Saturday, August 8, 2015

Daily Mini Writing Lessons Adverbs and Adjectives

Daily Mini Writing Lessons Adverbs and Adjectives | Morning Bell Work An Attitude of Gratitude Journaling

A writing mini-lesson should last around 10-15 minutes.  

Growing a positive mental attitude, an attitude of gratitude and a resilient spirit with a daily mini writing lesson. Have your students beginning each class with a mini letter to themselves about the positive aspects of learning, things they are grateful for in their life, an account of their many blessings, areas of academic accomplishment and strengths, areas they want to improve, and spirit, mind, and heart insights. Have students quickly brainstorm the type of future scholar they want to be and the subjects they are most curious about learning during the week. Use premade sentence frames, sentence stems, and word-list for emergent writers to speed the writing process. 

Adverbs and Adjectives Definitions

An adjective is a word or group of words that modifies (adds or changes) a noun or pronoun.

Effulgent: brilliantly radiant

An adverb is a word or group of words that modifies (adds or changes) verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

Giftedly: skillfully accomplished

Monday: Adverbs and Adjectives Mini Writing Lessons

Write a friendly letter to yourself about what you desire to learn during the week, including a greeting, salutation and exactly three sentences. The three sentences must have at least seven words each and you must use one adverb and adjective. The focus and theme of the letter is a positive affirmation of learning!

Check List and Scoring Rubric

Student Full Name                                   Date (Month Day, Year)

     Dear (Name of Recipient),

Sentence 1

Sentence 2

Sentence 3

Closing (Sincerely...),

Writing Checklist

Monday: Mini Lesson Focus Adverbs and Adjectives
  • The letter is addressed and formatted properly with full name and today’s date 5 points
  • The letter has a (opening) greeting and (closing) salutation in the proper place 5 points
  • The letter has three sentences with at least 7 words and an adverb and adjective 5 points
  • The handwriting is neat and easy to read and all sentences are double spaced 5 points
  • 95% of all the words spelled correctly 5 points
  • The Letter is imaginative and uses advanced vocabulary 5 Extra Credit Points
25 Points A
20 Points B
15 Points C
10 Points D
0-5 Points F

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