Friday, February 26, 2016

"I, Too" questions

5th grade-
Answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper. Everyone must turn in their own sheet.

1. Which of the following is true about the speaker? How do you know?
a.        The speaker is free
b.       The speaker is a slave
c.        The speaker is the master of the house
d.       The speaker is the wife of the master

  2. The first line of the poem shows that the speaker
a.        Is patriotic
b.       Has been a bad slave
c.        Is running away
d.       Has been a good servant

   3.  In the 5th line, what does the speaker find funny?
a.        Serving the master
b.       Working for others
c.        Sitting at the table with the company
d.       Being sent to eat in the kitchen alone

    4.   The poem shows disrespect from the master to the servant. Find in the text where disrespect is shown AND EXPLAIN WHY. Example: The line “blank blank blank” shows disrespect because…”

    5.     The third stanza is a turning point of the poem. Why is it so important? (The stanza that begins “Tomorrow”)

  6.       Describe the overall TONE of this poem. Remember to cite from the text WHY you think this.

    7.       In the 4th stanza (“Besides”), who are “they”? Why do you think this?

   8.       In the 4th stanza, what does the speaker mean by “They’ll see how beautiful I am”?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

"I, Too" by Langston Hughes

Below is the poem we will discuss in class. Click on the right link and give it a read. Be prepared to discuss any thoughts or emotions you might get from it.



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Monday, February 22, 2016

The Fun They Had questions


Answer the following questions on another sheet of paper. This WILL be turned in.

1. How old are Tommy and Margie?

2. What kind of teachers did Tommy and Margie have?

3. Had Margie ever seen a book?

4. What are 3 things about the book that Margie found strange?

5. What do YOU think a telebook is?

6. What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn?

7. How does Tommy describe the old kind of school?

8. Why did Margie hate school?

9. Why did Margie think the old kind of school must have been fun?

Read the following sentence and answer questions about the sentence

10. "I wouldn't throw it away"
a. Who says these words?
b. What does "it" refer to?
c. What is it (your answer to B) being compared to?

11. "Sure they had a teacher, but it wasn't a regular teacher. It was a man."
a. Who does "they" refer to?
b. What does "regular" mean?
c. Read the next sentence. Why is that person surprised at this?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Fun They Had

5th grade-

1. Read the story
2. Complete your job for the story in your notebook
3. Use the Ipad for your job if you need to.
4. When we are finished, you will share with each other
5. Be awesome.

English Version


Friday, February 12, 2016

6th Grade room 101 ONLY

Your homework for the weekend is to complete the inferences worksheet and return it on Monday. Hopefully next week will be a more positive one.