English 8 – Thursday, March 26th

FIRST – PLEASE take a moment to complete the Google SURVEY here: https://forms.gle/Wrfozt9VEBH2mf8g8 or check your school email for the invite.

  1. Indie read – the usual 15 to 20 (at least)
  2. Quickwrite* #21:  Using one of your MG topic possibilities as inspiration, let’s play with genre in our notebooks.  Write either a biography/character sketch (real or fictional) or a set of interview questions (if you run out of ideas for one genre, try the other).  *Keep in mind for Quickwrites in class, I give you 3 to 4 minutes ON A TIMER to write.  Feel free to use your phone or a clock or the microwave timer or whatever to time yourself and keep the writing moving.
  3. Do any things you have not yet done from the previous days.
  4. NEXT UP:  narrowing your focus to ONE topic and generating pieces of writing.


  • TAKE the “Distance Learning Survey” via Google
  • EXTENDED!! BY 3pm TODAY 3/25 – Sometime today (if you haven’t already) reconnect with your WRITE CLUB by adding a video to the topic “How are you?..Really”
  • END OF DAY TODAY 3/26 – Idea Exploration (LastnameMGIdeas.docx – there’s a template for it in your Dropbox drafts folder) 3 – 5 ideas.
  • EXTENDED!! BY 3pm  NOON (12pm) FRIDAY 3/27 – Share w/ your WRITE CLUB via Flipgrid these ideas – talk them through – you’ll find a topic for this in your group Flipgrid.
  • END OF DAY SUNDAY 3/29 – Watch your group members’ videos and respond to them with your thoughts and opinions (I’ll be doing this too).

Reminders:   BookTalk!

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