Showing posts with label Outline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Outline. Show all posts

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Online Outline

The best way to write an organized essay that makes sense is to organize your writing before you start. Here is a handy tool to help with that. The Outliner of Giants Online Outliner


Monday, November 18, 2013

What is Your Kind?

Many Reading Workshop classes end with singing for the last five minutes. Lyrics are projected on the white board and students sing along with the music. This helps students learn to be better readers, but especially improves fluency and vocabulary.

Recently we were singing a Miranda Lambert song, All Kinds of Kinds. The point of this song is that the world is made up of all kinds of people each unique in their own way.

The assignment, Reading Workshop students is to write a blog post that describes your traits. Think about what makes you unique. What makes you the kind of person that you are? What are your strongest traits? When people think of you, what comes to mind? Please use specific examples/incidents/stories to illustrate your points.

Some examples of traits include:

kind, considerate, caring, responsible, outgoing, introverted, hard working, leader, follower, noisy, quiet, talkative, helpful, outspoken, patient, impatient, cooperative, honest, dishonest, strong-minded, independent, dependent, courageous, thankful, appreciative, brave, polite, mannerly, lazy, unmannerly, respectful, disrespectful, humorous, witty, good listener, empathetic, creative, open-minded, studious, controlling, bossy, shy, particular, weird, insane, willing, prepared, competitive, unprepared, close-minded, morose, somber, serious, sad, sassy, passionate, fiery, loving, adventurous, feisty, stubborn, curious, believing, sharing, giving, opinionated, brainy, intelligent, fair, fearless, fearful, trustworthy, trusting, energetic, enthusiastic, hilarious, mature, materialistic, greedy, selfish, unselfish, idealistic, cocky, self-assured, assertive, picky, aggressive, passive, stable, timid, backwards, sneaky, forceful, mindful, addictive, careful, flexible, kind-hearted, joyful, over-achiever, attention seeking, sensitive, calm, spicy, optimistic, radiant, comforting, outrageous,  . . .

Before you write, please create an outline. Below is an example of the expected outline format that Hannah made for her Bullying Essay.

II. Bullying Is A Problem
     A. Everyone that gets bullied at school gets made fun of by the rest of the people
     B. I think that bullying is the worst!
          1.Why would someone go to school everyday just to make fun of someone.
     C. People that goes to school just to bully someone must be making the worst decision ever.
III. If You See Bullying
     A. If you ever see bullying the best thing you could do is tell an adult.
          1.When you tell an adult make sure you tell them everything that you seen.
     B. After the problem is solved.
          1. Try to make friends with that person and
          2. Make sure that the person isn't getting bullied anymore.
IV. When Bullying Starts
     A. Sometimes I don't see it at first because you might think they are just kidding.
     B. But after it happens 24/7 I start to wonder if I should go talk to that person and see whats going       on.