We will read and discuss Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.

What are you grateful for today?

Ready, set...WRITE!

Since we did not review our vocabulary words yet this week, today we will complete our vocabulary review sheet and go over each word & root. When you finish, turn your paper into the basket and begin reading your memoir assignment.
Around the room you may (or may not have) noticed the quotes. For your bellwork, we will have a silent gallery walk. Take your writing utensils and travel around the room leaving comments or asking questions at each station. Make sure you sign your name!
Good morning!  Miss Lamb is going to pass out grade checks, and then we will be heading to Writer's Workbench (the computer lab in the cross hall of H and I) to hear a presentation about the Junior Class Fundraiser.
Commonyms:  As the name implies, in these riddles you must find the common thread or trait in the three listed items.

1.  A bride and groom, a boat and trailer, a horse and buggy
2.  A broadway musical, a motion picture, a sports page
3.  A bull, a car, a shoesalesman
4.  A butcher shop, a horse race, a horseshoe pit
5.  A cap, a bond, a bridge
6.  A car, a tree, an elephant
7.  A car, an aquarium, an army
8.  A cavity, a donut, a prescription
9.  A cell, a comet, an atom
10.  A checkbook, a tire, a scale
Copy the following quote, then write your response.  If you are unsure of how to respond, use the questions below the quote to guide you.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." -Voltaire

+What does this quote mean?
+Do you agree or disagree?  Why?
+How does this relate to what we have been studying about stereotypes, Native American literature, and the danger of a single story?
+Can you think of any instances in history to which this quote would apply?
Because it is a short week, we will be focusing on our vocabulary practice today.  Pick up one of the handouts either from Miss Lamb or at the front of the room.  Complete it and then turn it into the basket.  :-) 
Your creation myth compare/contrast essay is due today, so for our warm-up we will reflect on the writing process, however, instead of only writing about writing, we are going to draw about writing.

Take a moment and think:  if you had to illustrate your writing process, what would it look like?

Good, now illustrate your writing process.  You may choose to create step by step illustrations or only one symbol to reflect the entirety.  However you choose to pictorially represent this essay is up to you!

Finally, in a well-organized PARAGRAPH explain why you chose these images.  

Ready...Set...WRITE!  (and DRAW!)
The word little has two t's in a row.  The word balloon has two l's in a row and two o's in a row.  Brainstorm as many words as you can that contain two sets of two letters in a row.   Can you think of any words that contain three sets of two letters in a row?