Blizzard Bag

2017 - 2018 School Year Blizzard Bag Assignment 





Blizzard Bag  - If we are out on 2/7 (Blocks 2 and 4)


Your BLIZZARD BAG ASSIGNMENT IS:

1. Read your independent book project book for 15 minutes.  
2. Work on your Poetry Out Loud recitation for 10 minutes.  
3. You must write the poem 2 times.  

You MUST TURN in the poem write ups tomorrow in class! I will collect them for the Blizzard Bag! 

Your Recitations are Friday!


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Blizzard Bag  - If we are out on 1/17 (Blocks 2 and 4)

Your BLIZZARD BAG ASSIGNMENT IS: to work on your Portfolio Letter.  You MUST TURN it in tomorrow in class!!!!
    Instructions Letter



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Old Posts

Don't forget that your IBP Projects would have been due this day.  You will have to turn them in 
    on Monday!!!

          This is a summative assignment!!! It is worth 35% of your grade!!! It is due on Monday.  It is 
          a short answer response paragraph.  Please follow the instructions.  If you have any questions, 

         feel free to email.  



Blizzard Bag  - If we are out on 1/4 (Block 7)

Read the following poem and annotate it.  Then answer the questions that follow.  
You may use your notes to help you.  

Assignment: Poem Annotation and Questions






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Spartan Day: 

Write a vocabulary story using 8 vocabulary words we have used this semester and 2 literary devices.  Make sure to use them properly in the story.  You must spell them correctly and underline them in the sentences. Please label the literary devices in parenthesis. Have fun. See full assignment below.  
                       Story Starter


Green or White Day: 

Complete the above assignment and read in your independent reading books for 20 minutes. Make sure to work on your Independent Reading Projects - Due January 4th.


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Blizzard Bag - Literacy Lab

Part of Speech Worksheet


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Old Blizzard Bag Assignments

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Blizzard Bag - March 14th

1. Write a vocabulary story using 12 vocabulary words we have used this semester.  Make sure to use them properly in the story.  You must spell them correctly and underline them in the sentences.  Have fun.

Don't Forget IEP due tom!


Blizzard Bag - Feb 13, 2017

1. Poetry Out Loud

            +  Go on their website - Click on Teacher Preparation - then Teacher Preparation - then Evaluation Criteria.  
            +  Read the Evaluation Criteria and Tips for Contestants.
            +  Use the information on the Tip Guide to practice poem several times!!!

2. Textual Evidence

          + Blocks 1-3: Read either To Kill a Mockingbird or The Watsons go to Birmingham
                        Make sure your annotations are complete.  I will be collecting these as proof of 
                         the Blizzard Bag. 
          + Block 6: Write a journal entry about a time when you were in a fight.  (It doesn't have 
                            to be physical).  What happened?  Who was there?  When was it?  Were there 
                            any consequences? Are you close with that person now? Explain. 



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Blizzard Bag - Feb 9, 20167

     1. Go to Poetry Out Loud.Org
               Step 1 - Under Poems and Performances - Watch Video
                                 Watch 2 videos of students performing poems
                                  See how they use dramatic appropriateness and 
                                  emotion when presenting. 
               Step 2 - Write out your poem by hand - but leave space between 
                             each line. 
               Step 3 - Under Teaching resources - Lesson plans - Tone Map
                             (P. 5 and 6) see a list of emotions.  
                             Look at all the emotions.  See which ones apply to your 
                             poem.  Write the emotions down next to lines of your 
                             poem where they apply.  
                Step 4 - Practice your poem with the emotions you chose. 
                            

Don't forget***          * I will have to collect this as proof for the Blizzard  
                                      Bags.





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Blizzard Bag - January 18, 2016

1. Focused Studying 
         * Write 10 Questions you think will be on the Final Exam and answer 
            them.  Make sure you are studying.  Finals will start on Thursday!  

          I will have to collect this as proof for the Blizzard Bags.

Blizzard Bag - 2016

1. Write a vocabulary story using 12 vocabulary words we have used this semester.  Make sure to use them properly in the story.  You must spell them correctly and underline them in the sentences.  Have fun.



* In order to get credit for the day, students must complete the Blizzard Bag assignments.

* This does count as an assignment for the class!

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Blizzard Bag Assignment - 2015


1. Write poem 4 times.  Practice poem for 15-20 minutes.  Stand up and practice the poem.  Try practicing the poem in front of a mirror or stuffed animal.  Do this several times. Make sure to practice. Recitations are next Thursday.

2. Read for 15 min. in your independent book

* In order to get credit for the day, students must complete the Blizzard Bag assignments. Make sure to write out your poems! 


Blizzard Bag - If we do not have school Monday 2/9 or Tuesday 2/10

1. Write poem 4 times.  Practice poem for 15-20 minutes.  Stand up and practice the poem.  Try practicing the poem in front of a mirror or stuffed animal.  Do this several times. 

2. Read for 15 min. in your independent book.  

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Blizzard Bag - 2013 - 2014

Blizzard Bag - If We do Not have school on Thursday 3/12

1. Write a short story, including the elements of fiction and all the vocabulary words from unit 15.  You must write for 30 minutes. Click on the link below for the assignment. 
                
Blizzard Bag - Vocabulary Assignment Link

2. Read in "to Kill a Mockingbird" or "The Watsons."  You will have a reading quiz on Friday. 

 Blizzard Bag  - 2013
  
1. Read Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut
                      Harrison Bergeron Text.doc

2. On a separate sheet of paper, answer questions about the story in complete sentences.
                    Harrison Bergeron Questions.doc

3. Come prepared to discuss the text tomorrow.


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Unit 9 Test

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