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Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

I’m a poet, and I didn’t even know it!

Do now:

  • Work on the “Do now”.

  • Have your homework out on your desk (reading log)

  • You need your journal and a copy of STJ.

  • Read independently when finished.


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

  • The Boxtop competition begins this week and will continue till Spring Break/Intercession.

  • This is a grade level competition, and there will be a prize.

  • There are collection boxes in the LMC for each grade level.


Goals for today

Goals for today:

  • Make a plan for how we want to learn skills for the rest of the year.

  • Grade our own projects

  • Memorize a poem

  • Read STJ and identify one skill we need to learn


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

  • We have 7 weeks until the end of April

  • That is approximately 35 days of class

  • What can we learn in 35 days?

  • How do you want to learn new skills?

  • It what ways do you like to learn?


Reading skills to learn

Reading Skills to learn:

  • Implied vs. stated theme

  • Inference/conclusion

  • Fact vs. opinion

  • Prediction

  • Cause/effect

  • Speaking/listening

  • Asking and answering questions from the passage

  • Reading charts and graphs

  • References sources for research & Citations

  • Media, author’s purpose and audience

  • Prewriting, graphic organizers

  • Instruction sequence

  • Revising text: confusing vs. clear

  • Genre

  • Figurative and sound language


Language arts skills to learn

Language Arts skills to learn:

  • Writing letters

  • Pronoun use

  • Subject verb agreement

  • Adjectives and adverbs

  • Context clues

  • Spelling

  • Root words, suffixes, and prefixes

  • Compound words

  • Abbreviations

  • Contractions and possessives

  • Sentence fragments and run-ons


Do now

Do now:

  • Find 3 texts that your concept is related to, write down the title and page number

  • Then, take the quiz off my homepage

  • Return to your seat and quick write about how your concept is connected to the world.


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

  • For every skill: You need a fiction and non-fiction text

  • We need science, social studies, complicated and simple texts

  • We will also need to write expository and persuasive texts (informational papers and speeches to convince people)


Rubric for spirit of endurance project

Rubric for Spirit of Endurance Project

Presentation: Clear (make sense)  10ptsFluent (speak clearly and loudly) 20ptsNeat/organized/correct grammar/punctuation/spelling 10ptsOn time/teamwork 20pts

Skills:Cause/Effect 10ptsCharacter Traits 15ptsPoint of View 10ptsVivid Language "the boat was being crushed like a nut in a nutcracker" 25ptsSummary 20pts Sequence of Events 50ptsVocabulary 10pts


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

I want you to takeInto consideration

The fact that weHad a formation

Of people inA confederation

Who were greatAt communication

And never had

An altercation

They waved helloIn salutation

Always eager forPeer cooperation

This class hadThe best reputation


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

“I've traveled the world twice over,Met the famous; saints and sinners,Poets and artists, kings and queens,Old stars and hopeful beginners,I've been where no-one's been before,Learned secrets from writers and cooksAll with one library ticketTo the wonderful world of books.”

― Janice James


Whatif

Whatif

Last night, while I lay thinking here,

Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear

And pranced and partied all night long

And sang their same old Whatif song:

Whatif I’m dumb in school?

Whatif they’ve closed the swimming pool?

Whatif I get beat up?

Whatif there’s poison in my cup?

Whatif I start to cry?

Whatif I get sick and die?

Whatif I flunk that test?

Whatif green hair grows on my chest?

Whatif nobody likes me?

Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?

Whatif I don’t grow taller?

Whatif my head starts getting smaller?

Whatif the fish won’t bite?

Whatif the wind tears up my kite?

Whatif they start a war?

Whatif my parents get divorced?

Whatif the bus is late?

Whatif my teeth don’t grow in straight?

Whatif I tear my pants?

Whatif I never learn to dance?

Everything seems swell, and then

The nighttime Whatifs strike again!


What makes a poem a poem

What makes a poem a poem?

  • The lines are short

  • They often have a rhyme scheme

  • They are often set in stanzas

  • They often use certain tools to make them more interesting……

  • These are called “devices”

LITERARY DEVICES


Rainy days

Rainy Days

Let the summer slip away

Let dark days start to fall

Let the blue give way to gray

I long to hear the call.

It sounds just like a tune to me

It waters me with song

It always is good company

At night or all day long.

Rain-wearing shoes go pitter-pat

Rain dips and dives and dances

Rain drips and drives, this way and that

Upon the roof it prances.

