Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Oranges" and Sensory Details

The poem "Oranges" is featured in the book of poetry Fire in My Hands By Gary Soto 

 Today's Learning Objectives   To understand and appreciate poetry and to recognize imagery and its effects. 

Students in the News  Several of our own very special students are being recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments this week. Marissa (from Period 2) beat out all other 6th graders to win the Lakeview Spelling Bee. She will now be representing Lakeview at the Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee. Way to go, Marissa!

Also, the talented Colby and Anthony (both from Period 3) have had their short stories selected to appear in creative writing section of Lakeview's very own online student newspaper the Eagle Times. Cogratulations, Colby and Anthony! 

"Oranges" by Gary Soto: Noting Sensory Details  Today we will read the poem "Oranges" by Gary Soto, which is rich with imagery and sensory details. Remember that writers use sensory details to appeal to a reader's senses -- sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. These details can help the reader visualize the scene the writer is describing and create images that evoke feelings within the reader.

As we read "Oranges" take note of Gary Soto's use of sensory details using the document "Oranges" - Sensory Details, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.




Homework  (1.) 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 day Friday.)  (2.) Continue working on the "Oranges" - Sensory Details, which is due tomorrow, Friday, December 18. (3.) Study for tomorrow's Poetry Exam.