My students each have a composition book: if they want to write something and not share it, they fold the page and staple it shut. Many students wrote to this prompt, and chose not to share. Those dragons are dangerous, indeed. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.A Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view […]
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3.d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events. Here is a series of images I collected that may help with ‘creating sensory images.’ Getting your audience in the physical space of a situation is challenging, and universal.
I saw this article the other day about a house that is “zombie proof.” It is a magnificent architectural design, but made me consider – what if zombies aren’t really such an issue? What house would you design to solve a current or potential problem? http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/4956385434/the-first-zombie-proof-house
This post is for me–selfishly and purely. It is so when I am digging and combining, synthesizing and churning creative meanderings with standards and structure, I have something to hang my thoughts on. The objective is to marry language and art. http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8/ Full writing standards: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/