Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

·       12               Days remaining for SENIORS
·       16               Days remaining for JUNIORS

When You Come In
1.       Please sign in.
2.      Please pick up the final unit for your textbook:  Showing, Not Just Telling
3.      You do NOT need an iBook right now.

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!

Unit 2—review what we’ve learned (and are still practicing)—page 33
Unit 3—get prepared for what we’re working on the next two weeks—page 51

Big Screen Notes (Imagery and Diction)
1.       Difference between “literal” and “figurative” language (p. 52)
2.      Least Vivid to Most Vivid (p. 52)
3.      Diction (Sandra Cisneros; p. 52)
4.      Vocabulary Variety—We took 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 Assignment (Imagery and Diction)
·       Sense Poem (page 60)

Writing Workshop (20 minutes for page 60, then typing)
1.       Sense Poem:  Fill out page 60, then create a thoughtful first draft, using Vocabulary Variety.
2.      Print a hard copy, and I’ll send someone over in a bit to pick them up.

When You Have Printed Your Sense Poem
1.       Print a copy of your writing experiment #8 from Monday (store your parent bought you from OR that was the year.)  Don’t go get it.
2.      Read your orange portfolio pages.
3.      Go through your google docs portfolio folder, and start revision and editing pieces you think you’ll put in your portfolio.

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