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February 3, 2014

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February 3, 2014
Bell Ringer
2-3-2014


You just found out you were the target of a very dangerous criminal! To keep yourself safe from another attempted attack, you had to run away, change your name, and start a new life. Tell me about the first attack and what happened! Some things to consider: What would your new name be? Where would you go to live? What job would you try to get? Would you be afraid and hide or excited and welcoming of danger?
Precise Nouns
What are
your
precise nouns?
Go through the sheet and make the noun more precise!
Maybe there is a specific memory, the name of a person and what they always wore, a funny or life-changing story, etc.
Be sure to flip it over!
Half-Sun Sheet
Work on these for the rest of class, OR type your "I am From" poem draft
YOUR HOMEWORK
is to:
Bring your typed IAF draft to class tomorrow
Finish your Half-Sun sheet to bring to class tomorrow
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"I am From" by George Ella Lyon
Notice all of the precise nouns!!
How could we make them non-precise?
Find the story or memory in each stanza
Hang up your Hearts!
I'll come around and check them first
When you hang them up, feel free to glance at other Hearts!
Write your own "I am From" poem
Using your list of
precise
nouns from your memories, write your own poem!
Your poem should be at least
15
lines long
Start each line with "I am from"
An exact and specific name for a person, place, or thing.
Examples

tree
(not precise) vs.
Oak
tree (precise)
the knotted and twisting Oak (very precise!)
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