Yes that's right! We will be attacking the 1st Marking Period Quarterly Assessment this week! Don't panic! We will be playing a review game- complete with study guide. Then, we will work on the Essay portion of the exam. Lastly, you will conquer the Multiple Choice/Short Answer section. See...it's not as bad as it seems!
But before all of that, we will be discussing self acceptance. : -) And who better to learn from but the Queen of Self Love- Gaga, and The Phenomenal Woman herself- Maya Angelou.
Once that is all said and done, we will head back into our Poetry Unit.
Remember to study!!!!!
P.S. Marking Period Extra Credit is given out this week! Do it!!!
See what I did there?! I wrote a 6-Word Memoir about Poetry! Go ahead say it..."Super Corny Mrs. McCrady!" : -P
Conferences week! I am so absolutely stoked to meet your folks! Unfortunately all of my time slots are filled. Anyone who didn't get a chance to sign up, please message me and we can arrange a phone conference! If not, I'll see you in the Spring!
This week we're embracing Figurative Language through the study of two famous poems. In case you are a little rusty, we'll have a review session of what exactly Figurative Language is.
Keep in mind that Quarterly Assessments are happening next week- Friday October 26th. We will have ample time for review and to clarify any questions you may have. Don't fret- your assessment will be on things we've covered in class!
Also, I've joined the wonderful world of Twitter!
Enjoy the half days!
Great job on last week's 6-Word Memoir Project! I am so very excited to see what each of you have come up with!
Here's mine- yes totally corny!!
We're now onto our Poetry Unit! Now while I enjoy all genres of writing, poetry seems to come the most natural to me. My mom says I must have written greeting cards in a past life!
To kick off the week, I have a PowerPoint Presentation on the different elements that make up poetry. Then we will be focusing on some well known poems and writing some of our own!
This unit specifically gives us an awesome opportunity- I enter our best poems into the Creative Communications National Poetry Contest where you can win the opportunity to get published and/or a scholarship! I've had my students enter this contest for the last 6 years and every year I've had students published! Let's go for lucky number 7!!!!
Conferences are also upon us- make sure you see me to sign up for a time slot!
I'm very excited to meet your families!
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