Hi Almost Seventh-Graders!
This is the last week of school as we head into summer vacation. Hooray!
What are your favorite items in your bedroom?
What do they say about who you as a person – the things you like, your hopes and dreams, how you spend your time, and what you think is important in life?
Two small paragraphs and watch your sentences.
Today you will choose ONE of the creative video writing prompts to respond to. Be sure to listen to the directions all the way through to the end of each video. You may have to watch/listen to the video twice to hear all directions. You might want to jot down the questions from the video, so you know what to answer.
1. Creative title, so it is easy for the reader to know which video you are answering to.
2. Three paragraphs: intro, details, conclusion
3. Watch sentence structure
4. No silliness
Have fun! We cannot wait to read what you write!
Follow the directions on the prompt. Take into consideration ALL of the characters from ALL of the books that you have read so far this year. Think! Which character would be most upset with how the author portrayed or dealt with him/her/it? Remember to back up your ideas with what you know from the story.
One good paragraph. Watch your sentences, spelling, and punctuation. Be creative!
Be sure you mention the character’s name, and the title of the book (the important words) should be in capital letters.
Follow the directions on the image. In addition: State your creature’s name (yetishark) or (explain the name if you modify the parts: sheti) and why the combination you chose is the most terrifying. Describe any special qualities/characteristics of your new creature and what your new creature does.
As always, begin with a creative lead in sentence and conclude with something thoughtful. One good DESCRIPTIVE paragraph. Let’s see some commas!
Since you are currently learning all about ancient India, I thought it would be fun for you to take a virtual field trip to present day India via Project Explorer. (Image courtesy of projectexplorer.org)
1. I would like for you to watch the video “The British in India” and read the text below clicking on the links for more in-depth information.
2. On the right-hand side of the page, watch the videos ” A Taste of Mumbai” and “The Art of Henna” and read the texts and click on the links under each respective video for more information on those topics.
3. After the Henna video, you can watch the video on “The Sari.”
When you have completed all this, write to this prompt:
Reflect on what you have learned from your short trip and include the following:
History of India
And some personal thoughts (Have you been to India? Want to go? Have you had Henna done? Eaten Indian food? Anything else?)
Create your paragraphs where you see fit…watch your sentence structure!
Click on this link to access the site.