Friday, February 27, 2015


- Create meaningful dialogue within a narrative
- Punctuate and capitalize dialogue correctly


- No HW


- Mini-lesson on purpose of dialogue and creating new paragraphs
- Teacher models types of dialogue
- Students, in groups, will rewrite narratives to include dialogue

Thursday, February 26, 2015


- Punctuate and capitalize quotations and dialogue correctly


- Ask parents to help with Mr. Chiang's homework (Online - 5 question multiple choice survey)
- Complete exercises 2, 3, and 4, pg 324, 326 Quotation Marks Worksheet --> Links


- Mini-lesson on dialogue and punctuating dialogue
- Individually and in groups, students will work with textbook exercises while teacher monitors progress
- Students will independently discover rules for quotations

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


- Change the pace of the narrative by slowing down and focusing on a specific moment


- None


- Group work: Rewrite stories by showing
- Mini-lesson on pacing
-  Add pacing scene to story

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


- Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.


- Write your name and period on the top. Rewrite the story by leaving a comment on this post:


Greg's parents left him with his three year old brother, Jacob.  Greg did not want to take care of his little brother because he was annoying.  Greg imagined what his friends were doing right now.  Jake began to cry.  Greg tried to ignore the crying but then Jacob came running in and the it was noisy. Greg looked at Jake and saw that he had wet his pants.  Greg changed his clothes.  He was annoyed. Another two hours passed and the whole experience was bad.  Finally, things got better and he and his brother had fun.  The parents came home around dinner time.  They brought home food and they all ate dinner.

Showing:  Rewrite the story by leaving a comment.


- Mini-lesson on showing vs telling
- Teacher models example
- Students work together on examples
- Students present work
- Class judges work

Monday, February 23, 2015

- Identify, describe, analyze COTW

- None

- Students take COTW test
- Students write in-class essay on COTW themes
- Test Link

Friday, February 13, 2015

- Review key plot events, conflict, and characters of COTW
- Identify and describe the theme of COTW providing evidence of them

- Prepare COTW essay on themes
- Review and study for COTW test
     - Review all plot event details
     - Review quizlet

- Mini-lesson on identifying themes
- Group activity on identifying the theme from COTW
- COTW Review

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

- Identify key events from chapter 6
- Compare and contrast characters from COTW
- Identify signposts from chapter 7

- Finish reading chapter 7
- Answer chapter 7 study guide questions
- Complete COTW crossword puzzle
- COTW Unit test on Friday

- Review key plot events from chapter 6
- Begin reading chapter 7 as a class
- Answer study guide questions

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

- Identify and define vocabulary words from chapters 1-3 in COTW
- Use vocabulary from COTW in context
- Identify key plot events from chapter 6 of COTW
- Compare and contrast characters in COTW

- Complete reading chapter 6 COTW
- Complete key plot events from chapter 6
     - 12 bullets, 2 questions MINIMUM
- Complete compare and contrast worksheet

- Chapters 1-3 Vocabulary test
- As a class read chapter 6 COTW
- While reading, students will add key plot events
- Students may also begin compare and contrast worksheet

Monday, February 9, 2015

- Identify, define, and use vocabulary in context
- Identify key plot events from chapter 6 of COTW
- Compare and contrast characters from COTW

- Study for COTW Vocabulary Test Ch. 1-3
     - Quizlet and study guide

- Teacher directed vocab instruction
- Students work in groups on context clues worksheet
- Review answers
- Begin reading chapter 6 of COTW

Friday, February 6, 2015

- Identify key plot events from COTW in ch 5
- Identify chapters 1-3 vocabulary from COTW
- Define, describe, and use vocabulary from ch 1-3 COTW

- Study for Ch 1-3 Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday

- Quizet practice with partners