Week of 5/15 to 5/19


Monday 5/15

Quick Write - Directions below:


Tuesday 5/16

Share Quick Writes from yeterday

Wednesday 5/17

Selected readings from May Issue of Teen Ink


Thursday 5/18

Selected reading from this year's Flame


Friday 5/19

Selected reading from this year's Flame

Week of 5/8 to 5/12


Monday 5/8

Share sections for The Flame

Tuesday 5/9

Silently read the following pieces from this year's Flame : 2016-2017
Historical Fiction:

Short Story:

Seasonal Pieces


Wednesday 5/10

Quick write and share



Thursday 5/11

Finish sharing quick writes from yesterday

Friday 5/12

Early dismissal

Week of 4/24 to 4/28


Monday 4/24

Work on completing rough draft of showing essay - when done morph to final copy


Tuesday 4/25

Work on completing rough draft of showing essay - when done morph to final copy


Wednesday 4/26

Work on editing and revision of final copy
FILL OUT BIOGRAPHY FORM IF YOU HAVE A WORK IN THIS YEAR'S FLAME



Thursday 4/27

Work on editing and revision of final copy

Friday 4/28

Final copy of showing essay is due at end of class.

Week of 4/17 to 4/21


Monday 4/17

Spring Break

Tuesday 4/18

Work on Rough Draft


Wednesday 4/19

Work on Rough Draft


Thursday 4/20

Read the following benchmark essays that exhibit excellent showing:




Friday 4/21

Editing and revising lesson

Week of 4/10 to 4/14


Monday 4/10







Tuesday 4/11




Set up folder and file for Showing Essay


Wednesday 4/12

Mrs. Miller is out on a personal day today
Work on rough draft of showing essay

Thursday 4/13

Mrs. Miller is out on a personal day today
Work on rough draft of showing essay


Friday 4/14

Spring Break

Week of 4/3 to 4/7


Monday 4/3

This week you will work on editing and revising your fairy tale, which includes reducing it to a minimum of 7 pages in length and a minimum of 4 pages in length. I will provide teacher suggestions.

Working on completing final copy of fairy tale - due EOC on Friday
Benchmark Fairy Tale


Tuesday 4/4

Working on completing final copy of fairy tale - due EOC on Friday



Wednesday 4/5

Working on completing final copy of fairy tale - due EOC on Friday


Thursday 4/6

Working on completing final copy of fairy tale - due EOC on Friday


Friday 4/7

Working on completing final copy of fairy tale - due EOC today

Week of 3/27 to 3/31


Monday 3/27


Complete rough draft of fairy tale and morph to final copy
Do editing and revision in final copy
Teacher will make comments in your final copy


Tuesday 3/28

Complete rough draft of fairy tale and morph to final copy
Do editing and revision in final copy
Teacher will make comments in your final copy


Wednesday 3/29

Do editing and revision in final copy
Teacher will make comments in your final copy

Thursday 3/30

Do editing and revision in final copy
Teacher will make comments in your final copy

Friday 3/31

YOU MUST PULL YOUR STORIES DOWN TO NO MORE THAN SEVEN PAGES IN LENGTH - 10 PAGES - 12 PAGES - 17 PAGES CANNOT POSSIBLY BE PUBLISHED IN THE FLAME.
Do editing and revision in final copy
Teacher will make comments in your final copy
Lesson on pulling down story content by modeling before and after versions of a student's story

Week of 3/20 to 3/24


Monday 3/20

Submitted story maps have been graded
If you have not finished your story map, you must complete it by the end of class today
Students whose story maps have been graded, may use their maps to begin their rough drafts


Tuesday 3/21

Students will use their story maps to write their rough drafts


Wednesday 3/22

Students will use their story maps to write their rough drafts

Thursday 3/23

Editing and revising lesson

Friday 3/24

Mini Lesson on morphing from rough draft to final copy
When you are done with your rough draft, morph into final copy to do your editing and revising

Week of 3/13 to 3/17


Monday 3/13

Finished and submitted story maps



Tuesday 3/14

SNOW DAY


Wednesday 3/15

SNOW DAY

Thursday 3/16

SNOW DAY

Friday 3/17

SNOW DAY

Week of 3/6 to 3/10


Monday 3/6

Model Benchmark LMC essays



Return graded essays



Tuesday 3/7

Review directions and story map for Fairy Tale assingment
Set up folder and file for story map assignment