On metal roofs it rat-a-tats

On wooden roofs it drums

On windows It just splitter-splats

When at last it comes.

Down on leaves it splashes

Down wooden trunks it pours

Down to the earth it dashes

Calling me outdoors.

*Think about your thinking. What literary devices do you notice in this poem?

On your team, identify at least 3 literary devices the author uses.

What time of year does this poem take place? How do you know?


Rainy days1

Rainy Days

  • 1. Which line from the poem contains an example of onomatopoeia?

  • Let dark days start to fall

  • It waters me with song

  • At night or all day long

  • On windows it just splitter splats

Let the summer slip away

Let dark days start to fall

Let the blue give way to gray

I long to hear the call.

It sounds just like a tune to me

It waters me with song

It always is good company

At night or all day long.

Rain-wearing shoes go pitter-pat

Rain dips and dives and dances

Rain drips and drives, this way and that

Upon the roof it prances.

On metal roofs it rat-a-tats

On wooden roofs it drums

On windows It just splitter-splats

When at last it comes.

Down on leaves it splashes

Down wooden trunks it pours

Down to the earth it dashes

Calling me outdoors.

  • 2. Which line lets readers know that this poem is written in first person?

    • Let the blue give way to gray

    • It sounds just like a tune to me

    • It always is good company

    • On wooden roofs it drums

  • 3. These lines show an example of:

    • Simile

    • Alliteration

    • Hyperbole

    • Repetition


Rainy days2

Rainy Days

Let the summer slip away

Let dark days start to fall

Let the blue give way to gray

I long to hear the call.

It sounds just like a tune to me

It waters me with song

It always is good company

At night or all day long.

Rain-wearing shoes go pitter-pat

Rain dips and dives and dances

Rain drips and drives, this way and that

Upon the roof it prances.

On metal roofs it rat-a-tats

On wooden roofs it drums

On windows It just splitter-splats

When at last it comes.

Down on leaves it splashes

Down wooden trunks it pours

Down to the earth it dashes

Calling me outdoors.

  • 4. Choose the line that best describes the time of year when the poem takes place.

    • Let the blue give way to gray

    • At night or all day long

    • Down on leaves it splashes

    • Let the summer slip away

  • 5.Rain dips and dives and dances

  • Which literary device does the line use?

  • Hyperbole

  • Metaphor

  • Personification

  • simile


Rainy days3

Rainy Days

  • 1. Which line from the poem contains an example of onomatopoeia?

  • Let dark days start to fall

  • It waters me with song

  • At night or all day long

  • On windows it just splitter splats

Let the summer slip away

Let dark days start to fall

Let the blue give way to gray

I long to hear the call.

It sounds just like a tune to me

It waters me with song

It always is good company

At night or all day long.

Rain-wearing shoes go pitter-pat

Rain dips and dives and dances

Rain drips and drives, this way and that

Upon the roof it prances.

On metal roofs it rat-a-tats

On wooden roofs it drums

On windows It just splitter-splats

When at last it comes.

Down on leaves it splashes

Down wooden trunks it pours

Down to the earth it dashes

Calling me outdoors.

  • 2. Which line lets readers know that this poem is written in first person?

    • Let the blue give way to gray

    • It sounds just like a tune to me

    • It always is good company

    • On wooden roofs it drums


On your team come up with an example of each

On your team, come up with an example of each:

  • Onomatopoeia

  • Alliteration

  • Rhyme & Rhythm

  • Repetition

  • Hyperbole

  • Simile

  • Metaphor

  • Personification


The smoothie

The Smoothie

Wrrrr wrrrr

The blender starts to spin

The blueberries get pulverized

Pineapples sliced and thinned.

Mmmm mmmm

A banana slice or three

strawberries for flavor

Finish that smoothie quick for me!

Slurp slurp

I gulp the delicious drink down

The daylight seems even brighter

It’s impossible to try to frown


The smoothie1

  • Which literary device does this poem use?

  • Simile

  • Repetition

  • Personification

  • Onomatopoeia

  • 2. Why does the author use rhyme?

  • To establish a rhythm.

  • To make the reader laugh.

  • To create a picture in the reader’s mind.

  • To create stanzas in the poem.

  • 3. Which line from the poem contains an example of alliteration?

  • a. The daylight seems even brighter

  • b. A banana slice or three

  • c. Pineapples sliced and thinned.

