Thursday, 3/29: Common Assessment Day Three

District Assessment Day Three of Three.

Please click the following link for the directions:  ELA Research Common Assessment.

When you are finished:

  1. Proofread, share, and print your argumentative essay. (due at END OF PERIOD!)
  2. Finish, proofread, share, and print your Giver Book v Movie essay. (due TOMORROW!)
  3. Take the middle school quiz at the ETC Portal. Highest scores are entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire tablet.
  4. Do your definitions for the next vocab list.

  5. If you have completed all of the above, AND YOU HAVE AT LEAST 35 MINUTES LEFT IN THE PERIOD, you may take care of tomorrow’s SRI test:
    https://h100000583.education.scholastic.com/slms/studentaccess

    • Click the Blue Reading Inventory button on the lower left side: 

 

Bikes?

Wednesday, 3/28: District Assessment Day 2

District Assessment Day Two of Three.

Please click the following link for the directions:  ELA Research Common Assessment.

If, by some divine miracle, you finish early (hrrrrmmm):

  1. Proofread, share, and print your argumentative essay.
  2. Finish, proofread, share, and print your Giver Book v Movie essay.
  3. Take the middle school quiz at the ETC Portal. Highest scores are entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire tablet.
  4. Get started on the next vocab list.
  5. Quietly amuse yourself.

Tuesday, 3/27: District Writing Assessment, Day One of Three

Please be prepared to take notes, either using a GDoc or old school paper.

Please remember you will have three class periods to read and take notes on the sources and write the essay. You will write the essay in a GDoc AND print it when you are finished.

 

Suggested Timeline:

  1. Day One: Read the sources carefully, decide on a thesis, take notes to support your thesis.
  2. Day Two: Review your notes and make sure you have enough evidence to write the essay. Maybe make a basic outline:
    • Intro w/ thesis
    • argument + evidence
    • argument + evidence
    • conterargument + shutdown with evidence
    • Conclusion
  3. Day Two: Write your rough draft.
  4. Day Three: Finish rough draft, proofread, proofread, share and print.

 

 

Remember that the reason/argument is different from the example/evidence:

Reason/argument: Too much homework takes time away from my family.
Evidence/example: That time I missed my brother’s birthday party because I was doing all that homework Mr. Coward assigns.

 

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY. Give credit to sources:

  • “according to (author)…”
  • “…(author) argues that…”  (says, makes the claim, etc.)
  • “quote” (Source)

 

Please click the following link for the directions:  ELA Research Common Assessment.

Monday, 3/26: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #28, Wheel of Doom!

Welcome to the Fourth Quarter!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 3/26.”
generate (verb): to produce
derive (verb): to obtain from (derivative)
advantage (noun): quality that gives someone a better chance than others
consume (verb): to use up
contaminate (verb): to poison; to pollute

         

 

Go over Test #28. Most of you did well.

 

Wheel of Doom.

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period One: Test #12 – 2,3,4,14,15

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period Two: Test #7 – 1,2,8,17,18

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period Three: Test #23 – 11,12,13,14,23

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period Five: Test #13 – 5,7,8,10,11

 

Work on Giver Book >< Giver Movie Essay.

Friday, 3/23: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #28

Extended Homies Schedule.

Prep sheet for Test #28:
Husker Du: ___/30  Vocab h/w: ___/20
Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/13  ___/12
INTERVIEW: ___/100       KBARR: ___/40  (Periods 2 and 5: n/a.)
Other Extra Credit:

 

Mental Floss.

  1. For each pair of words, move one letter from one word to the other to make a pair of synonyms.  Example: boast — hip.  Move the S and you get boat — ship. The movement could go either way.
    a) open — cop      b) cave — curt       c) cares — pest
  2. What book can an author never really finish writing?
  3. George Washington’s wife was sweeping when George Washington’s wife slipped and got wet.  How many w’s in all?
  4. When is 30 plus 30 equal to 1?
  5. Change the position of just one of the words below so that all the words are in an alphabetical sequence:
    llama, phoenix, hyena, alligator, beaver, elephant, tortoise, antelope

 

 

Test #28. TYPO ALERT: RENUMBER, BEGINNING AFTER #23.

Work on your Giver B>M paper.

Thursday, 3/22: HD, V + R, Giver + Essay

Tomorrow’s Test: HD (all warmups are fair game), Vocab, Giver (B + M)

“SAWs, 3/22.”  disperse, catalyst, segregate, injustice, reform
1. Rosa Parks’s act of civil disobedience was a ______ for the new Civil Rights movement.
2. The birds who ate the seeds helped ______ them to new locations.
3. The people protesting the _______ of 4.________(ion) were forced to 5. _______ by police.

 

“Vocabulary, 3/22. All 11 vocab words + noun form of one SAW.

I had a 1.____ in my judgement and got caught because I didn’t have anyone to help me with a(n)  2._____,  so my mom’s  3._____  escalated into being 4.______(ed). I 5.____(ed) out on my bed in my room, tried to find some  6.______(ity) and sighed. I felt the buzz of my phone in my pocket, but when I reached for it, it turned out to be a 7._____. Then I remembered Mom had taken my phone, and I felt another 8._____ of 9._____(ment) come over me. But as I lay there, I began to assess the situation more calmly, and I saw a 10._____ of hope. Maybe this incident was just the 11.____ I needed to change my ways.  But then I turned on the tv and watched some stupid comedy 12.____ for the rest of the afternoon.

 

 

PICTIONARY/PANTOMIME VOCAB RELAY.

 

Dah Givah.

DUE NEXT FRIDAY 3/30:  Pick one. 600 + words. PROOFREAD! Use examples from book/movie. anticipate and refute counterarguments. Please share a GDoc AND print.

    • “Three Reasons Why The Giver Book/Movie is Better Than the Movie/Book.”
    • “Despite the Changes, The Giver Movie Does a Good Job Respecting the Book.”