Classroom update

Students finished the second rough draft of their Not My Job essays, read independently, and reviewed elements of fiction examples in the movie Frog.

REQUIRED in the Not My Job essay (rough drafts 1 & 2):
-Thesis statement (main idea) in paragraphs 1, 5 (circled)
-Topic sentences in paragraphs 2, 3, 4 (underlined)
-Transition words in paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 (boxed)
-Effective opening sentence (starred)
-Punchy conclusion (starred)

-Word study 8 due Tues. 12/11
-20 new (or 40 for year) book points, Mon. 1/14