Use this link to check the reading level of your books: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/
To begin this year in ELA we will be looking at:
- Developing ideas in writing
- Making Connections in reading
Today we will be looking at and writing extended cinquain poems. Here are some links to websites with some good examples.
Today we are working on simile poems.
Here are some examples of simile poems.
Greater Than That
by Joyce Garacci
Like a bruised, little bird
Too confused to fly,
I'm trapped, in a word,
So confined am I.
A captive, collared lion
Alone in its pen,
I'm pacin' and dyin'
In a manmade den.
For an eagle was not meant
To be locked in a cage,
Its life to be spent
Like a picture on a page.
Before the Storm
by Kelly Roper
The air was heavy like a wet towel that needed to be rung out,
And the thunderheads began to rumble like an angry volcano.
The wind stirred up in fury like a swarm of locusts suddenly taking flight,
And then the heavens opened and drenched the thirsty earth.
Black as midnight,
Bad as the devil
With eyes like pieces of dark chocolate,
He thinks he’s king of the world,
My dog Berkley.
He’s very much like a pig
With his pudgy stomach and all.
Like a leech, he’s always attached
To his next meal.
Even though he’s as bad as the devil,
Berkley is my best fellow.
Chirping non-stop, like a machine in the trees,
Building their nest like little worker bees.
They sing their songs, like chatter-boxes.
As regular as alarm clocks,
Waking people up each day.
They are silent at night,
Like snakes advancing on prey.
In addition to the student's oral book talk, students need to submit a creative book report. Here are some examples of submissions so far.