We just finished this really good book in my class called hatchet. We did this thing called "What? So what? and basically you have to choose 5 things that are important to the story and say what they represent and you have to add a quote to prove your findings. 

I made a final poetry project and I want you guys to see. ;)

Learning Intention: I can create poems that use 
poetic devices and follow specific forms.

What I learned: I learned that there  are so many different types of poetry I also learned that when using a thesaurus I can have more exquisite language. My favourite poem is my sensory poem because of all the description that I used. 

This is my sensory poemon BACON!! yum.

Here is my concrete poem of guitar. What is a concrete poem you ask, well it is a poem with poetic devices writen in the shape if it's subject.
My poem reads "My fingers move from string to string in harmony with my other hand like they are tied together. The sound is exquisite with it's endless possibilities. It is a rollercoaster of creativity."

Learning Intention: I can create poems that use
poetic devices and follow specific forms

My found poem about Whipped Cream.

Learning Intention: I can create poems that use poetic devices and follow specific forms.

If you can tell in class lately I have been working on poetic devices so I have made a presentation about poetic devices in songs.
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Learning intention: I can use the poetic device alliteration to develop meaning in my writing.
As I wait for my brother to give me the go ahead, I hope my mom doesn’t find out that I’m doing one of my favourite things about fall, jumping off my deck into a pile of leaves. I love fall because it’s that time of year when everything is changing.

The sweet summer leaves start to go from a lushes green to a vibrant orange. Cool shorts and T-shirts are replaced by bulky jackets and jeans that never keep  out the cold. A plate of cold cuts and veggies which is my favourite summer food is now a big bowl of steaming soup that is always delicious.  The pool has been drained and is half filled with a sea of yellows, reds, and oranges and every time you look at it you want to jump in. Every time we go to the hockey  rink it’s so cold  that my parents bundle themselves up with more layers than usual.

Fall is when I wear my soft, fuzzy flannel pjs which feels like a cloud made of silk, and I have about five of my warmest  blankets  wrapped around me until I feel like a burrito. Even when I have the heat on I still feel the cold creep up my spine like a spider and when it makes it’s way to my neck it runs straight through my body like a cold autumn wind.

There are so many days when you don’t even bother to take off your pjs and don’t have a care in the world about your hair looking like it was hit by a tornado.  It is the endless hours of sitting by the fireplace, snuggled up in a blanket on the couch watching my favourite movies.

There are so many different things that make fall special and these are my favourite.

You have some good ideas in this piece of writing.Your lead is interesting and catches my attention.
As we learn how to create interest in our writing one of the common mistakes is to start writing in sentence fragments. Even though we want to include a variety of sentence lengths it is important to still have complete thoughts. Notice that I have added just a couple of words to some of your fragments to make them complete. These also are transition words as they help the reader see that you are moving from one idea to another. Please focus on this as you revise this piece of writing.
Today I was doing visualizations in class.We had to draw something from the book that has meaning to you and I drew a collar and chain that one of the characters was wearing and I visualized this “As you look around the ring you see Mac and Ruby working endlessly  to complete one of Stella’s old tricks. The smell of sawdust fills your nose and exhaustion is in the air as Ruby finally drops to her knees with chain around her neck since the beginning Mac starts to tell her to get up but it didn’t work so tried it again and still nothing.Now Mac is starting to get mad so he heads back to his office and comes out with something that looks like a giant fish hook on a stick and a second later everyone remembers what it is...A clawstick, something so sharp that it can pierce an elephants hide. He swings it just inches above Ruby,s head to threaten her but she still doesn’t move so Mac calls it a night ( finally ) and Ruby is put back in her cage. That is the end of my visualization and just remember I got that from a picture.
Learning Entension:I can create a poem with characteristics and feelings I have.
What I Learned: I learned that you can make a poem out of questions and answers.