Loyola: Due Monday, February 13, 2012
1. Finish your charts for your "character trading cards." You have a 15-word limit per question, otherwise the text won't fit in the spaces on the program we are going to use.

2. A lot of you did not do this on Friday. PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!
Go to homeworkla.org. Then click on "Live Homework Help" box. Then click on "Student Center" and the "English" box. Click on "Writing Center." Fill out all the boxes with information: 3rd grade, help in writing your rough draft. In the box where it asks for more information, write "My Happiest Day." Find a tutor online to help you brainstorm about the topic "My Happiest Day." Save the information you have on a flashdrive or print it out and bring it to class.
The website is:
http://lhh.tutor.com/presession.aspx?ProgramGUID=6b1af193-63d0-4a73-bb7c-b7e9e93cfec0&TopicId=3&InterfaceId=k12&InterfaceType=k12

Wiltz: Due, Monday, February 10, 2012
Go to homeworkla.org. Then click on "Live Homework Help" box. Then click on "Student Center" and the "English" box. Click on "Writing Center." Fill out all the boxes with information: 3rd grade, help in writing your rough draft. In the box where it asks for more information, write "My Happiest Day." Find a tutor online to help you brainstorm about the topic "My Happiest Day." Save the information you have on a flashdrive or print it out and bring it to class.
The website is:
http://lhh.tutor.com/presession.aspx?ProgramGUID=6b1af193-63d0-4a73-bb7c-b7e9e93cfec0&TopicId=3&InterfaceId=k12&InterfaceType=k12


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Wiltz and Loyola: Due Monday, February 6, 2012.
Write about a character in an original story selected in class. Fill out your worksheets. Write a paper of AT LEAST 120 words and include:
2 sensory details underlined in black.
2 thoughts or feelings underlined in red.
2 vivid verbs circled.
Also include and highlight in YELLOW one example of what a character: 1. says, 2. does, 3. thinks, 4. looks like.

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Wiltz and Loyola: Due Monday, January 16, 2012
Complete "The Cave" story. Make sure there is a beginning, a middle and an end. Make sure you have 2 examples of sensory detail and two vivid verbs.

Wiltz: DUE Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
Loyola: DUE Friday, January 13, 2012.
Finish your picture prompt. Remember to underline the sensory details and circle the vivid verbs!
Below is my example.

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The dancer�s name is Sophie and she is very nervous. She is wearing a white tutu with a red and orange top that matches her tightly wound, firey hair. Her arms are on her waist as she stretches her calf muscle while she rocks her foot back and forth in her white ballet shoes. This will be her first public performance. All her family and friends are in the audience. Her mom is tapping her foot on the concrete floor because she, too, is nervous. Nonetheless, she came with roses to present to her after the performance. She doesn�t care if Sophie messes up; she is just proud that she is brave enough to dance on stage, something she could never do.
�Will I be okay? Will I do every step right?� Sophie wonders as she goes on stage. She begins with a broad leap into the air and lands on both feet. Then, she balances on her tip-toes for two twirls. Panting, she dashes off stage after she takes a small bow. As she peeks at her parents from behind the curtain, she smiles to herself. �I did it!� she exclaims to herself. �This is what I want to do for the rest of my life!�

RUBRIC:
  1. UNDERLINE in black 2 SENSORY DETAIL
  2. CIRCLE 2 VIVID VERBS (or underline in red)
  3. Write 100 words
  4. Beginning, middle and end of story.
  5. Written neatly with your name on the paper.

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HOMEWORK:

Due Wednesday, December 14, 2011 (Wiltz), or
Friday, December 16, 2011 (Loyola).



Write a rough draft of your �Wanted� Poster (from handout given to you).

‍Pretend that your subject is either a criminal that you are trying to catch, or that you have lost something and are offering a reward for the person who finds it. Your paper should have a colored drawing that shows you tried hard, and it should be written creatively.


Name:­­­­­­­­­­­
�Wanted/Lost� Poster Rubric
Underlined two vivid verbs in red
/8
Underlined two prepositional phrases at beginning of two sentences in black
/8
Underlined two metaphors or similes in yellow
/8
Made non-living object seem like a human
/8
Wrote at least 7 sentences (at least 10 words each sentence)
/10
Drew and colored a picture to represent object
/8
No mechanical/ spelling/ grammatical errors
/9
Writing showed creativity and imagination
/8
Typed; name included; rubric stapled to back
/9
TOTAL: /100
MY EXAMPLE BELOW:
LOST:
Rainbow
He goes by the name of Roy G. Biv and wears many colors. In the sky, he is usually found dressed in primary colors, like an enormous bent pack of Freezie Pops. He is likely to hang out in the sky, but also has been seen in puddles and prisms. In the clouds, this colorful freak of nature especially adores moist weather. He loves to dress up. In fact, his favorite costume is a huge arc, reaching like a bending bridge from horizon to horizon. Sadly, he vanished suddenly, fading like a shirt in bleach. If someone finds him, please notify any local artist or crayon manufacturer. They miss him! The reward for finding their multicolored pal will be a pot of gold given to you by a strange looking midget dressed in green with two gold, front teeth.



