Monday, February 28, 2011

Outstanding Healthy Life Editorials

The following students submitted outstanding editorials outlining how to live a healthy life:
December A.
Rochelle B.
Amina B.
Chantelle B.
Jazmine C.
Johnny D.
Kiana F.
Asha H.
Yasin K.
John R.
Shaniece W.
Katie W.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Practice Your Poetry Terms

Introduction to Poetry flashcards from msshortela on FlashcardDB.

Introduction to Poetry

Vacation Reading Assignment

Before break, every student chose a new book to read during vacation. Students are to read the book and then complete one of the summary activities from the 25-book assignment paper. All summary assignments are due by Friday, March 4th. If students do not remember the summary activities or do not have the paper, please email Ms. Short at for another copy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Oustanding Idiom Stories

The following students submitted outstanding idiom stories and received a delicious prize:
Amina B.
Sarah B.
Jazmine C.
Kapri D.
Javiyun M.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Great Results of the Figurative Language Quiz

Congratulations to the following students that earned "A"'s on the Figurative Language quiz:
Abshiro A.
Marissa B.
Sarah B.
Xavier B.
Amina B.
Rochelle B.
Mildalees C.
Jazmine C.
Geneve C.
Kapri D.
Sophia D.
Natale D.
Kiana F.
Ema F.
Joseph G.
Kodie H.
Fikreta K.
Richie L.
Arianna P.
Eannette P.
Xavier P.
Nyla R.
Beatriz R.
Leeban S.
Miranda S.
Shaniece W.
Tim W.
Lanaya W.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Idioms and Cliches

Review our notes about idioms and cliches:

Students of the Week

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for 1/31 to 2/4:
Period One - Irakoze A.
Period Two - Mildalees C.
Period Three - Conell S.
Period Five - Arianna P.

Keep up the good work!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Figurative Language Quiz Update

Due to the snow day, the Figurative Language quiz has been changed to tomorrow, 2/4/11. Students will need to:
  • define figurative language
  • define simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole
  • create original examples of simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole
  • find examples of simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole in texts such as poetry
  • explain examples of simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole
Students should be sure to study. Use the flashcards below to help you!