A few weeks ago, the 5th grade started a new narrative writing project. The class discussed the elements of a narrative, read a play adapted from “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst, and brainstormed things that could happen on their worst or best day ever. Students developed their own writing plans, wrote a sloppy copy, edited / revised, and then published their narratives.
I am in the process of publishing a few of these through the online site, StoryBird. Here is one example of the writing being created by the 5th grade at DES.
(Both links above will allow you to view the story. One is online. The other is in PDF format.)
This week the 5th grade will start an expository writing project. The class will write an essay about a recent invention that has dramatically changed the way we all live. Can you guess what it is?
This week’s homework:
Monday / Tuesday – Complete the Grammar & Reading Pages in the Learning Log
Wednesday – Expository Writing Project (Plan & Sloppy Copy)
Thursday / Friday – Read for AR Points (finish any uncompleted work)