Homework, Session 3

Elementary Classes, Monday and Thursday (Scroll down for teen classes)

Class 1 Monday (3/13)
Homework: Final Free Verse Poetry/Outline for Opinion Essay
Do your checklist that I passed out.  Copy your favorite poem.  Fill out your opinion outline. They will be little stories, or quotes, or facts about your topic.

Class 1 Thursday (3/9)
Homework:  Final Free Verse Poetry
Do your checklist and copy your favorite poem.  Illustrate if you wish.

Class 2 Thursday (3/16)
Homework: Outline for Opinion Essays
Work on your outline for your opinion essays.  Add examples for each of your reasons.

Class 2 Monday (3/20)
Homework: Work on Opinion Essays
Work on the introduction and first paragraph of your opinion essays.

Class 3 Thursday (3/23)
Homework: Work on Opinion Essays
Work on another paragraph of your opinion essays.

Class 3 Monday (3/27)
Homework:  Opinion Essays
Work on another paragraph of your opinion essay.  Try to include a quote.

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Work on more of your essay.

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Finish your essay, and either type it or recopy it.

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No Class

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Write a about a memory that you have.  This memory should be one that takes places in about 20 minutes or less.

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Homework: Continue on your Memoir Writing
Write a completed memoir and bring it to class.

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Work on another paragraph of your essay.

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Complete your essays and recopy them.

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Homework:  Flash Fiction
Write a short short story,  under 500 words.  It should have at least one character, and the character should have a problem or a desire for something. There will also be a resolution.

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Begin a memoir.


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Write a humor piece and bring it to class.

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Homework:  None -- Last Class!

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Complete memoir and bring to class.  

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Last Class: No Homework.  




Extra Homework Assignments:

Homework: "Memoir Poem"
At home, write a memoir poem and bring it to class.
A memoir poem tells of an incident you experienced -- for example:

"Untitled"
I have
a place
on the rug
where I sit
during read-aloud.
I sit there
and my teacher opens My Father's Dragon
and I'm flying on the back of a dragon.

or...

"Found a Little Crab"
Digging, digging through
the sand.
Then I see something
crawling, crawling,
crawling.  I pick
it up with my hand
it tickles me.











Teen Class (Thursday)

Class 1 (3/9)
Homework: Type Free Verse Poem
Type your favorite poem, after completing the checklist.

Class 2 (3/16)
Homework:  Choose a Topic/Work on Outline or Make Notes for your Opinion Essay
After deciding the topic of your opinion essay, either make an outline (if you are choosing the 5 paragraph essay) or make notes (if you are choosing the "go with the flow" format for your essay.)

Class 3 (3/23)
Homework: Work on Essay
Work on two more paragraphs of the essay.

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Homework:  Work on More of the Persuasive Essay
Work on two more paragraphs of your essay.

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Homework:  Persuasive Essay
Complete all but your conclusion.

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Homework:  Persuasive Essay
Type your completed essay.  Make sure it has a title, your name and date.  Staple extra pages together.

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Homework:  Complete Persuasive Essay
Type your essay, adding a title, name and date.  Staple extra pages.



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Homework: Introducing Haiku
Write three haiku poems for homework.   

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Homework: Haiku
Write three more haiku.

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Homework: Notes for your Persuasive Essay
1. Write down some things that you already know about your topic.


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Homework:  Write a Memoir
Write a memoir.  This is a true story, but not a whole trip or a whole day.  It's just a memory about a single topic.  You will also tell why it's important to you.

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Homework:  Write a Memoir
This is a true story, but not a whole trip or a whole day. It is a memory or memories about a single topic.  You will also tell why it is important to you.

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Homework: Memoir
Type your short memoir and bring it to class.


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Homework:  Flash Fiction
Type your flash fiction piece (the one you like best if you did more than one) and bring it to class.
It should be under 500 words.  It should have a character (or more than one character, a problem and a resolution (ending).

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Homework: None -- Last Class! 


Extra Homework Assignments:


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Homework:  Punctuation Marks in Writing
Write any piece -- a poem, fiction story or non-fiction piece, invent your own punctuation, and use it in the piece.  This should be at least half a page.


Homework:  Read and Bring in an Editorial from Home

At home this week, look for an editorial or opinion article that you like.  It can be from the newspaper, a magazine, or the internet.  I always find them if I google "New York Times" and "Editorial."  Read the article and take some notes on it.  What does the author do to persuade you?