Covey: Due March 31, 2014
Adkins: Due April 2, 2014
Do both sides of "Making Sentences More Interesting" sheet.
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Covey: Due March 17, 2014
Complete both sides of "Playing with Sentences" handout.
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Covey: Due March 11, 2014
Adkins: Due March 13, 2014 (You will be given the papers on Wed. to do for Thurs.)

1. Find an article for your "RAFT" project.
2. Read it and underline 5-7 facts.
3. Staple the article to your rubric.


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Covey: Due February 25, 2014
Adkins: Due February 27, 2014
Do your reading comprehension. Remember to follow this stoplight format:
Green
Yellow
Red
Red
Red
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Covey: Due February 24, 2014
Adkins: Due February 26, 2014
No homework handouts due for Monday and Tuesday. We will continue to work on our "backpacking" rough drafts in class.
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Covey: No homework due on February 11, 2014.
Adkins: Handout on revising fragments. Due February 12, 2014.

Covey homework due February 17, 2014
Adkins homework due on February 20, 2014:
Handout on sentence combining. Do BOTH sides.
Write out sentences and paragraphs on a separate sheet of paper.
Remember to group together the sentences that have the same subject and combine them.
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WEEK OF February 3- 7, 2014

Covey: Due February 10, 2014
Adkins: Due February 12, 2014
Do BOTH sides of your fragment worksheet.
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Covey: Due January 29, 2014 (or when we come back from the storm)
HOMEWORK: Pick two more of the sentences below (not the one you did in class), and add AT LEAST 4 more sentences to it that have sensory details or metaphors/similes.
  1. You are nervous because you are about to give a speech to all the fifth grade students at Marrero Academy.
  2. You are scared because you encounter a wild animal in the woods near your home.
  3. I am nervous.
  4. It was a day unlike any other day.
  5. The sunset was amazing.
  6. The morning was beautiful.
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Covey: No homework 1/21/14 for 1/27/14
Adkins: No homework 1/23/14 for 1/29/14
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Covey: Due January 13, 2014
Adkins: Due January 15, 2014
1. Type in your final draft with your improvements on Louisiana Pass. REMEMBER: Submit when completely done.
2. Print out a copy, have your parents sign it, and bring it to school for a grade.
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Covey: Due January 7, 2014
Adkins: Due January 9, 2014
Go to LAPASS and get a username and password.
Bring to Mrs. CoveyAdkins. This will count as a homework grade.

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No homework over the holidays. Have a good vacation!

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Covey: Due December 10, 2013

Adkins: Due December 12, 2013

Do both sides of your "Revising Run-Ons" sheet.

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Covey: Due December 4, 2013

Do your sentence combining handout.
Remember to begin 5 sentences with a conjunction!!!
Also, circle the conjunctions in each sentence that you have rewritten.

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No homework over the holidays.

MARS VS. DEEP SEA
This is just a copy that I promised to put on the wiki for you, although we will be doing the paper in class.

(One of these below per sentence, and add abbreviation to the side of the sentence)

sensory detail (SD)
metaphor (M)
simile (S)
alliteration (A)
onomatopoeia (O)
personification (P)
dialogue (D)
thoughts (T)
Feelings (F)
transitions and conjunctions (circle)

Underline 6 facts (three from each article)
8 transition words underlined (four for each paragraph
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Homework:
Covey: Due Monday, November 18, 2013
Adkins: Due Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Do your "Identifying Reasons" handout.
Remember the author's opinion is the yellow (fact) and the reason is the red (example).
FILL OUT ALL THE LINES!!!
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Covey: Due Monday, November 11, 2013
Adkins: Due Wednesday, November 13,2013

Directions: You will write 15 sentences using the conjunctions below. Remember to UNDERLINE THE COMMA AND CONJUNCTION

1. 1. Use two independent clauses (complete sentences) for your “FANBOYS” conjunctions. (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).
Example: I love to eat pie, for it is my favorite type of dessert.
She loves to go swimming, yet her mother won't take her very often because she is busy with work.

2. 2. Next, begin your sentences with these conjunctions: after, although, because, before, since, though, when, where. And then combine that sentence to complete a thought.

Example: Although I am an adult, I love to eat lots of creamy chocolate every day.

Before you go shopping, make sure to bring your jacket because it's supposed to get cold this afternoon.


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Covey: Due Monday, November 4, 2013
Adkins: Due Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Look at the attachment below and follow the directions.




Covey: Due Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Adkins: Due Thursday, October 31, 2013

Do your two hooks on the fish sheet I gave you. Remember to combine hook strategies:
Sensory details with thoughts and feelings.
OR
Character description with dialogue.
OR
Setting description with thoughts and feelings and vivid verbs.

