September Lesson Overview

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Session 2 Day 1

Target: Great writers think of  a place that matters to them and make a quick sketch to generate small moment stories.

In class: Session 2

Students will look at Jack Gantos’ Story Map to see how picturing important places can help us generate topics for our powerful personal narratives. Students will create their own story map.

Homework: No Homework

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Session 2 Day 2

Target: Great writers think of a place that matters to them and make a quick sketch to generate small moment stories.

In Class: Students will use their story map they created yesterday to write a small moment story. They will focus on crafting a story with small detail and specific dialogue.

Homework: No homework.

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Session 3 Day 1

Target: Great writers think of small moments that matter deeply to generate topics including first and last times as well as times they realized something.

In Class: Students will create a first/last, time I realized something chart. Students will focus on small moments where they learned a lesson. Students will begin drafting personal narrative #4.

Homework: No Homework

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Session 3 Day 1

Target: Great writers think of small moments that matter deeply to generate topics including first and last times as well as times they realized something.

In Class: Students will create a first/last, time I realized something chart. Students will focus on small moments where they learned a lesson. Students will begin drafting personal narrative #4.

Homework: No Homework

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Session 3 Day 2

Target: Great writers think of small moments that matter deeply to generate topics including first and last times as well as times they realized something.

In Class: Students will learn about adding feelings and emotions into their small moment stories. We will work on envisioning the story and remember exactly how we felt in that moment. The larger the feeling, the smaller you write. Students will work on a previous narrative to add in these details.

Homework: No homework

12 **AM SUB**

In Class: Students will go to the library the first half of class. Then they will work on a reading comprehension activity. Students will do an independent reading comprehension activity for a grade.

Homework:

Email All About Me Pictures to katherinelewis@moberlyspartans.org before Friday.

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Session 4 Day 1

Target: Great writers tell the story as it unfolds being especially careful about telling the details of the story exactly as the narrator perceived them.

In Class Students will talk more about narrator’s point of view. We will look at several examples and determine when the author slips from narrator’s point of view and determine what the author could have done differently. Students will have time to work on their narrative that will be graded for elaboration.

Homework:

Email All About Me Pictures to katherinelewis@moberlyspartans.org before Friday.

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Session 5

Target: Great writers read other authors’ texts not only to experience the characters’ story but also to admire, study, and emulate the quality of writing.

In Class: Read “Everything Will Be Okay” by James Howe.

Homework:

Email All About Me Pictures to katherinelewis@moberlyspartans.org before tomorrow.

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Early Out Homecoming

Target

In Class

DLR QUIZ!!!

Homework: No homework!

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In Class

Everything Will Be Okay Comprehension Questions

Homework No homework

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In Class

Everything Will Be Okay Comprehension Questions

Homework: Everything Will Be Okay Comprehension Questions

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Target

In Class

Homework

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Target

In Class

Homework

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Target

In Class

Homework

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Session 6

Target

In Class Students will continue to work on their elaboration re-take. These essays are due by tomorrow.

Homework: Elaboration essay

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Session 6

Target:Writers pause to evaluate their progress.

In Class: Today students will work with the writer’s checklist in order to determine where they are at. They will choose an area that are doing well in, as well as a category that they need to improve in.

Homework Writer’s checklist--one strength, one weakness (if not completed in class)

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Library

Students will read Scout’s Honor and complete comprehension questions over this reading.

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Target Students can determine the meaning of words.

In Class

Finish Scout’s Honor Questions.

Scout’s Honor comprehension and vocabulary QUIZ!

Homework

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Finish Scout’s Honor Comprehension Questions

Scout’s Honor Essay Quiz