Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday, October 2

Record! Record! Record!
Voice Thread comments due today!
Email your paragraphs to me now if you need me to print so you can color-code.

Through the month of October, we will Focus on Poe...the poet Edgar Allen Poe. Please go here and listen (yes, you need your earphones!) to the production of "The Raven." Please add the terms to your Reader's Notebook.

Read this post on my personal blog Treasure Chest of Thoughts.

  1. Please identify the anaphora used in the post...hint, may find the anaphora near the end of the passage. (Definition of anaphora: Figure of repetition that occurs when the first word or set of words in one sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of successive sentences, clauses, or phrases; repetition of the initial word(s) over successive phrases or clauses.:

  2. In your Writer's Notebook, "detail" this sentence: The house in "There Will Come Soft Rains" was doomed.
  3. In your writings, use details. When answering a quiz prompt, provide lots of juicy details!

Short Story Read...

  1. Learn more about Ray Bradbury Author Info.ppt. Be sure and read the notes inserted under the slides.


  1. Record your comments on the Duck Voice Thread.
  2. Lit Circle Time! During your Lit Circle, each group will choose a passage to read/perform that best illustrates tone. Take some time to reflect on a passage that best illustrates your character's tone.
  3. Complete vocabulary presentation!


Next week, each group will begin to creat a new sci-fi world based on a character you will create in Hero Machine.

  • May your duck characters be a part of your world? Yes! Absolutely!


Read these poems: Martian Sends a Postcard Home.doc , Sonnet to Science by Poe.doc, and Two poems by Robert Priest.doc.

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