Monday, October 15, 2012


Shades of Intensity

A vocabulary lesson favorite called Shades of Intensity, has students using paint samplers and synonyms to think about word choice and degrees of intensity when using them in their writing.

cool, frosty, icy, frigid, freezing, arctic

Students used a variety of resources to find just the right word and they put them in order of intensity. For the above colors we did nice, shy, warm, and sad.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Yo! Yes?

Chris Raschka's Yo! Yes? serves as a model for conventions
Practicing conventions and illustrating a double page spread.