Today I read the book, Encounter, by Jane Yolen. Please watch this book trailer and then respond thoughtfully to my question below.
This encounter with Columbus is told from a young boy’s point of view. How do you think this story might be different from a story told from Columbus’ point of view?
Do you think William is a thoughtful person? Support your answer with evidence from the text. Your response should be at least one complete paragraph.
In class today we watched the video, “In the Time of the Knights”, and read the play The Sword in the Stone. Use the information from both sources to complete your homework.
You will need our class code for Storyworks (bluecat549)
Enjoy reading these examples of funny couplet poems. I hope they inspire you to create your own!
Today you are going to write a poem filled with humor. For inspiration, please read several of Kenn’s poems.
Which one did you enjoy most? Why?
Today we read a multi-genre book titled Snowflake Bentley. What did you think was most interesting?
After you respond to the question, please click on the link to create your own snowflake!
After you read the story, please watch this version of “The Stranger” and then answer the questions below.
What does Chris Van Allsburg do to make this story mysterious and amazing? Who do you think the stranger is? Why?
Reread the last chapter, “A New Beginning”. How does Avi create a satisfying ending for the story? How does the ending make you feel? Why?
Use information that you learned in writing workshop in your response. Your thoughtful response should be at least 5 sentences in length.