Wednesday: We went over our class rules (attached below), and then we began class with a quickwrite activity on the following questions.
1. What is your name?
2. What was the highlight of your summer?
3. If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be? Why?
4. What is one thing that makes you unique?
5. What kind of stories do you enjoy the most?
Students shared their responses. Students then turned in the homework packet for the previous week (attached in previous class post).
Next, I introduced our unit on narrative writing. This will be our first writing unit for the year. I have attached the narrative writing Powerpoint below.
Lastly, we watched a short film titled, "The Black Hole." We viewed this film as a concise example of a narrative. Here is a link to the film:
The homework assignment (due Friday) consisted of questions about the film. They are attached below.
Friday: We began class with a descriptive writing activity based on an image. This was to be kept with your quickwrite activities in your notebook.
Next, I collected your homework on "The Black Hole."
I then went through a Powerpoint on figurative language. We looked at similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole. The Powerpoint is attached below.
We then played a figurative language game.
Lastly, I handed out your homework (due Wednesday) which consisted of a Figurative Language practice worksheet, a Grammar Practice worksheet, and a short story with attached questions They are all attached below.