Wednesday 3/8

Mrs. Miller will be leaving at 11:30 today
Work on completing story maps for fairy tale and submit

Thursday 3/9

Read "Christmas Fantasy" on page 65-66 of 2014-2015 Flame
Complete story map

Friday 3/10

Return graded story maps
Model beginning the fairy tale
Students will begin writing their fairy tales

Week of 2/20 to 2/24


Monday 2/20

Presidents' Day

Tuesday 2/21

Work on finishing final copy of LMC
Teacher will provide editing advice

Wednesday 2/22

Work on finishing final copy of LMC
Teacher will provide editing advice

Thursday 2/23

Share some BM LMC essays
Finish and submit LMC essay if you have not yet done so

Friday 2/24

Mrs. Miller is out today -

Students were in library because of no sub - will do Friday's Lesson for Monday

Lesson will be uploaded below

Week of 2/13 to 2/14


Monday 2/13

Late Start

Who owes Personal Possession Piece
Return graded Personal Possession Pieces
Assign Binders
Share benchmark personal possession pieces





Tuesday 2/14

Begin new unit: Long, Middle, Close





Wednesday 2/15

Set up folder for Long, Middle, Short Essay
Set up file for rough draft of Long, Middle, Short Essay
Begin rough draft

Thursday 2/16

Work on rough draft

Friday 2/17

Lesson on morphing into final copy and revision
Finish rough draft
When rough draft is complete, morph and revise

Week of 2/6 to 2/10


Monday 2/6

Work on final copy of possession piece


Tuesday 2/7

Late start - adjustments made to schedule

Mrs. Miller is out today
Finish final copy - print and submit for grading

Wednesday 2/8

Snow Day- adjustments made to schedule

Review directions for short, middle, long essay
Directions will be posted here
Read some sample essays
Set up folder and file for Short, Middle, Long Essay

Thursday 2/9

Late start - adjustments made to schedule

Model SOC for Short, Middle, Long Essay
Begin rough draft for Short, Middle, Long Essay

Friday 2/10

Completed and submitted final copies of possession pieces

Work on rough draft for Short, Middle, Long Essay

Week of 1/30 to 2/3


Monday 1/30

Work on rough draft

Tuesday 1/31

Snow Day - entire schedule adjusted


Work on rough draft

Wednesday 2/1

Work on rough draft

Early Dismissal - parent and teacher conferences
Modeling of morphing into final copy and revision process

Thursday 1/26

Model morphing of rough draft into final copy and model editing and revision

Work on final copy

Friday 1/27

Finish rough draft - morph into final copy - begin editing and revising

Complete final copy and submit hard copy of final copy for grading.

Week of 1/23 to 1/27


Monday 1/2


Show three instructional videos



Tuesday 1/24

Mrs. Miller will be out today
Read some sample descriptive essay in class

Wednesday 1/25

Early Dismissal - Professional Development
Modeling of stream-of-consciousness essay on Possession Piece

Thursday 1/26

Model creation of rough draft of Possession Piece
Begin rough draft of Possession Piece

Friday 1/27

Finish rough draft of Possession Piece

Week of 1/16 to 1/20


Monday 1/16

No School - Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday 1/17

Mrs. Miller out today
Study Hall

Wednesday 1/18

Return all graded papers

Thursday 1/19

Classes change for Semester
Distribute position papers
Discuss class objectives
Selected readings from The Flame

Friday 1/20

Set up folders in computer for Creative Writing 1 - Spring Semester

Week of 1/9 to 1/13


Monday 1/9

Keystone Biology in AM
Make up any work owed

Tuesday 1/10

Keystone Biology in AM
Return Christmas pieces and share benchmark pieces.


Wednesday 1/11

Keystone Literature in AM
Write and submit personal biography

Thursday 1/12

Keystone Literature in AM
Make up any work owed

Friday 1/13

No school

Week of 1/2 to 1/6


Monday 1/2

Winter Holiday

Tuesday 1/3

Internet down



Wednesday 1/4

Share write arounds

Thursday 1/5

Share write arounds

Friday 1/6

Quick Write - to be submitted at end of class.

