Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A 'Tasty' 100 Word Challenge

Sweet or not?

 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.) Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

Introducing a New 100 Word Challenge  This week's 100 Word Challenge will require you activate your taste buds and sharpen your descriptive writing skills. Let's review the new prompt. 

What sorts of things might have the word 'sweet' on the wrapper? The obvious answer is candy. Check out a list of famous candies here. Want to get beyond candy? A list of other sweet tasting foods and desserts can also be found here.  

In your story, however, you will have to do much more than describing the sweetness of how something taste. The word 'but' in fact indicates that whatever is being tasted turns out to be not sweet, but rather something else entirely. To help you describe the various ways that something can taste a few different sensory 'taste' word lists have been included below. 

A list of descriptive sensory words that includes 'tasting' words, among others, can also be found below. 

Finally, once you decide what was in the wrapper and what it tasted like, you need to figure out how this edible item will figure into your story. Where will your story take place? Who is speaking or thinking the words ". . . but it said 'sweet' on the wrapper . . . " How do you build a story around it? That is your challenge this week.  The document 100 Word Challenge: ... but it said 'sweet' on the wrapper... (Week 22) can be found in your Language Arts folders. Let's get writing! 

Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we will begin reading the chapter "The Packing Shed" (pgs. 102 - 111) of Tequila Worm. As we read, we will stop periodically to discuss the text and, if time permits, work on the guiding questions from our 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 3). We will also continue to add to our Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm').

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry using the 3rd Quarter Reading Log(2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: ... but it said 'sweet' on the wrapper... (Week 22) story. 
(3.) Continue working on 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 3).