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Adkins: Due Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do your rough drafts for Halloween story, in which you have to finish the story you read about Halloween. Remember to follow the rubric included in the directions!!!
Rubric:
Underline 2 sensory details in blue (2)
Circle 4 transition words (1)
Use 6 dialogue examples (3)
Highlight in yellow 2 thoughts/feelings after dialogue (2)
Circle in pencil 1 metaphor or simile (1)
Write #1 and #2 for each complication (4)
Lesson learned (1)
Fix spelling, run-ons, fragments, and combine SHORT sentences (2)
Beginning, middle and end in story (3) with logical sequencing (chronology) (2)
HOOK: Circle the hook at the beginning of the reading comprehension story and fix it, adding sensory details to make it more interesting. Do this on a separate sheet of paper!!!!(1)

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HOMEWORK:
COVEY: Due Monday, October 21, 2013
ADKINS: Due Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Complete the other side of the stoplight.
Your topic is "What you like/hate about your brother, sister, or friend."
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ADKINS: Due October 17, 2013
Finish your stoplight paragraphs. Remember that the yellows are facts and that the two red examples should relate to the yellow fact it is placed under.
TOPIC: Your favorite holiday (you cannot use Fourth of July, since the example below uses that).



REMEMBER:

SENTENCES MUST BE AT LEAST 10 words long.

ADD 3 sensory details, highlighted in pink.

1 metaphor or simile, underlined in blue.

highlight your 2 yellow facts on your paper.__

Circle 3 transition words.







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COVEY: Due October 14, 2013
Show, not tell sheet.
Please remember to add metaphors to each sentence on the side with the bear illustration on it.
Please remember to add a thought or feeling to the other side that asks you to describe something better.

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Adkins: Due October 10, 2013
Do the metaphor comparisons that you wrote out in class. Please remember to include how the objects are alike. Each sentence has to be at least 10 words.

Example: Tooth-peanut

The tooth in his hand was a white peanut with four sharp legs.




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COVEY: Due Monday, October 8, 2013
Metaphor and Simile Scramble sheet.
Remember to write external image arrow-10x10.png sentences, and include why the two things are alike on the metaphor sheet.


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Adkins: Due Thursday, October 10, 2013
(you will get the sheets on Tuesday)

external image arrow-10x10.png your metaphors, writing at least 10-word sentences!!!!
Example: Tooth-peanut
The tooth in his hand was a white peanut with four sharp legs.

The pairs to compare are:
truck-lion
bed-ship
window-eye
cloud-pillow
snow-feather
lake-mirror
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Adkins: Due Thursday, October 3, 2013

1. Fill out the "babbling ballons" sheet. Then, on a separate sheet of paper, write it out.
Remember to:
a. Indent when a new person speaks.
b. Add punctuation, quotations, and dialogue tags (example: "he replied" or "she yelled loudly").
c. Sentences should be AT LEAST 10 words each.

2. On the other side with "The Secret Garden," please just add quotation marks and dialogue tags when needed.

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Adkins: Due Thursday, September 26, 2013
Covey: Tuesday, September 24, 2103
Write out the second paragraph of the dialogue exercise on a separate sheet of paper. Please refer to the dialogue rules sheet to help you rewrite the paragraph.

Attached is the answer to the first paragraph that we did in class.



The other side of the exercise sheet (the Jump Start cartoon) will be for homework on over the weekend, so I will give you instructions for it in class this week.


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Covey: No homework for Monday, September 23, 2013.
Adkins: No homework for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

We will continue working on rough drafts in class.

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COVEY:Due Monday, September 16, 2013
Adkins: Due Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Fill out a flow map with the following topic:
Try to recall a time you, a sibling, or a friend were picked on or got in a fight. How did you feel? What did you do? Did it drag on? Did you ask your mom or dad to help you or did you try to take care of it yourself?
+++At least 20 words in each box: give lots of detail.
+++Include 1 thought/feeling and 1 sensory detail under each of the 3 middle "action" boxes.


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Covey: Due September 11, 2013

Adkins: Due September 12, 2013

DIRECTIONS:

Write two sentences for each of the short sentences below (at least 10 words for each).

Sentence #1.Write what your character is thinking or feeling when something happens to him below. (Also explain the reason why.)

Sentence #2. Write what he is doing to show it. (Use visual sensory detail).

My example: I cooked and nobody liked my food.

Sentence #1. I was so annoyed because I had spent two hours making the meatballs and sauce for the spaghetti and the kids screamed “EW!” when they tasted it.

Sentence #2. I yelled at them, “That’s what I cooked, that’s what you’re going to eat!” as I shoved a sauced meatball that I had forked into my mouth out of frustration.

