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Weekly Paragraph final draft (When I grow up, I would like to be...)

In honor of Career Day for Catholic Schools Week, we are writing our paragraph this week on the following prompt:
 
"When I grow up, I would like to be..."
 
Future verb tense
Grammar, spelling and punctuation are graded
Between 5-7 sentences with a thesis, supporting topic sentences, and a conclusion
Final draft due Friday, Feb. 2nd

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Sentence Corrections 26-29

Classwork
We worked on rewriting the first side of the Sentence Correction worksheet. 
 
Homework
Students will complete the second side of the worksheet, writing compound sentences that include SCBS in your responses.

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Final Draft Paragraph (What makes the 5th Grade class special/how can we improve and weaknesses?)

Homework
Finish writing your final draft of your weekly paragraph.  Due tomorrow.

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Weekly Paragraph (rough draft to final draft)

Classwork/Homework
"If you could invite anyone to attend Christmas dinner, who would you invite and why?"  (Person may be living or deceased, real or make-believe).
 
- Rough draft first, then peer edit with teacher edits, and final draft
- 5 sentences
- Future verb tense
- Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar with compound sentences

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Weekly Paragraph (rough draft to final draft)

Classwork/Homework
Would you rather live in a castle, on a farm, or on a houseboat?  Why?
 
- Rough draft
- 5 sentences
- Present verb tense
- Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar with compound sentences

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Sentence Corrections worksheets E 11-15 and E 16-20)

Attached are two Sentence Correction worksheets students are completing for Monday and Tuesday night.  Each sentence has errors for correction and should be rewritten into a compound sentence.

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Sentence Errors (2)

Classwork
We turned in our first Sentence Errors worksheet for grading, and then we started Sentence Errors worksheet #2, correcting grammar and sentence errors while rewriting each simple sentence into a compound descriptive sentence.
 
Homework
Finish the worksheet at home being mindful of our spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

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When were we brave? (3 Sentence reflection)

Classwork
As we further explore our theme of "heroes and legends," we thought about a time we were brave (and/or performed an act of kindness) and drew a quick image of the event.  We then wrote out a three sentence draft in past tense, writing compound sentence in first-person.
 
Homework
Student will complete the final draft tonight at home after they have edited their first draft from class time earlier today.

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Sentence Erros/Compound Sentences

Classwork
We practiced how to find errors in sentences, to make corrections, and then convert those simple sentences into compound sentences.
 
Homework
Finish both sides of the Fix the Sentences worksheet, correcting any errors and then rewrite each simple sentence into a compound sentence (using a comma and a conjunction).

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Controlled Burn paragraph final draft

Classwork
Students were given time to work on their final draft of their paragraph: Who do I relate to more (identify more with), Maia or Griffin?
 
Homework
Students are finishing their final drafts tonight if they were not completed in class.

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Controlled Burn final draft completion

Classwork
We finished our thesis statements, supporting topic sentences for our paragraphs and we started doing peer edits for each other.  I circulated the room and helped with edits while some students completed their final paragraph drafts and other students worked on completing their rough drafts for me to approve.
 
Homework
All students are to finish writing their final drafts tonight on loose leaf paper with the heading of "Controlled Burn" (or finish completing their rough draft for me to approve in the morning).

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Rough draft of Controlled Burn paragraph

Classwork
I gave students feedback on their thesis (paragraph) drafts from last week.  We reviewed editing and correction symbols and the expectations for this paragraph.  Writing prompt: Given what we know about Maia and Grandpa Howard, make your strongest prediction of what events will take place in the coming chapters.
 
Homework
Students will work on completing their 5-7 paragraph response so we can do peer edits tomorrow.

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Controlled Burn Read and Write #1 (paragraph draft process)

Classwork
We continued our discussion around the following themes in our novel: overcoming and managing fear and anxiety, overcoming loss, and building new friendships and relationships.  We learned about different editing and correction symbols we will use when editing each other's paragraphs.  We began writing our rough draft to the following prompt: "When you consider Maia and Grandpa Howard, what predictions do you have for the remaining chapters in the novel?"
 
Homework
Work on writing and editing thesis and topic sentences for rough draft.

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Plural Nouns and Possessive Nouns

Classwork
In the English grammar book students are to read Lesson 4 and Lesson 5 on pages 72-75.  In their English notebook, they are to complete the Try it Out and On Your Own exercises. 
Homework: finish exercises at home.
 

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Chapter 1 Review page 51 (odd numbered sentences)

Classwork
We finished our last few lessons in Chapter The Sentence.  
 
Homework
Students will complete the odd numbered sentences on page 51 of Grammar book (photo of page attached).