March 16th, 2018
Spelling: We started to learn about rules for adding suffixes onto base words.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading skills and AR test practice day.
Writing: Students worked on drafting their novel again today. Your student should be at 80% of their count by tonight. The class average is 58%, so many students still have room to improve. You can see updated word counts at Jupiter Ed.
The novel project is due Wednesday, March 28. Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes.
Novel Writing Project 2018
The final piece of the 3rd Marking Period will be our final fiction project of the year. Students will write and publish a novel. Each student will write their own novel, with a word goal minimum of 1,000-4,000 words, based on their reading level (each student’s minimum writing goal is equal to their reading level multiplied by 500). The novels will be written in Google Docs (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com and published as paperback books, which can be purchased for reasonable prices. So yes, students will actually write and publish their own novels. This project is based on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers program.
Science: We started an experiment to find electrical conductors and insulators.
Social Studies: We had our Green Day contest and researched St. Patrick.
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