801, 802 & 803
Today we had a departure from our regular programming. Rather than silent reading, I read spooky stories to the class in the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve. First, a class “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. This was followed by a more modern ghost story called “Hell-Bent on Leather” by Michael Kelly.
Students were asked to use VISUALIZE as their reading strategy for today. Rather than write, they were asked to draw a scene from one of the stories based on the SENSE DATA, Imagery, Poetic Device and Vivid Description ( adjectives). This activity relates to the ELA Curriculum Strands of Listening & Other Ways of Representing.
After finishing the stories, some ( unfortunately I lost my Internet connection for first period with 802) 801 and 803 watched the James Mason narrated version of The Tell-Tale Heart on Youtube.
HANDS Assignments are due on Monday November 3rd.
Vocabulary Definitions for “After Apple-Picking” by Robert Frost was assigned last night to be due for Monday.
If you have not returned signed rubrics and the associated work for your Reading Responses and Autobiographies, please turn those in a.s.a.p
REMINDER: If you have not brought in a baby/childhood photo, your classmates are anxious to play the guessing game. Please bring this in on Monday.
Finally, HAVE a Safe and Spooky Halloween!
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