Today students started thins year's M-Step testing. Through their focus they will show their proficiency in English/Language and Reading skills. This test will continue tomorrow. Please bring headphones if you have them. Please leave your electronic devices in your locker during testing this week.
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 MSTEP.
Students also checked in with me regarding their interviews for their iSearch papers. Students were given a chance to find and try to contact their interviewees.
Students started the day by getting a packet and watching Flocab Week in Rap. This assignment will allow them to catch up on news over the last week and reflect on the meaning of the words chosen.
Packet is due Monday.
Students worked on steps 1-4 of their iSearch Project brainstorming.
Students need to have a pros and cons list for each of the nine topics they have brainstormed to research. They are not to start researching yet.
Today students started by writing a short reflection essay on how they did on their recent MAP reading assessment. They got their scores back so they could see how they did in relation to the goals for the school.
Next, students finished their current round of NWEA Language Usage Assessments.
Once this was complete, students read this set of directions and followed steps 1 through 3 in creating their iSearch project. Students were then to read the sample essay.
The first step in preparing to write you paper, of course, is to find a topic. Only you can decide what sort of topic you find engaging, exciting, and worth looking into. Your topic can be related to a potential career path, a problem the world is facing which interests you, a political or controversial issue whose history and arguments you wish to investigate and present, or simply something in which you have always had an interest, but have never taken the time to learn about.
STEP1: To begin, freewrite for about ten minutes about what is tumbling around in your mind after reading the above paragraph. Include any thoughts which were stirred after reading about potential subject areas.
STEP 2: Next, re-read your freewrite and generate a list of possible topics which emerged during your freewrite. If your list contains eight ideas or less, freewrite again. See if the list you just made helps you to come up with even more ideas. (If you have nine or more possible topics, skip ahead to STEP 4.)
STEP 3: Add new ideas generated in the second freewrite to your original list; if you still have fewer than nine ideas, continue the process until your list contains at least nine or ten ideas.
Students worked on the first sections of their common assessments on argumentative writing. We will continue this in the next class together.
Students turned in their argument essay in "final draft" quality. We then read through the essay's in small groups. We edited the "final draft" to show where mistakes and improvements could be made. Tomorrow final "final drafts" will be typed on the computer in MLA format and turned in on Thursday.
Students were given a graphic organizer on how to formulate an argument essay. The prompts are for each group. These graphic organizers will need to be completed before class starts on Friday.
Taming: Is Shakespeare the most influential or the most overrated English writer?
Devil's: Should the holocaust, and reading stories about the holocaust, be a mandatory part of school curriculum?
Global: Are classes that dedicate time and resources to studying and trying to solve world problems something all students should take?
Taming: Students read through the last scenes of the play. Students then compared notes on the different characters in the play in preparation for creating a character map for the story. This will be due Friday
Devil's: Students today read through the sections of the book they felt were most important or had the most to talk about. Students discussed words that they were unsure of.
Global: Students used class time to work on finishing their infographics. Completed work must be uploaded to office365.
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