Friday, May 1, 2015

"It's May! It's May! The lusty month of May..."

The title of the post is a line from a song written for Queen Guinevere from the musical "Camelot," which is alluded to in A Wrinkle in Time.

We will continue our unit on pronouns and begin our study of figurative language and creative writing. You will be turning in two copies of your Biome Project. One of the copies will be a written expression grade in language arts. I will be grading ONLY on grammar, usage, mechanics, and spelling. PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD! Use the link Mrs. Healan gave you for assistance with dialogue.

TUTORIAL for symbolism/allusion/foreshadowing will be on Monday morning before school (7:25). Edits to your WYRM/AWIT test will be due NO LATER THAN Friday, May 8.

Day 1: types of figurative language, receive study guide for finals
Day 2: pronouns pp. 232-234, 236, Visual Poetry
Day 3: pronouns pp. 237-240, qualities of myths/legends
Day 4: we will read aloud a short story and identify the figurative language used

Homework: Continue reading the myths. Complete four by May 6.
                    Edmodo Journal #13 due May 6
                    Begin reviewing units 10 -12, (including Peak) words and roots for final

NOTE: I will return tests and essays as I complete them. This will take some time. Please be patient.