Windsor 8 ELA Homework Blogs
MS. COLELLA'S ELA CLASS
Mindfulness Bumper Sticker
Target: I can define mindfulness.
Directions: Using the information from the Mindfulness Web Quest (portaportal.com---mindfulness), create a bumper sticker that shows your understanding of what mindfulness means. Create a clever phrase or slogan and add a picture if that help to show your understanding of the word.
Here is the T-Chart that we came up with in class to help you get started:
What Mindfulness is: What Mindfulness is not:
-paying attention -not paying attention
-non-judgemental awareness -judging what you see
-being in the present moment -being in the past or future
-focusing on one thing -distracted, not focusing on one thing
-seeing clearly -not seeing clearly
-breaking old behaviors and habits -falling into old behaviors and habits
Sequences 2 and 3---THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Sequence 1 and 5---FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Below is an example of a bumper sticker:
Have fun and be creative!!!
The Guest House by Jellaludin Rumi
Formative Assessment for the following target--
Target: I can determine and analyze a theme and central idea of literary text.
Please complete the C.A.T.P./Annotation Tracker for The Guest House by Rumi
You may also add to your annotations in order to gather more ideas for a theme statement.
Sequences 3, 2 Wednesday
Sequences 1, 5 Thursday
Reread The Guest House by Jellaludin Rumi
Continue to C.A.T.P. (Make Connections--Ask Questions--Translate--Predict)/ Annotate the poem.
Begin to think about theme ideas and write a few on the back of the poem.
Here is the poem below:
THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
– Jelaluddin Rumi,
NWEA Testing for Math will be Thursday, September 14
NWEA Testing for Reading will be Friday, September 15
Homework for completion of "Getting to Know and Love Your Brain"
Complete the prompts connected to each part of the brain in your Writer's Notebook.
You should have at least a minimum of one paragraph for each prompt.
Due Monday, September 18 ALL CLASSES