Students worked in the library on the following:
*printing and binding their children's books and letters
*rough drafts of their memoirs (editing sheet/checklist provided)
*organization of notebooks (rubric provided)
We finished discussing how to make a memoir, then we reviewed the memoir assignment, and students began the prewriting activity, "Timeline of My Life."
Students continued to study memoirs by completing the assignment "Understanding Memoir Structure." The assignment was completed in their notebooks.
We began the memoir unit today by studying former student samples online and responding to questions in our notebooks.
Students spent the hour reading their peers' memoirs on Turnitin.com on the discussion board and then posted meaningful feedback for 5 or more memoirs.
Students worked on their final drafts of their memoirs. They are due on Turnitin and Google Docs by midnight tonight. Students also began reading each other's papers on Turnitin and posting meaningful comments.
Students got their rough drafts checked off for points, then spent the hour self and peer editing their drafts, also for points.
Students continued working on their rough drafts which are due tomorrow at the beginning of the hour.