Daily Classroom Procedure
Every day, there will be a daily writing prompt on the board. Students will come in, sit down, and begin writing in the daily writing section of their binders. I will provide a prompt for the students to write about; however, students do have the option to free-write instead. Some students write flash fiction, diary type entries, or just random tidbits about their day or interests. They are required to write a minimum of 3-5 complete sentences.
Students will take notes on the lessons covered in class and keep them in their class binders. They will be given specific instructions as to what they are required to file in their binder under in class assignments. In order to receive full points, students will need to keep daily writing, in class assignments, reading workshop material, writing material, and other work organized in their binders.
I will upload a list of daily writing prompts and in class notes/assignments every Friday. If students do not have time to complete the assignment in class or are absent, they may access the information here. I will also have hard-copies in the classroom absent folder on the back board. Binder's will be collected twice a quarter, and I will post a list of the assignments required per collection on this website as well as pass it out in class.