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