Today, 8/20, in 7th Grade English we did the following:
- Set-up our writer's notebooks
- Passed out grammar textbooks and workbooks
- Developed our reading territories
Writer's Notebook Set-up
First, starting with the first clean sheet of notebook paper, number your pages 1-75. Put the number, preferably in pen, in the lower right-hand corner of your page. Do not number the front and back of your papers; the first sheet, counting the front and back, will be considered page 1.
After you have numbered your pages 1-75, you need to write the section headings. Write the following section headings at the top-center of your page.
1 Table of Contents
5 Reading Territories
8 Writing Territories
11 What should I write?
17 Writing/Literary terms
20 Spelling Demons
22 Craft Lessons
49 Editing Lessons
If you were absent on Monday, please see me when you return so I can assign you a textbook.
Develop Reading Territories
Developing your reading territories is all about discovering yourself as a reader. In your writer's notebook, on page 5, just under where it says "Reading Territories", I want you to make a subheading that says "Why do I read?" Under this subheading, list as many reasons you can think of for why you read. Once this list is over, I want you to make lists of the following:
- Favorite Authors
- Favorite Genres
- Favorite Books
- Books I want to read in the future
- Subjects I like
Also, make any other lists about reading that you feel like you want to have. Again, this is all about figuring out your identity as a reader. Go for it!
Read a great book for thirty minutes or more!