Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blogs and Poems

What are we reading and writing? Much of our work, reading, and projects show up on our Eagles Write Kidblog. Be sure to check out a few or our favorites:

What's in a picture:
The House by Spike What do you think? Haunted?
SOS -- Add a comment -- what happened next in this unfinished story by Sinda
SOS by Madto -- another unfinished story that will capture your mind.
Or read all the blog challenges: #teach2blog

Genius Project Day
Irish Folklore by Sinda
Jordan 23 by Smair
Reggie Miller by Carse
Music by Tangel
Or read them all: Genius Posts

Book Reviews
Navy Seal by Race
Dead and the Buried by Tysha
Never Cry Wolf by Levi
Read Across American by Pipi
Or read all the book reviews: Read Across America

Digital Learning Day
Bullying and Drama by Tangel
JFK by Pieron and JFK by Halos and JFK by Lykmo and JFK by Sinda
Knowing the Hard Way by Alka
Or read all the Digital Learning Day posts: Make4DLD14

These blogs represent both reading and writing learning.

Reading Literature and Information [generally]:
RL/I 1 I can cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL/I 2 I can determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.
RL/I 2 I can provide an objective summary of the text.
RL/I  3 I can analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
RL/I 4 I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings


Writing [generally]:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the
relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions,
concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2c Use appropriate transitions to clarify the
relationships among ideas and concepts.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2d Use precise language and domain-specific
vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

We have continued our Essay Strategies in March and April as well.

And we are celebrating National Poetry Month by reading and writing poetry. Please see our bulletin board in the hallway as we collect our own favorite poems from those we have written to place on our blogs. What do we learn about poetry? It's at once universal and personal. We learn to find the parts important to us, and learn from the poets the techniques that help both our prose and poetry writing using author and poet strategies.




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