1. Open the PDF
2. Use the information on pages labelled TEACHER BACKGROUNDER to fill in answers on your chart.
3. Ignore the pages labelled Lesson Plan.
4. Use point form to enter in the answers to the questions on your worksheet.
Petroglyphs and Pictographs
The Road Not Taken - extension assignment
Create a picture to show the divergence of two roads or two paths for a situation where you have to make a moral choice or where you are faced with a moral dilemma.
Make sure your situation is specific and is an actual moral dilemma, not just choosing what to eat.
(Make sure you check with Mrs. Darling or Mrs. Scrimgeour, to get the OK on your situation/moral choice)
Write your moral dilemma on your picture where the paths diverge.
Make sure your pictures uses perspective.
Use pencil, crayons or coloured pencils to complete your picture.
Consider the two sides of your moral dilemma. Think about the consequences (good or bad) of choosing either options. At the end of each path, write at least two specific ramifications or consequences of your choice.
You should have your title at the top, centred. Your name at the bottom right.
Our next writing adventure will be a poem about a pet peeve.
Possible ideas to write about:
- a bad habit
- chores at home
- an aspect of your day that irritates you
- a personal habit of someone you know
- a certain food
- a noise that you hear at home or school
THE FOCUS OF YOUR POEM WILL BE SIMILES.
A simile is a comparison between two things (i.e your pet peeve) and something else. Similes use LIKE or AS to compare.
In the poem we read, the poet compared someone's voice to a scorpion being pushed through a glass tube. "Your voice sounds like a scorpion being pushed through a glass tube...." M. Ondaatje.
- write a poem about a personal pet peeve
- your poem should have a creative and original title
- your poem should have 8 to 10 similes (comparisons using like or as)
- be focused on one pet peeve rather than a list of all the things that annoy you
- demonstrate creative and unique descriptions/comparisons that help your reader imagine how annoying the pet peeve is to you.
- you need to make sure that whatever pet peeve you choose that you can come up with 8 - 10 similes for it
Don't worry - Class 9 (the afternoon class) will get the opportunity to complete their own cumulative activities based on a novel - but we will get started in April - after Class 5 is done.
Students in Class 5 (the morning class) are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in support of reading it in French Class. Students will be completing some cumulative activities after we finish reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in English Class. Copies of the activities are posted in the classroom; students will be given a copy of their chosen activity as well as the activity rubric and copies of the activities will be shared here.
Students will be choosing their activity this week.
They will be given time during class to work on their activity but there will need to be homework time spent as well.
Charlie activities are due Tuesday April 10, 2018
Poems about Canada - inspired by "We are more" by Shane Koyczan
- after listening to Shane's poem, listing ideas from his poem, brainstorming, and collect ideas about Canada, students will:
Goal - Write a poem about what Canada means to you
1) a list poem - using bullet points write a list of items connected under a central idea (food, sports, places to visit, characteristics of Canadians, things we are famous for) - should have at least 2 dozen items in your list
2) Alphabet Poem - choose a topic related to Canada and create words for each letter of the alphabet
3) Q and A Poem - write a question and then answer the question in at least 10 different ways
4) Sentence Acrostic Poem - write a sentence about Canada vertically on your sheet of paper - then for each letter of each word in the sentence, write a word that relates to Canada AND your sentence
5) another option discussed with me