- Write-on: What was the worst writing prompt that you have ever encountered? Why?
- Collect and mildly discuss top-5 and book meme handouts.
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- Brainstorm the differences between an authentic topic and an inauthentic prompt?
- What were you able to accomplish with the authentic piece that you couldn’t do with the inauthentic piece?
- What are the most authentic prompts that you can think of?
- Write down ten Authentic topics that you would like to explore this year (or that other people would want to explore)?
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- Write-On: How could you kill a sentence?
- Brainstorm on Smartboard after write-on.
- Read “Thou Shall Not Kill Thy Sentences.”
- Take notes on the Anatomy of a Sentence.
- Talk about Grammar as a way of thinking.
- Bring in an example of a great opening line to a book.
- How many words do you think you know?
- What percentage of those words do you think your really understand (can use, know inside and out)?
- What accounts for your number not being 100%
- Introduce the Nerd Herd Big Word Book.
- Format and Activities.
- Try an activity in your writer’s notebook.
- Start to memorize the roots for our chapter.
- Flashcard Exchange to help.
- Finish MAP testing in the Library.
- Discuss and turn in Top-5 and Book Meme page.
- Have have these things affected your identity?
- Make sure you have tested your theme to make sure it works.