LA Update

We made it through week one! Such a great group of kids. I’m really excited about the upcoming year.

Where we’ve been this week in LA: We are wrapping up the five steps of the writing process and the five features of effective writing. There will be a quiz on the writing process next Tuesday. Students have notes on page four of their notebook and there is a short video for review on my wiki under “Writing”.

Where we are going: This week has prepared us to begin our first writing assignment of the year. Students will be writing an autobiography and will be graded on their mastery of the five steps of the writing process. I am less focused on their actual writing for this assignment and more concerned with their ability to complete each of the five steps, taking a rough draft and making it an effective published work. More about the assignment and rubric will go out next week. Students began their brainstorming in class today and were instructed to finish this over the weekend if it was not completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend!

Chambliss Barrow
Salem Middle School
6th grade language arts
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