To practice your Figurative Language skills, you may play one of these games: Fling the Teacher Spellingcity Figurative Language Do You Know Your Metaphors? Figurative Language Baseball Simile and Metaphor Jeopardy Simile, Metaphor and Personification Jeopardy Idioms Game Paint by Idioms An A-Z Listing of Idioms! See how many YOU know! Idioms Game-Slang Figurative [...]
If you have visited the Alcoa Eagle cam recently, you will see that it is not operating. I guess the camera was hit by lightning and will not repaired until after this nesting season. Since I have become addicted to watching these birds nesting, I found another camera in Minnesota. There are two eaglets in [...]
Today we will be learning about analogies. We will learn a definition of analogy, discuss the different types of analogies, and see some examples of analogies. We will be using SpellingCity.com. You will need to go to this site to complete your class activity today. Image from: http://tx.english-ch.com/teacher/jocelyn/level-b/analogies-for-beginner/ You can check out this web [...]
Photo Credit: Zanthia via Compfight Ok, I just HAVE to spotlight Caleb’s post on the 1965 Mustang. I was surprised to read a post like this written by a 7th grader. Most young teenagers tend to like the more modern, sleek sports cars. Caleb, on the other hand, can appreciate a classic muscle car! :) [...]
Are you looking for a good book to read? If so, you should check out Kyra’s post on Matched. I have not read this book, but her post certainly has me interested in this book. Go to Kyra’s blog to check it out!
Although all of my students have their own blog, there are a few students who are up for the Student Blogging Challenge hosted by Edublogs. These students have shown a desire to improve their blogging skills and put in some extra effort on their blogs beyond what is required in my classroom. Their blogs are [...]
This Student Spotlight goes to Caleb who chose to write a post about a popular American tradition. Have a comment about the Super Bowl? Stop by Caleb’s blog and comment! The Super Bowl Posted by caleble6 in Uncategorized - Edit The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the NFL, the highest level of professional American Football in the United States. The [...]
I am going to start a “Student Spotlight Post” where I will be sharing a post written by one of my students on their blog. The first Student Spotlight Post goes to Josie…. Manatees from Josie’s Journal by josiele4 Today I am going to talk about Manatees. These are large,adorable creatures that are endangered that [...]
Photos of my students creating paper snowflakes to decorate the halls of the new building for Sandy Hook Elementary.
Let’s do this to show our support for the victims of this terrible tragedy. To read more about this project, visit this website: Snowflakes for Sandy Hook « KFWB NEWS TALK 980. For instructions on how to make a 6-pointed snowflake, visit this web site: Instructables.com.
Welcome to my blog! I teach 7th grade Language Arts at McDowell Exchange School in the Logan Elm School district. I previously taught 5th grade at Laurelville Elementary (in the same district)-math for the last three years and language arts prior to that.
My hope is that this blog serves as a sort of newsletter for our class, keeping parents and students informed of class news and assignments for our Language Arts Class. I also intend for it to be a place where students can share their writing and their thoughts on books that they are reading.
In March 2009, my blog was showcased by Sue Walters on The Edublogger site. As a result, this blog has had visitors from all around the world. It has been so exciting to see new dots appear on my clustr map! (see the clustr map below as of 9/24/09) Thanks again, Sue!
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