Due Friday, March 30, 2012, MOLINA
Due Monday, April 2, 2012 HAMPTON
Louisiana Pass Information Resources and Proofreading. If you have completed all of them from 5th and 6th grades, move on to take both the science and social studies tests.

ALSO, please go online and take the following test on run-ons and fragments, print it out and bring it to class. If you don't have a printer, just write out the answers and have your parents sign the paper.

Please also do the exercise below on run-ons and fragments and either print it out or write it out and have your parents sign it:


Due Friday, March 23, 2012: Molina

Revise your 30 LINES of poetry to include sensory details, specific examples in metaphor, simile or personification on most lines. MORE REDS (i.e., specific examples!!!)

Due Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Molina and Hampton

Louisiana Pass: Information Resources and Proofreading. If you have completed all of them from 5th and 6th grades, move on to Science and Social Studies tests.

Example below is for the POEM "The World As I See It" from prose writing.

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


Due Monday, March 19, 2012 Louisiana Pass: Information Resources and Proofreading tests. You must have at least an 85% or above to pass. If you have completed all 5th, 6th, and 7th grade tests in these areas, please begin Science and Social Studies, as these are also areas you need to practice before the iLeap!!!Also due: Please finish your narrative/poetry rough draft for Monday, March 19, 2012. Due Monday, March 13, 2012 for Molina and Hampton:MOLINA: Also due March 13, 2012. Hampton: Due March 13, 2012Brainstorm by writing 1 page on one of the following topics:"The world as I see it""What my family means to me""My wish for the world"ORYou can think of 30 nouns and verbs to make images or personifications for the "theme" of your poem. (like we did in class)Include 3 metaphors and 3 personifications (for now)Include an interesting title

We will be learning how to add meaningful adjectives to our nouns to make metaphoric descriptions. This will make your writing more interesting!If you want to practice before your assignment, here is a magnetic poetry site:http://kids.magpogames.com/poem/Here are some extra words you may use: magnetic poetry.doc

Due Monday, March 5, 2012 for Molina. Due Tuesday, March 6, 2012 for HamptonLouisiana Pass: Information Resources and Proofreading. You must have 85% or above to pass.Complete the following boring sentences that are only "telling" a story, not "showing" me what is happening.ALSO: Hampton: Due Tuesday, March 6, 2012Molina: Due Thursday, March 8, 2012SHOW, NOT TELLFINISH THE FOLLOWING STORY:I got in the car. I went to the supermarket. I bought groceries. I cooked when I got home. I went to sleep. Telling; I got in the car:Showing: I shuffled into the blue Hyundai Odyssey with my eyes bloodshot and full of yellow crust, hearing the loud roar of the engine as I pressed on the gas pedal. RUBRIC__
  1. Circle three examples of “SHOW NOT TELL”
  2. Include 2 metaphors and/or similes, underlined
  3. Highlight at least ONE COMPLICATION!!!!!
  4. Next to the circled examples of “show, not tell” write what you are “telling.”