Foundations 1-Literature Class
September 8, 2015-Class 3
Teaching The Classics Seminar!
After listening to a reading of Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", the kids practiced reading and annotating for STYLE (various literary devices that authors use to craft their work--just in case you haven't asked them to explain it to you yet!) We quickly reviewed many of these terms. These will still seem foreign to many of the kids now, but by the Christmas they will be old hat! Remind your children to always give it their best shot, but not to stress if they don't get something. (As an aside, you can also tell them that I said it is usually pretty evident who gave it their best shot, and who did their work at the 25th hour!)
When students annotate for style, it is perfectly fine to use short hand abbreviations. Below are some of the symbols I choose to use.
Jump In and Join Us in Reading "Ransom of Red Chief"
PS. There are two sets of Alliteration in the headline!
Great Class Day!
PS. Sorry no pix of the boys today. I was too busy recovering from all the "scares" from the students as well as Mr. Moss! AHHH!! Ask those boys of yours, or your husband- if his name is Mr. Moss!!
Notice Makenzie listening to Emmy while shoving a whole cookie in her mouth!
Pair and Share story boards!
Notice the cookie on the chevron plate...it wasn't there much longer.... I ate it!
If Your Child Needs Help Understanding Style Further Before Next Week.....
Foreshadowing- (Please note that speaker does use example from Twilight series)
The God Hunt!
Wonderful sharing in both classes today. Love hearing stories of healing, protections, and students acting as the hands and feet of Jesus.
*For Kristi Walston and Andrew to have a wonderful unexpected trip to WI to visit family.
*For Annie's leg to heal quickly
* Healing for Kristi Breedlove from her surgery
* Corinne is well and back with us this week