November 20

Symbols Assignment


Today we discussed symbols in literature. For an example we took the Grinch who stole Christmas movie because many of the students have seen it. The first picture shows five objects from the story. Then we recorded where and when in the story those objects came into play. we then underlined the actions in each of those sentences. Then we recorded the reactions of characters to those events in the story. Once we had all this done students made a statement for each object. The statement is based on the reactions of the characters in that object is used. For example, if you look at the Grinch Christmas tree in the picture below you may say that the Christmas tree maybe a symbol of love and togetherness in the story.

Students are assigned to take five objects from The Hobbit and to draw each of them in the different colour. Then they are too right where and when the objects are in the story, underline the actions, record the emotional reactions of the characters in the story. and finally, make a statement for each object saying what they may be a symbol of.

Here is a video of this type of lesson if you have any additional questions.

 

October 26

Connecting to Other Student Blogs Around the World

Today we are going out and visiting other Edublogger classrooms around the world.  Click on the link below to find new classrooms of students that have been online just like you.  Be sure to leave comments on blogs that you have read to let them know they have been read.

Be sure to also share a link from your blog and/or our class blog home page to invite them to come interact with our own blogs.

Image result for world connections

This is a grade 7 class on Vancouver Island in BC

http://huzzah.edublogs.org/

This is Mr. Hope’s Grade 7 class from Australia

http://chrishopesblog.edublogs.org/

This is a grade 8 class from New Zealand

http://rm5ois.edublogs.org/

This is a grade 7 class from Scotland

http://deanburnep.primaryblogger.co.uk/

This is in ELA class in the United States

http://edublogs.eanesisd.net/tkriese/

This is a mystery class blog (still researching where they are from)

http://blog.elanco.org/bcarl/

 

 

May 9

Ray Bradbury Theatre – A Sound of Thunder

Today students are studying a short story by Ray Bradbury called “A Sound of Thunder”.  We read the short story and observed some vocabulary and questions related to the story.  Then we watched the classic television production of this story as represented in “Ray Bradbury Theatre”.

Click the link below for a copy of the story:

15.03.12 A Sound of Thunder- Ray Bradbury

Click the link below for a copy of the assignment:

15.03.12 sound of thunder assignment

Watch the video below

March 22

How to Create Your Bibliography for you Plastic Research Project

Image result for bibliographyToday you will learn the online automatic way to generate a bibliography for your research paper.  Whenever submitting work of your own that uses the ideas of other people you MUST cite your sources to give credit to the original people who did the work first.  Also, by citing direct evidence and quotations of people in your research you are also borrowing from their credibility.  For example: if I said that there are estimated to be more than 200,000 galaxies, each with over 200,000 stars on average that sounds like a pretty big claim for a teacher from Arborg that doesn’t even own a telescope.  But if I quoted this fact from Dr. Stephen Hawking as stated in his book A Brief History of the Universe, then it would sound pretty believable.  I have borrowed his credibility to support my own research!

Here is a link to a great free bibliography website and a video on how to use it.

http://www.easybib.com/

here are some more cites that should work too.  Sometimes after the first bibliography the website asks you to turn off the ad blocker.  If this happens then just use another site for your next citation.

http://www.citationmachine.net/apa/cite-a-book

http://www.bibme.org/apa

http://www.citethisforme.com/citation-generator/mla

https://www.qub.ac.uk/cite2write/harvard3l.html

https://www.citefast.com/?s=MLA