Dr. Miller
millerds@pwcs.edu

703-670-6166


April 16, 2020 - UPDATE

I wanted to post updated information in case you missed it.

The Schedule:  For the next few weeks,  Creative Writing instruction is scheduled for Thursdays (only) from 10-11:30.  

Office Hours:  I have dedicated time online for you and your parents on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:30.  Of course, you can always reach me via email at any time.

3rd Quarter Grades:  You will receive a report card in the next few weeks.  My grade book is up-to-date and includes all work completed until our last day in school, March 13th.  This is the grade you will see on your report card unless you turn in late work or you are improving  your grade.  The last day for turning in work is next Wednesday, April 22nd.

Other Information -
Review Work:  I will post work to review skills we learned in class prior to March 13th.  I will also provide opportunity to practice those skills.  

I will post this information on my Class Page under 'Files and Document' and I will also post on Teams Page under 'Posts'

Be Well,
Dawn Miller

 

Message from Teacher:

March 26, 2020

Course Description:  Creative Writing classes are grounded in the 6th Grade Writing Standards.  Student will plan, draft, revise, and edit narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing with attention to composition,
and written expression as well as sentence formation, usage, and mechanics.  They will use writing as a tool for learning academic concepts as well as for expressive purposes. 

This semester, we focused on narration; students are telling their stories!  Creative Writing students have written Bio-Poems and were in the process of writing autobiographies.  The autobiographies are written using a memoir format telling stories of memorable times with family and friends.  Finally, Creative Writers were thinking ahead writing about their dreams for the future.
Throughout this process, I have provided mini-lessons on the usage and mechanics of grammar based on areas of need.  If I see that students are not following the rules of capitalization and punctuation, we stop, take time to review, and apply what we've learned.  I've seen such progress using this format!

Coming Up:

Look for a Study Island assignment.  Below is a web address for you to use that will take you directly to Clever/Study Island.

Here is the web address: https://clever.com/oauth/authorize?channel=clever&client_id=4c63c1cf623dce82caac&confirmed=true&district_id=5231f5dd176e59352d000014&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fclever.com%2Fin%2Fauth_callback&response_type=code&state=44d5853b4e1c3d5809e40b0f2f3149bcb1c0ac5ad14caa3438506b27d81f8059

In the meantime, stay safe, adhere to best practices for your health and the health of those around.  

Take Care,

Ms. Miller


 

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 Dedicated time for students and parents.

Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 3:00    I check my email frequently throughout the day and will respond in a timely manner.


 Incomplete Work:
  
Here's how to find out if you have incomplete work or work that you can 'do over' for a better grade:
  • I will email each student individually if you have work to complete
  • I will post the assignments on SMS so that you can easily complete and send back to me. 

 


 

Announcements and Assignments

    Class Announcements and Assignments can be found by logging into Parent/Student login (above).   Assignments will be posted
 in the class calendar on the left.




Continued Learning Resources and Links:

Below are video clips covering the skills we learned in class. Therefore, these video clips are designed to refresh/review these concepts
and hopefully a little fun to watch. 

 

 


 

Please make this link a Favorite in your browser.   You will need to login Students- your computer login/password  and parents- Parent Portal login/password