Ms. Wells' ELA Class

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In class assignment

Genre Web

Directions: Create a spider web with eight sections.  In each section write the notes for one of the genres and draw a small picture to help you remember what that genre contains.     Mystery/Suspense: A puzzle that does not… Continue Reading →

Comic Book Project

  Comic Strip Book Report   For this project, you’ll create a comic strip based on a fiction book you have done a book talk on. Your comic strip should include illustrations as well as text. Look at comic strips… Continue Reading →

Example outline for Essay

Hook: “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras Filler: Dogs are seen everywhere. It seems like many families have chosen dogs as their companions in life. Thesis statement: Even though some people… Continue Reading →

Argumentative Essay Topic Choices (can choose otherwise if cleared with me)

Should sports be coed? Should schools sell fast food? Should students wear school uniforms? Should there be harsher punishments for bullying? Is it fair to ban preteenagers and teenagers from the mall without adult supervision? Should there be less homework?… Continue Reading →

Argumentative Essay Outline

Choose one of the topics on the list to write an argumentative essay.  This essay must have four paragraphs. Introduction: 4-5 sentences Starts with one of the golden bricks (hook) Filler if necessary and appropriate transitions Thesis statement Body paragraph… Continue Reading →

The Trial of Spongebob Squarepants!

The city of Bikini Bottom has been rocked with news of the death of Mr. Krabs, owner of the Krusty Krab restaurant. From the moment the under-water police discovered the gruesome scene, they suspected foul play. At first, they thought… Continue Reading →

Book Talk/I.R. Goal due dates

January 19, February 02, February 15, March 02, March 19th

2018 Figurative Language project themes

2018 fig lang theme picks   music shoes Wyoming cars Hockey 4h of July X-box Rocks unicorns Dirt biking Desert Sharks 60s Beach Dance Wars Stars Basketball Football Gaming Chicken joints (kfc, Popeye, etc) Animals Baseball building skeletons Jungle  … Continue Reading →

Figurative Language Project

This is a large project that we will be working on for several weeks in class.  I will have cardboard and construction paper available for the 3D part of their projects, but if students would like to use other materials… Continue Reading →

Zebra Character-on-a-plate assignment

Character-on-a-Plate Activity for Chaim Potok’s “Zebra”: A Character Analysis Activity   Directions: Read “Zebra” by Chaim Potok in McDougal Littell’s The Language of Literature.  Choose one of the main characters from the selection.  Write about that character using a paper… Continue Reading →

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