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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Interjections and Emoji for 5th Graders

Today when I met with the two 5th Grade students that I am tutoring, we continued on our journey to understand the function of interjections in writing and in our speech.

After doing a bit of research on the Internet, I realized that emoji are "emoticons." Check out this chart that attempts to describe the feelings shown with the emoji.
The definition of emoticons is:
A pictorial representation of a facial expression to express a person's feelings or mood, or as a time-saving method.

So hopefully you can see the connection between interjections in speech and writing ... and emoticons.

So I decided to make a series of cards showing different emoji characters and have my student connect it to an interjection.
😓 = Oh no!
Then we used that interjection in dialogue.
"Oh no! My mother is going to be so angry when she see this broken dish."
Lastly, we wrote a sentence that might be in a narrative writing.
Oh no! The teacher saw me pass that note to Ali. 

I was trying to make connections between ways we use interjections.  
Yippee! I believe they understood. 😊 



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What is an Interjection....5th Graders Want to Know.

What is an interjection ?....5th Graders know. 

 Or they should know, according to the Common Core Standards.  Those amazing 5th Graders are expected to know the function of interjections, in general, and their functions in particular sentences...YIKES!!!!!

First, let's deal with the word interjection.

interject = emoji
5th Graders get emoji's

Even their clothing features emoji's.
So use it!!!! Yeah!!!!
An interjection is not commonly used in formal or academic writing, because they don't convey facts... they convey feelings.

"Wow! This is the perfect time to teach dialogue writing." pleaded Mrs. Devine.

"Gosh, ,you mean it?" said those 5th Grade Teachers.

 "Use those interjections, and teach them to punctuate it correctly, and you can 
live happily ever after, " said Mrs. Devine.

P.S.  I told the children, that I tutor,
 that ! and ? is stronger
 than ,
 and that is why you see them in dialogue writing instead of a ,

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