Class Agenda 7B – Setting Goals for Writing

Date: 9/19/17

Teachers Choice Tuesday

Opening Song “Am I Right?”Anderson.Paak ft. Schoolboy Q (4:14 – 2016)

  • List 3-5 Questions that you have about our Habits RAFTS Assignment or our ELA 8 Class in General.

  • Homework Check!!!!

  • Announcements- We’ll be ending class with a closing circle


Partner share 


SLT- I can use a mix of context and anecdote in my journal writing.

SLT- I can connect my anecdotes to our BCS Habits of Character and Habits of Scholarship. 

SLT- I can use technology to publish my classwork. 

SLT- I can use models to help strengthen my own writing.

SLT- I can identify the audience, context and anecdote in a This I Believe Essay, and other personal essays.

SLT- I can set short-term writing goals for ELA Class

circle the verbs, underline the nouns

  • Mini-Lesson

  • Most authors say that you have to write at least a page a day to keep your writing strong.
  • Most authors say they have to write 100 pages to get about 20 publishable pages. 
  • Make a short-term writing goal, that for this class you think more like an author. 
  • Reminders.

  • Naming norms, sharing norms, logging in an logging out.
  • Class Work Find your name here for your instructions.

    • Template Option I- If you’re stuck Click Here

    • Template Option II- already in your google drive.

  • If you have a draft – Text coding your writing.
    • Editing Text Codes
    • C- Context
    • A- Anecdote
    • 6- for 6th graders


  1. Go to – find class agenda 5B
  2. Make a copy – share with Josh B and Lauren
    1. file, make a copy, name the copy including your name
  3. Type your anecdotes in the template. 
  4. Grade your work on our rubric.

Interruption– if there’s a common issue.

Closing Circle- Last 7 Minutes

  • Thumbs Up/Down – Did we write a page? Are we writing more anecdotes, and then picking the best.
  • Whip Around- Next Steps

Homework- Decide if you’re going for a 3 or a 4 on your homework rubric.

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