Week of 12/19 to 12/23


Monday 12/19

Share write arounds

Tuesday 12/20

Share write arounds



Wednesday 12/21

Share write arounds

Thursday 12/22

Holiday Activities

Friday 12/23

Winter Holiday

Week of 12/12 to 12/16


Monday 12/12

Late start.
Mrs. Miller out for a doctor's appointment today.
Read the following story, which is a retelling of an old tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Read aloud as a class.



Tuesday 12/13

Short story write around


Wednesday 12/14

Short story write around

Thursday 12/15

Share some short story write arounds

Friday 12/16

Share from latest issue of Teen Ink

Week of 12/5 to 12/9


Monday 12/5

The following students will share their Christmas pieces today. They will read them aloud while the rest of the class opens up the files to read along.





Tuesday 12/6

Sharing of Christmas pieces - to be posted


Wednesday 12/7

Sharing of Christmas pieces - to be posted

Thursday 12/8

Sharing of Christmas pieces - to be posted

Friday 12/9

Sharing of Christmas pieces - to be posted

Week of 11/28 to 12/2


Monday 11/28

Thanksgiving Holiday


Tuesday 11/29

Editing and revision lesson for Christmas Writing Assignments



Wednesday 11/30

Work on Final Copy of Christmas Writing Assignment - due EOC Friday

Thursday 12/1

Work on Final Copy of Christmas Writing Assignment - due EOC tomorrow

Friday 12/2

Finish and submit final copy of Christmas Writing by the end of the period

Week of 11/21 to 11/25


Monday 11/21

Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences
Lesson on morphing rough draft to final copy
Have rough draft complete and morph to final copy by end of period.



Tuesday 11/22

Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences
Work on final copy of Christmas Writing

Wednesday 11/23

Early dismissal for Thanksgiving
Work on final copy of Christmas Writing

Thursday 11/24

Thanksgiving


Friday 11/25

Thanksgiving

Week of 11/14 to 11/18


Monday 11/14

Review directions for Christmas Writing

Set up folder for Christmas Writing
Set up file for rough draft of Christmas Writing

Tuesday 11/15

Work on rough draft of Christmas Writing

Wednesday 11/16

Work on rough draft of Christmas Writing

Thursday 11/17

Work on rough draft of Christmas Writing - must be completed and in folder by end of class on Monday


Friday 11/18

Lesson on editing and revision of Christmas Writing

Work on rough draft of Christmas Writing - must be completed and in folder by end of class on Monday

Week of 11/7 to 11/11


Monday 11/7

Share benchmark personal narratives


Return graded essays

Tuesday 11/8

Begin Christmas Writing: Figurative Language Unit

View Christmas Essays:


"Bah Humbug!" by David Bowen 2013 - 2014 Flame

Wednesday 11/9

youtube figurative language in writing - Bing
View Christmas Short Story:


"Guardian Angel" by Dana Rodriguez 2015-2016 Flame

Thursday 11/10


View Christmas Humor:


"Christmas of the Missing Baby" by Brian DeMarco 2013-2014 Flame

Friday 11/11

View Christmas Personal Narrative


"A Christmas Memory" by Nate Ryals 2011-2012 Flame

Week of 10/31 to 11/4


See your teacher when you think your final copy is finished and you are ready to print

Monday 10/31


Mini Lesson on Editing using student essay
Continue to work on Personal Narrative

Tuesday 11/1

Mini Lesson on Editing using student essay
Continue to work on Personal Narrative

Wednesday 11/2

Early Dismissal
Continue to work on Personal Narrative

Thursday 11/3

Last day to work on Personal Narrative - submit by the end of the period

Friday 11/4

Students who have not completed and submitted their Personal Narrative will do so
Share the latest issue of TeenInk

Week of 10/24 to 10/28


Monday 10/24

Lesson on punctuating dialogue

Work on personal narrative - finish rough draft and morph to final copy
Model how to morph rough draft to final copy and begin editing and revising using student essays
Work on personal narrative - finish rough draft and morph to final copy

Tuesday 10/25

Mrs. Miller is out for a doctor's visit today. Please be on your best behavior
Work on personal narrative
Finish rough draft if you have not yet done so
Remember to morph rough draft to final copy before you began editing and revising
Work on editing and revising final copy


Wednesday 10/26

Sample Personal Narrative

Work on editing and revision of final copy

Thursday 10/27

Mini review of editing and revising using student essay

Work on editing and revision of final copy

Friday 10/28

Mini review of editing and revising using student essay
Work on editing and revision of final copy

Week of 10/17 to 10/21


Monday 10/17

Mrs. Miller is out today
Students will not log into the computer today.
Read personal narratives for the 2015-2016 issue of The Flame. Begin with “A New World” by Nicholas Wilkins on pages 72-73 and continue in order, covering as many personal narratives as possible.
Take turns reading the narratives aloud.
After each narrative, pause and discuss it.


