ON-GOING WRITING HOMEWORK: Basically, whatever you don't finish in class (or need to continue working on) becomes what needs to be completed at home. Hence, homework (work you'll do at home). If you use your class time efficiently, you will have less to do at home. Period.
For login to Google Drive and Google Classroom, students need to use their Google account login through apps4pps.net., provided they know the username and password. To access this, use first initial last name last four digits of student identification email@example.com, with the password Pps student identification number (no spaces in the login or password). For example, a student named Mary Smith with a student number 123456 would be: firstname.lastname@example.org with a password of Pps123456. Students worked to change this password in my class but some were unable to login successfully. In those cases, students will need to see Ms. McMillen as she has the access to student accounts that I do not.
BIBLIOGRAPHY SUPPORT RESOURCES
Here are helpful websites you may use when creating a bibliography:
HOOKS, INTRODUCTIONS, & CONCLUSIONS IN EXPOSITORY & PERSUASIVE ESSAYS & SPEECHES LINK - extremely helpful resource to make reference to when writer's block consumes your brain.
"WHICH WORDS DO I NEED TO CAPITALIZE IN A TITLE AGAIN?"
TRY THIS WEBSITE: TitleCapitalization.com
Just type in your title and it will capitalize what needs to be and uncap the rest. Cut and paste it into your title.
TRANSITIONAL WORDS/PHRASES RESOURCE
October 5, 2015
ESSAY self-edit draft
This is How You Format a Title
WRITING DRAFT PROCESS
EACH DRAFT SHOULD EVOLVE & CHANGE THROUGH EDITING & REVISION
I. Rough Draft (Sloppy copy) - This is our first draft and is often handwritten. From this draft, students will self-edit and create a clean copy of their paper. At this point, students can type.
II. Self-edit - This is the second draft of an essay. From this draft, students will then receive a home/parent edit and then create another clean copy.
III. Home/Parent edit - I will sometimes send an editing worksheet home with students. Parents, this helps with simply editing for grammatical errors and allows for conversations on context. The worksheet is due on the date this draft is due. If there is no worksheet sent home, this draft requires a parent's initials in order to receive draft points. Students will then create a clean copy to bring to school for the peer edit.
IV. Peer edit - At times, we will add a peer edit and students will get the opportunity to assist one another with their writing.
V. The Wasson edit - This the draft on which I give students feedback and suggestions. IF A STUDENT MISSES THIS DUE DATE, I CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK IN TIME TO MEET THE FINAL DRAFT DUE DATE.
VI. THE FINAL DRAFT - This is the draft that receives the final assessment and grade. This draft and ALL DRAFTS BEFORE IT are due on the same day.