Thursday, May 28, 2015

1 Learning Day Left

GRAMMAR End of Year Videos - Drop link here

Drop your Feature Article HERE E/F class
Drop your feature article HERE - C/D turn in file
 (make sure you are signed into you account.)

Mentor TEXTS here

If you are listed below, you still need to return your library books.

Laila Abou-oaf (Paloma)
Claire Aronson (Selley)
Sajid Farook (Selley)
Brian Kitamura (Paloma)
Victoria Netessine (Fan)
Hamza Sheikh (Buxton)
Aiden Sherry (Buxton)
Hayden Welsh (Derksen)

Membean Test tomorrow

Due Date for FA  FRIDAY
  • C/D and E/F - Beginning of class
  • G/H End of Class. (G-H Done is better than perfect. I will factor into your grades the fact you have not had as much time working on this unit as my other classes.)
Tonight is your last chance to do any RLA H/W. Thank you for your time and for all your efforts. I am very proud of you all and the progress you have shown. 

Remember  - It's what you do with you learning in the future that matters.

"Learning is what remains after you have forgotten everything that you were taught"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2 Learning Days Left

What will you do to your feature article to add the 'wow' factor?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Three Learning Days Left -Leads and Kickers

How is your feature article coming alone? - Look at this  first page work in progress. Can you spot the varied text features used?

Leads and Kickers

Due Dates
Feature Article - Friday
Last Membean test Friday

Monday, May 25, 2015

4 Learning Days Left - Graphic Design

Link to SAS design
Mentor Texts

Tips to Get Started - Create your color palette

H/W - Spend 20minutes finishing your design layout for your magazine. Remember,  you need to use a wider variety of design features.

Due Date: Friday - No extensions after this day as grades close on that day. No resubmissions after Friday.

Membean EOY summative FRIDAY

Friday, May 22, 2015

5 Learning Days Left

H/W - All classes

Try if possible to email photographs to your interviewer  that they might find useful in their feature article. In Monday's class, you will begin to design your article. It will be easier if you have photographs/images already to insert.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

6 Learning Days Left - Bring them Home

IMPORTANT - You should only have ONE SAS classroom library book left at home. RETURN THE OTHER BOOKS NOW PLEASE! (In the last week of school, you will create your summer reading list.)

Recap - TEXT Structures

H/W - Due Friday
Write one or two  paragraphs  of your piece using the text structure techniques above.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Passion Project Update: Making a Difference

Passion Project Check in.

I wanted to share with you the work Niko and Jay have done since the passion project finished. They have continued working towards supporting their charity and set up this site. Pursuing a passion into the real world and acting upon that passion is exactly what we hope these projects will accomplish. Congratulations to Niko and Jay for the work they have done. If you can, support their fund raising efforts.  Consider supporting the boys also through sharing their links on your own social media sites.

Check out their website here:  
Click Here to Find Out More

You need to have  decided on your final slant for your article by FRIDAY. You will be given an 'ideas' grade on what you create. You will be expected to talk about how you plan to develop your slant in your article.
e.g. The Bad Apple - What the World Doesn't Know about Steve Jobs

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8 Learning Days Left

Friday will be the last day to turn in any resubmitted work

Feature Article Note Taking Sheet

Contact between 2-3 people that might have information about your person via email. Ask 2 or 3 questions. Be very clear who you are and your purpose. Example below

Monday, May 18, 2015

Preparing for an Interview - 9 Learning Days Left!

Friday will be the last day to turn in any resubmitted work

  • You will need to do 45mins of Membean this week. 
  • End of year Membean test is next Thur 
  • C/D & E/F classes - Prepare your questions for your interview
  • Groups for Documentary  Grammar activity should have an idea for their theme 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Feature Article

H/W - For all classes
Bring a hard copy of an article from a magazine. If you do not want to tear out the article, then bring the entire magazine. You will need this for Friday's class. See example below. -On ANY topic. One or two pages long.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Driving Questions Tips

You'll driving question should fall into one of the categories below. You should be able to identify both your audience the 'who' part of the question and the 'purpose' the for part of your driving question
📐 Solve a Problem: There’s a real-world predicament with multiple solutions.
  • How can we stop phantom traffic jams?
  • How can we beautify the vacant lot across the street for $200?
  • What’s the best way to stop the flu at our school?
  • Design a better lunch menu for our school.
  • Design a safe and sturdy bridge to replace one in our city.
🎓 Educational: The purpose of the project is to teach others.
  • How can we teach second graders about helpful insects.
  • Create a campaign to teach senior citizens how to use an iPad.
  • What do the students at our school need to know about being respectful?
👍 Convince Others: Students persuade a specified audience to do something or change their opinions.
  • Create a public service announcement (PSA) that persuades teens to drink more water.
  • Drive yourself to define a question and then Prove It to your classmates.
  • Convince grocery shoppers to return their shopping carts.
  • How can we convince our principal that we should have a party in December?
🌏 Broad Theme: The project tackles big ideas.
  • What does it mean to read?
  • How does conflict lead to change?
  • How does math influence art?
  • How do writers persuade others?
  • How are good and evil depicted in different cultures?
💬 Opinion: Students need to consider all sides of an issue in order to form and justify their opinions.
  • Should pets be allowed to attend class?
  • Why has a woman never been a U.S. president?
  • What makes a good astronaut?
🚥 Divergent: Students make predictions about alternative timelines and scenarios.
  • What if Rosa Parks gave up her seat?
  • What if the world ran out of oil tomorrow?
  • How might your city change if the climate became an average of 10°F warmer?
  • What if the USA switched to the metric system?
🚀 Scenario-Based: Students take on a fictional role with a mission to accomplish.
  • You’re a NASA engineer, and you are in charge of building a moon base. What are the ten most important things to include and why?
  • Imagine that you are King George. What would you have done differently to keep American part of England?
  • You are the CEO of a company that is designing a new social media app. Present a business plan to your investors that explains how your company will make money.
  • You’ve been hired to revamp your local shopping mall. Come up with a plan to increase business.
  • How would you spend $1,000,000 to help your community?

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