Spring SAVY 2019, Day 4 – Witty Wordplay (1st/2nd)
What do you call a Rhyming Riddle? A hinky pinky! What is a hinky pinky for horrible breakfast food? An awful waffle! What is a hinky pinky for an insane flower? A crazy daisy! Get ready to read some of the best hinky pinkies I have ever seen at our upcoming parent open house on week 6! What is a hinky pinky for applying author’s techniques to our writing? An inspiration sensation! Each week, we write more boldly as we learn more author’s techniques on how to convey our message to readers with the most expressive use of words that we can pluck out through witty word play.
At the same time, we continue to look for connections to language systems that we are using in our learning. As an example, today we analyzed two stories with the same theme, but different settings, characters, and endings, Manana Iguana and The Little Ren Hen. One of our students read the Manana Iguana book to us in authentic Spanish language, and had us spellbound with his accent! Then after listening to The Little Red Hen, students were able to identify differences and similarities between the books. We also discussed reasons for the differences between the two stories.
Another system of writing we learned about today was persuasive/opinion writing. To do this, we built a model called the Hamburger Model for Opinion Writing. Students practiced organizing their model for writing persuasive/opinion text by sorting mixed up sentences to create opinion writing that made sense and followed the organizational model of: introduction (state opinion). Elaboration, reasons, elaboration and conclusion. This became one of our centers today, of free choice. The topic question was, should all dogs be on leashes when they are outside?
If you have time this week, please encourage your student to write an opinion text on the following: Should all indoor spiders be killed? Students can share their persuasive writing with the group next week. Thank you parents! Can’t wait until next week.
This Week’s Word Work