If you’re an English teacher looking for free handouts(including my snowflake-shaped poem assignment, rhyme table, and other teacher tools, I recommend visiting EnglishEmporium, which offers free graphic organizers,lesson ideas, vocabulary lists and more, in weekly blog posts).
The definitions for this week’s vocabulary list are on the “Vocabulary” link in the top menu, here on Clipboards. Please note that next week is a super-short week, so our spelling/vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 30.
Today we were given time in class to write the first draft of our snowflake poems. If you’d like to see some examples of snowflake poems that were created in the past, just ask Mrs. Webmaster to show them to you. For this assignment, you need to follow the following requirements:
- Your poem should be on a winter theme.
- It should be broken into two stanzas.
- Each line should rhyme.
- At least one line should use alliteration.
- Follow the three basic rules of traditional poetry.
- Use at least one simile.
Some students may have finished the first draft of their snowflake poem. They were given time to edit and revise their poems. If the student was ready to revise, he/she was given a Snowflake Shape Page, which can be downloaded from the “Assignments” page right here on Clipboards.
It’s possible that Mrs. Webmaster took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to go to a box in the make-up work center that says “extra D.O.L.” and get a worksheet from this box. You can take this home and do it as homework, but don’t forget to turn it in when you return to school tomorrow. If you’re reading this at home, you can download and print a D.O.L. from the Assignments page, as long as you haven’t already done those D.O.L. sentences.