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Monday, October 27, 2014

Bruce Coville Halloween Story-L.A 6

Language Arts 6
Task: Below is the link to the beginning of a spooky, Halloween story.  Your job is to finish the spooky story.  The most creative story that gets the most votes will win a small prize. J

Monday, October 20, 2014

Agenda for Monday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 21st

Agenda for Monday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 21st

1.) Class Opener:
Using the ThinkBlocks, label the parts of plot.  You can try to do it from memory or use the resources in your notebook.

2.) Review the parts of plot as a class.

3.) On your own, continue reading the story.  Fill in examples for each part of the plot in your notebook using the chart from last week.

The Parts of Plot






Thursday, October 16, 2014

Agenda for Oct. 16th and 17th

Wednesday, October 16th and Thursday, October 17th

1.) Class Opener: 
  • Tape the plot diagram and the parts of plot chart into your notebook.
  • Fill in the parts of plot using the information on the plot diagram.

The Part of Plot






2.) Watch Flocabulary Video on Plot Elements (Parts)

3.) Fill in definitions on chart.

4.) Continue reading "The Cake Made Out of Teeth" to identify the parts of the plot.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14th and Wednesday, October 15th

Class Opener:
1.) Tape the "Elements of a Story" chart in your notebooks.  On the blank lines, fill in the elements, or parts, of a story.

The Element


(The where and when)


(The how)


(The who)


(The what)


(The why)

2.) Watch the Flocabulary Video: Elements of a Story

3.) Fill in the definitions from the video.

4.) Begin reading, "The Cake Make Out of Teeth" by Claire Legrand.  Fill chart in with examples from the story.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Agenda and Activities for October 8th and 9th

1.) Class Opener:
Copy the following poem into your notebook.  Make sure to include the title and author.

by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams.

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

2.) Listen to the poem being read. A Reading of "Dreams" by Langston Hughes 

3.) Underline the examples of figurative language.

4.) Annotate your poem by naming the type of figurative language being used.

5.) Answer the following questions in your notebook:
        a.) What do you think the author's purpose was in writing the poem? 
                   "Dreams" analysis

        b.)What types of figurative language are being used by the author?

        c.) What is the literal meaning of the lines?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Class Opener

Class Opener for October 6th and 7th

Take a guess on the following brain teasers.  Don't give anything away, write your answer in your notebooks.

Brain Teasers:

Your sock drawer contains 24 white socks and 30 black socks. The lights in your room are off, so you cannot see the color of the socks. How many socks must you grab to ensure to have at least one matching pair?

You are driving a bus. At the first stop, 2 women get on. The second stop, 3 men get on and 1 woman gets off. Third stop, 3 kids and their mom get on, and a man gets off. The bus is grey, and it is raining outside. What color is the bus drivers hair?