Friday September 26th A-day Monday September 29th B-day
Friday September 26th A-dayMonday September 29th B-dayWonder Warm UpVocab FormativeHooks and LeadsWriting WorkshopWonder Warm UpIn your journal copy this chart and quote.
QuoteCharacterization Whats a lamb to slaughter? I said. Mom sighed and gave daddy a look. I shouldnt have said that, Dad said, looking at me in the rearview mirror. Its not true. Heres the thing: Mommy and I love you so much we want to protect you any way we can. Its just sometimes we want to do it in different ways. I dont want to go to school, I answered, folding my arms. It would be good for you, Auggie, said Mom DIRECTIONS: On this side of the chart characterize Dad, Mom and August.Remember SAYS, THINKS, DOES, RESPONDS.Quick Vocabulary FormativeGet out your sheet and review for 2minutesWhen you complete the formative turn it in with your name on it.Pick up a copy of the Hooks and Leads when you turn in your formative
Hooks and LeadsFirst brainstorm what a hook is?Why is it important?
There are numerous ways to hook your reader into your storyLets look at some examples from literature
After all this time I still ask myself: Was it my fault? Maybe. Maybe not. Either way I wonder what would have happened if Id called out a warning. Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
Its morning, early, barely light, cold for November. At home, in the bed next to mine, Jessica, my older sister stills sleeps. But my bed is empty. Crow Call by Lois Lowry
Things To Do Before Middle School Starts: 1) Destroy my collaborative diary 2) Get brand-new look 3) Buy school supplies 4) Hang out with Sylvie 5) Spy on Noll Beck (when possible and convenient) 6) Find Grandma a new boyfriend (preferably one with a boat) The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter by Kristen TracyType: List
The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in. The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
Type: Figurative LanguageThey say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but thats not how it happened for me. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Type: Famous quote or saying
Now its your turnWith your table group write a hook to the following story.
It is the first day of school and you woke up late.Look at your own memoirNow get out the draft to your memoirTrade with someone at your table and have them read the first few sentences of your memoirMake suggestions to your partner about how they can improve their hookUse the remainder of class time to look over your memoir draftMake sure that you are finished with itUse the rubric to assess your own work.
Please bring an independent reading novel on Wednesday