Wiltz Homework: Due October 29, 2012
Landry Homework: Due October 31, 2012

Please reread the passage below that we read in class. Underline four facts from the story. Then, fill out the stoplight form like we did in class.

Remember to include the FOUR FACTS that you have underlined in your story.

State Writing Prompt:
The State Fair.pdf
The State Fair.pdf
The State Fair.pdf


STOPLIGHT
stoplight template perforated 8sentence.pdf
stoplight template perforated 8sentence.pdf
stoplight template perforated 8sentence.pdf




You may use my FACTS from the story or underline your own, but you may not use my ideas to write the exact same story, please! Use your own great imaginations!



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Wiltz homework: Due October 16, 2012, Tuesday
Landry homework: Due October 18, 2012, Thursday

Finish your RAFT letters. Please make sure you have enough facts from the story.
Below is the outline for a letter. Please follow the outline to indent where you need to and skip spaces where I indicate it.
3rd letter writing outline.docx
3rd letter writing outline.docx
3rd letter writing outline.docx


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Wiltz and Landry: No homework. We will continue doing our letters in class.


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Wiltz: Due October 2, 2012
Landry: Due October 4, 2012

Do your stoplight paragraph about "The Raft."
Remember, this is the middle section of your letter, so just stick to the facts.

Sample:
Green: Topic sentence about how you enjoyed your summer or did not enjoy your summer.
Yellow: detail of what you liked about it.
Red: example of the yellow (specifically, what did you like about it? Use example from the book)
Red: another specific example from the story you read that SHOWS you liked it (use example from the book).
Yellow: another detail of what you liked about it.
Red: example of yellow #1 from the book.
Red: example of yellow #2 from the book.
Green: Rephrase the green topic sentence/hook.

Remember to add after you are done:
1. 3 sensory details (underline in red).
2. 2 metaphors or similes (underline in black).

Below is an example of what we did in class yesterday as well as a rubric for the letter.
sample letter writing and peer editing sheet.docx
sample letter writing and peer editing sheet.docx
sample letter writing and peer editing sheet.docx


Parents, please guide your children to make the right choices by ensuring that they do their homework daily.


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Landry: Due September 28, 2012

Finish the first side of the sheet "Be More Specific" and draw a picture of ONE of your best metaphors.
Include sensory details like:
What it looks like.
What it sounds like.
What it tastes like.
What it smells like.
What it feels like.
Comparing it to something else! (Remember our secret about metaphors!)

Use great verbs too.

Examples:
Toy; The black and white scooter flew by me like a plane going down the runway!
Boy: The blonde boy pitching the light-up yo-yo that looked like a tiny grey spaceship hurled** it into the lamp.
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WILTZ: Due October 1, 2012
Do the other side of the sensory detail sheet "I Am a..."
Example:
Compare yourself to the animals listed...
1. cat: I tread softly and slowly on my toes at night like a graceful kitten.
2. mouse: I nibble slowly on my chunk of cheddar like a furry brown mouse.

DO THE ENTIRE SHEET!!! Fill out ALL the lines in the paragr