Students are doing an extended research argument project in social studies, and since I will be evaluating their final project in ELA as well, I offered today to work on it in my class as well. Students were given time to research, plan, write, edit, and type whatever step in the process they are currently at. This time is because of the assignment being both a reflection of their social studies research, but of their ELA writing process.
Students were assigned Tone as one of the skills. Students were also introduced to the writing prompt they will be using next week for their writing assignment.
Students were assigned a skills lessons and Blast through StudySync. These assignments are due by next Monday.
Students completed their day of mastery assessments. Those who have passed these skills will be done for a while being assessed on them. Those who have not will join me for a lunchtime retake session soon. These assessments include Point of View, Text Structure, and Figurative Language.
Students were assigned a first reading and questions in StudySync for Chasing Lincoln's Killer. Students need to use the app or their school desktop by accessing VMWare Horizon. Directions for using each can be found in the Powerpoint below.
Today students started out their Lit Club Monday by doing some independent reading. Once that allotted time was completed we moved on to our Mastery Assessment on Point of View from the previous week. Those passing this assessment with an 80% or better need not retake for mastery to be demonstrated.
Once the assessment was completed, students were given their assignment for home reading in the form of a Home Reading Log. This HRL is going to be given out every Monday and is expected to be completed, signed by a parent, and turned in the following Monday. In this case the first completed HRL will be due in the Turn-In Box on Monday 11/20. Extra copies of the HRL are available to download and print from here.
Today instead of the normal Blast assignment I had students watch, annotate, model, and Try themselves different skills for reading comprehension. These include, Character, Point of View, Figurative Language, and Connotation and Denotation. These online assignments are due not later than Sunday evening.
Today students that completed their text structure packet were given an assessment on the skill. Students who scored an 80% or higher will not need to retake the assessment next week during mastery day. Those students who did not get an 80% or higher will get another chance to show mastery next Thursday and were given their packets back to further study.
Students were given cop of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. Students were to in their groups work on finding examples from each stanza of the poem an example of figurative language and identify the type of figurative language being used. We will finish this poem tomorrow. Tomorrow we will quiz on text structure.