In a break from normal we are going to highlight the humor that is often unintended when creating sentences for vocabulary work. You found some great sentences that your peer created for the vocabulary words, but now you are going to highlight one example that wasn't quite up to par. This isn't meant to be anything other than a break from normal assignments. this is meant to highlight the best of the not as great sentences you encountered. Please post one and DO NOT mention the name of the creator.
Students have been given two packets of words. These words need to defined in student friendly language of their own creating, A non-linguistic representation of the word, and a sentence with the word.
We will then create flashcards that do the same things to play with on Friday.
Today students recorded their versions of the radio play The Hitchhiker.
Students also received a vocabulary packet that must be done on Friday.
We read and took notes for Play The Hitchhiker. We also listened to the the radio play version. We will record our audio version tomorrow and apply sound effects.
Students need to write a half page to full page telling me what makes this story part of the Horror Genre or a scary a spooky story. Be specific and site examples when applicable.
We read and simplified in written form what we ascertained about Route 66.
We followed that up with casting for our play we will read called The Hitchhiker. We will record audio with a live recording on Monday.
Today we took our shortened schedule and focused our energy on creating Word Cards to be put up in class that focus on our 8th Grade Dolce Words
Students were to using a half sheet of plain paper write the word clearly. Then in the lower left corner put the parts of speech, lower right corner the definition, top left corner either antonym and synonym or a sentence and top right a picture or symbol. Students needed to have two completed and turned in by the end of the school day.
Today we did our spelling test #1.
We also received our pretest for 8th grade dolce words (see list below). Tomorrow we create mini posters or signs for the words.
Today we read the tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe. We also went through his biography and started to discuss what makes a scary or creepy story.
Today's students did a creative writing exercise and followed that up with some silent reading and studying for their spelling test next week
For those interested in doing the exercise at home it's as simple as letting yourself go and write whatever is in your brain for about five minutes