Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Saddest Sea Monster

Respond to the prompt above with 2-3 descriptive paragraphs.  This week, I'm grading on ideas and word choice (just how did this sea monster get to be so sad? Poor thing!) as well as conventions, specifically: Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling.  Check your work (try rereading aloud) before posting.

Due: Tuesday, January 31st 4 PM

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Picture This: Our School In Words and Images

The Brooklyn Bridge

Photo credit:
AP/Kathy Willens 


This week's blog post is inspired by a post from the Edublog Student Blogging Challenge. Using the skills we've been working on in writing our This I Believe Essays (word choice, including juicy details, using vivid modifiers and verbs) I'd like you to describe the five most important images you think best represent ICS.  Use this week's Achieve3000 article: "Here's My City: A Walking Tour" as a model.  The images you describe could be specific places, people, or objects: pretend you are holding a camera and take a picture for the reader.

We won't be including the actual snapshots you describe in your post, so try your best to include details to help your reader picture each of these scenes.  Think about what images would help someone outside of our school get to know our community and what we're all about.

**Remember to compose in a google document to back up your work and proofread for CUPS (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, and Spelling before posting**