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Using iMovie Trailers to Compare and Contrast

orangebanana2Using iMovie is a creative way for students to practice the language of Compare and Contrast.

Here is a document  with key words used in both compare and contrast.

Compare and Contrast

Use one of the Storyboards to have students compare and contrast two things.  Each text line needs to be a sentence comparing or contrasting.  The images in the storyboard will link to the text.

Ideas:

  • their self with a peer
  • their self with a character from a book
  • two animals
  • two countries

 

Poetry Writing

sampleconcrete_1Poetry writing can be a great Winter writing activity.  Using a combination of on line websites and iPad Apps, students can create a poetry booklet .  Their portfolio can be presented in a variety of other apps and can include examples of :

1.   Haiku               2.   Tanka                       3.   Cinquain           4.  Quinzaine 5.   Acrostic          6.   Clerihew                 7.   Diamante         8.   Parody       9.   Contrast       10.   Crazy Creature   11.  Limerick        12. Concrete  13. Free Verse           14.  Sonnet                  15.       Narrative-Ballad

Use the following to complete your poetry unit

Poetry unit2015

poetrydevicesdefinition2015

Types of Poems2015

List of Onomatopoeia

StudentGrade6WritingPoemsQS