Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012


·       11               Days remaining for SENIORS
·       15               Days remaining for JUNIORS

When You Come In
1.       Please sign in.
2.      Please open your book to page 52.

Big Ideas for the Week (Next Five Days)
1.       Showing, Not Just Telling
2.      Diction—Have that Vocabulary Variety sheet out every day!  
3.      Revision!

1.       Difference between “literal” and “figurative” language—page 52.
2.      Diction (Sandra Cisneros—page 52)
3.      Vocabulary Variety—Take this page out and put it at the first of the new section of our textbook--we'll be using it a lot with this unit!

Writing Lesson:  Imagery
1.       Imagery (Emily Bronte)—page 53
2.      Imagery (Hot Chocolate Sentence)--page 54 
3.      Pair-share your quickety-quick!  Put a star by your partner’s strongest IMAGERY!

Writing Assignment:  Sense Poem Revision (p. 61)
1.       Read the directions, and discuss the models.
2.      Get a copy of the rubric, and review it with me.  What are you attempting to perfect in the final draft?
3.      Review my comments on your first draft.
4.      Create a revised, final draft of the Sense Poem.
5.      Print a final copy.
6.      Thoughtfully complete the rubric.

Turn-In Order (to the folder on my desk)
·       Top:  Rubric
·       Middle:  Final Draft
·       Bottom:  Rough Draft

When You Finish Revising Your Sense Poem and Have Turned It In
1.       Read your orange portfolio pages.
2.      Go through your google docs portfolio folder, and start revising and editing pieces you think you’ll put in your portfolio.
3.      Paragraph any prose pieces in your folder that need it.

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