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W5 PDS and Nespelem Places

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PDS-Notices 

W5 Personal Flag

W5 PDS NSD Living History

 

 

Oh, The Places You'll See!

 

Actions:

  1. Understand the prompt
  2. Draft, revise, edit, and publish your response about a place.
  3. Write a 20-word gist statement to explain the place for the google map.
  4. Compare a similar place your friends would take you.

 

 

1. The Prompt

 

Introduction:

 

Look at PDS blog for assignment:

http://trefz.blogspot.com/2009/02/pds-meets-nespelem.html

http://trefz.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-post.html

 

Prompts:

Out of the several listed "hot spots" of Memphis, which three would you recommend to Nespelem school? Give specific reasons to support your location of choice that is flagged on Google Map

 

Out of the several "hot spots" we have discussed around Nespelem, which three would you recommend to PDS school? Give specific reasons to support your location of choice to flag on Google Map.

 


Google Map: Places We'll Go

 

Here's a google map for our classes. We Eagles are trying to at least write poems for our contest.  We lost two days due to the heater and snow!

 

Ms. Trefz has an invitation to collaborate on this map  :)   She can invite you, too!  

 

I see my fifth graders at 12:50 pm, that's 2:50 pm Memphis time. 

 


View Larger Map

 



Our Place Pages

 

Class Student Places Writing Final? If yes, place √
W5 Elbe w5 elbe places  
W5 Landa w5 landa61 draft  
W5 Lamjo    
W5 Lenaria W5 Lenaria Place  
W5 Rellder w5rellder where i would take  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

2. Writing Process for "Our Places"

 

Paragraph Considerations:

 

Prompt:

Out of the several "hot spots" we have discussed around Nespelem, which three would you recommend to PDS school? Give specific reasons to support your location of choice to flag on Google Map.

 

FOR EACH PARAGRAPH:

 

Topic Sentence (without because):

Where would you take our friends in an area close to or in Nespelem?

 

Reasons:

Be detailed and descriptive:

What is important about this place?

What does it look like?

What do YOU do there?

What would you do with your new friends?

 

Concluding Sentence:

Your concluding sentence could be a rhetorical question about the information you explained.  A rhetorical question is asked to emphasize the idea, such as "Wouldn't you like to swim in this clear-watered lake?"

 

Your concluding sentence could be a restatement of your topic sentence, but NOT the same sentence.

 

Topic Sentence:  Our PDS friends would enjoy a trip to the beach at Spring Canyon.

Rhetorical Concluding Question:  Wouldn't you like fun in the sun at this beach?

Concluding Statement: My PDS friends and I would talk all night about our terrific day at Spring Canyon.

 

Revise:

 

With a partner by your side, read your piece, pointing to each line.

Read one time just to hear it.

Read a second time to look for nouns that could be more exact or descriptive.

Read a third time to replace dead verbs with strong verbs.  You may need to rearrange/rewrite your sentence.

Read a fourth time to add more details.

Read a fifth time to add alliteration or consonance, similes or metaphor, or imagery of the senses (signts, sounds, tastes, smells, touch).

 

Edit:

Read several more times to correct spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, capitalization.


3. Map Description

 

For each place you would take your friends, write a twenty word gist statement that explains this place.  This will be the description for the map flag.

 


4. Comparison

 

Look at the places your friends will take you.  Find one that is similar.  How is it similar?  How does this place help you know your friend more?

Write one paragraph explaining what you have learned about yourself and your new friends.

 


 

 

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