Classwork: Author's Craft
-Library every other Tuesday - remember to bring back your books!
Tuesday, January 16th - Book Selection
Tuesday, January 30th - Book Talk
Homework: Read a minimum of 20-30 minutes each night Monday - Thursday and fill in reading log - due
Try to find time to curl up with a good book and read some on the weekends!
-On your jots collect evidence of author's craft. You will be writing long about this in your
Example: This is what a jot should look like:
Name ______________________________________________ P. ____
Technique: Figurative language (idiom)
Example: (Copy the words exactly from the text)
Ganwar said to Kek after he chose pajamas from the box to wear to
school, "The kids will eat you alive."
Goal: I think the author chose this figurative language (idiom) because he wanted to
build a mood. When Ganwar says this it ends up creating a funny situation.
We understand that Kek doesn't understand English very well because he
literally thinks "America" people eat each other. I couldn't help but laugh at
Classwork and Homework: Grammar work: nouns, commas, spelling, Nonfiction Writing: Expert Pieces.
-Proper nouns, common nouns, and plural nouns - QUIZ - Friday, January 12th. Use your packet
to study the rules.
-Spelling - 2 Homework Activities due on Wednesday, January 17th
-Spelling Test - Thursday, January 18th
-Information Article Draft due Thursday, January 18th