Friday, October 28, 2016

Aloha Friday!

Flocabulary Vocabulary Quiz  Happy Friday! You've learned, practiced, and studied your vocabulary words this week. Now it's time to show me what you've learned! You can find your Vocabulary Quiz below. Good luck!

'My Hero' Poem: Finishing Touches and Publishing It's just about time to publish the "My Hero" Poem that you have been working on over the past two weeks. Please look over your poem carefully. Did you use descriptive words and sensory details? Did you carefully think about each word you chose? Can your reader visualize the objects, people, places, and experiences your poem seeks to capture? Did you carefully review your spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar? Please make sure your piece of writing is good as it can be.

Next, it's publishing time! Copy your poem from your Google Doc and then login to Kidblog. Make a new post. Give your poem an appropriate titlePaste your poem. Consider adding a picture. Finally, click 'Publish.' Congratulations! You are now a published poet! 

Author's Chair  I would like to celebrate some of our published poets today by inviting those who are interested to read your poems to the class today. Please pay attention to intonation (by making sure your tone changes to match what is being read), phrasing (by reading smoothly and using punctuation to tell you when to stop, pause or emphasize), and expression (by using your voice to express the feeling of what is being read). It takes a lot of courage to get in front of a group of people! During a reading, the audience should remain attentive and respectful, and afterwards should try to offer positive and constructive feedback. (Some "response stems" for feedback can be found below.) 

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