Today students read chapter 1 and completed with their group notes on the chapter as well as group roles assignments they were given. These roles will rotate from chapter to chapter. We will be reading one chapter a day until all roles have been completed by every student at least once. Groups will also start working on the assignments through Microsoft Office Classroom (a new free addition added to their Office365 accounts) next week. Notes, vocabulary, and comprehension questions will be done online Chapter 3-24 starting next week.
Students completed reading chapter 1 and 2 in groups, as well as their roles and notes. Students moved on to completing the comprehension questions in complete sentence and citing the page number for each chapter. These are the same format of comprehension questions that will be asked for the rest of the book and will be available for them to answer through Office Classroom starting next week.
Students are to write each word 3 times each, define the word using the dictionary definition, paraphrase the word, and create a sentence that uses the word correctly (underlining/highlighting the word). There are a lot of word here, and so this assignment will not be due until Monday of next week. Class time both today and tomorrow will be given, but that is all. After that, it will be completed at home. Dictionaries will be allowed to be checked out to complete if needed.
today students eased themselves back into the week after spring break and read their choosing for Lit Club Monday. Reading logs were to be filled in. Tomorrow we start working on our next novel.
students finished their Spring edition of the Reading assessment. The goal was to reach 218. When completed, students found reading material at or above Lexile range to read and use reading strategies.
__Students today went through a soundtrack compiled for the screen play of Glory Road. Students were then walked through the concept of 'liner notes" and how the concept works with this project.
Student will be tasked with creating a soundtrack of their own to the story. Songs must be tied to a specific scene, be explained as to how the song connects and what evidence (lyrics or lines in the story) connects the two. Page numbers and descriptions of the scene should be included.
The soundtrack will consist of eight songs (eight scenes) that are school appropriate, the page numbers it connects to, a brief description of why they chose the song at a personal level, the mood of the song and the scene, and ultimately an album cover.
Songs from the actual movie may not be used, nor can the album cover or movie poster. Be creative.
Today students turned in their book reports that were assigned over a month ago. Students were then given their second assessment on the Latin and Greek word roots that they need to know for state standards. They took the test by following these simple steps.
Step 1: push the button that says "take test part 1" and follow the link
Step 2: enter your full name in the box.
Step 3: take the test
Step 4: once test is complete enter number correct in your agenda
Step 5: click on the button that says "take test part 2"
Step 6: repeat step 4
Lit Club Monday Reading
Students once finished with testing took the rest of class to read up on the civil rights movements during the 1960's. This is forming background knowledge for the story we will start reading Wednesday.
Create a sentence or two that you feel best summarizes the reading sections below.
MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT AND THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE,BIRMINGHAM AND THE MARCH ON WASHINGTONSELMA TO MONTGOMERY MARCHClick on the link to the right titled Brown v. Board of Education. Read the caption and at home watch the video and summarize.
Students are expected to read each section prior to the date listed. The date listed is the date that we will work with that section in class. Pop quizzes may be given.
February 3 - pages 1-10
February 4 - pages 1-20
February 5 - pages 1-30
February 8 - pages 1-50
February 9 - pages 1-60
February 10 - pages 1-70
February 11 - pages 1-85
While I was out for some training, students worked on a reflection piece that asks students to reflect on what they learned during the Titanic unit. Students also answered in short answer form how they felt they did on their scrapbook. Students handed in their reflections and their scrapbooks. No Homework today except HRL.