Language Arts Loop
Your News for What's Happening in Room 404-Jan 31, 2016
In writing, we are moving along with our study of how to write in a testing situation. In looking at this study, we have addressed several mini-lessons which will help us as we prepare for testing situations and writing throughout our lives. Specifically, we have focused on ways to revise our writing and to expand or deepen our details. There are two questions we have practiced asking ourselves as we expand our writing details. Those questions are: What does it look like? Why is it important? These questions allow us to zone in on what we are describing specifically in our piece. We have also looked at the strategy of Flipping the Sentence. This strategy allows the writer to flip the sentence right at the predicate or action part of the sentence. Once flipped, we can revise the sentence again by adding descriptions, adjectives and asking what does it look like, why is it important.
Finally, we also looked at the various ways we can craft conclusions for our expository essays. These conclusions when written deeply can also mirror themselves as introductions. Typically, we try the Funnel, Turn About and Quote as intros but as we craft each type of conclusion, students notice that we can merge these conclusions to craft the most effect introductions and conclusions for our expository pieces.
using the conclusion page, draft & rubric to draft the final copy
Preparing for Publishing
Tuesday, February 2 - Practice Writing STAAR- 8:30-12:30, students should bring a snack and water bottle
Friday, February 12 - Valentine Celebration - kickball, pizza and valentines
Monday, February 15 - Staff Development - Student Holiday