During class today students completed a short answer response about Esperanza Rising. Today's assignment was collected for a classwork grade. (Remember that hint from yesterday?)
Students also continued working on their planning sheets for the Esperanza Rising writing project we started yesterday. While brainstorming and graphically organizing their ideas for the writing assignment, each student conferenced with me about the sentence labeling homework from Monday, which they'll use for tonight's revision assignment. We discussed that MOST of the sentences should be declarative (the cake part of the cake pop) and that some exclamatory, interrogative and imperatives should be "sprinkled' in for variety. Regarding the use of simple, compound and complex sentences, we talked about making sure to keep those "shaken up." The class observed that as soon as the sentence length becomes predicatable, the writing gets boring.
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You might find the following codes on work returned to you for revision. Here's what they mean:
≣ = missing capital
The sentence has a word that needs to be capitalized.
/ = extra capital
There is a capital letter in the sentence that should be lower case.
P = punctuation
There is a punctuation error in the sentence that you SHOULD be able to find and correct.
C = context
The sentence needs more detail/context to show the writer's thinking or the word's meaning.
S/V = subject/verb
The sentence does not have subject-verb agreement. Make sure that you have used a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject.
F = fragment
The sentence, as written, is a fragment. Make sure you have a subject and a verb.
RO = run-on
The sentence, as written, is a run-on. You have a variety of options for repairing run-ons.