November 18

the Seahawks win

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on Sunday the Seattle Seahawks beat the new England patriots thirty one to twenty four and it came down to the final minutes with new England only needing one touch down to tie it up but number eighty seven Gronkwski on new England pushed back one of the Seahawks players instead of picking up the pass from Tom Brady because Tom Brady has flat balls and the Seahawks are the best team in the NFL.

November 18

Quickwrite – Eye of the Storm

Today we watched a rock video with a cinematic story called “Eye of the Storm”.  Students are asked to reflect on the storyline of the video.  Students may either choose one of the following writing prompts (listed below) or make one up of their own.  Students are reminded that their writing responses need to follow the format shown below.

Writing Prompts:

What is the back story to this video?

Who is the main character and what do they want?

What does this video make you think of?


November 15

Quickwrite – Choose one of 3 – Pre-write – Then Really Write

Today you are going to choose one of the 3 options below and complete a silent quickwrite. This exercise should take you about 30 minutes. There are two stages to this quickwrite. First you will organize your thoughts using one of 2 forms of graphic organization: either a mind web or point form notes. See the examples below.



Point-form notes:

  • Thanks for the garlic-glavoured chewing gum
    • It tasted terrible
      • It was gross
      • I was expecting something totally different
    • I would rather eat a rubber band
      • At least then I would know what to expect
      • At least then I wouldn’t have garlic breathe after
    • I’ll have to get you back for that
      • You’ll never know when it is coming
      • It’ll have to be gross because the garlic gum was gross
      • It will be so sweet to get my revenge


Options to choose from:

  • Write a thank you note to a friend who gave you onion and garlic-flavoured chewing gum.
  • Write about your favorite childhood toy. journal
  • If and when I raise children, I’ll never…