  • d. I gulp the delicious drink down

The Smoothie

Wrrrr wrrrr

The blender starts to spin

The blueberries get pulverized

Pineapples sliced and thinned.

Mmmm mmmm

A banana slice or three

strawberries for flavor

Finish that smoothie quick for me!

Slurp slurp

I gulp the delicious drink down

The daylight seems even brighter

It’s impossible to try to frown


The smoothie2

  • 4. How can the reader tell that “The Smoothie” is a poem?

  • There is a plot with a climax, a setting, and characters.

  • The story tells about the author’s real life experiences.

  • The story of the smoothie makes the reader feel happy.

  • The lines are short, have a rhyme scheme, and are set in stanzas.

  • 5. Choose the line that best describes the time of day in which the poem takes place.

  • a. The blender starts to spin

  • b. It’s impossible to try to frown

  • c. The daylight seems even brighter

  • d. I gulp the delicious drink down

  • 6. Which line lets readers know that this poem is written in first person?

  • The blueberries get pulverized

  • Finish that smoothie quick for me!

  • It’s impossible to try to frown

  • The blueberries get pulverized

The Smoothie

Wrrrr wrrrr

The blender starts to spin

The blueberries get pulverized

Pineapples sliced and thinned.

Mmmm mmmm

A banana slice or three

strawberries for flavor

Finish that smoothie quick for me!

Slurp slurp

I gulp the delicious drink down

The daylight seems even brighter

It’s impossible to try to frown


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untitled

Slowly slithering

Down the lawn

Kids playing

Unharmed

Slither

Slither

Slithering faster

Keep out of sight

Want to go on

Not stand and fight

Slither

Slither

On it’s belly

No feet to walk

The snake slithers

As if to stalk

Slither

slither

  • Why does the author use the onomatopoeia “slither” repeatedly throughout the poem?

  • To provide a repetitive rhythm

  • To hide the fact that it is a snake

  • To fill in empty space

  • To alternate the length of stanzas


Two sunflowers move in the yellow room

Two Sunflowers Move in the Yellow Room.

"Ah, William, we're weary of weather,"said the sunflowers, shining with dew."Our traveling habits have tired us.Can you give us a room with a view?“

They arranged themselves at the windowand counted the steps of the sun,and they both took root in the carpetwhere the topaz tortoises run. William Blake


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

"Miss Twining teaches tying knotsIn neckerchiefs and noodles,And how to tell chrysanthemumsFrom miniature poodles.“

  • Dr. Seuss

    Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!


Curious cats

Curious Cats

Curious cats crouch on the window sillWatching unwaveringly through the glassAs blue birds fly by.Curious cats areAlmost two headed in a sensitive sense,Still alert and awareOf the running, rotten rats behind them.


The wonderful wind

The Wonderful Wind

The wonderful wind whistles Repeated reminders throughout the dayTelling tales of what is comingPredicting and preparing us to pray.The wise wind sometimes whispersThe secrets that have been secretly hid.


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

Slowly slithering

Down the lawn

Kids playing

Unharmed

Slither

Slither

Slithering faster

Keep out of sight

Want to go on

Not stand and fight

Slither

Slither

On it’s belly

No feet to walk

The snake slithers

As if to stalk

Slither

slither


Which line contains an example of alliteration

Which line contains an example of alliteration?

  • The rafters are open to sun, moon, and star

  • The voices are silent, the bustle and din

  • He tramps through the darkness of shelter to win

  • The dining room is dark and the stable is still


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

Harlem

by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up

Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore –

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over –

Like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

The Peace of Wild Things

By Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear if what my life and my children's lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light. For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.


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Lawnmower

-Valerie Worth

The lawnmower

Grinds its teeth

Over the grass,

Spitting out a thick

Green spray;

Its head is too full

Of iron and oil

To know

What it throws

Away:

The lawn’s whole

Crop of chopped

Soft,

Delicious

Green hay.


Untitled1

untitled

Slowly slithering

Down the lawn

Kids playing

Unharmed

Slither

Slither

Slithering faster

Keep out of sight

Want to go on

Not stand and fight

Slither

Slither

On it’s belly

No feet to walk

The snake slithers

As if to stalk

Slither

slither


Untitled2

untitled

Slowly slithering

Down the lawn

Kids playing

Unharmed

Slither

Slither

Slithering faster

Keep out of sight

Want to go on

Not stand and fight

Slither

Slither

On it’s belly

No feet to walk

The snake slithers

As if to stalk

Slither

slither

  • Why does the author use the onomatopoeia “slither” repeatedly throughout the poem?

