Archive | September, 2019

Fix Me Friday

27 Sep

Make sure you submit your Tone/Image Place Description on Google Classroom!

Fix Me Friday

Autumn, also know as fall in north American English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn is cooler than summer. In fall their’s the color change in leaves and the harvest. The date of the beggining of autumn varies according to climate, tradition, and culture. when its autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, it is Spring in the southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Independent Reading

Today during Independent Reading look for the use of imagery, descriptions using the five senses. Independent Reading Logs.

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Use Sensory Imagery in Your Tone Place Descriptions

26 Sep

Period 3 go to: A205
Period 4 go to: Library

Add Imagery to Your Tone Place Descriptions

Revise your Tone Place Description Assignment in Google Classroom. Add in some sensory imagery to make it more exciting. Use our Advanced Imagery techniques too! (check notes below).

Show Where You Used Imagery and Tone with Comments

Wherever you used Tone or Imagery, make a comment on your paper. Instructions on adding comments are below. Comments should follow this format:

“Imagery: (sense you are using)”

“Tone: (emotion you are using)”

“Weaving action w/ description”

How to Add Comments in Google Docs

In a document on which you have editing or commenting rights, highlight or place your cursor next to the text, image, cell, or slide to which you want to add a comment. Click either the comment icon in the toolbar or the one that appears on the righthand side of the document.

A comment box opens up. Type in your comment and then click “Comment” to submit your notes.

Imagery: Use the five senses to describe your place.

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Smell

Weave the action with the descriptions. 

  • Sentence Structure: As (noun) (verb), …
    Ex: As Mr. Funk read the example, Marvin was playing Cup Pong with four other students in the class.
    Ex: As the dog barked, the burglar tried to quiet him with a piece of hamburger.
  • Sentence Structure: Start sentence with words like “during,” “while,” “before,” “after.”
    Ex: After the lights went out, everyone in the elevator panicked.
    Ex: While the fire alarm rang through the building, the firefighter rushed in to save people.
  • Sentence Structure: Start sentences with “-ing” words.
    Ex: Running through the woods, Mr. Funk made his escape from the gang of angry students.
    Ex: Digging through her backpack, Janet pretended to search for the homework she knew she didn’t do.

(Here are the full imagery notes)

Advanced Imagery

25 Sep

Quick Write: You just earned $100! How will you use it and why?

Tomorrow: period 3 go to A205; period 4 go to library.

Advanced Imagery

We have learned about imagery, which is descriptive language that uses any of the five sense.  Today we will discuss some more advanced uses of the skill. Review this Writer’s Digest article.

Advanced Imagery Techniques

Don’t stop the story to give descriptions. Instead, weave your descriptions into the action.

Instead of: He shook Hulk Hogan’s hand.  Hogan’s hands were calloused and tough from the years of training , body slams and grappling.
Write: As he shook Hulk Hogan’s hand, he could feel the years of training, body slams and grappling in the callouses of Hogan’s palms.

In the first example, there is action then the description follows, slowing down the pace of the story. In the second, there is action and description at the same time, The second example is better because it weaves the action and description together, keeping the story moving.

How to Weave Descriptions and Actions together

Sentence Structure: As (noun) (verb), …

Ex: As Mr. Funk read the example, Marvin was playing Cup Pong with four other students in the class.

Ex: As the dog barked, the burglar tried to quiet him with a piece of hamburger.

Sentence Structure: Start sentence with words like “during,” “while,” “before,” “after.”

Ex: After the lights went out, everyone in the elevator panicked.

Ex: While the fire alarm rang through the building, the firefighter rushed in to save people.

Sentence Structure: Start sentences with “-ing” words.

Ex: Running through the woods, Mr. Funk made his escape from the gang of angry students.

Ex: Digging through her backpack, Janet pretended to search for the homework she knew she didn’t do.

Two Word Tuesday

24 Sep

Quick Write: Come up with as many explanations or meanings for this painting by Salvador Dali. The more the better!

Two Word Tuesday

Contentious, Solitude from our Vocabulary list. Complete a Connection Chart  for both words.

Period 4: We will go to the Little Theater for an assembly.

Set Up Calendar and Go Over Syllabus

23 Sep

Quick Write: Write about something you did this weekend, but without saying what it was.

Don’t say “I had a soccer game.”

Say, “I sat down to lace up my cleats.  The coach gave us an inspiration speech about not quitting. My teammates and I all wore our red and black uniforms as we climbed on the bus.”

Go Over Class Syllabus

We will spend a few minutes talking about the 1st Quarter Syllabus. Remember that you can and should check the eSchool Gradebook periodically (once a week is plenty) to make sure you are doing as well as you want to be doing.

Set Up Google Calendar

Log into your Google Calendar app and make sure you can join our English class. Go through your notes, schedule, agenda, or memory and add one event to your calendar. Set up an alert for two hours before the event.

Sensory Imagery

Sensory Imagery: descriptive language that uses any of the five sense (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch).

Our five senses are how we experience the world.  Without them, how would we know what is going on around us?  How would we even know anything is going on around us at all?

Describe the input your five senses are receiving to help your reader understand what it was like to experience what you are writing about.

Rewrite Your Quick Write

Using as much sensory imagery as possible, rewrite your quick write in your notebook.

Fix Me Friday; Indie Reading Tone Focus

20 Sep

Fix Me Friday

Edit the following paragraph to use as few words as possible without changing the meaning. Remove anything unnecessary.

Every person has something that is special to them. One thing that is special to me is family. My family is special to me because my family is always there for me when I need help. My family is always helping me and that helps me succeed. Another reason that my family is important to me is because I can talk to them. I can tell my family anything. My family is also important to me because we do lots of fun things together.

Independent Reading

Today we will be doing Independent Reading.

This week, I want you to focus on tone. What are the author’s emotions about the topic? What words does he/she use to convey those feelings? What words do characters use to show their feelings? What is the overall tone of the piece?

Complete this worksheet for credit.

Tone Place Description; Get Google on Your Phone

19 Sep

Go to: Period 3 A205; Period 4 A206

Log into the eSchool Gradebook

Here’s How to access the Student Portal. Stay on top of your grades so you can take action!

Get Google on Your Phone!

At some point before Monday, download the following apps to your phone:

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Google Calendar

Then log into these apps using your Sachem Google Account. How to log into your Sachem Google Account.

Tone Place Description Assignment

Tone JoeKara Room DescriptionIn Google Classroom, describe any place you want and create a feeling using tone. 150 words Max.

Use Similes and metaphors: use comparisons that create emotions. The writer above used similes to create an eerie, scary feeling about his bedroom: “like laying in an open coffin” “sitting in a pit of quicksand” “clothes laying like bodies around the room”

Pick words that help create your emotion: The writer above chose words that have a scary feeling to them: “disaster” “eerie” “coffin” “creep” “sinister”