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Student Poetry

SHINE

By: Ziyah

Life is like a box

It’s dark and gloomy with little light

Everything shines like a shooting star

But only inside

You can’t help but to stare when there is nothing their

There may be someone or something there but you’ll never know unless they glow

Their glow may be very little but it seems so very bright to you

It’s dark inside that one little thing shines bright in its own way

I shine bright like a pretty diamond in the mist and darkness of others they may be people or things

I may be surrounded by darkness but I’m the shooting star that keeps the light shining so bright

 

Bronx Masquerade Quiz 2

1 Selected Response

1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 165383 , 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)

Shelia Gamberoni wants to be called Natalina. Would you call her by this new name? Explain why or why not?

Why didn’t Raynard want to participate in Open Mike Fridays until now?

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”).

On page 72, Janelle recites a poem called “Mirror, Mirror”. Who is this poem about? How do you know?

black-box-isolatedHow is the box used as a symbol in Devon’s life?

rockHow is the rock used as symbol in Amy’s life?

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?

Want Extra Credit?

Scope April
Complete the common core worksheets related to the Scope articles.

Poetry Contest (1 day)
Write an original poem of multiple stanzas to be published and submitted to a statewide contest.

Read a Book/Watch the Movie
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story to viewing a video. Contrast what you “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when you listen or watch. Consider how words, music, point of view, sound, and imagination affect your experience. Draw a Venn Diagram and write a comparison/contrast essay. (Ex. The Giver, I Am Number 4, Hunger Games)
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Novel Study
Read a novel on the 1100-1500 lexile bandwith. Answer three response questions each day. Complete a book review at the end of the book/week.
ReaderResponseQuestions
Scope May
Complete the common core worksheets related to the Scope articles.

Design Your Own Board Game Project
Design a board game based on something you a language arts standard. You can base your game on a book we’ve read, figurative language, text structure, text features, writing, spelling, parts of speech. The possibilities are endless.
Design Your Own Board Game Project
Minecraft
Recreate a famous historical event in Minecraft. Go back to a time in history. Create a virtual plot that includes an authentic setting, conflict and sequence of events to reach the end of the game. I want to see creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.

Sixth Grade Survival Guide
create a “Middle School Survival Guide” for the rising 6th grade students.
You and your team will need to develop and create an informational website or video which identifies one of the common problems new students face and suggest solutions to the problem.
Sixth Grade Survival Guide
Dream Vacation
You just received $15,000 dollars to plan your dream vacation. Your final project will be a detailed travel brochure about your trip with all the information and details. Other students will be looking at these to choose their favorite dream vacation.

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Bronx Masquerade Quiz 1

1 Selected Response

1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 656356 , 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)

Why does Devon call himself “Surprise” at the end of his poem on page 32?

On page 41, Gloria says, “Once you have a kid, everything changes.” What does she mean by this?

On page 39, Tyrone says that Lupe never smiles. Then on page 40, Gloria says Lupe is smiling at her. 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”).

On page 34, Lupe says other teachers getting mad at Mr. Ward. Why?

3 Extended Constructed  Response

Which character can you relate to? Explain your connection to this character.