WNB: in class - Mentor Sentence - Colon
After independent reading time, we looked at a sentence from Oscar Wilde that uses a colon in an interesting way. Students then created their own sentences using Wilde's as a model.
I read three short book excerpts aloud, and students marked interesting phrases as they listened. Then they worked in groups to label good examples of diction, figurative language, syntax, and tone and determined the theme of each piece. We will continue working with these tomorrow.