Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Using Descriptive Language

5 senses

Image Credit: Allan-Hermann Pool via Wikimedia

Goal: Incorporate descriptive language in writing to create sensory details and imagery.

Since I am absent today, you have the whole class period to finish Using Descriptive Language at Flocabulary.com. Whatever you don’t finish today is homework.

Find today’s assignment: 

  • Go to Flocabulary.com
  • Press Log in
  • Choose Google
  • Sign in with school Google account
  • Select Using Descriptive Langauge

There are four activities to complete:

  1. Watch
  2. Vocab
  3. Read and Respond
  4. Quiz

If you finish early—

  • Add descriptive language to your narrative.
  • Choose an idea from “What to Do When You Are Done.” (right sidebar)

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Finish Using Descriptive Language (Flocabulary)


Monday, October 23: Reading Workshop & Motivational Monday

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Listen to or participate in book talks. Analyze the author’s craft of a Motivational Monday video. Watch a video / listen to a song explaining sensory details.


  • New seats Thursday: If you have a preference, send me a message via NEO or email.
  • Check your NEO grades today for Quarter 1 grades. Grades from Quarter 1 continue in Quarter 2. The semester ends Jan. 19.
  • Absent last week? Read the blog entries. Update your reading log, complete the Reading Ladder Reflection. Complete the Draft Your Narrative assignment from Google Classroom.
  • Substitute tomorrow = PAT time Thursday

Reading & Writing Workshop

1) Read

2) Book Talks: Erik, Isabella, Kimberly

If you hear something you like, jot it down in your My Next Reads list in Notes.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

3) Agenda & Announcements

Copy this week’s assignments in to your agenda. You may also see the month view by clicking Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

4) Motivational Monday: A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

As you watch the video, use the cognitive strategy Analyzing Craft to choose a “golden line.”

Share your response with your elbow partner. Be prepared to share with the class.

  • A special line or phrase for me is…
  • This word/phrase stands out for me because…
  • I like how the author uses ___ to show…

5) Log in to Flocabulary.com: Using Descriptive Language

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Bring Ear Buds.