The next few weeks we will be exploring poetry. Take a look at the links below and read as many poems as you can this week. In your writing notebook write down what you notice about the poems you read. Do they have rhythm, alliteration, rhyming, onomatopoeia, personification, similes or metaphors? Are the poems narratives, lyrical, funny or free verse?
On the padlet link below, think of the story you have read called “Ruby the Copycat” by Peggy Rathmann. Look for text evidence to support each of the claims posted on the padlet. Place the evidence that supports that claim directly underneath the idea it supports.
When posting, make sure you:
In the subject/topic section put your first and last initial and class number as one word.
Write your answer in the section provided.
Use correct punctuation (periods, question marks, commas, exclamation points, etc.)
Use correct spelling
Use capital letters when needed
Match your text evidence to the correct thesis statement by placing your post underneath the correct idea. You may have to rearrange your post as others will be posting too.
In class, we studied how to write persuasive speeches during our 6 week unit of study. We gathered brave, bold opinions (thesis statements) to write about problems/solutions and noteworthy people and places. While we gathered our opinions, we learned how to add examples and evidence to support our claims. The biggest challenge was gathering all the evidence, then organizing and categorizing this information. This helped us make a plan to gather missing evidence. We also learned the importance to be mindful about who was our audience and how can we speak directly to our audience to say more. As we tried to convince our audience about our opinions, we explored ways to keep the audience’s thoughts and responses in mind by choosing words that sound right and evoke emotion.
Below are the Playlists. Watch your own video and possibly others to reflect on your learning process. Please write a reflection after watching your video. Please include the following in your write-up.
What did you learn about writing a persuasive speech? What was the most effective writing technique you learned to convince your audience?
How did you feel after watching your video? Do you think you persuaded your audience? What could you do differently in the video to convince your audience about your speech?
We made observations to see how lima beans would grow with water, sunlight, and air as our controlled experiment. We made observations on another baggie of lima beans that had no sunlight as the manipulated variable. Last, we took data to observe a baggie of lima beans with no air as the manipulated variable. Over the last three weeks, we watched these seeds grow. Please post on your blog and remember to make paragraphs and add good details.
* (Maybe use a compare and contrast text structure:)
We had some questions during the experiment.
Can the seeds grow without soil?
How do the seeds look compared to the controlled experiment (no air, no sunlight)?
Why do they look different?
What did you notice from your data as the seeds grew into a plant? (give details about the seed coat, embryo, food storage…)
Add your media to help us visualize your observations
We are learning about cultural universals in Social Studies. It is interesting to label the cultural universals on the Scarsdale map. We realized that many of the places overlap in different cultural universal categories.