Class Agenda #17- Final Draft Day #1

Circle Around The Room-


Once upon a time
This I Believe
Final Draft
I Am

Announcement- Writing Conferences are continuing. The goal is for a teacher to meet individually with every student about This I Believe Essay and Anecdote Writing.

  • Timer- “Cranes In The Sky” –  Solange (2016, 4:11)


DO THIS-  Prompt– Read through your This I Believe Final. Write down 1 question that you have. Choose an option.

Have out your Homework Notebook



  • I can elaborate on my personal essay with a mix of context and anecdotes. 

  • I can draft anecdotes for my This I Believe final.

Break Circle Verbs, Underline Nouns


Read Aloud- This I Believe Final



Individual Wok: Final Draft is Due on Friday 10/7/16

1) Which option are you choosing? 1 or 2

2) In your notebook, draft either your This I Believe or you 5 Anecdotes

3) Work on getting your draft onto a computer.

Laptop Norms:

  • If a there’s a whole class speaker, make your screen into a clamshell
  • Go To:
  • Go To Google Drive
    • Open a new Google Doc
    • Share This doc with Boccheciamp and Erica Hansen
  • Heading- Name, ELA 8, Boccheciamp in the top left corner
  • Double Spaced
  • 12 Point Font, New Times, Cambria or Georgia Fonts


  • HW Reminder– 
  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 

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