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Sentence fluency and conventions


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Sentence fluency and conventions

  1. 1. 9­9­13 sentence fluency and conventions.notebook 1 September 09, 2013 9/9/13 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. New Seating Chart/Independent Reading 2. Choose new spelling/vocab words 3. Writing Workshop Assignments: -New words picked (T) -Revise for Sentence Fluency (T) -Spelling Test (F) -Vocabulary Bubbles (M)
  2. 2. 9­9­13 sentence fluency and conventions.notebook 2 September 09, 2013 Sentence Fluency Sentence fluency is the rhythm and flow of the language, the sound of word patterns, the way in which the writing plays to the ear—not just to the eye. Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes. ~Theodore Dreiser, 1900 Click here for Powerpoint
  3. 3. 9­9­13 sentence fluency and conventions.notebook 3 September 09, 2013 Conventions Conventions are the grammar, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing and capitalization that readers come to expect in good writing. They make writing easy to read and understand. This trait requires writers to learn editing and proofreading skills. Click here for Powerpoint