Tuesday, January 20, 2015

100 Word Challenge and Summary Writing

This Week's Prompt: What was that I could feel?

 Today's Learning Objectives  (1.) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. (2.) Provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

100 Word Challenge: Can You Feel It?  This week's 100 Word Challenge is going to require you to get connected to your sense of touch. The prompt is below.  

What exactly are you touching or feeling? What does it feel like? Are you literally touching something or experiencing a feeling? How will this moment, this sensation, fit in the whole of your narrative? 

To help some of you get started I'm providing you with lists below of touching and feeling words that may help you describe and your reader picture what is being felt? 

You can find the assignment 100 Word Challenge: '...what was that I could feel?...' (Week 18) in your Language Arts folders. 

Summary Writing: "Shattered Lives"  Last week you read the non-fiction article "Shattered Lives" from Scope Magazine about the current refugee crisis in Syria and the Middle East. Today you will write a summary paragraph of that article. What is summarizing?

You can find the assignment Summary of "Shattered Lives" in your Language Arts folder. To help you practice the skill of summarizing, the paragraph has been scaffolded; all you need to do is complete the missing pieces. The assignment also contains several guiding questions to help remind you of the relevant details in the article.       

Library Visit Tomorrow  We are scheduled to visit the school library tomorrow. If you need to renew or replace, please make sure your bring your books along with your student ID card. 

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry using the new 3rd Quarter Reading Log(2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: '...what was that I could feel?...' (Week 18) story, which we will publish on Friday, January 23(3.) Complete the assignment Summary of "Shattered Lives", which is due on Friday, January 23