Friday, June 1, 2018

11 More Days!

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Happy June 1st!

Where has the time gone?

http://classroomsol.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/2/0/1120439/june_2018_sol.pdf
Click on the calendar for a
larger/printable version.

Ivan Assignment 7 is due before 9:00 tonight!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

What Became of "The Real" Ivan?

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Here is Ivan's story as told by Jodi Carrigan from Zoo Atlanta 
who worked with him after he left the B&I Shopping Mall in Tacoma...


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ivan Assignment 7

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Click here for the lyrics to the song below. 
Then turn up your speakers and SING ALONG!



 (click on the Plot Line Summary for a closer look)









Monday, May 21, 2018

The Science of Yanny & Laurel

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Here's the science behind the great 

YANNY vs LAUREL Debate!



Let's all just say LANNY and call it a day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ivan & The 5 Story Elements

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It sure was fun to see my students at the Ivan statue last week!
If you didn't get to go, you may want to make the trip to Tacoma this summer. 
You can hug Ivan, go to the zoo, and visit the B&I while you are in town. 




We're 2/3 of the way through The One and Only Ivan, 
and it's soooo goooood!


This week we are reviewing the 5 elements of a story,
something we learned about when writing memoirs.






Maybe this video will help explain.

WARNING: The song below will get stuck in your head for eternity.



Here is a notebook page with more information.

Click on the image and print the page. 
Then add it to your SLASH notebook!











Wednesday, May 2, 2018

PERSON-ification

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Figurative language can be found in literature and poetry.  Writers use figurative language to make their work more interesting or more dramatic than literal language which simply states facts.





So far, this year we have learned about 5 types of figurative language:

metaphor
simile
onomatopoeia
idioms

and today...

PERSONIFICATION!








Here's an example of personification in The One and Only Ivan: