Saturday, December 15, 2007
words and snow
Students have been writing essays - answering the essential question "how does one's actions affect others" and analyzing characterization using the novel Hoot. To teach the use of literary techniques (such as alliteration and figurative language) in writing prose (in addition to poetry), students paired up to create phrases and sentences using literary techniques and Hoot content, then posted these words on paper/wall. So when they write/revise essays and try to incorporate literary techniques, they read this wall (ok, closet doors) for inspiration.
The snow photo features my car when I left school on Thursday afternoon. Steady snow since 8am yielded about 6 inches... The forecast is 7 to 12 inches starting tonight and into Sunday!