Wiltz: Due Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Loyola, Friday, March 30, 2012
Write a poem using your stoplight paragraphs. It must be at least 10 lines, have 3 metaphors and 3 personifications. Please don't rhyme!!!

Here is the beginning stages of my own example for "The World As I See It"
The World as I see It:
I think the world is a big round Ferris wheel that we have to ride on but we can’t get off.
When I see flowers in half-bloom, like my lemon tree and a bee sipping the nectar out to make honey for my tongue, it gives me hope that everything will remain the same.
Life will change, but like the honey, we have to hope that it will transform into something sweeter.
The world is full of highways, people screaming and beeping at each other to move out of the way.
But it is also filled with blood red poppy fields where cameleons stick on hot rocks boiled by the sun.
It can be still like a pond or a deep sleeping baby.
I can watch the wings of the swallow as it swoops to land on a telephone poll, its tallons grasping the thick brown wood.
Industry clasping nature.
My daughter smiles up at me with trusting hazel eyes as she turns to dash up the hill in her new baby blue and canary yellow sneakers.
My son, hands opening wide, walks down the street singing to himself and then he stops to see three black crows. They look from far away like they understand each other. To the crows he speaks their language.

We can’t get off the big, round Ferris wheel,
Like life we must hang on or fall off.
Flowers in half-bloom
Bees sipping on white lemon tree buds
Making honey for my tongue.
Highways like veins on old hands,
People exploding with anger
While swallows clasp dead
wooden telephone polls.
Blood-red poppy fields
hold rock-still iguanas..
Trusting hazel eyes dash up
The hill in swift sneakers..
SInging son speaks
The language of crows.
Loyola: Due Friday, March 23, 2012
Finish your stoplight paragraph about things that frighten you.
Then make it into a poem of at least 8 lines.
Remember to add one example of alliteration, personification and simile.

Here is Maya Angelou's example:
Her prose version of things that frighten her...

I am afraid of...
I'm not really afraid of much. But big dogs who bark a lot make me queasy. I want to get away from them so I can avoid seeing and hearing them. I do get a bit scared if it's dark and I'm alone, but only if no one is near. If I know that someone is down the hall, I'm okay. I'm afraid of saying something stupid in class and having people laugh at me. My sister says I should be afraid of spiders, but I'm not. I also am not afraid of snakes, but I know that I wouldn't want to meet one unexpetedly. I don't believe in ghosts but I still don't like to hear strange sounds.

Poem version:
"Life Doesn't Frighten Me"
by Maya Angelou

Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn't frighten me at all
Bad dogs barking loud
Big ghosts in a cloud
Life doesn't frighten me at all.


Due March 14, 2012
Brainstorm by writing 1 page (stoplight with 8, 15-word sentences) on one of the following topics:
then, write a poem of 10-15 lines about the topic.
"The world as I see it"
"What my family means to me"
"My wish for the world"
1. Include 3 metaphors and 3 personifications (for now)
2. Include an interesting title

Loyola, Due Friday, March 9, 2012, WIltz, Due Monday, March 12, 2012
Write a paragraph "how to" paper, describing the step-by-step process of one of the following:
1. How to brush your teeth.
2. Getting dressed for school.
3. Making scrambled eggs.
4. How to tie your shoe laces.

6 compound sentences (10-15 words per sentence), using the connecting words below.
5 transition words
5 conjunctions

Wiltz, Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Go to this website and play in the "writing" section:

Then, make 3 sentences like we did in class (WILTZ's CLASS DO SIX SENTENCES!!!), using the following words to create compound sentences:

Underline the words you used!!!

Loyola, Due Friday, March 2, 2012
Finish your story about "John, the boring boy without a life" and make it more interesting.

Wiltz, Due Monday, March 5, 2012.

Finish your stoplight paragraphs about your favorite weather.
My example below:
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Rubric below:

Circle 3 transition words in red.
12-15 words per sentence.
2 sensory details, underline in pencil.
Circle 2 vivid verbs in black.
2 thoughts and feelings, underline in red.
2 metaphors and/or similes, underline with a yellow highlighter.
Write a title.
Capitalize beginning of sentences. Put a period at end of sentences.

Parents: Please make sure your children are doing their writing homework! Out of the entire third grade, I only had about a dozen kids turn homework in last week and this week. It is ESSENTIAL that they do their work so that they learn how to write!!!

Landry due May 2, 2013
Poetry Reading Comprehension about Peanut Butter and Jam
Guillory due April 29, 2013
Poetry Reading Comprehension about Peanut Butter and Jam
Landry: Due April 24, 2013
Reading comprehension papers:
1. The time you got lost
2. The farmer and the fox.
Please fill out completely (in other words, all lines on the sheet) with SPECIFIC facts from the story!
Guillory: March 27, 2013
1. Study the letter format below for quiz.
2. Do a Louisiana Pass Reading Comprehension.
If you have completed all of the reading, move on to Information Resources.
Print out the sheet with a breakdown of your score. You must receive a 75% or above to get credit.

Murden: April 1, 2013
1. Do your Reading Comprehension on The White House and the one on the Louisiana Purchase.
PLEASE INCLUDE ALL THE FACTS (Yellow) and Examples/REASONS WHY (Red) to fill the entire sheet!
2. Do one Louisiana Pass Information Resources and ONE Proofreading.
If you have completed all of the reading, move on to Information Resources.
Print out the sheet with a breakdown of your score.You must receive a 75% or above to get credit.
3. If you have not finished "Toys" letter, please do so.