lost lightning bolt.

  Isabella "Bella" Swan, a teenage girl, moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen.

A family of superheroes, living a quiet suburban life, are forced to hide their powers until there is no longer a choice.

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and his one-eyed assistant and best friend, Mike Wazowski are surprisingly changed by one sweet little human girl.

Six-year-old Scout Finch, who lives with her older brother Jem and their widowed father Atticus, facing the hardship of the Depression.

The children play central roles in the unfolding history of that world.

 A long-suffering black slave and depicts the reality of slavery.
Brian tries to land the plane after his pilot suffers a heart-attack, but ends up crash-landing into a lake in the forest and must survive.

16-year-old Katniss Everdeen has to fight for her life in an traditional battle between districts.

11-year-old Greg Heffley is anxious to start middle school, confident he will easily become the school's most popular kid. However, Greg worries about how his "uncool and embarrassing" best friend, Rowley Jefferson, will fit in.

The Greasers and the Socs are divided by their socioeconomic status.

A Philosopher witnessed from the shore the shipwreck of a vessel, of which the crew and passengers were all drowned. He verbally protested against the injustice of Providence, which would for the sake of one criminal on ship allow so many innocent persons to perish. As he was indulging in these reflections, he found himself surrounded by a whole army of Ants, near whose nest he was standing. One of them climbed up and stung him, and he immediately trampled them all to death with his foot. Mercury presented himself, and striking the Philosopher with his wand, said, “And are you indeed to make yourself a judge of the dealings of Providence, who hast thyself in a similar manner treated these poor Ants?'
1.
List
and
describe
each step in the writing process.

2.
Apply
the first four steps in the writing process for the following prompt:



3.
Evaluate
how this process helps yougenerate, organize, and deliver your ideas in a unique, successful way.

I will be able to
organize
a SCR by
using
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3.2.b
I will be able to
Theme
vs.
Main Idea
"point to it"
"infer it"
Double Bubble Map
Used to compare and contrast
W.B. Practice

Compare and contrast your shoes with a partner's by completing a double bubble map.
Sacrifices for family should be honored.

Nothing in life is impossible.

Tough situations will challenge everyone to become better, stronger people.

Be careful! You can’t have friends unless you first act like a friend.

Human beings all have the same basic needs.

Sacrifices and hard work pay off in the end.

Love conquers all

Sacrifices for family should be honored.

The glory of battle never outdoes the horror of war.

Never make a deal with the devil.

Innocence once lost, can never be regained.

Man is always at battle with human nature, whether the drives described are sexual, material or against the aging process itself.

Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.

Death, though sad, is a large part of the life cycle.

Appearances can be deceiving.

*Number to 5
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