Please make sure that word choice has a positive tone, no weapons, blood, guts or horror as these can be disruptive to the learning environment. If you are unsure about the word choice please email me or send a note and I will let you know.
We will be reading read Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier. The story is about a girl named Sage who has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe: a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Sage turns her vocabulary disaster: an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph: a true success.
In the story the school has an annual vocabulary parade where students dress up as their favorite vocabulary words.
For the Halloween party students need to:
- Choose appropriate word and turn in their word on Monday, October 24th, so can make a class list of the words they will have to guess at the party.
- Make and bring a simple costume on Halloween showing their vocabulary word. The costume can be as simple as a paper hat decorated with pictures that highlight their vocabulary word. For example, they could be the word precipitation and have pictures of rain, snow and hail coming out of their hat.
- Write a description of their word, which they will read to the class on October 28th when we will celebrate Halloween (speaking grade). The class will use their description to guess their word.
- Definition and costume are due on the 28th of October.
HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE!