October 30-November 3

This week students learning that they will be participating in National Novel Writing Month. Throughout the month of November, I will take them step by step through the steps needed to create their very own novel!

Monday

  • Entry launch with Mrs. Cooper
  • Students get introduced to the project and get their Young Novelist Workbook, YNW

Tuesday

  • Students will brainstorm ideas for their novel using the Writer’s Eye technique in their YNW.

Wednesday

  • Students will Skype with Author, Alexandar London.

Thursday

  • Students will create a word count goal.
  • Students will complete Writer’s Eye brainstorming activity.
  • Students will silence the “Evil Inner Editor.”

Friday

  • Students will learn how to create awesome characters by using and completing pages 11-15 in their YWN.

October 23-27 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Lesson j, f and space
  • Students will have time to respond to pen pal via e-mail.

Tuesday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Lesson u, r, k
  • Students will complete “Independent and Dependent Clause” notes in their composition book.

Wednesday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Lesson d, e, i
  • Students will complete guided practice on identifying and creating independent and dependent clauses.

Thursday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • lesson c, g, n
  • Students will watch Flocabulary Video and complete Read and Respond over Complex Sentences.

Friday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Review week one of beginning typer lessons
  • Students will complete Flocabulary quiz over Complex Sentences.

October 16-19 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive vowel combinations
  • Some students will complete “Famous Fails” Slideshow while others workshop thier RACE 2 paragraph.

Tuesday

  • Cursive vowel combinations
  • Students will share their “Famous Fails” Slideshow and RACE 2 paragraphs.

Wednesday

  • Cursive months
  • Students will share “Famous Fails” Slideshow and RACE 2 paragraphs

Thursday

  • Cursive months
  • Students will complete “Dependent Clause and Independent Clause” Notes on Google Classroom

Friday

  • Teacher workday, so we can plan awesome lessons for awesome kids!

 

October 9-13 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “sk, sp, sq”
  • We will read the Scope Article, “They Failed. (And So Can You.)”
  • Students will work through the writing process this week to construct a response to the question, “Why should we be willing to fail?” This will be referred to as RACE 2

Tuesday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “ch, sh, wh”
  • Students will start constructing a response to “They Failed” by completing their RACE 2 graphic organizer.

Wednesday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “kn, mb, wr”
  • Students will create a rough draft to their “They Failed” response paragraph. This will be called RACE 2 Rough Draft.

Thursday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “lt, ft, sl,”
  • Students will work through writing stations to peer edit their rough draft.

Friday

  • Students will polish and submit their final draft of RACE 2

Some students may master and work through this writing process faster. Those students will create their own “Famous Fails” slideshows about people in their own lives: parents, guardians, siblings, teachers, or friends.

Students who have not mastered the RACE paragraph writing skills will work as a small group through the standard based writing stations with me.