ELA Update

After finishing the final drafts of our Dinosaur Research papers before break, we have now moved on to a new unit.  Our new unit is on Charley Harper style writing.  The students have already read through many of his writing pieces to try to get a feel for his writing style.  We have started to discuss literary devices such as alliteration and colloquialism and the students have found examples of these in Charley Harper’s work.  We will round out this week learning about what puns are and identifying puns in some writing pieces.  Next week, the students will get to choose an animal to write about using Charley Harper’s style of writing.  They will also be working on creating an illustration to go with their writing piece in art class.  See the link below for some examples of Charley Harper’s writing pieces and art.