  • To provide a repetitive rhythm

  • To hide the fact that it is a snake

  • To fill in empty space

  • To alternate the length of stanzas


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

Lawnmower

The lawnmower

Grinds its teeth

Over the grass,

Spitting out a thick

Green spray;

Its head is too full

Of iron and oil

To know

What it throws

Away:

The lawn’s whole

Crop of chopped

Soft,

Delicious

Green hay.

-Valerie Worth

  • Which line from the poem contains an example of personification?

  • The lawn’s whole

  • Crop of chopped

  • To know

  • Grinds it’s teeth

  • Which line from the poem contains an example of alliteration?

  • The lawn’s whole

  • Crop of chopped

  • To know

  • Grinds it’s teeth


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

Robert Burns'The Slave’s Lament—' (1792)

It was in sweet Senegal that my foes did me enthrall   For the lands of Virginia-ginia O;Torn from that lovely shore, and must never see it more,   And alas! I am weary, weary O!      Torn from &c.

All on that charming coast is no bitter snow and frost,   Like the lands of Virginia-ginia O;There streams for ever flow, and there flowers for ever blow,   And alas! I am weary, weary O!      There streams &c.

The burden I must bear, while the cruel scourge I fear,   In the lands of Virginia-ginia O;And I think on friends most dear with the bitter, bitter tear,   And Alas! I am weary, weary O!      And I think &c.

What literary devise does the author use to give the poem rhythm?


Two sunflowers move in the yellow room1

Two Sunflowers Move in the Yellow Room.

"Ah, William, we're weary of weather,"said the sunflowers, shining with dew."Our traveling habits have tired us.Can you give us a room with a view?"

They arranged themselves at the windowand counted the steps of the sun,and they both took root in the carpetwhere the topaz tortoises run. William Blake


April rain song

April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops

Let the rain sing you a lullaby

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk

The rain makes running pools in the gutter

The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night

And I love the rain.

 - Langston Hughes -  


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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

By: Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village, though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

The Road Not Taken

By: Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.


What the wood fire said to the boy by frank lebby stanton

"What the Wood Fire Said to the Boy" by Frank Lebby Stanton

What said the wood in the fireTo the little boy that night,The little boy of the golden hair,As he rocked himself in his little armchair,When the blaze was burning bright?The wood cried, "See, How they've destroyed me!I stood in the forest, a beautiful tree,And waved my branches from east to west, And many a sweet bird built its nestIn my leaves of green,That loved to leanIn the springtime over the daisy's head.


Everyone speaks procedure

Everyone speaks procedure:

  • Each person in the group will get a token.

  • This is what you will use when you talk about what you picked and why.

  • You many only speak using your token.

  • Once you speak, you cannot speak again until everyone has gone.

  • You can wait to use your token if you are unsure of the answer.


Sentence starters

Sentence starters:

  • I think……

  • What if…..

  • I predict…..

  • If I could change…

  • A confusing part…

  • I noticed….


Night fall sun rise by etan thomas

Night Fall Sun Rise by Etan Thomas

I never imagined it could happen in my lifetimeAs my mind turns back the hands of crimes to a time whenwe were rattled in chainsCaptured in segregation's painBut we've climbed our way up the mountainside andclaimed our prizeOur eyes refused to lose focus

Drawing back the shades of history that have eclipsed ourpast we've now brightened our future

Now able to ring a bell that once refused to toll for theeRed white and blue plasteredBut we've mastered our own destinies

Reaching heights of dreams deeply rooted in the minds ofkings that withered the storms from sea to shining seaNonviolently we're respected by any meansSwimming in endless possibilitiesOur arrows of opportunities can hit any targets within thereach of our mind frameWhile the country is filled with elationIt's way past time for a change

Hugs and cheersWarm embraces from total strangersSmiles on facesCries and tears

Barack Obama's inauguration is a dream come trueHe is the anticipated rain of a village suffering through aneight-year drought


Do now work on the do now have your homework out on your desk reading log

  • Certificate of Matrimony for Joseph and Mary Province of Nashville, Tennessee

  • Certificate of Matrimony for Joseph and Mary Province of Nashville, Tennessee, 02/26/1866 (ARC Identifier: 595017); Freedmen's Marriage Certificates, 1865 - 1869; Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1861 - 1879; Record Group 105; National Archives.


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