Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Writing Lesson:  Imagery and the Five Senses

  • We talked about why it's important to bring in all five senses when you're writing.  
  • We worked to revise a sentence five ways on page 52, bringing in a specific sense each time.

Writing Assignment:  Perfect Moment

  • I read and talked about the quotes on pages 70-71 to set the tone for this assignment.
  • We brainstormed for some Perfect Moments in our own lives.
  • I handed out a worksheet with a skeleton for the information you'd want to consider including in your Perfect Moment.
  • We had twenty minutes to work on our first type draft, or to fill out the worksheet.
  • We talked about what people learned from MacKenzie's reflections (pages 10-11 in the textbook).  
  • I touched briefly on Table of Contents.
  • I handed out the packet with all the second-graders' comments on them, and we had a good chuckle.
  • I handed out the pics Dana took of our cake-off, and we wrote her a thank-you note and delivered it.

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