Monday, October 26, 2015

Language Arts Mini-Lessons, 100 Word Challenge, and Library Visit

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

Video of the Day  "Remember this thing - any small goodness is of value," said Papi to Arturo in the novel Any Small Goodness. Those were important and powerful words for both Arturo and for all of us. What can you do to add a little kindness and goodness to our school, our community, our world? Check out the video below for a little inspiration.

Punctuation: Commas, Dashes, and Parenthesis  How do we use commas, dashes, and parenthesis within our sentences? Watch the video below for a few pointers.

Author's Purpose, Audience, and Formal Language  When we write it is very important to consider who is our audience and what is the purpose of our writing. The audience or purpose will certainly affect the style, tone, and the formality of the language we use. Read the two passages below and decide which uses appropriate style, tone, and formal language considering the specified purpose audience. 

A New 100 Word Challenge  This week's 100 Word Challenge is going to require you to get connected to your understanding of emotions. The prompt is below: 

Who is 'she' and what could have happened to maker her cry? Once you are ready to write locate the document 100 Word Challenge: 'She just wouldn't stop crying' in your Language Arts Google Classroom.

Library Visit  Today we head to the library. Make sure you bring your books to either return or renew and your student ID card if you want to check out books. You may look for new books, read quietly, or take AR tests. Please take advantage of this opportunity and use your library time well. 

Homework (1.) Complete the assignment 100 Word Challenge: 'She just wouldn't stop crying', which is due Friday, October 30. (2.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least two entries by the end of the week.)

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