In Language Arts students had a chance to read their novels from the poverty theme. Prior to starting we did a quick whip around where every child shared one word they had used a sticky for and I gave them feedback as to if it fit the criteria for 'gift of words'. When they started to read they had a clearer purpose with paying attention to language and how it affects the meaning of what we read. Comment: After your discussion today with your group, what new understanding did you gain about the novel? What is a question you are still wondering about? Share one of your great words and what you think it means according to the text. For those who were away today share a deep thinking question you have about the novel. Share connections you have made either to yourself, to another book you have read, or to a bigger world issue. Remember to edit before publishing.
To end the day students practised having group conversations on their books. Criteria was reviewed prior to starting and afterwards many groups felt that they had 'conversations' rather than just simply sharing ideas. This is the goal!
1) LA - Writing - Concrete poem - complete one concrete poem, in draft form,does not need to be in a shape yet
I can create multiple pieces of text that express ideas in a creative way.
- has a clear theme
- image and words are reflective of each other, enhance the meaning
- uses at least two poetic devices
- uses triple scoop, descriptive langugae
I have shared a couple of examples below in case you are stuck on the writing of the poem.
- Reading - read your novel using your stickies to locate words/phrases that might be used for gift of words and write down deep thinking questions.
2) Science - retest on Monday for those who need to improve their grade. Please see last Friday for an outline of what to study. Use the video you created on Newtons Laws, watch Bill Nye episodes, google key terms.
3) Math - grade 7s - see Thursday
- grade 6s - nothing
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Riddle: If two's company and three's a crowd, what is four and five?