Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
In a second paragraph, tell how you feel about the message in the play (the one you identified in the first paragraph), and explain how the message still has significance in today's world (unless you believe otherwise).
Finally, consider how the play could be updated to make it more relevant for an audience today. What do people now know about aliens and space travel? What equipment would be affected by the blackout? Where would the story be set (country, city, suburbs)? How and what would Tommy know about the cause of the events?
Friday, October 27, 2006
As I have been watching the stories develop, I am adding a few more requirements. Here is a reminder of the ones we began with as well as a couple new ones.
- You can only have one setting.
- The events of your story must not take longer than one day to occur.
- You must use quotation marks to show what people say.
- You must change the names of the people who inspire your characters.
- You may not have anyone die in your story.
- You should have at least one paragraph per element of your plot diagram (basic situation, conflict, each complication, climax, and resolution)
7B should have their stories and free posts complete by Sunday morning (as usual). 7A, since they did not start their story until Thursday, have until Wednesday, November 1st, to finish both their story and free post.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Dying Trade of the Sahara Camel Train
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
This is one that I edited to focus on the blurred face peeking back. Can you tell who these people are?
Sergio, sorry. I like it. It's a good action shot. Not quite in perfect focus but close.
This one, I couldn't decide if I liked it wide or tall. Leave a comment and tell me which one you prefer. The wide one has had the colors boosted a bit more.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Libyan pupils 'to have laptops'
If you are still looking for an idea for your free post, this might work for you. Remember to give credit if you quote from the article.
Have a good long weekend! (I am already ;-)
Sunday, October 08, 2006
- series of objects
- series of modifiers
- series of phrases
- series of independent clauses
- introductory prepositional phrase
- introductory participial phrase
- introductory adverb clause
- introductory yes, no, or interjection
After you have finished it is time to make some international links. Head out into the wide world of blogs and leave at least three comments on other student's blogs. Be nice. Be constructive. Use the comment beginnings listed on the blog. I recommend looking for blogs where you can add experiences that you have had that are relevant to the post.
Add a number (1-8) in front of the words that require that the commas is used. (1) Directly below your paragraph, list the numbers 1-8 and identify each cause from the bulleted list above.
1 - prepositional phrase (this shows that the words "Directly below your paragraph" are a prepositional phrase)
1. Solving Problems Properly by Valeria
2. Japan!!! by Alexandra
3. Why I Sail by Augusto
Both students have lots of thoughts and ideas of their own, and have really gone the extra mile when it comes to detail and length. Congratulations.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
...lots of people.
A couple students that have great reflections on blogging are Paulina and Natalia Y. Lots of students are remembering important (or not so important) times they have spent with their friends and families. Stefano wrote about Holy Week, Roberto about watching the World Cup, Stephanie about having a little Lemonade Sale, and Valentina about going on a Trip on the Radiance. Luis Carlos went back to the idea of responding to developments in the news with this post on an Out of This World Vacation. Finally, Nohora just took some time to think about what is important to her in her Goals and Resolutions for Seven.
Whew! Great work grade sevens. (no wonder it took so long to post.)