August Homework


Due October 1, 2012
Do your final revisions for your personal narrative. If you did not get a perfect score on your peer editing, please correct the parts you need to for a better grade.
Those who turned nothing in need to DO YOUR WORK so that you will not fall behind in class.
You must keep up with our homework so you can get MASTERY and ADVANCED on the LEAP.


Due September 24, 2012
Rewrite your rough drafts and include:
1. Your new hook.
2. Underline in red 2 new sensory details added to your story.
3. Underline in black 2 thoughts and feelings added to your story after the dialogue.
4. Underline in pencil 2 metaphors, similes, alliteration, or onomatopoeia.
5. Underline in blue 2 examples of dialogue.


Covey and Gordon: DUE September 17, 2012

Complete your rough draft on your "HOME ALONE" story.

Your rubric will include:

Beginning, middle and end
2 sensory details
2 thoughts and feelings after dialogue
2 examples of dialogue
A problem and a solution
hook and conclusion
150-200 words

Don't forget to put a header and a title.


COVEY and GORDON: DUE September 12, 2012

Complete your brainstorming for your "HOME ALONE" story. Please fill out ALL the boxes and include sensory details under the boxes. We will be doing rough drafts in class.

See mine below for ideas..

GORDON HOMEWORK: Finish your stoplight sentences on your favorite pet.
DUE: Thursday, August 23, 2012.
Don't forget to put a header on the page and a good title!!!

Here is my example:

Connie Kringas
August 21, 2012
My favorite pet

Tippy is Terrific
GREEN—Introduction, Hook
Even though my neighbor wanted to keep my cat, Tippy, when we were moving, I refused because Tippy is so special to us.

YELLOW—Fact/Detail about how Tippy is SPECIAL
First of all, Tippy is the smartest cat I know and he entertains my family because of it.

RED—Example of how Tippy is SMART
In fact, Tippy knows how to open the back door all by himself by pouncing on the door and using his front paws to push the lever down. We lock the door now.

RED—Example of how Tippy is SMART
In addition, he meows a really loud, howling “MEEEEEOOOOOW” when he is hungry, but a short, soft, “Meow” when he is thirsty.

YELLOW—Another Fact/Detail about how Tippy is special.
Tippy is also like a playful little child when he is around my kids and me.
Red—Example of how Tippy is PLAYFUL.
When George leaves the house, Tippy runs to him and starts clawing his shoelaces like they are pieces of yarn.

Red—Example of how Tippy is PLAYFUL.
If George dares to ignore him, Tippy starts flipping, twisting, and turning on top of his shoes just to get his attention.

Even if someone offered me $1,000 for Tippy, I would refuse it because it would be like selling my baby.

COVEY and GORDON HOMEWORK: Due August 27, 2012

Write a stoplight of your favorite holiday.

Remember to: 1. Write ONE fact for each yellow.

2. Write a title with alliteration.

3. Start your topic sentence with "Although" or "Even though".

Here is my example below:

Connie Kringas

August 23, 2012

My favorite holiday

Fourth of July Fun

Green: Even though some of my family members annoy me, I love getting together with them on the Fourth of July because there are so many fun things to do.

Yellow: I especially like the fireworks because of the beautiful colors that explode into the night sky.

Red: The red ones are my favorite because they go the highest into the air. They look like they're exploding near my face.

Red: In fact, my uncle sometimes lets me light the smaller ones, which is really fun. He treats me like I'm still 5, but I kind of like it.

Yellow: Another thing I like about the Fourth of July is our family picnics.

Red: It’s the only time of year when my mom makes real homemade apple pie. I shove three giant pieces on my plate before anyone else sees the pie.

Red: In addition, my aunt also brings us crawfish pie, but only the adults will eat that gooky, fishy-smelling stuff!

Green: I wish we could have Fourth of July every day, but my sister tried it once and almost got arrested for shooting fireworks off on our birthday (July 6th). She ended up hitting a neighbor's roof with one of the larger explosives, so I wouldn’t recommend it.