11/1 Sneeze – Continue the story from where this leaves off. Half page.
You look at Death, as Death stares blankly back at you.
“You’re early,” he finally says with a sigh.
We reviewed the material from earlier in the week regaurding summaries and “The Black Cat:”
Thesis sentence frame:
In ___(title)___ by ____(author)___, ___(main idea/message of story/text/what happened)__.
What is a thesis?
- It is a one-sentence summary of the entire text
- Illustrates the main point of what you are summarizing
- should not offer your own opinions or evaluation of the text you are summarizing
Today our goal was to finish the summary paragraph.
Today we jumped right in to finish “War of the Worlds”
After, we engaged in some videos and a PowerPoint to demonstrate how to write a monologue.
ingredients of effective monologue
Today we took a list of vocabulary words that we had collected over the last two weeks, and made sure we had definitions for them. After, we played vocabulary games in rotating stations.
Imagery and metaphor
Pause and silence
Changes of tone
ROCK AND ROLL VOCABULARY
You should choose a word from the cup and then roll the die. You must follow the directions for the number you rolled. Students keep rolling until they have rolled every number from one to six and followed the directions for those rolls.
- Write a definition of your word
- Use your word in a sentence
- Give a synonym for your word
- Give an antonym for your word
- Draw a picture of your word
- Write a word that rhymes with your word
Act out the vocabulary word you choose out of the cup, WITHOUT talking.
Draw the vocabulary word on the board without using words, verbal or written.
Quiz each other – what does this word mean?