October 31st 2014

Thinking Thursday:

On Thursday mornings during Form Assembly, Form Teachers present students with the Friday Frenzy prompt and spend 5 minutes getting students to think about the implications of the prompt and asking questions of it.

The purpose of Thinking Thursday is to give students time to really think about the prompt and consider how they feel about it before they have to write about it during Friday Frenzy.

Below is a reminder about the expectations of Friday Frenzy:

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are to use the prompt to make an entry into their Writer’s Notebook Their entry should be at least 4 or 5 sentences in lengthAllow about 4 – 5 minutes for students to think and write their response. During their writing time you should refrain from reading the Daily Bulletin as we want students to focus on their writing. There should be sufficient time for you to do this once writing time has finishedThe writing is Low Stakes, meaning the students should focus on exploring the ideas that stem from the prompt rather than focusing on other aspects of writing such as spelling, grammar and structure. If time permits, discuss students responses with them

If students do not have their Writer’s Notebook with them or they have PE, they are to make an entry into their Planner

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October 24th 2014

This week’s Thinking Thursday/Friday Frenzy prompt is a visual one.

  • All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are to use the prompt to make an entry into their Writer’s Notebook;
  • Your entry should be at least 4 or 5 sentences in length;
  • The writing is Low Stakes, meaning the students should focus on exploring the ideas that stem from the prompt rather than focusing on other aspects of writing such as spelling, grammar and structure;
  • If you do not have your Writer’s Notebook with you or you have PE, you are to make an entry into your Planner and transfer it into your Writer’s Notebook later

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October 17th 2014

This week’s prompt is the picture below. Remember:

  • All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are to use the prompt to make an entry into their Writer’s Notebook;
  • Your entry should be at least 4 or 5 sentences in length;
  • The writing is Low Stakes, meaning the students should focus on exploring the ideas that stem from the prompt rather than focusing on other aspects of writing such as spelling, grammar and structure;
  • If you do not have your Writer’s Notebook with you or you have PE, you are to make an entry into your Planner and transfer it into your Writer’s Notebook later

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October 10th 2014

This week’s prompt is the picture below. Remember:

  • All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are to use the prompt to make an entry into their Writer’s Notebook;
  • Your entry should be at least 4 or 5 sentences in length;
  • The writing is Low Stakes, meaning the students should focus on exploring the ideas that stem from the prompt rather than focusing on other aspects of writing such as spelling, grammar and structure;
  • If you do not have your Writer’s Notebook with you or you have PE, you are to make an entry into your Planner and transfer it into your Writer’s Notebook later

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