Monday, February 12 – Three Types of narratives. (Personal, Biographical, & Fictional.) Parts of a narrative. (Setting, Characters, Plot, Point of View, & Dialogue.) Gathering ideas for a personal narrative.
Tuesday, February 13 – Biographical narrative: Gather ideas. Fictional Narrative: Generating ideas. Narrative Flowchart: Introduction – Establish the setting, background information, and characters. Plot Events – Organize the story’s main events. Conclusion: Provide a resolution.
Wednesday, February 14 – Periods – 1, 2, & 3: Magnetic Ways to Start a Story. Point of View: Narratives require a point of view which is the perspective from which a story is told. Creating Characters: Good writers create characters that seem believable. Characters have to be rich with character traits. Using Transitions: Transition words are like bridges that connect the story elements. Periods – 5, 6, &7 – Novel Study.
Thursday, February 15 – Writing Dialogue: Dialogue is a character’s exact spoken words. A speaker tag identifies the speaker and tells how the character is speaking. Making Paragraphs: Paragraphs are important. Without paragraphing, the text looks imposing and overwhelming, like a giant wall of words. Writing dialogue for short film, “Dustin.”
Friday, February 16 – Dynamic Ways to Conclude a Story. Writing with Voice. Writing with Sensory Details. Writing with Concrete Nouns & Vivid Verbs. Writing a Tantalizing Title.
Monday, February 19 – No School
Tuesday, February 20 – Narrative Review & Completion of Plot Diagram.
Wednesday, February 21 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Begin typing narrative essay.
Periods 5, 6, &7 – Novel Study
Thursday, February 22 – Type narrative essay.
Friday, February 23 – Student Revision Checklist – Peer Revision Partners (Revisions & Editing)
– A Add details, words & sentences
– R Remove unneeded details, words & sentences
– M Move information for clarity & organization
– S Substitute specific, vivid words for bland ones
– C Capitalization – proper nouns: names, titles, etc.
– U Usage – subject/verb agreement, tenses
– P Punctuation – apostrophes, commas, quotes, etc.
– S Spelling – check all words, including homophones
Friday, February 16 – Spelling homework/Spelling Test
Monday, February 19 (No School) – Tweentribune.com
Friday, February 23 – Spelling homework/Spelling Test
Monday, February 26 – Narrative essay due & parent checklist
Commonly Misspelled/Misused Middle School Words (2/16):
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