April Homework

Wiltz: Due Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Loyola: Due Friday, May 18, 2012

Pretend you are a wall in the kitchen talking to another wall. First, you have to make a character description of both of your walls for brainstorming. What is one wall like? Does he have food allergies? Is she a food snob? Does she hate it when the kids throw things at her? Does he hate his paint color? Is he depressed because it's always dark in there without any windows? Is she upset that they are renovating?
You should have at least 6 adjectives for each character.
Then you may begin writing your paper.
You must have at LEAST 10 lines of dialogue for EACH wall.
Each dialogue must have at least 10 words per sentence.
You MUST have correct capitalization, punctuation and character tags ("he said," "she exclaimed," etc.).
You must have at least 150 words.

Wiltz: Due Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Loyola. Due Friday, May 4, 2012
Finish your picture prompt and you may be one of the lucky winners to be published online.
Also, you will receive extra credit if you take a picture that they end up posting online for the contest!!! (Read the document below for details.)
The 150 words of writing may take the form of a descriptive paragraph or a personal narrative. The poem MUST be unrhymed and about 15 lines of 8-10 words each.

At least one complication if it's narrative, not description (numbered on side of the page)
1 metaphor (underlined in black)
1 personification (underlined in red)
beginning, middle, and end
3 sensory details (yellow highlighter)
3 thoughts and feelings
3 examples of dialogue
tells a story that is related to the photo
2 metaphors or similes (underlined in black)
2 personifications (underline in red)
1 alliteration (underlined in pencil)
3 sensory details (highlighted in yellow)
8-15 words per line
total of AT LEAST 15 lines
Tells a story that is related to the photo


WIltz. Due Monday, April 9, 2012
Write a descriptive stoplight paragraph on one of these topics. Make sure each sentence has at least 10 words so that you have the required 150 words for your essay.
Use a metaphor
Use a personification
Use an alliteration
1.How does it feel to be a snowflake?
2.Imagine you are a mountain and you are sitting and watching the world. What have you seen in your lifetime?
Loyola: Due Monday, April 9, 2012
Do the exercise below, print it out, and have your parent sign it. If you don't have a printer, you may write the numbered answers on a sheet of loose-leaf paper and have your parent sign it.
P.S. Those of you who did not finish you homophone crossword puzzles, please do so for Monday.

Wiltz, Due Wednesday, April 4, 2012; Loyola, Due Friday, April 6, 2012
Finish your homophone crossword puzzle.

Review its and it's for a short quiz.__

Its is a possessive pronoun. Examples: Don't step on its toes. I like its color. I enjoy watching its movements.

It's is a contraction for "it is"; the apostrophe replaces the letter "i" in the second word, "is."
It's = it is.
Examples: It's complicated. It's not complete. It's a good question.

Wiltz and Loyola: Due Monday, April 2, 2012.
Write three examples of run-on sentences.
Write 3 examples of fragments.

Then, with a red pen, correct your run-on sentences and your fragments.