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Create-a- quiz for Writing – Rubric

 Write  - Mid-Year Review at the top.

 You must write your own CLEAR directions for each section.

 

Step 1                 Type:  Questions 1-10 –

Step 2                 Label- Section F = Figurative Language

Step 3                 Don’t forget to write directions for each section.

 

Multiple Choice

 Example: “Love is a roller coaster full of ups and downs.”

 A. Simile

B. Metaphor

C. Rhetorical Question

D. Alliteration

E. Hyperbole

 

You must have A-E for each section

 

Step 1 =              Type:  Questions 11-20

 Step 2                 Label Section A -   Advanced Words

 Step 3                 Don’t forget to write directions for each section.


Fill in the blank

 
There was a _____ of pens in the professor’s pocket.

 

a.   Plethora

b.   Prevarication

c.    Ameliorate

d.   illuminated

 

Step 1                    Type: Questions 21– 30

 

Step 2                    Label Section C-  Calkins Transitions

 

Step 3             Don’t forget to write directions for each section.

 

10 Multiple Choice - Calkins Transitions

 

You must use A-E

 

Example: The following is a 3-point transition:

A. Nevertheless

B. First

C. In addition

D. None of the above (must be an option in each question)

E. All of the above (must be an option in each question)

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 Step 1 – Questions 31-35 Examples - Direct and Indirect Quotes

 

 Step 2 – Label: Examples - Direct and Indirect Quotes

 

 Step 3 – Directions - Write the letter “D” or “I” to indicate if the example is a direct or indirect   quote.

 

Direct = Facts, Stats, and Data

Indirect = Opinions or loosely stated items

 

31. ________   In 2016, 80% of middle school kids admitted to cheating on a test or quiz.

 

32.  _______    in the article, it mentions that most kids cheat on tests. I agree with this.

 

 

 

__________ 

Step 1 – Write: Questions  35-40

Step 2-   Label:  Sentence Variety –

Step 3 – Don’t forget to state directions

      The boy went to the store and bought some candy. 

 

A.  Complex

B.  Compound

C.  Simple

 

This will be done with partners. If there is an odd amount or someone chooses to work alone, you will only be required to do half of each section except the 5 question sections.

Answer Key – No directions required.

 

 

This is due on Wednesday

You need to print it out by Thursday.

You will take a quiz from the class on Friday.

 


      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative –  1stperson - Opening

 

 

 I can’t believe the gym teachers can’t see me between the bleachers and the divider. Even more, I can’t believe Carla or any of my other “frienemies” have not sold me out yet. But, even better, I can’t believe that I broke the school’s top-secret ultra-secure faculty-only password ”. Adults need to try harder!

 

“Please, using PASSWORD for your password!!” I snarled, to myself. 

 

“What are you doing sitting down?” yelled Mr. Machino. 

 

 

 

Narrative  - 3rdperson – Opening 

 

Camille was a loner, especially in gym class. She hated changing into the standard, sweaty clothes day after day. Since she was poor, she could only afford two outfits, so by Friday her outfit had a unique smell. So, she did everything she could to avoid gym class.

 

It was this deep-down desire to ditch class that drove her to find this secret spot in the gym. In the 1980’s, it was used for storing gymnastics equipment. However, in 1991, they deemed gymnastics at middle school to be too much of an insurance risk. As a result,  they sold the equipment to the local club and this perfect space was left to store a Wi-Fi router and nothing else. So, besides being my refuge, it became the setting for my greatest computer hack any teenager could do at a middle school. 

 

 

Partners: In your own words, what is the difference between a narrative and a newscast? 

 

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 Pick one of the _________ topics from yesterday. 

 

 

Topic ___________________________________________________

 

 

Assignment:

 

By the end of class: This needs to be signed by a teacher. 

 

1.    Complete the newscast. This will be three paragraphs long. 

 

 

            Tonight’s homework: 

 

2.    Complete the introduction (on the same topic) of a narrative from a 1st-person point of view. You must use the word “I”. No less than two paragraphs and no more than four paragraphs. 

 

 

            Tomorrow’s homework

 

3.    Complete the introduction (on the same topic) of a narrative from a 1st-person point of view. You must use the word “I”. No less than two paragraphs and no more than four paragraphs. 

 

     

 

Purpose: Over the years students have confused the difference between a newscast and a narrative. This activity should clarify the differences. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 and 4 

 

On Day 3, students will watch and take notes on the tv show, Smallville. The purpose of this is to provide three visual experiences for students to write about at a future date and to eventually do a broadcast of their own. 

 

Pick three events from Smallville with your partner. Then, complete the 5W CHART FOR EACH EVENT. UPON COMPLETION, CHECK IN WITH A TEACHER. 

 

ASSIGNMENT: IN-CLASS – COMPLETE A THREE-PARAGRAPH newscast WITH YOUR PARTNER. 

 

HOMEWORK: PICK A DIFFERENT EVENT AND WRITE A NEWSCAST OF YOUR OWN. 

 

 

Scene 1           Title: ____________________________________________

 

5W’s

 

 

Who? 

 

 

What? 

 

 

When? 

 

 

Where? 

 

 

 Why? 

 

 

 

 


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