Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
- put your name with your entry
- rewrite the sentence using figurative language
- identify the type of figurative language being used
The class was as noisy as a crowded mall. (simile) Written by Mrs. Earl
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Third Offense - Lunch or After School Detention
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
All comments must be posted by Thursday, May 31st @ midnight.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Create an original description of our crazy weather using an example of figurative language and submit it to our blog. Your description could contain a simile, a metaphor, an example of personification, a hyperbole, or even an idiom. Be sure that your description is original!
Example - The weather has lost its mind!
(use of personification)
As a result of all the confusion, those test questions associated with the article were thrown out.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Tomorrow all eighth graders will be taking a trip to the State University of New York at Cortland. Students will have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus and sit in on a variety of workshops that will expose them to a number of possible career paths.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Period One - Kamara F.
Period Two - Amina B.
Period Three - Linda A.
Period Five - Muneerah S.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
- Students need to select two books with a related theme or some other element that ties them together (written by the same author, same topic, etc.).
- Students then need to complete a summary activity for each book.
- Finally, students need to complete a DETAILED Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two books.
- All projects are due by March 30th at 3 PM.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Students will have the opportunity to take their favorite song and through close analysis, prove it is poetry. Students will create a poster using the lyrics of the self-selected song and identify
- At least two of the three R’s of poetry
- Write examples of RHYME in green
- Write examples of REPETITION in blue
- Write examples of RHYTHM in red
- An example of ALLITERATION – underlined once
- At least three examples of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE (simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom) – circled and identified
- At least one example of IMAGERY or SYMBOLISM – underlined twice and explained in margin
Students will also write a paragraph on the back of their poster that clearly explains the theme or message of their song. The paragraph should be five to seven sentences and free of any grammatical errors.Students will also present his or her findings to the class in a two to three minute presentation. Students will explain the elements of poetry found in the song, its theme, and a final conclusion as to whether or not the song is actually poetry. Students can use music and/or video clips to enhance their presentation.
Monday, February 13th – Introduce Project
Tuesday, February 14th and Wednesday, February 15th – In-class Work Days
Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th – Presentation Days