Monday, March 26, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Self-Starter:  In your composition book, under Quickwrites,  start with these words, and write a half page or more about your feelings.  The words to begin with are "If I were wearing a mood ring today, it would be the color . . . . .  because. . . . . "

Students today learned that MOOD or feeling is expressed in literature -- particularly for today in poetry.  If you are absent, when you get back, ask for the assignment to read and then write a poem with mood/feelings.

Here is the link to  Langston Hughes reading his poem "The Merry-Go-Round":

We watched parts of the rest of the video Shackleton.
A4 got to 1:29 -- getting ready to slide down the mountain.
A4 also finished off the group presentations except for the one on Shackleton's Lost Men.  Those students will please present next time.

Important Reminders

This Week During Cavetime

Next time:
Test on  the prefix "re-."

Next time: 
Computer Lab to finish external text features for your nonfiction books.
Have your rough draft all ready, so all you have to do is type it up and add illustrations.

Create an external text feature  (one) for your individual book -- one your book doesn't already have.   See the rubrics available in the classroom and also available to download and print here.

Bk of Mnth Rubrics 2 for External Text Features(2).doc

explanation of project.docx 

See more information under the tab above for Book of the Month.  



                       Learning Outcomes for Today

 Students will understand that poems have mood (feelings) as well as ideas.  Students will be able to recognize some of those moods in life and in poetry.