NOTE: You may use regular typing paper for your rough draft and we will use large construction paper in class to do our final drafts in class. You may cut out and glue the artwork that you have already done at home, so make sure there is no writing on the back of the artwork.


We will go over metaphors and similes again next class, but here is a powerpoint to look at to refresh your memory!
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Next Monday, March 25, 2013 (Murden) and Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (Guillory)

QUIZ on Letter Writing.

Memorize either outline below for a grade (they are both letters with 10 sentences):

Date (goes on right side of the page)

Dear _,
INDENT Paragraph 1: Why you are writing.
INDENT Paragraph 2: Yellow, Fact #1
Red
Red ALL description/thoughts/feelings of fact #1.
Red
Yellow: Fact #2
Red
Red ALL specific details/thoughts and feelings of fact #2.
Red
GREEN: Conclusion: what you want them to do about it.

Sincerely, (goes on the right side of the page)

Name


OR YOU CAN DO THIS:

Date (goes on right side of the page)

Dear _,
INDENT Paragraph 1: Why you are writing.


INDENT Paragraph 2: Yellow, Fact #1
Red
Red specific details, thoughts, and feelings of fact #1.
Yellow: Fact #2
Red
Red specific details, thoughts, feelings of fact #2.
Yellow: Fact #3
Red
Red specific details, thoughts, feelings of fact #3

GREEN: Conclusion: what you want them to do about it.

Sincerely, (goes on the right side of the page)


Name


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MURDEN: Due March 5, 2013
Bring in a toy to write about. NO ELECTRONICS!
Finish your "Show, Not Tell" sheets (only do the side with several boxes). Please fill out the ENTIRE box and use lots of description.


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Mire: Due March 4, 2013
1. Do one of the reading comprehension on Louisiana Pass. Make sure you print it out, save it on a flash drive, or cut and paste the results on an email to me.
2. Finish writing your "Tim's Choice" paper.
Make sure you have:
3 sensory details underlined in red
3 thoughts and feelings underlined in pencil
5 examples of dialogue
A conclusion where you show what you learned.

Landry: Due March 6, 2013
1. Do one of the reading comprehensions on LA Pass. Make sure you print it out, save it on a flashdrive, or cut and paste the results on an email to me. You must receive a 75% or above to pass. You may retake it as many times as you would like for a better score.
2. Finish writing your 10 facts for "the time you didn't tell the truth" story.
Make sure you include a problem at the beginning and a solution at the end (lesson learned).

++++++We will write the story out in class, adding dialogue, sensory details, and thoughts/feelings.

BELOW IS WHAT THE HOMEWORK SHOULD LOOK LIKE:
Problem: I hid the cookies under my bed because I don't want to share them with my sister. The dog got to them, but my sister thought the powdered sugar on his nose was rat poisoning.

MY STORY FACTS
1. The dog walks into the living room and my sister sees powder on his nose.
2. She thinks it's rat poisoning.
Beginning: "Hook the reader" (setting description, character description or dialogue)
DIALOGUE example__
“Oh, my God! I think Spunky has rat poisoning!” screamed Julie as she went to pick the black and white beagle up. “Look at his nose! It’s covered in white powder.”
“What are you talking about?” I exclaimed, pretending I didn’t know where Spunky had gotten that stuff on his nose. "It's from the flour I used to cook just now. He must have tried to eat some from the ground."

3. My sister gets my dad and tells him she wants to take spunky to the vet.
Julie stomped out of the room by pulling the sliding door open. "Oh, no!" I thought. "She's going to get Dad." He was in the garden planting some mint leaves for our hamburgers.
I heard her in the distance screaming for him to come in. She sounded panicked.
"But you HAVE to come see. Spunky could be dead soon if you don't," she was saying.
Soon, I saw him out of the corner of my eye, taking off his boots and gloves and walking through the door.
"Okay. So, what the problem?" he asked. "Where the dog he be?" said my dad in his heavy Greek accent, plopping himself on the couch.

4. I try to convince my dad that it’s really nothing. I take out some flour and pretend I was cooking and say it was the flour.
5. My sister doesn’t believe me because there is nothing in the oven.
6. My dad is tired of our conversation and arguing. My dad responds in his usualy way by telling us to “get some forks and poke your eyes out.” That's when we calm down, strangely enough.
7. My sister let the dog loose and said she would follow him to find out if it really was poisoning.
8. She followed him down the hall
9. I was still trying to convince her to get out of my room and that it was nothing.
10. Spunky went under my bed and found the plate of cookies again. They had been licked clean of all the white powder, which was now on Spunky’s entire face.
11. My sister called me a pig.
12. I said she was a hog, which is a bigger pig.
13. And I told her that the only reason I hid it is because she had eaten most of the other cookies by herself and did not share.
14. My dad heard us and came in the room. He started laughing and gave me some more cookies.
SOLUTION/CONCLUSION: The lesson I learned is to use a gallon Ziploc bag next time so the dog won’t smell the cookies.

