Monday, March 19, 2012

Tools for Long Composition

Today I dressed up like Ms. Fix-it MCAS!  I know that I have stooped to gimmicks...but they are loving it!  I have to admit...I am too!!!!


Can I just say that overalls are not flattering???
I am so glad they never came back in style after the 80's.

Tomorrow is our MCAS long composition day!!!  My first one as a fourth grade teacher.  We have been working on strategies all year and today we are reviewing the acronyms:  VOICES and CUPS.  I have (hopefully) taught the children that these two words are their revising and editing checklists.  Everything in the room has to be covered and the only resource they can use is a dictionary.  I am sending home the sheet for them to study for homework.
  


My tool belt is full of tools that have the acronyms on them! 
Voice
Organization
Ideas
Conventions (see CUPS)
Excellent Word Choice
Sentence Fluency

Capitals
Usage
Punctuation
Spelling

7 comments:

  1. I so love the picture of you and I agree - overalls are the worst!

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  2. You look great! Good luck tomorrow. We also take our writing part of the state test tomorrow.

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  3. Thanks and good Luck to anyone who has to take a test this week!!!!

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  4. Thanks and good Luck to anyone who has to take a test this week!!!!

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  5. Hi Kelly - great pic LOL...I just found you and am your newest follower.
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  6. Hi Kelly:

    I am sorry to be so late in thanking you for celebrating my blog. I appreciate your kindness in honoring my site with the Liebster Award. Thank you for the recognition and for your kindness.

    http://joyin6th.blogspot.com/2012/03/last-of-late-homework-has-been.html

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  7. My U in CUPS was "understanding"
    Isn't it interesting how teachers use the same things, but still add their own little twist.

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