Monday, October 27, 2014

Library Visit and a New 100 Word Challenge

Library Visit  Happy Monday! Let' get the week started with a visit to the library. You may return or renew books, check out new ones, silently read, or take A.R. tests. When checking out books, make sure you are selecting titles that are engaging and within your ZPD. If you're unsure about your reading level or ZPD, just ask. Please use your library time wisely! 

This Week's 100 Word Challenge:   Broken   Green   Swimming   Cat   Lifted  This week's challenge is another unique one. It doesn't involve a picture or a designated phrase, but it's rather made up of a random assortment of five words. Read more about the challenge below. 
You can find the assignment 100 Word Challenge: Five Words in your Language Arts folders. How will you strategically weave this 5 words throughout your story, while still constructing a logical narrative? What will these specially chosen words add to your story? Remember the words can be used in whatever order you see fit. Also, remember as you write to continue developing your imagery by using precise words, sensory details, and literary devices such as similes. We publish on Friday. Have fun!    

Meet the Language Arts 'A-Team'  Earning an 'A' in Language Arts is no easy task. But the students featured below are of to an Awesome start to the new quarter and currently hold A's in this challenging and rigorous course. You will notice some familiar faces, but others are delightful surprises. Keeping their A's will certainly require lots of dedication and hard work. Nevertheless, right now I'm so proud of them and to each I say, Bravo!   

Language Arts - Period 2
Language Arts - Period 3
Language Arts - Period 5

Homework (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry.  (2.) Get started on your 100 Word Challenge: Five Words story. We will be publishing our stories on Friday, October 31