The Electronic Pencil

The Sixth Grade Writing Workshop Weblog

Make a Survey/Share a Form

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survey form padlet

Use this link to share your Google Form, so that others can answer your questions and give you information to look at.

Go to Google Survey Padlet

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April 17, 2015 at 6:43 am

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Making Magnetic Poetry

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nature magnet poetry

Today’s poetry activity is to create a poem with an online Magnetic Poem Creator. Write a “found poem” from the words about nature.

Go to the Magnetic Poetry Site

When you are done, save the poem to your desktop as a screenshot (Command/Shift/4) and upload into a new Google Docs file, and share with Mr. Hodgson.

Be creative!

This was what Mr. Hodgson wrote:

Magnetic poetry



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April 14, 2015 at 6:07 am

Posted in poetry

Making Visual Poetry

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visual poetry tutorial
After you write your poem about an object or thing, head on over to the Visual Poetry site and create a Shape Poem version of your poem. Use the words to make the shape of the thing you have written about.

Go to the Visual Poetry site

When you are done, be sure to SAVE/DOWNLOAD your image from Visual Poetry and then UPLOAD it into your Google Doc file, so that you have both versions of your poem. Then, share your Google Doc with me.

–Mr H.

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April 10, 2015 at 5:58 am

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Quidditch Permit to Play

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Quidditch Permit to Play 2015


Go to the Permit to Play form

Mr. Hallett will review the responses and determine if you are eligible to play in the Quidditch Tournament. If he needs to, he will discuss your answers with you. The idea of the permit is for you to show you have been listening and paying attention.

Good luck!


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April 9, 2015 at 8:21 am

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Animation Examples

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Here are a few of the neat animations made this week in class:


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April 9, 2015 at 8:20 am

Posted in Claymation

Playing with Stopmotion Animation

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Making Animation with ParaPara

Test out this site and see if you can make your own short animation. Give it a try by drawing a snitch flying through the air. Use your team colors as best as you can.

Check out the ParaPara Animation Site

See what Sara made:


And see my happy face:

Once you make your animation and save it, grab the link for your animation and share it with us via our Padlet Site. Just click on the wall, give it a title and then use the link sharing to add your link. Save it to the wall.

Go to the Animation Padlet Site

–Mr H.

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April 6, 2015 at 5:23 am

Posted in Claymation,Movies