REMEMBER:

Sentence #1: Thoughts and feelings.

Sentence #2: What action you are doing to show it.

1. I lost my bike.

2. She got her hair tangled up in a rubber band.

3. I forgot my homework.

4. I got an Ipod for my birthday.

5. He got a new dog for Christmas.


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Covey: Due September 10, 2013
Adkins: No homework for September 5, 2013

Do your flow map about "Tim's Story." Remember that the first box should be filled out according to what you already know about the story. You simply have to add three new actions for the middle and an ending with a lesson learned.

Skills this week: transitions, thoughts/feelings.

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HOMEWORK:

Covey: Due September 3, 2013
Adkins: Due September 4, 2013

Do your "transition words" handout.
I apologize for the copy not being dark enough, but the directions are pretty simple.
On the first side with the blanks, you have to rearrange the sentences in the right order and add transition words to the two exercises.
On the second side where the story is, you have to circle the transition words you find. If you add 5 more transitions throughout the story, you will receive an extra point!

In addition, I am handing your rough drafts back this week and expect you to make the corrections over the weekend. Your final drafts will be due when we get back on September 3, 2013 (COVEY) and September 4, 2013 (ADKINS). Follow the RUBRIC below so that you may receive full credit. If you type it, you will receive extra credit.

Also, staple your rough drafts to your final drafts or you will get points deducted, since it will take me a lot longer to grade without looking at my comments. Thanks. :)


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HOMEWORK:

COVEY: Due August 27, 2013
No homework if you finished your rough draft. I am very proud that there were only two people who did not do their assignment on time!!!!

ADKINS: Due August 29, 2013
No homework if you finished your rough draft.


Below is a copy of the rubric for your final draft. I have already given you a copy in class that is stapled to your rough draft.





Below is the story I wrote about a dog. It should help guide you to write your own.



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ADKINS: Due August 22, 2013
There were 8
students
who did not hand in their flow maps for their shark stories. Please do it for tomorrow, August, 22, 2013, so that we may begin writing the rough drafts as a class. If you do not hand it in tomorrow, you will write it during PE.

COVEY: Due August 26, 2013
external image arrow-10x10.png your rough drafts for your shark stories. Make the story fun to read, like the Raven story we went over in class.


RUBRIC:
A problem is introduced and a main character description is included in the beginning.(2 points)
3 sensory details, underlined.(3 points)
3 facts, circled.(3 points)
Number your complications (actions) on the left side of the page (#1, #2, #3). (3 points)
The problem has to be solved in the end. Mention what lesson the character learned. (2 points)
About 200 words in length. (3 points)
Beginning, middle and end to the story are separated into 3 paragraphs. (3 points)
Name, date and title of the story are included on top of the first page (1 point)

TOTAL; 20 points
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HOMEWORK:

COVEY: Due August 20, 2013
ADKINS: Due August 21, 2013
external image arrow-10x10.png your shark outlines.
Remember to add sensory details (3) under each middle box.
Remember to have a problem in the introduction
Remember to have 3 complications (one for each box) that make you wonder what will happen next.
Remember to have an ending that solves the problem.

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COVEY: Due August 19, 2013
1. Write down at least six facts that you found out about sharks (from a book, article or TV show) on a sheet of paper.
2. Bring to class the article or book in which you found the facts.
3. Write at least one sensory detail about sharks for each category below:
see, hear, touch, taste, smell.
4. external image arrow-10x10.png your dog narrative.
TO MEMORIZE:
1. Know the difference between a narrative story (has a lot of things that are made up) and an expository essay (has only facts).
2. Know that onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the sound a thing or person makes.
Examples: "yap," "woof," "quack," "beep," "grrrrr."
3. You can get sensory details by: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling.

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ADKINS: Due August 21, 2013

1. Write down at least six facts that you found out about sharks (from a book, article or TV show) on a sheet of paper.
2. Bring to class the article or book in which you found the facts.
3. Write at least one sensory detail about sharks for each category below:
see, hear, touch, taste, smell.
4. external image arrow-10x10.png your shark outline.
(Remember to add 2 sensory details under Action #1, #2, and #3.)

TO MEMORIZE:
1. Know the difference between a narrative story (has a lot of things that are made up) and an expository essay (has only facts).
2. Know that onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the sound a thing or person makes.
Examples: "yap," "woof," "quack," "beep," "grrrrr."
3. You can get sensory details by: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling.


DIRECTIONS: ATTACHED BELOW IS THE OUTLINE WE DID IN CLASS FOR A NARRATIVE about a DOG.
You will do a similar flow map on a shark. Just fill it out and hand it in.

Then, we will write the stories in class.