“Las Vegas Story” Writing Assignment Criteria

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Meeting your character for the first time (Las Vegas Story)


  • Well-written (precisely chosen words and carefully crafted sentences)
  • logical (story makes sense)
  • meaningful (story has a purpose and appropriate focus)
  • Proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation


  • 2-4 pages (double-spaced; written or typed on nice clean paper)


  • Show, not tell emotions
    • At least three examples
  • Include dialogue/conversation
    • Quotation marks
    • New speaker = new paragraph
  • Paragraphs
    • Group of sentences about a single topic
    • Don’t forget to indent
  • Adjectives (useful; meaningful ones only)
    • At least two examples
  • Personification
    • At least one example
  • Remember: don’t overuse “that” & avoid hyperbole (exaggeration)


September Homework

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Homework is listed by due date…

Tuesday 5th

Wednesday 6th

  • Music: Put 2 pieces of lined paper in music duotang

Thursday 7th

  • Music: Instrument rental (after school)

Friday 8th

Monday 11th

  • Grouse Grind field trip consent forms due
  • Ask parents why they believe the Bible is true?
  • Math: Word problem #1
  • French: Worksheet (Explore/Discover French)

Tuesday 12th

  • Google Apps For Education (GAFE) & Freshgrade consent forms due
  • Music: Bring instruments

Wednesday 13th

Thursday 14th

  • LA: Finish reading The Cay

Friday 15th

  • Grouse Grind Field Trip!

Monday 18th

  • SS: North America Map Quiz
  • Science: Quiz

Tuesday 19th

  • Individual Picture Day!
  • Music: Trombone; baritone; clarinet; drum sticks; oboe
  • Math: pg. 37-38 #1, 3-6, 9 (10)

Wednesday 20th

  • Art: 2 cubes done
  • Math: pg. 41 #2, 3, 6, 7 (8)
  • LA: Read daily letter to parents

Thursday 21st

  • Meet the Creature (3:30-6:00)

Friday 22nd

  • Math: problem solving #3-4
  • Dress up like Logan

Monday 25th

Tuesday 26th

Wednesday 27th

  • Greater and Lesser Antilles Map Quiz

Thursday 28th

Friday 29th

  • Collect reading log (September)
  • Dress up like Zoe