Tuesday 10/18


Topic approval
Set up rough draft for Personal Narrative 1
Model SOC of Personal Narrative 1

Wednesday 10/19

Students will work on Rough Draft of Personal Narrative 1

Thursday 10/20

Students will work on Rough Draft of Personal Narrative 1

Friday 10/21

Some students have not yet chosen topics and had them approved
Work on rough draft of personal narrative 1
Review topic selection
Review Personal Narrative Directions

Week of 10/10 to 10/14


Monday 10/10

Begin Personal Narrative 1 this week using the following steps



Tuesday 10/11

Personal Narrative 1



Wednesday 10/12

Personal Narrative 1

Thursday 10/13

Trip to Renaissance Faire

Friday 10/14

Personal Narrative 1
Set up Folder for Personal Narrative 1
Set up file for Topic Selection and model same

Week of 9/26 to 9/30


Monday 9/26


Look at two samples of Smell Essays


Model SOC smell essay

Tuesday 9/27

Mrs. Miller is out today - be on your best behavior
Work on Rough Draft Smell Essay

Wednesday 9/28

No School - Teacher In Service

Thursday 9/29

Share benchmark descriptive essays




Review who owes work

Friday 9/30

Return graded essays
Model transition to final copy and editing using my sample
Use a student piece to model editing
Finish rough draft of smell essay and convert to final copy for editing and revising

Week of 9/19 to 9/23


Monday 9/19

Lesson on converting rough draft to final copy
Model proofreading and revising
Students will complete rough draft by the end of the period

Tuesday 9/20

Lesson on editing
Proofread and revise essay in final copy

Wednesday 9/21

Complete final copy of description essay and submit

Thursday 9/22

Begin Lesson Two
2 Videos on the sense of smell
How Many Smells Can We Smell
How Smells Trigger Memory
Read directions for smell essay





Friday 9/23

Set up folder for smell essay
Set up rough draft for smell essay
Model SOC for smell essay

Week of 9/12 to 9/16


Monday 9/12

Set up file for Opinion Paper 9916
Complete Opinion Paper and submit
Opinion Paper 9916.docx
Opinion Paper 9916.docx
Opinion Paper 9916.docx


Tuesday 9/13

Finish opinion paper and submit
If time permits, begin tomorrow's lesson

Wednesday 9/14

Set up folder for Short Descriptive Essay
Directions for Short Description Essay.docx
Directions for Short Description Essay.docx
Directions for Short Description Essay.docx

Topic Choices for Short Descriptive Essay.docx
Topic Choices for Short Descriptive Essay.docx
Topic Choices for Short Descriptive Essay.docx

Read descriptive essay samples from 2014-2015 Flame
Flame_2014-2015 .pdf
Flame_2014-2015 .pdf
Flame_2014-2015 .pdf

Thursday 9/15

Meet the teacher night
.Model SOC for Short Descriptive Essay
Set up folder for CW
Set up folder for Short Descriptive Essay
Work on Short Descriptive Essay

Friday 9/16

Early Dismissal

Week of 8/29 to 9/2


Monday 8/29

Binder and position paper due by 9/2





Tuesday 8/30

Binder and position paper due by 9/2




Teacher example of Practice 2
Students will write for Description Practice 2

Wednesday 8/31

Binder and position paper due by 9/2
Conclude writing for Description Practice 2
Share some Description Practice 2
Submit Description Practice 2 for a grade

Thursday 9/1

Binder and position paper due by 9/2







Friday 9/2

Binder and position paper today
Finish reading sample short descriptions from yesterday

Week of 8/25 to 8/26

This week will be class orientation. We will begin a regular schedule next week.

Welcome
Seating Charts
Class rules
Listening
Class Layout
My Space
Position Papers
Summer Reading
Wiki
Flame