Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sacred Reading and a 100 Word Challenge



 Today's Learning Objective  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.


Sacred Reading Time  Happy Tuesday! Sorry I couldn't be with you today. I am at a teacher's conference and be monitoring your work from off-campus. I expect you to be on your very best behavior. To begin the class period, I offer you some uninterrupted class time to simply read and commune with your books at your desks. Enjoy this time! 

A New 100 Word Challenge:  Gas   Dancer   Green   Swimming   Likely  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 Google ClassroomHow 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!  

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 one entry by the end of the day Friday.)  (2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: Five Words story, which we will publish on Friday, February 26.