It has been said that preparation is the key ingredient to success. With the Writing Folio Mock Writing Assessment, the students had the opportunity to mimic the conditions of the actual 8th grade Writing Assessment that will be administered on January 23rd, 2013. Much like the actual exam, the Writing Folio Mock Writing Assessment is hand-scored on a rubric similar to the one used by the State of Georgia for the GMWA (Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment). We should receive the results of these writings within the month where they will be posted online for viewing.
After 100 solid minutes of writing in the morning, my 6th and 7th period classes took part in an ELA review game which can be found here. They were paired up based on mixed ability and interests to create a dynamic collaborative learning environment.
HOMEWORK: Complete any missing assignments (DUE FRIDAY) and read for at least 30 minutes.