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Thursday, February 25, 2010

LWM Sppeches?


Will you be ready to impress on your LWM speech?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Gang of Brain Freeze Verbs!!!


I hope the antidote is still working! Don't ever let yourselves be inflitrated by these devious linking verbs again!


Lesson Recap... Can you remember/Do you understand:



  • The 5 ways to remember the different types of linking verbs?

  • The 'test' to decide whether a verb is linking or action?

  • How to caluclate a verb ratio?

  • How to use a verb ratio to measure the quality of your writing?

  • Why we are learning about linking verbs?

If you can answerthese questions then you are doing well.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Six Perspectives

Watch this video to review today's lesson. It shows the link between English and Spanish also. Soon you will be able to manipulate 'voice' to suit your writing
video

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Living Wax Museum Presentations

Living Wax Museum Presentations

Friday 26th Feb - Gra Class (8.15am)
Monday March 1st - Bux Class (8.15am)
Guidelines will be given out tomorrow or Friday, depending on when you hand in your state report

BBC Theatre Presentations
The week of March 8th-12th
(We'll do more practice on these next week.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

State Report - The Finish Line

State Reports - Written components are due ...THIS  FRIDAY -19th
(Whether you are finished or not, you must hand in your report Friday.)

Use this week to do your very best work. You are not being graded on what you did a month ago. You are being graded on your finished product. Don't rush through components this week just to get it finished. Make sure you are giving your very best effort over these last few days and truly thinking about how to make EVERY sentence the best possible. People who finish ahead of time may want to take a second look at their cover pages. The most important stage of the Report is the proof reading and editing. Make sure one component smoothly transitions to the next. You will probably have to add a few additional sentences at the start of your second and third components to achieve this. DO NOT inset pictures until the work is completely edited and corrected. This will avoid wasting ink.  You have all worked very hard on this project. Make sure your final copy is something that you are truly proud to submit.

Coming Tuesday - Living Wax Museum Guidelines

Congratulations on the '50 States and Capitals' Test- A record number of 100% were recorded this year.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Due Dates

See below for upcoming due dates for your work.
Prioritize your work so you are focusing on what needs to be done first.

50 States and Capitals Test- Thu 11th Feb
(both classes)

State Report - Written Component (e.g. intro/three components/conclusion/fun facts/work cited)
Fri Feb 19th

3D Model and State Report Living Wax Museum Speech
Feb 25th (Bux. class) Feb 26th (Gra. class)
You will be give additional guidelines on what to do for the Living Wax Museum speech once you finish the written component of the State Report or on Feb. 16th (whichever happens first)- DO NOT BRING YOUR 3D Model into school before this date. THERE IS NOWHERE TO STORE 50 MODELS

BBC Theatre Presentations
Dates still to be decided

Friday, February 5, 2010

BBC Theatre

How will you make sure your performace in the BBC sitcom presentations is the best possible?


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fifty States Test Practice

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

This website has made interactive games that you can use to test your 'Fifty States' Knowledge.

Enjoy the video below
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