Below you will find links and descriptions of all your classwork!
JOURNAL 3: Describe the best or worst day of your life.
Each student has a silent reading novel which they choose themselves. As a class we silent read almost every day for 15-30 minutes, depending on work. Each student has a log to track their reading, and they must complete reading responses two-three times a week. Students also present their books in the form of a Book Talk. It is important to stick with one novel until completion.
Two to three times a week we will be having One Minute Speak Offs (or discussions). There is a different prompt every time, and students are marked out of 4 for pace, volume, word choice, attentiveness, and language choice/descriptions.
Discussion 1: What is your favourite season and why?
Discussion 2: What was the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? Describe it.
Discussion 3: Describe your perfect day. It can be real or imaginary.
Discussion 4: Describe your dream job. It can be anything in the world!
LETTER TO DUNA (BULLYING)
After you complete the outline/organizer attached, you may begin the final copy letter (typed or hand-written). It must be double-spaced!
BOOK TALK ASSIGNMENT
Your next book talk is December 9th
MYTHS / LEGENDS
You are writing a legend on how a natural phenomena came to be (rain, snow, gravity, mountains, meteors, etc.)
PERSONAL NARRATIVE (ASSESSMENT)
You must answer the prompt provided. This counts towards your mark and it is also a board assessment. Take your time, review, and give lots of effort and creativity!
Prompt: Think of a time when you had to do something that you didn't really want to do.
You have to show how doing this thing changed you in some way.
Below are the Powerpoints we used in class (copy & paste into your browser to view)
Persuasive Writing Process
Persuasive Test Review
Here are the persuasive essay organizers for you to use to write your essay
And here is your final checklist and grading rubric for your persuasive essay
PANEL DISCUSSION (Feb 3 / 6th)
You must present an argument with three points of information (fact/opinion) FOR or AGAINST your topic.
Teams of two, present in groups of 4.