Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Charting Notes

H/W -   Decide what you need to do as a team yourselves in order to keep pace with your research. Most teams should have at least one complete column of notes on the charting sheet and all the research questions decided

Today's Recap - Charting

By tomorrow - You should have your 'charting' research questions and all your boxes all most completely full. Tomorrow's class - you will write your first 'quote sandwich using your research'

Grammar Recap

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Research Based Argument

Each day I will share with you a finished essay from last year, so you can see where you are headed.

H/W - As a team - you should have x4 sets of Cornell notes for Wednesday's class.

Reading Assessment RETAKE - Use this link to the graphic organizers. You only need to retake the skill you need to work on. You may use any source that you are already using for your research. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cornell Notes

H/W - Finish your Cornell notes for your first source - You should write the brief summary section. You will be graded on completion of this task (Due:TUE)

Recap - Today we learned to use the Cornell Notes approach to research

Today we looked at writing sour research using parallel structure

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

End of Unit: Summative

Use these resources for your Reading Pre-Assesment

Task 2: Response to Listening to Music while Studying” (Video

Coming after the holiday.... You will select one of these topics to write a 'Research-Based Argument'
Feel free to investigate some of the links in the meantime (optional)

Optional H/W: Thanksgiving Toast

Use your public speaking skills to deliver a Thanksgiving Toast to your family. Take the time to address each member of your family and tell them why that person is so special to you.  This would truly put a smile on your family members' faces. Take care!

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 Enjoying Life  - Sometimes you got a just have a good giggle...
 What would you do it you discovered your parents had eaten all your Halloween candy?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Reading Nonfiction: Practice Exercises

Today's Lesson

Use this link for your Station 1 activity: Cyberbullying
Use this link for your Station 2 activity: Commercial

Monday, November 21, 2016

NF Reading #3 - What does the text mean?

Lesson Recap

Today we READ images for main idea, craft moves, and meaning.

Use this link to investigate your own image: What does the text mean?
H/W - Make sure you have finished your SeeSaw post from class today. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE. JUST SPEAK YOUR THOUGHTS INTO SEESAW!

Friday, November 18, 2016

WARNING: No resubmitted work from Sept, Oct, Nov will be accepted for a grade after Dec 3rd. This means that if you want to try and improve any grades before report cards - You need to do so soon!
The $2 Challenge - What stance will you argue?
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How many points will you score within the word length? : Sheet from today's class
Lesson Recap

1 Correctly cite your evidence

3) Supporting your claim with 'out of the book' thinking


You must turn in your paper printed Monday without your name on it. A responsibility grade will be given for this.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Examining Points of View and NF Writing Craft

Email home: G/H class - Still missing emails from these students:
Ritvik, Suyash, Abby, Alya, Aamir, Emily.  - Please forward to me by the weekend!

Lesson Recap: We learned a great deal today about how to examine different points of view. We also learned a wide variety of different persuasive craft moves. These techniques combined help us to judge the 'effectiveness of a piece of text. HINT HINT ! - You will need these for tomorrow's lesson!

Which techniques were new for you?

H/W - A comment on something you learned in class today would be appreciated!


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