Monday, November 28, 2011
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Mrs. Knapp's Sack
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Friday, November 18, 2011
WritiNG A CINQUAIN
I like to use this strategy to help students synthesize what they’ve learned or read about a topic. This particular strategy can be used with a content topic (cells) a biographical character (Madame Curie) or a story character (Snow White).
A cinquain is a five-line poem describing a noun or subject. Line 1: Subject. Line 2: two adjectives that describe the subject. Line 3: Three –ing verbs (present progressive) that describe the subject. Line 4: One sentence that describes or tells about the subject. Line 5: Another word that describes the subject. Example:
Running, Hiding, Crying
Snow White is the fairest in the land.
Evaporating, Condensing, Precipitating
The cycle never ends.
Circle of Water
I have included a copy of a FREE cinquain organizer that you may give out to students to help them write. After having them use the organizer, I like to have them create a final draft on printer paper and decorate it.
I have used this strategy with students as young as grade 3 and with students as old as grade 8.
Switching gears for a moment, I'm happy to announce that I have finally finished compiling my novel study unit on Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and it is now available in my TpT store. Click the picture below to find out more or to purchase!
Friday, November 11, 2011
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