See what I did there?! I wrote a 6-Word Memoir about Poetry! Go ahead say it..."Super Corny Mrs. McCrady!" : -P
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 8 years and every year I've had students published! Let's go for lucky number 9!!!!
Conferences are also upon us- I'm very excited to meet your families!
You are all doing a great job! We're off to a great start in walking through our 5 paragraph essay and our Jigsaw activity really set a foundation for your "Black Cat" paragraph. This week we're going to hammer out the rest of the body paragraphs as well as the intro and conclusion. Do not fear! I have tip and tricks sheets to help you along the way!
Here's some helpful info for you! If you would like to have me look over your essay before it is due, contact me by 5pm Saturday and I'll be happy to pop into it and give you some feedback. Please just note that I will be juggling this and working this weekend so I may not get back to you immediately. If there is something specific you want me to look at, include that in your email as well.
Best of Luck!
Hang on to your seats! We're moving on to learning how to write an effective, analytical five paragraph essay. This type of essay is crucial to know for the remainder of your educational career. I know it may seem overwhelming, but we will get through it together! Baby steps!
In the mean time, check out these two links: http://prezi.com/zxbzzpskm_c2/welcome-to-the-world-of-the-five-paragraph-essay/
Reminder! Your Poe Magazine Projects are due this week!!!
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