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Homework:
Mire: Due Feb. 25, 2013
Do one Reading Louisiana Pass. I realize that the written portion of the test will have a "grade pending" tag on it, so I want you to print the page that has a breakdown of the grade after you have taken the test.

Landry: Due Feb. 28, 2013
Do the writing prompt on Louisiana Pass on Class Pet. Please do two stoplights and include specific facts and sensory details. Once you submit it, please print out the page that says "score pending" or cut and paste the page and email it to me at connie.kringas@jppss,k12.la.us.


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Mire: Due Feb. 18, 2013
Landry: Due Feb. 20, 2013

Do the 3rd grade writing on Louisiana Pass ("Class Pet" prompt which we have already done in class)
and submit online for a grade. I want to see what your score would be if you were to take the iLeap. Teachers from Baton Rouge will be scoring it and sending the score back to you in a couple of weeks, so it is important that you NOT LOSE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD, PLEASE.

See instructions below on how to register if you have not already done so:

HOW TO GET A PASSWORD ON LOUISIANA PASS:
1. Go to Louisiana Pass
2. Click "Sign me up"
3. Write the password "tiger"
4. Make up your own username and password.
5. Email it to yourself and write it in your agenda too.
6. Type the writing prompt answer in the box provided.
7. Print the screen before you click the submit button.
8. Submit.
9. Wait for the score (it takes about a week to score).

HINT:
Make sure you have the following added:
2 metaphors or personification examples
3 sensory details
2 thoughts and feelings
6 examples from the articles (3 from one and 3 from the other)
3 vivid verbs

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Mire: Due 1/28/13
If you did not to it today, you have an opportunity to complete it for tomorrow. Please take advantage of the extra day!

Finish your pet story. Below is an outline to help you.
Green: Introduction: which pet you prefer.
Yellow: Exercise
Red: What fish does.
Red: What guinea pig does.
Yellow: Cleaning
Red: How to clean the fish tank.
Red: How to clean the guinea pig's cage.
Yellow: Feeding
Red: How fish is fed.
Red: How guinea pig is fed.
Green: Rephrase your introduction and explain why you want it.

NOTICE: There are three yellows and 6 reds this time, so you have to write three more sentences!



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Mire: Due January 15, 2013


Article #1Beach in FloridaPlay in the sand.
Swim with dolphins.
Ride paddle boats. Pick 2 facts (yellows) from this
Volleyball.
Swim in pools at hotel.
Tan in the sun.
Water park.
Collect seashells.
Jet ski.
Article #2Mountains in ColoradoHiking.
Bird Watching.
Skiing. Pick 2 facts (yellows) from this
Camping.
Play in the snow.
Pictures of nature.
DIRECTIONS: Pick one of these places to go to and explain why one would be better to go to than the other. Use examples from BOTH passages to explain why you would want to go to one place over the other.
OUTLINE FOR STOPLIGHTS:
GREEN: I would much prefer to go to the beach instead of the mountains because I can find many more interesting things to do there.
Yellow #1: water park
Example #1: First reason I like the water park
Example #2: Second reason I like the water park
Yellow #2: collecting seashells
Example #1: First reason I like collecting
Example #2: Second reason I like collecting
Green: Restate your hook and explain why you have that opinion.

Green: I would hate to go to the cold, windy mountains of Colorado because that would not be my idea of a fun vacation.
Yellow#1: snow
Example #1: First reason I don’t like the snow
Example #2: Second reason I don’t like the snow
Yellow #2: camping
Example #1: First reason I don’t like camping
Example #2: Second reason I don’t like camping
Green:

HOMEWORK: Do the first stoplight in complete sentences. Each sentence has to be more than 10 words. Which vacation you would prefer and why?
We will complete the second stoplight in class.




HOMEWORK:
Wiltz: January 8, 2013
Landry: January 11, 2013

Complete your stoplights on Saving Turtles.

Outline for stoplight is below:

Title: Shrimpers Need to Save Their Jobs
Green: Rephrase your thought question.
I think that shrimpers are right in not wanting to use TEDs.
Yellow: How turtles are dying (make into a longer sentence).
Red: Example of how #1
Red: Example of how #2
Yellow: Although the government thinks shrimpers are to blame, they don't agree (make into a sentence).
Red: Example of why #1
Red: Example of why #2
Conclusion: What they need to do (or rewrite your introduction using other words.)

1. REMEMBER TO UNDERLINE YOUR EXAMPLES BEFORE YOU COPY THEM.
2. USE COMPLETE SENTENCES, at least 10 words each sentence.
3. ADD AT LEAST 4 TRANSITION WORDS.



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Open the attachment below for a explanation of how to do a stoplight for an expository essay question.



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