Personality Pot

I would like for you to orally present yourself to our class. There are many interesting things about you that I don’t know. How do you spend your time outside of school? What are your hobbies, talents, and favorite things? What do you do with your family? Where have you traveled?

Your task is to assemble a ‘pot’ of items all about you. Your pot should represent you; a football helmet, a dance bag, a soccer cleat, a flower pot, a cooking pot, any container. The contents of the pot should be various small items that tell the class more about you. Be creative.

You will share your ‘Personality Pot’ with the class at the end of this week. Be able to explain the significance of each item. Be prepared to answer questions about the items. Avoid using interrupters (like, ummm) when you present. Relax and enjoy presenting your favorite things.

Rising Sixth Graders!  

Lindley 6th Grade Academy is getting ready for you.

You can be ready for ELA if you:

  • Read this summer! Students recommend Making Bombs for Hitler, One Crazy Summer and Michael Vey. Join the summer reading club at your local library to win prizes like game tickets and pizza coupons.
  • Watch a good movie and figure out the literary elements of its plot; antagonist, protagonist, conflict, theme, flashback and foreshadow. Do your favorite video games have a plot?

We’ll see you at Meet and Greet in July. Have a safe and productive summer.

Bronx Masquerade Quiz 2

1 Selected Response

1. Open in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 512997 and click “Proceed”
3. Now enter your name and click “Join Game!”
4. You will get an avatar, and then see a “Start Game” button. Click it to begin!

2 Constructed Response (answer two of the following questions)

  • Tanisha Scott says, “My heart beats like a talking drum.” What type of figurative language is used. How do you know?
  • Leslie Lucas says, “We dip into a pool of tears.” What type of figurative language is used. How do you know?
  • On page 53, Leslie says that Amy seems to be  happy by herself. Then on page 104, we learn that Amy wishes she had a friend. This is an example of irony. What kind of irony is being expressed?

dramatic irony, when the reader or audience member is aware of something that the characters are not aware of;
situational irony, when something happens that is the reverse of what you expected; and
verbal irony, when the name or description of something implies the opposite of the truth (for example, calling a very tall person “Tiny”).

  • Characterize or describe Sterling “Sampson” Hughes. How is he different than some of his classmates.
  • How is the box used as a symbol in Devon’s life?black-box-isolated

3 Extended Constructed  Response

You are having a birthday party and need to invite three characters from Bronx Masquerade to the gathering. Which characters would you choose? Why?