"Made by Dad" by Scott Bedford will be our guide for our first Reading Informational Text project. I will give you two options: Easy and Medium. You will then create a project by following the procedural directions. Afterwards, we will present our projects to a fake toy firm by following a bus schedule to Tigard. The question you will want to answer will be “How is my product a better fit for the toy firm?”
Frame for Speech:
"My name is __________ and I'm the creator of ______a new toy for kids aged 6-12. I saw your recent press release about expanding into craft toys and I'm presenting to you because I am the perfect person to head up your team. The main reason is ___________. Another good reason is ____________. The last good reason is ________. I will follow up with you in a few days to discuss working together.”
Reminder: Bus Schedule and Toy Co. figures will be given in class.
See attachment for project options.
Some of you were absent. Here is a list of the new SAT vocabulary so far: recondite, crepuscular, lassitude, magnanimous, and soporific. One more week before Thanksgiving break!
I will be starting to assign reading at night.* We will reread large sections of the same reading in class, but I want to start going a little deeper into the content. Please check the calendar for the dates of reading.
I want you to bring questions to class as well. If you read something and are confused, then bring that confusion to class and we can start figuring out answers together. I think this will help us have more substantial questions. You will not be required to have a question, but due to the subject matter I am sure that questions will arise.
I have also put up the learning targets for the upcoming history lessons. If you miss a day or miss the planner information on the board, then you can check on the Google Calendar to help your understanding.
*Remember you must check out a book from Mrs. Jin if you do not have internet access.
We will work on some note-making strategies this week. I will also be focusing on our Beyond Google answer. For some of you it was: hunting, fishing, farming, and toolmaking. The beauty of your answers was that all of you were right. Now we will look at how each of those jobs pushed humankind forward into innovation and settlement.
We will be looking at the different forms of sentences. This appears to be dry, but in reality is one of the best ways to improve our writing. Before we can become betters writers, we must first look at our writing objectively. Heads up: I just used three different forms of sentences.
Beyond Google Question: What is the most important job over the last 40,000 years?
The Top Four Internet Search Tips:
1. Quote search terms: "Abraham Lincoln"
2. Be specific: Abraham Lincoln vs. President; Abraham Lincoln Civil War vs. Abraham Lincoln
3. Site:.edu - "Abraham Lincoln" "Civil War" site:.edu
4. Ctrl + F - Finding specific phrases
Your task: You must answer this question and find five educational resources that help prove your point. You must also list where you retrieved the information. You must fill out two forms: Constructed Response Question and Group Research Question. Lastly, you must present your information to the class in a Gallery Walk (we will go over this in class further: http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/gallerywalk/what.html).
You will have five days of class time to answer this question and have your materials ready for a Gallery Walk.
This should be a blast, let's get to it.
I have decided to give 50% credit, or an F, for every missing assignment unless that assignment is plagiarized. A zero has so much impact on a student's grade. A 50% is still an F, but it does not destroy a student's grade.
That being said, StudentVUE may be a little difficult to understand. I will try to help you understand here. If your student never turned in an assignment, then they received a 4/8 on that assignment. They are still missing the assignment. If I give them a zero, then they plagiarized; and you would be contacted regardless.
I just don't feel comfortable giving eleven year olds zeroes when they are transitioning to middle school. Obviously, they still need to do the work to earn a D, or a C, or a B. or an A. I think this sets them up for turning the corner.
I want them to be successful. I don't want them to be frustrated and checked out this early in their academic careers.
An attempt to flip an Integrated LA/SS classroom.