April 2-3, 2013: More author’s purpose

1) Lets take part in a multi-media lesson teaching us about author’s purpose. View and participate in the following presentation: http://edujourney.net/Powerpoint%20Templates/Author’s%20Purpose/Authors%20Purpose.ppt#256,4,Slide 4 3) Practice author’s purspose with these activities: http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/authorpur.cfm Answer the following questions: 1) Decribe each of the three purposes. 2) Give two examples of each purpose.

April 2, 2013: Author’s Purpose and why you should care…

Objectives: Students will u nd erstand what author’s purpose is and how it affects their reading. Students will be able to determine an author’s purpose by reading a passage.   1) Watch the following videos about author’s purpose to help you understand: –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ0SRoJfjcQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skX6RnnIkuM&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq5g3X6b38s   2) Lets take part in a multi-media lesson teaching … Continue reading

April 1st, 2013: Words that try to fool you: Homophones & Homographs

Lets watch some videos about Homophones and Homographs –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUC_9QYu5sohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o9gDpId-DEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKNz-PNbAHchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0VpP7VxtYghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNNEVDe98oI After watching the videos: 1) What is a homophone? Give me two examples. 2) What is a homograph?  Give me two examples. Play some Homophone/Homograph games: G o to the following links: http://homonymgame.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/homophones/games.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/homophones/quizs.html http://www.funbrain.com/whichword/index.html http://www.all-about-homophones.com/homophone-machine.php http://alexandriaes10.lausd.k12.ca.us/Staff_Pages/Henry_Anker/Mr_Anker_Tests_New/Language/Homophones/Homophones_Set_01a.swf http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/ww.cgi?A1=s&A2=2&A3=0

March 21st, 2013: New Vocabulary for the week

Objectives: Students will learn new words that they will enter into their register. Students will connect with the words in order to understand them. Students will use non-verbal representations to better understand the words.   Assignment: 1) Find a picture that best represents each word. 2) Post a link on the blog 3) Explain why … Continue reading

March 19th: Option 2: What is Molly?

Objectives: Students will learn about a new form of ecstacy that is especially dangerous. Students will understand what they read. Studetns will think critically and connect about what they have read. Before you Read: 1) What is Molly? 2) Why is Molly becoming popular? 3) What do you think could happen to you if you … Continue reading

March 19th: More Vocab Games

Objectives: Students will participate in online vocabulary games in order to improve their vocabulary. Students will take note of new words. 1) Visit at least one of the following websites. http://sat.tyrannosaurusprep.com/Vocabulary/Quiz-Games http://www.vocabking.com/ http://www.softschools.com/tests/sat/vocabulary/ http://www.quia.com/mc/1527.html http://www.vocabulary.com/ http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?grade=9&unit=1 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_vocab.htm http://quizhub.com/quiz/free/f-vocabulary.cfm http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/homophones-games/homophones.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games/suffixes-and-prefixes.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games/compound-words.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games/context-and-definitions.html 2) The goal is to learn new vocabulary 3) As you play, note … Continue reading