- The usual!
- We talked about what personification is, and we looked at a poem about trees by William Carlos Williams. We pointed out and discussed HOW Williams was personifying the trees.
- We revised the five sentences on page 6 by using personification, and we shared our answers.
Writing Experiment #12
- We wrote a quick poem about an animal or object, and we used personification to create a picture of the animal/object.
- I handed out the requirements for the Love Is Like Revision, and I went over them.
- I handed out the Simile Suggestions, and we looked over all the suggestions for Paige's poem.
- We talked about how and why they worked, or if they needed more detail.
- We had half an hour to complete our revision and turn it in.
- I made sure I had pen pal letters, coloring pages, and trinkets from everyone!
- None, unless you needed to finish your Love Is Like poem revision.
The Victorian Age, Charles Dickens, and A Christmas Carol
- We spent all our time before lunch on the scavenger hunt to start learning what life was like for Victorians.
- After lunch, we spent fifteen minutes checking our answers.
- I passed out Mr. Hoover's powerpoint, and we spent five minutes going ove rit.
- Biographical Approach--we spent five minutes discussing the resonances between Orwell's life and Animal Farm.
- We talked a little about fable and satire.
- I talked with five people about their Vocab War progress, their "Harrison Bergeron" wiki posts, and their notes from yesterday.
- I talked about the state of Vocab War, I handed a sheet for reflection and team meeting guidelines, and then we had five minutes to get into our groups and confer and strategize.
- Study for the Animal Farm final quiz (tomorrow).
- Study of the Animal Farm vocabulary quiz (tomorrow).