Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!



Mrs. Earl wishes all of her students and their families a wonderful 2015!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reviewing the Freedoms Guaranteed in the Bill of Rights






Exploring the Bill of Rights


Review the text of each amendment at the following link:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html



Review the history of the creation of the Bill of Rights in the video below:

A Brief Introduction to the United States Constitution

Take a look at why we needed our independence from Great Britain and a document that protected our freedoms. Crash Course on the US Constitution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Some Fun Idiom Practice

Idioms are expressions that are known for their figurative rather than literal meanings.  Play some of the games that are linked below in order to practice your skills at uncovering the meanings of common idioms.

Idioms Game

Paint by Idioms

Idiom Battleship

Slang Game

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hyperbole in Popular Movies

Can you spot the examples of hyperbole in each of the video clips?


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Transferring Similes to Metaphors

Similes are comparisons of two unlike things that use like or as.  Metaphors are also comparisons of two unlike things, but do not use like or as.  Creating metaphors is simple if you first create a simile.  Follow the steps below:

1.  First create the comparison.
     EXAMPLE - eyes, the sun

2.  Write a simile.
     EXAMPLE - Her eyes are bright like the sun.

3.  Take out the like or as.
     EXAMPLE - Her eyes are bright the sun.

4,  Read and adjust the sentence as needed.
     EXAMPLE - Her eyes are the bright sun.

Reviewing Similes and Metaphors