This Week's Assignments

1.  Finish up all of last week's poetry and responses and post to your blog.
2.  Read at least 6 student's blogs and write a positive comment about their poems.
3.  Type up lit circle responses.  (Remember they are all due on Fri!)
4.  Work on solar system PowerPoint.  (Only if everything else is done.  We will continue to work on these during science class)
5.  If all of these tasks be accomplished, bone-up for the STAR test by taking these interactive language arts quizzes.

 Looking up lyrics for your daily song should be done on your own time or during studyhall.


This Week's Assignments

  1. Make sure you have all of last week's writings posted, including a response to "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
  2. Keep Revising your "Abstract Noun" poem, writing at least 5 lines, some of which can be from your color descriptors exercise.
  3. Work on "Monster"poem, a poem where you give monster like qualities to something un-monster like.  It could be your grandma's Chihuahua or a toaster.  Try to include a combination of least 10 similes and metaphors.  Remember to put the focus on describing the "monster" using figurative language, than its action.  Post your final draft to your blog. 
  4. Keep reading and commenting on other students blog writings. 


This Week's Assignments

  1.  Make sure last week's assignments are completed
  2. If you're having problems streaming the poem videos, go to>language arts> and explore the poetry websites and find a poem to respond to.
  3. Keep writing your abstract noun simile/metaphor poem.  You should create at least six lines.  Post this to your blog.
  4. Write a poetry response to "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
  5. Read student blogs and post positive comments about their poems.
  6. Read poems online and write another poetry response to your blog.