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    PART 1
    1. Write one thing you've learned about reading or writing this year. (more than 3 sentences)
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    One thing I learned about .... .
    An example of this is... .
    For example... .
    This is important because... .
    If you... .

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    PART 2
    1. Write one thing you are thankful about, give reasons.
    Example starters:
    I am thankful for/about .... .
    I am grateful that... .
    I am also... .
    Another... .
    If... .

    2. Write 2 comments on other peoples' posts.
      Media Habits Survey
      Letter Assignment for Checkouts1. Pretend you are the character of the girl with the orange bow in the story Checkouts and you are writing a letter to the character of the bag boy. Write the letter as if it is the night after you see each other at the movie theaters.

      Your letter should prove to me that you understood the story. You should use words that are appropriate for this level of writing. Your sentences should be clear and complex. You should have no spelling, usage, grammatical, or punctuation errors.

      possible topics:
      description of yourself (physical or personality)
      your move
      your relationship to your parents
      your new house
      how your mom feels about your new house
      how you feel about shopping at the supermarket
      when you first fell in love with him
      what you liked about him
      why you liked him
      how liking him helped you
      how you acted every time you came into the store
      your new love interest
      how you saw him later
      the reason you are writing to him now (this part you will have to make up)

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      2. Pretend you are the character of the bag boy in the story Checkouts and you are writing a letter to the character of the the girls with the orange bow. Write the letter as if it is the night after you see each other at the movie theaters.

      Your letter should prove to me that you understood the story. You should use words that are appropriate for this level of writing. Your sentences should be clear and complex. You should have no spelling, usage, grammatical, or punctuation errors.

      possible topics:
      description of yourself (physical or personality)
      your job
      how you feel about your job
      when you first fell in love with her
      what you regretted that first day
      why you liked her
      how liking her helped you
      how you acted at the store after meeting her
      how you felt after you didn’t saying hello to her the second time you saw her
      your new job
      how you saw him later
      the reason you are writing to him now (this part you will have to make up)
      Articles: A or ANeucalyptus leaf
      casket
      honest citizen
      harvest
      swamp
      eulogy
      ox
      handful
      exaggerated tale
      tombstone
      olive
      yawn
      incredible journey
      flour sack
      inexpensive purse
      beveled glass window
      magnolia petal
      ibis
      wagon
      cotton field
      cashier
      Tibetan monk
      voyage
      occurrence
      embrace
      downpour
      check out
      ignorant statement
      shard of glass
      shift
      inventive solution
      engine
      crippled brother
      bag boy
      unidentified flying object
      El Salvadorian acquaintance
      honor
      early breakfast
      aged man
      hammock
      cradle
      entire mile
      dive
      newborn
      intuition
      fluttering
      hospital
      infant
      elderly woman
      road sign
      rock slide
      young calf
      hammer
      hot soup
      Checkouts - The Modified VersionHere is the modified version of Checkouts
      Checkouts - QuestionsQuestions for Checkouts
      Checkouts - VocabularyCheckouts Vocabulary

      Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
      Scarlet Ibis - VocabularyScarlet Ibis Vocabulary

      Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
      Ode to a StarOde to a Star by Neruda
      Appearing at night
      on the terrace
      of a bitter and very high skyscraper,
      I could touch the nocturnal dome
      and in an act of extraordinary love
      I seized a sky-blue star.

      The night was black
      and I slipped along
      the street
      with the stolen star in my pocket.
      Of tremulous crystal
      it seemed,
      and suddenly
      it was
      as if I was carrying
      a package of ice,
      or an archangel’s sword at my belt.

      Fearful,
      I kept it
      under the bed
      so nobody would discover it,
      but its light
      first pierced through
      the woolen mattress,
      then
      the tiles,
      the roof of my house.

      The most private needs
      became
      uncomfortable
      for me.

      Always with that light
      of astral acetylene
      flashing like it wanted
      to return to the night,
      I couldn’t tend to all
      my duties,
      and so I forgot to pay my bills
      and wound up without bread or provisions.

      Meanwhile, in the street,
      passerby milled around,
      worldly
      vendors
      doubtless attracted
      by the unusual brilliance
      they saw coming from my window.

      Then
      I picked up
      my star again,
      carefully
      wrapped it in my handkerchief,
      and disguised among the crowd
      I could pass unrecognized.

      I went west,
      to the Green River,
      for there under the willows
      it was calm.

      I took the star of the cold night
      and gently
      cast it unto the waters.

      And I wasn’t surprised
      that it floated away
      like an insoluble fish
      moving
      in the night of the river
      its diamond body.
      Sr. Frixione
      • Maestro / Teacher (ESL)
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