Friday, April 26, 2013

Literature Circle Activity - due Wednesday, May 1st

1.  Mind Muser – Your task after reading the assigned section of your book is to imagine you have the ability to appear as a character in the text. For example, you might be Kino’s brother from The Pearl, charged with helping Kino make it to the city to sell his treasure. Or maybe you’re Juliet’s sister from Romeo & Juliet, providing her with advice and solace. The idea for this activity is to allow yourself to get lost and absorbed in the world of your story and interact with its characters. You will appear as yourself, yet will be linked to a character(s) in a manner in which you see fit. You may also acquire skills or abilities based on the events in the text.

Task: Write a creative vignette (a short, descriptive literary text) using present-action language, engaging description, and lively dialogue where you’re experiencing the events of the reading alongside a character or characters. Flex your creative muscle and have fun. Your literary sketch should be at least 150 words.
(Post your response on Writer's Forum and add a graphic.)

2.  When you are done the above activity....Using the IPad and IMovie, create a movie trailer for your book.  Work together with your Literature Circle group.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hoot - Earth Day

Compare Hoot to The Lorax.  What is the main idea in each movie/book?  How are they similar and how are they different?

Happy Earth Day

Don't forget it's yard clean-up day tomorrow (Monday).  Make sure you dress for the occasion and bring gloves if you have them.
What is the message about caring for our Earth in The Lorax movie trailer? Make sure you use examples from the video.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Water For Life

Gr. 5 - Superhero Profiles (for Mon. Apr. 22nd)

Click on the above link to discover facts about Superman.  Tell me 3 of the most interesting things you learned about him that you didn't know before. 

Click on the link above and read some free comics from DC.
Find the ‘free reads’ link and click on it.
Please read one comic, then create a post describing the lesson that you learned from it.

Click on the above link and read some free comics from Marvel
Note: For better viewing, click on the full screen button for easier reading.
After you’ve read your comic, please create a post that tells us something you’ve learned about that superhero! Feel free to read more than one!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Day at The Museum - Jackie Robinson

Watch the above video. Do you think Jackie Robinson would be an interesting person to portray for A Day at The Museum?  What did you learn about Jackie Robinson from this video?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Day at The Museum - due Tuesday, April 16th

Create a list of all the famous characters that come to life in the movie trailer.  Who have you decided to portray for A Day at The Museum activity?  Write a paragraph about why you chose this specific individual and the character traits they possess that you admire. Post your response.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Uncle Drew - "I get buckets."

Maybe you can learn a few tips from Uncle Drew.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mackenzie's Literature Circle Voki - Guess Who? (book, author, character)

Katherine's Voki Literature Circle - Guess Who? (book, author, & character)

Where in The World....due Fri., April 12th

What were the structural challenges the architects encountered (use examples from the video)? What award did this structure win? Have you seen this building and what were your impressions? Are any of you interested in being architects and if so why?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Inherit The Wind - Spencer Tracy Speech

What is the gist of the defense attorney's argument?  Post your answer.

Building Empathy

What is the Big Idea in this video clip?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Native Children Write Letters Asking For Equal Rights

What is the Big Idea in this article and video? Make sure to site examples from the text and video.  Make sure to include your personal opinion.

Literature Circle Activities

1.  Go to:  http://www.wordle.net/ and create a wordle about your book.

2.  Go to: Voki/use your login and complete the Lit. Circle assignment.