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We have pledged to write a poem a day every day for the entire month of April. Check out our pages, listed by date

  1. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 1: Earth Month acrostics
  2. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 2: Triolets
  3. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 3: Wedding poems
  4. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 4: Birthday song poems
  5. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 5: Sports odes
  6. NaPoWriMo2012 April 6: Animal kingdom
  7. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 7: Color splashes
  8. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 8: Food, glorious food
  9. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 9: Borrowing first lines
  10. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 10: RANTS!
  11. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 11: Sense explorations
  12. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 12: Slogan poems
  13. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 13: 13 Ways...
  14. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 14: Sonnets (sorta)
  15. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 15: Parodies
  16. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 16: Image inspired
  17. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 17: Brags and boasts
  18. NaNoWriMo 2012 April 18: The Babel Fish two step
  19. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 19: Opposite day!
  20. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 20: Bowled over...
  21. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 21: Haiku!
  22. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 22: Gifts
  23. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 23: Poetry in a minute!
  24. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 24: Exquisite corpse
  25. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 25: Warriors Don't Cry
  26. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 26: Hidden in this picture
  27. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 27: Nursery rhymes and fairy tales
  28. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 28: Hay(na)ku
  29. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 29: No P!
  30. NaPoWriMo 2012 April 30: Where I Am From

Lit Circle Project

Click the Projects button to the left to access our Language Arts 6 class's book pages.

The students of Language Arts 6 have all chosen books to read and are creating wiki pages devoted to those books. We hope people interested in reading might examine these pages to help them decide what books to read. On each page, you should find plenty of information to help you decide whether or not you might like to read. Here is what a wiki will include:

David and the Phoenix (title)

by Edward Ormondroyd (author)

A boy named David moves to a new house, climbs a mountain, and meets a magical bird that takes him on wild adventures.

MPAA Rating- G: This book is appropriate for sixth grade and up. It contains no objectionable material or language. The genre is fantasy and does not raise any controversial issues.

Synopsis: A boy named David moves to a new house and meets a magical, mythical bird (Phoenix) who takes David on wild adventures where he meets all sorts of characters including a witch, a griffen (a relative to the griffin!), a sea monster, and all sorts of others.

Protagonist: David is a young boy with an itch for adventure. His family is nice, but he has nobody to talk to or to hang out with, so he is sort of bored. He is a round character, meaning he changes throughout the novel. At the beginning, he is nervous and not very worldly. As he goes on more and more adventures, he learns more about the world and becomes more mature.

The beginning of the book: The first chapter of this book is all exposition, telling you how David moves to a new house and feels bored and ignored because everyone is busy getting settled into the new home and they pay no attention to him. The author makes it exciting by writing about the mountain in the backyard. David wants to climb it, and so does the reader!

Favorite characters: David, the protagonist, is someone to whom most of us can relate. He has a good heart, but isn't perfect (after all, he sneaks out of his house on a nightly basis to go have adventures with Phoenix). He learns the art of friendship and the meaning of loyalty through his new friend. My favorite character, though, has to be Phoenix. You'd think a mythical creature would be sort of stuffy and unapproachable, but Phoenix is more like an absent-minded professor. He's a wonderful combination of blustering and confidence, intelligence and goofiness.

Need information about the GriffinLit site? Please contact Ms. Filas, Department Chair, Language Arts.

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