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Writing 5-8 2010-2011     Ms Edwards, Teacher

Internet Safety by Grade 5

Important Resources

WSU Field Trip Information

Requirements and Resources              Elaboration Strategies

Your Own

All Classes

Spring, 2011

Digital Citizenship Project:     Click the link. Read this page.


What does it mean to be a Digital Citizen?

What is Cyberbullying?

How can I protect myself from Cyberbullies?

How can I become a model Digital Citizen?

Our Tips on Cyberbullying

Log in to your account.
Click here to add your ideas to the page--- everyone work on this page.  Type  your code name and then write your answer.  Do this for each question.

Grade 5 & 6: Go to Edmodo  

Sign up with your code name and usual password. Your group code is h1g1ql
Your first and last name are your code name.  Look at the image below:

Grade 5 and 6 Collaborate Edmodo Code t2afal

Grade 7 & 8: Go to Edmodo  

Sign up with your code name and usual password. Your group code is z8p79h
Your first and last name are your code name.  See the image above.

Edmodo Collaborative Class Code: puyvqn

Comments4Teachers -- 5 6 7


Owhi Lake -- 7 and 8  --- Save a copy in your Google Docs.  Print for your files.

W6  Collaborize

W7 Awesome Writers   (login to first)

Grade 5: Follow these directions 

Week of 3/21 Activities for Writing Class


1 -- Add two items to your Conference List --  Attach:
  • Title of writing on the list
  • The piece of writing
  • I learned that ________.
  • I used to ____, but now I ____.
  • I will learn to _______ by doing _________ by (date).
2 -- Listen to or Read a Writing Lesson. Apply to your writing. (5-7 minutes)
Write for ten (10) minutes (includes mentor letter writing time). See Special Assignments below for directions.

3 -- Complete a blogging activity.

4 -- Reading Entry Activity

By Friday:
Turn in your writing work and a blogging reflection:
Blogging Reflection
Write a comment on Our Path about what you have learned about blogging and bloggers:
Use a prompt if you'd like. Include what you have learned about reading, writing, analyzing, composing, conversations, commenting, ideas, editing, etc.
  • Blogging means to ----
  • I learned that ----
  • It's easy to ----
  • The hardest part is ---
  • Something interesting is ---
  • My favorite part is---
  • I already know I want to write about ---
  • I want to do research on ___ so I can blog about ____
  • I have a question. It is ---
Special Assignments:

Writing Work: 
  1. You choose the writing lesson with a partner from the list above.
  2. Read.
  3. Choose the part you learn.
  4. Keep a log in your writing notebook on a page called "My Own Lessons."
  5. Then practice for yourself in your writing for ten minutes.
  6. Title your ten minute writing.
  7. Compare with your partner.
  8. Share with your teacher.
Blogging Work:
Make a page in your notebook to track what you are doing for your blogging work. Call it "My Blog Work." Blogging work includes: reading and commenting, researching, working on the YOTT Blog steps.

The Rules: Read and review THE RULES  Add the date and your code name.
The Daily Work: Learn the daily work: Conference, Writing (Reading, Writing, Lesson) Work, Blogging Work
Complete: the Blog Topic Survey.
Blogging Work: You should be completing blogging challenges A B C . See Blog Challenge
Enter the Contest: Rules here.

Grade 6

Reading and Writing Assignments: Book Response

Past Work
Tsunami Information
Note: If you blog about these, remember to link to your sources.

President's Day

Mentor Minutes
Mentor Minutes map


Vocabulary Challenge (log in)

Gist Statements (Login Required)

Weekly Journals

Your Copy Login

Computer Work: OWN

composition expectations


Evaluate your own writing for the use of our elaboration strategies. Click here to make a copy.
Partner story
A second piece of writing from this quarter


Example: Ginn p.469 Football and basketball

What could you compare and contrast?
You and your brother?
Winter and summer
friends and enemies
two movies (which is the best?)
two songs (which is the best?)

Other helps in textbooks: Write Source, 112 and 312-313; Blue Write Source, 182-185.
Choose a pair of ideas to compare and contrast using transition words. Template.

Edit Practice

Common errors occur in all your writing paragraphs.
Link to examples here.
Link to practice page here. (Make a copy of EditPractice 1)


Create your own Online Writing Notebook (OWN)
Computer Work: OWN
Sample for you to copy (login required) Sample of mine (no login)

Notebooks Lessons: Look at your To Do List
Journals: Take them home and bring them back: Write your ideas!

Past projects

Fall Projects: Sept-December, 2010

11/30  Peer Review

Project: A Writers Way

 Process Expectations

Elaboration Strategies

Notebook Application and Reflection

Can you talk like a writer with your peers
because you understand these drafting elaboration strategies?

Directions Here

10/28 Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

Project Work -- Fall/ Winter Quarter

10/4 Look at:  Good Writing Samples  (login required) or here.

9/28  WSU Memoir (login required)

Project Log: 

Lessons for First Quarter listed as a log with standards and notes

Getting to Know Us Index Cards Directions:

Getting to Know Us

1. BIO Poem 

Our Wikis: What Else Site   Coyote Talks   Coyote Winks (login required)