The notebook may be a
section in your portfolio [binder] or if you choose it may be a larger
journal-style notebook where only your personal writing and musings are
kept. You may keep research notes and lists on topics
such as types of shoes or any other list of things you may need in the course
of your writing.
If you are absent, writing becomes homework to be shown to
the TEACHER upon your
are negotiable. You may choose a group but I have the final say if the
group stays together. You have a one week TRIAL PERIOD to prove the
group works well together. I will switch groups up only if they
prove to be off task during the trial. Meetings are every second or
third day, only if productivity is high. That is, if all members have
completed the new work or rewrote former pieces. Groups should not
exceed five. You must set times and use a
group tracking sheet
Twice a week you will
get into your writing circles and use the reviewer feedback forms to
critique several members of the group. The student wishing
to be critiqued must fill in a
form to present to your group during
meeting. The students who are critiquing must fill in
this feedback form.
You will keep all
rough drafts, peer comments, revised copies and good copies in this your
notebook section of your portfolio.
Some days you may write only a brief
note or simply the title of a piece of writing. However, you need to
read if you cannot write something on that day. When you begin to write that day your
writing may go nowhere and you have to leave it alone and begin a new piece.
In this instance you would write in your log, incomplete and then record the
same date and the new piece of writing.
Once a cycle,
[every day six] you
will choose a piece of writing to
language. This writing will be marked for: creativity, style and
mechanical/grammatical correctness. It must be one page and should be
typed. You can e-mail it to me if you are out of ink! 20%each. I would rather a typed copy over a hand-written one.
You should have no
more than five of these good copies in the seven week time frame.