Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! Cats, Cats, Cats!

Dog Animal Planet Links

Dog Facts

Dog Facts for Kids

Cat Facts for Kids

Winn- Dixie

We are on Unit 21-our test is Friday.  We worked on our Spelling assignment/workbook pages today to practice.

Because of Winn-Dixie  is tonight's homework assignment.  Students read about how Miss Frannie and India Opal become friends.  Miss Frannie tells the story of a time that a bear came in to her library!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Unit 21 Links

Near Pod Helping Verb

Unit 21 Spelling City

Figurative Language Activities

We have been learning about figurative language.  Figurative language includes similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and idioms.  See the link below for examples of each. 

Figurative Language - definitions and examples

Figurative Language Games

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/Klp6y2qOMu - Smilie & Metaphor NearPod

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/oEWfJBYiMu - Onomonopia NearPod

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/MLHtVS4DMu - Personification NearPod

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/EpVpoRqsMu - Alliteration NearPod

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/EpVpoRqsMu - Hyperbole NearPod

Here are a couple of short definitions of these kinds of language that we practiced in class.

            The definition of hyperbole is a description that is exaggerated for emphasis.
  1. An example of hyperbole is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse.
  2. Personification is giving human characteristics to non-living things or ideas.
  3. An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of personification.
  4. The definition of a metaphor is a word or phrase used to compare two unlike objects, ideas, thoughts or feelings to provide a clearer description.
  5. An example of a metaphor is calling the dependable father a rock
  6. The definition of a simile is a figure of speech where two unlike things are compared using the word "like" or "as" followed by a figurative example.
  7. An example of a simile is "He is as hungry as a horse."  
  8. An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meaning of its words.
  9. "It's raining cats and dogs" is an idiom.

Folk Tale Bingo Links

Tall Tale
Paul Bunyan Cartoon
Pecos Bill Video
Johnny Appleseed Video

Pourquoi  (Why?) Tales
Anansi Pourquoi Stories:
IAnansi Introduction by Storyteller - 4 min.
All Stories Belong to Anansi - 9 min.
Anansi Tries to Steal All Stories - 3 min.
Anansi - Why Anansi Has 8 Legs
Anansi Goes to Lunch
Anansi Tricks Mosquito
Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom

More Pourquoi Tales:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itszep0duwI - Why Koala Has Stumpy Tail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5QbOZzDFM - Why Elephant's Trunk is Long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Hq-5zBHoQ - How the Parrot Got its Colors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcpPvSBNFuc - Why Zebras Have Stripes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCc3-LLdvQ - Why Leopard Has Spots