1st Period LA -Carlton – Today students continued to edit and revise their short stories. They are using an editing checklist to annotate their story for specific elements and to revise their writing. The final story will be due Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the end of class. If you are not finished at that time, you will need to complete the work at home.
Have a great day off tomorrow!
1st Period ELA:
Tomorrow you will have a quiz on the short story vocabulary. Be sure to study your flashcards and review all the examples that you have for figurative language.
Tomorrow will continue to be BYOD as we complete our lesson on ways to start a narrative. We will use Spiral tomorrow.
Carlton’s Crew’s PBIS Word of the Week: Proactive: How will you be a proactive student as you prepare for tomorrow’s LA quiz?
Language Arts – 1st period – Carlton
This week we are continuing our study of writing techniques and strategies to improve writing. Today, students took notes on figurative language and practiced identifying examples from a story in their textbook. We will continue tomorrow with Brushstrokes. On Wednesday, students will work with ways to begin a narrative – SAD! On Thursday, students will complete an organizer and begin working on a rough draft of their original short story. This work will continue Friday after the vocabulary quiz.
Quiz update: Vocabulary quiz Friday –
Make flashcards for the words on the study guide. Follow the example for completing the cards. Flashcards are due Thursday at the beginning of class. See study guide below. In addition to the the terms on the study guide, be able to identify examples of figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, idioms.) See PP below.
Short Story Vocabulary-2hanfgb
Figurative Language simile, metaphor, personification, idioms-11v37mi
Tomorrow is the day we’ve been waiting for! The Great Game of Colors will take place tomorrow. All students who donated $30.00 or more will participate in the Game of Colors. I can’t wait to find out the grand total for donations to support our foundation! Other students who are not participating will be able to choose from several fun activities during this time.
Reminder: Early release tomorrow, Thursday, October 12. Students are released at 1:30.
Conference Week: Conference Week begins Monday, October 16. We look forward to meeting all of our parents and talking about your great students! Students will be dismissed at 1:30 every day next week.
The Annual Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday, 10/16 and will run through conference week. This is a great time for students to purchase some new books or try out a new author. In addition, there is a great selection of books perfect for holiday gifts or birthdays. Check it out while you’re at conference next week. Students will have an opportunity to attend with their reading classes.
Annual Book Drive: While you’re at the book fair, please consider purchasing an extra book for the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital’s library. While they routinely receive books for younger patients, they do not receive as many donations for the teen aged patients. Our goal isto collect 250 new books for these brave young patients. Donation boxes will be in the atrium.
Language Arts – Period 1: We began our narrative short story unit this week. Students are investigating vocabulary related to narrative writing using the Q,H, R strategy, and we are exploring how authors create interesting and engaging stories.
Yesterday, we analyzed the next assessment and the rubric for the assignment using Spiral. Spiral is an interactive application that allows students to post responses and share them with classmates. The students did a great job of expressing their ideas and sharing.
Today, we began reading “Thank You Ma’m” by Langston Hughes. Students are examining how the author creates the incident, the characters’ responses and their reflections on the incident. We are also studying the story for the author’s style and craft. There is no homework this week.
Carlton’s Crew’s PBIS Word of the Week: Reflective: When you make a poor choice or have a difficult decision, how can reflecting on it help you?