Tuesday, 12/5: SAWs, Debrief Test #14 (Yay!), Vocab, Research

“SAWs, 12/5.” One word used twice.
gender, paradigm, comprise, adapt, conduct

  1. The first iPhone created a new ____ for the smart phone industry.
  2. A healthy diet is _____(ed) of a variety of protein, fruits, and vegetables.
  3. Sixth Period’s poor ____ with the guest teacher earned them a 7 rating.
  4. According to the theory of evolution, species that can’t ____ to changes in their environment die off.
  5. Nouns in English, unlike many other languages, do not have a specific _____.
  6. Please ____ yourself respectfully in the museum.


Go over Test #14. Que Milagro! Studying works!


“Vocabulary, 12/5.” (13)
One word is used four times. You will use them all.
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  1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4._____
    5. Be careful! That knife has a ____ edge.
    6. The coaches watched each potential player, looking for any natural ___(s) he might have.
    7. Even after being up all night, his mind was ___ enough to figure out the puzzle.
    8. Which is more important, the genes you inherit or the environment you are raised in?  This is often called the nature vs. ___ question.
    9. Wow, the new iPhone looks pretty _____, Daddio!
    10. The teacher’s crabby ____ sort of brought the whole class down.
    11. The word ____ has the same roots as the word citizen.
    12. The competition at the state level track meet was pretty _____.
    13. It was too dark to _____ the numbers on the houses.


Research! Chromie up!

  1. Start a Google Doc with the title “Works Cited.”
  2. Open your first source in a new tab. Copy the url and open another new tab.
  3. Go to EasyBib.com.
  4. Paste your url into the form and create a citation.
  5. Paste it into your Works Cited doc.

  1. Start another Google Doc and title it “Notes for _____.”
  2. Find your five questions about your topic and put them on your notes sheet to organize your notes.
  3. Start reading and note-taking!

  1. Start ANOTHER Google doc. Title it ________ (your topic).
  2. Your first paragraph or two should show “your topic in action.” If your topic is diabetes, for example, you might show us what goes on inside the body of someone with diabetes and how the insulin goes to work. Or you might show a day in the life of a diabetic person, and all the things they have to be aware of.
  3. The rest of your paper should be organized by your questions. Use each one as a “section” of your paper. When you’re finished, we’ll take out the questions, and be left with a well-organized paper.


TAKING NOTES! (Thanks to Scholastic.com for the help on this one.)

All, are, part of a, that includes, and

What do you think this sentence is about? What? You don’t know?


living things, food cycle, producers, consumers, decomposers

What do you think this sentence is about?

The first group is comprised of CONNECTOR WORDS. They connect ideas and INFORMATION WORDS like the ones in the second set.


All – living things  are – part of a – food cycle – that includes – producers – consumers –  and – decomposers.

Your notes should be all about the information words.


  • Look for font changes and titles and such. These probably signal something important.
  • Make sure you record your sources on your works cited doc and be sure to note which sources your notes are coming from.

By the end of the period, you should have three Google docs:

Works Cited.

  1. Source #1
  2. Source #2
  3. etc.
Notes for SWAT Officer.
What is a SWAT officer?What training…?Etc.
SWAT Officer.
(rough draft)
SWAT Officer Jim Dandy listens to the voice in his earphone as he slowly approaches the building where…

I’ma come see your source and help you take notes.


Final Requirements for Research Paper. Due next Friday, 12/15.

  • Approximately 1000 words.
  • 3+ sources w/ properly formatted Works Cited.
  • 3+ graphs, charts, maps, etc. These should help explain, not just decorate.
  • In-text citations.
  • Introductory anecdote.
  • Evident organization. (By question, by sub-topic, etc.)
  • Proper mechanics.