|The Slice of Life Story Challenge, created and hosted by Two Writing Teachers, |
Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres, starts March 1st. Join us! Details here.
Last week my students and I dipped into slicers' writings and we used a poem from Jennifer Mitchell to connect to our current unit and preview the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Below is a lesson snapshot from our week for this week's slice.
- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Students will be able to identify figurative language and use it to make inferences in order to analyze figurative language's effect on tone.
4 class periods
Menu Mockery from Guy's American Kitchen & Bar
"As Not Seen in Classrooms" weekly Slice of Life from my blog
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury (here or here)
"Wild Weather" by Jennifer Mitchell
Ashfall by Mike McMullin
Life As We Knew It by Beth Pfieffer
First Light by Rebecca Stead
The Trap by John Smelcer
Poem text (1 per group)
Graphic organizer*: Lead/Description/Memorable Wording/Unique way of Crafting Writing/Ending
annotation charts (pictured)
* from Linda Rief printed on 11 x 17 paper