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Friday, September 2

  1. page Where I'm From Writers's Workshop edited ... If you are like most people, your first impulse would be to name a place. So you might say in …
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    If you are like most people, your first impulse would be to name a place. So you might say in response, "I'm from North Olmsted, Ohio."
    For this activity, however, we would like you to think about other ways you could tell us where you're from. For example, could you use experiences from your life or the people who matter to you most instead of naming a place?
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    she's from.
    What do these moments and memories tell us about the person the poet is? In other words, what do we infer about the world Lyon is from and about Lyon herself?
    Notice how Lyon describes moments and memories from her past to draw us into her world. Notice how she takes us into these moments and memories by appealing to our senses. What do we smell, taste, hear, feel, and see of her life?
    For example:
    In the first stanza the poet talks about the dirt under her front porch. Not only does she tell us how it looks (black and glistening) but she tells us how it tastes (like beets).
    Notice how Lyon puts words together very deliberately in order to build these sensory descriptions for her readers. She uses nouns, verbs, and adjectives to bring her readers in close to her life.
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    Write a poem that is at least 8 lines in length.
    moments and memories to the way you sense them. How do they look, sound, feel, taste or smell?
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    your life. Tie these
    {Senses Graphic Organizer WC Module 1.pdf}
    For example, are you from the warm, woody smell of autumn bonfires drifting in the night air? Or the tangy taste of homemade tomato sauce bubbling in a pot on the stove? Or the unhappy screeching of baby brother piercing the quiet night when he wants attention? Notice how the use of adjectives to describe the nouns and verbs that explain what the nouns do take readers right into each scene!
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  2. page Where I'm From Writers's Workshop edited ... Under my bed is a dress box spilling old pictures ... box and old old pictures. Final…
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    Under my bed is a dress box
    spilling old pictures
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    box and oldold pictures.
    Finally, the poet uses a verb to explain what the pictures are doing, giving us more information so that we can better see this scene. In this scene the old pictures are spilling from the dress box, a verb we usually associate with liquid. But in this description we see a box so full, pictures are falling out.
    Grammar Refresher...
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    = ACTION / NOUN
    NOUN
    = PERSON,
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    OR THING / ADJECTIVE
    ADJECTIVE
    = DESCRIBES
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    Listen to the poem "Where I'm From"
    Your Learning Task:
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    you from?
    Tell

    Tell
    us through
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    the following:
    Use words that capture each of the 5 senses.
    Use at least 3 vivid verbs, 4 specific nouns, and 4 precise adjectives.
    Write a poem that is at least 8 lines in length.
    Grammar Refresher...
    VERB = ACTION / NOUN = PERSON, PLACE OR THING / ADJECTIVE = DESCRIBES A NOUN
    Use the graphic organizer provided to capture the moments and memories of your life. Tie these
    moments
    moments and memories
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    or smell?
    Use the graphic organizer provided to capture the moments and memories of your life. Tie these

    {Senses Graphic Organizer WC Module 1.pdf}
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    readers right in tointo each scene!
    Close your eyes and in your mind go to those moments and memories that make you uniquely you, those moments and memories that tell your readers much more about where you're from and who you are than naming the place you were born.
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    choices, use the
    the
    sensory work bank below.
    {Sensory Word Bank.docx}
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Thursday, September 1

  1. page What is the Value of ART? edited ... Important Stuff About Your Writing: {Getting Started.pdf} Mrs. Bestor's Rough Draft of her…
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    Important Stuff About Your Writing:
    {Getting Started.pdf}
    Mrs. Bestor's Rough Draft of her "The Value of Art" essay
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  2. page The Growth Mindset edited ... all in gusto attention For inspiring quotes like the ones Mrs. Bestor used in her letter …
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    all in
    gusto
    attention
    For inspiring quotes like the ones Mrs. Bestor used in her letter below, click here: QUOTES FOR INSPIRATION
    Other Model Letters:
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Monday, August 29

Sunday, June 12

  1. page PUBLISHED WORK BY OUR NOMS AUTHORS edited ... WRITING WITH WINGS is an all-student organized and led literary magazine containing the origi…
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    WRITING WITH WINGS
    is an all-student organized and led literary magazine containing the original art and writing works of NOMS students who want their creative voices to be heard.
    {FinalWritingWithWings(5).pdf}
    Other published works include (drum roll, please!)...
    Writing about the real Christopher Columbus in Mrs. Holecko's SS class.
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Thursday, May 26

  1. page Mr. Bauer's Art Class (deleted) edited
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