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Rough Drafts, Edits, and Revisions

Today was a continuation in the writing process started yesterday.  The students took the outlines and Double Bubble Thinking Maps they created yesterday about the stories we all read on Monday.   137 more words

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Story Comparison Day #2: Expository Writing Tips

Essay writing has always gotten a bad rap…and rightfully so.  The topics have long tended to be stiff, un-engaging, and flat-out of tune with the millions of students who have to write in response to them.   398 more words

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Information-based Writing

With today’s shortened class periods due to our weekly advisement, today’s lesson focused mainly upon looking over yesterday’s Essay Scorer data and in the understanding and creation of infographics. 181 more words

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Expository Exposed: Days 1 and 2

Both today and yesterday the students worked either individually or together to explore Expository writing.  They each started class with a question asked via the daily PowerPoint and via Padlet.   144 more words

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In-Class Art Gallery and Expository Writing Showcase

Upon returning from my last-minute mission yesterday, I brought a selection of 9 works of art for the students to view. The students first had to write down their thoughts and feelings while viewing… 295 more words

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Agent Investigates Disappearance with Student Help

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, Agent Keen (often seen on NBC’s “The Blacklist”) arrived to the classroom of Ms. N. Williams in order to investigate her whereabouts.   73 more words

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Evaluating Stories: #Pointergate and Student-Created Rubrics (November 10th, 2014)

We started class this Monday as we do every Monday with current events.  Instead of asking the students for what they saw occurring in the world this weekend, I invited them to engage in a discussion around the #pointergate story that blew up over social media this weekend.   191 more words

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