Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

1. Self-Starter: Reading your book or Stand Tall or work on your literary letters.
Literary Letter #3 is due -- by the end of class.

2. Calendar review

3. Adjective and Adverbs and Simple Sentences 
Adjective-Adverb Taboo  by Steve Garcia   -- found here

This game is played similar to the popular game of “Taboo.” 

Divide class into four equal teams. 
One member chooses a slip of paper with the sentence written on it. 
He/she then gives up to 5 adjectives to describe the subject (ex. small, young, cute, fair-haired, or sweet to describe “child”). 
The team then tries to guess the subject. If they are correct, the team scores 1 point. 

The clue-giver then gives up to 5 adverbs to describe the verb (ex. happily, humorously, gleefully, sweetly, joyfully to describe “laughed”). If the team guesses correctly, they earn 3 points. 

If the team misses either the subject or verb, the next team has an opportunity to “steal” the points by having one of their members give one clue. 

The player is disqualified if he/she gives a noun instead of an adjective or a verb instead of an adverb or gives more than a one-word description. 

Attempting  to give other sorts of clues (gestures, etc) will take away two or more points from the team.  

For lists of adjectives and adverbs, see these web pages:

3. Stand Tall

Notes and reminders: 
All literary letters are due or overdue.  
The last day to hand in revisions or make-up work is May 25.

Spelling Make-Up

Originally published 2012-05-06 07:29