Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, we have had to adjust our plans for Reading this week. For the most part, we will be reviewing skills learned last week and make sure students are getting more comfortable with grounding their ideas, or theories, about a character or idea with solid evidence from the text. At the end of last week, students were given anchor charts to help them work through a proper debate. They can use the sentence frames from this chart to help them stay objective about a topic and to find specific reasons to support their ideas.
Here is a link for those of you who are interested in learning more about the Reader's and Writer's Workshop model that we use in our classrooms at New Prospect.
Just as with writing, Hurricane Irma has forced us to adjust our writing plans this week. This week students will continue writing their realistic fiction narratives, making sure all of their scenes are written out. Most students have already begun revising their narratives scene by scene, doing so by choosing a 'lens' for revision (setting, character, or plot). This gives students a focus for their revision, since sometimes the process can be overwhelming. On Friday, we will begin also start focusing more on our conclusions and how to revise them to make sure we are leaving our reader with a powerful ending. We are slowly working our way to our final products in the next week or so and we cannot wait to see the final pieces!