2015 Semester 2 -- Kidblog Link
Announcements and Reminders: This Friday is the last day to hand in late or revised work for Term 3.
The term ends on Friday, March 20.
Reminder of assignments that are due: On your Kidblog write a very short story. We will use a plot map, work on creating great characters and clear settings, using a variety of sentences, using figurative language, and choosing exact words. Tell your story in what would equal one to two single-spaced pages. Publish it even if you are not finished.
If you haven't yet written a limerick on Google Drive, do that as soon as you can. Make sure you follow the pattern provided. Limericks 2015.doc
Write about your favorite color and how it makes you feel.
Next time: Meghan H.
- Be consistent.
- I tend to go with the Chicago Style Manual:
- Write out in words numbers one through ninety-nine, or . . . better yet. . . .
- Write out numbers that you can write using one or two words. If it takes three or more, use the numerals.
- Always write out in words a number that begins a sentence. If that is too awkward, move the number to the middle or end of the sentence.
- Hyphenate compound numbers twenty-one through ninety-nine and written-out fractions.
- With four or more digits, use commas.
A definition of figurative language is when you describe something by comparing it with something else.
Metaphor -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Use striking language!
- Use exact language! (specific instead of general)
- lively verbs
- precise nouns
- accurate modifiers
- Use natural language!
- Make it sound authentic.
- Use beautiful language!
Check your choice of words, and add -- if it will help your story -- effective figurative language.