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 completing your essay.  You don't need to re-copy it just yet.

Class 4 Thursday (3/30)
Work on finishing up your essay.  Leave the conclusion for later.

Class 4 Monday (4/10)
Homework: Re-copy your completed essay
Copy your completed essay, using your checklist and making sure you have a conclusion.

Class 5 Thursday (4/13)
Complete your essay.  Use your checklist.  Recopy or type your essay and bring it in next week.

Class 5 Monday (4/17)
1.  Search for 3 haiku poems using the internet or books.
2.  Write 3 haiku of your own.

Class 6 Thursday (4/20)
1.  Find 3 haiku poems either in the library or online.
2.  Write on one of the prompts I gave in class.

Class 6 Monday (4/24)
1. Students will work on one of the prompts I have them in class.

Class 7 Thursday (4/27)
1.  Write three haiku at home.

Class 7 Monday (5/1)
1.  Students will work on a memoir. Write a about a memory that you have.  This memory should be one that takes places in about 20 minutes or less.

Class 8 Thursday (5/4)
1.  Write 3 more haiku.
2.  Write about a memory that you have.

Class 8 Monday (5/8)
1.  Complete the memoir you started in class.  Write 3/4 of a page. 

Class 9 Thursday (5/11)
Work on your memoir.

Class 9 Monday (5/15)
Homework: Finish your Memoir Writing
Recopy your completed memoir and bring it to class.

Class 10 Thursday (5/18)
Complete your memoir and copy it onto lined paper or type it if you wish.

Class 10 Monday (5/22)
1.  Finish writing about the holiday that you created in class.
2.  Write about another holiday.  Write at least one paragraph about it.

Class 11 Thursday (5/25)
1.  Finish writing about the holiday that you created in class.
2.  Write about another holiday.  Write at least one paragraph about it.




Class  
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.


Class
Write a humor piece and bring it to class.

Class
Homework:  None -- Last Class!




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.

Class 4 (3/30)
Homework:  Work on More of the Persuasive Essay
Work on two more paragraphs of your essay.

Class 5 (4/13)
Homework:  Persuasive Essay
Work on more of your essay.

Class 6 (4/20)
Homework:  Complete Essay
Using your editing checklist, complete your essay and type it.

Class 7 (4/27) 
Homework: Introducing Haiku
Write three haiku poems for homework.

Class 8 (5/4)
Homework:  Haiku and a Memory
Write three more haiku and also write about a memory that you have.  This is something true that happened to you.  

Class 9 (5/11)
Homework: Work on Memoirs
Work on writing your memoir. This is a true story or stories.  It is a memory or a set of memories about a single topic.  You will also tell why it is important to you.

Class 10 (5/18)
Homework: Memoir
Type your memoir and bring it to class.

Class
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).

Class
Homework: None -- Last Class! 


Extra Homework Assignments:


Class
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?