May 2013 archive

Friday May 31

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Determine key information relating to expectations and due dates of your final essay; select passages that reveal traits of the main character or support for a theme 1. Turn in Journals for the last time!   You're welcome! 2. Go over essay expectations and due dates. If absent, take a look …

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Wednesday May 29

Freshman English: Learning Target: Identify and reflect on the main conflict in your choice novel; practice creative writing and creative thinking through letter writing 1. QW: Who do you go to when you need advice? Why do you go to this person? What do you do when you feel like you can't talk to anyone? …

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Tuesday May 28

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Utilize active reading skills to identify key passages and details of your choice novel 1. QW: What is the setting of your book? 2. Reading Day! Be sure you are marking some reading targets! World History: Learning Targets: Compose a quality research essay summarizing the causes, details, and resolutions of your …

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Friday May 24

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Select text evidence that demonstrates understanding of the 5 types of characterization; craft a cohesive analysis paragraph that appropriately responds to a prompt 1. QW: Describe a conflict in your life right now? Who does it invovle? What is going on? 2. Finish character cube from yesterday. Due by end of …

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Thursday May 23

Freshman English: Learning Targets: use textual evidence to demonstrate the 5 methods of characterization 1. QW: How do you get to know people? Describe the different ways that you may get to know someone when you first meet them. 2. Character Cube. See me upon return for worksheet and directions. World History: 1. In lab …

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Wednesday May 22

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Use active reading skills to identify and mark passages that reveal a theme or define a character 1. Reading Day!  Use your time wisely and be sure to mark your reading targets… World History: Learning Targets: Use research and notetaking methods to efficiently gather information about your topic relating to background, …

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Tuesday May 21

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Determine and analyze society's expectations of men and women; identify how author's choice in narrator's gender affects a story (or our interpretation of the story) 1. QW: Aside from physical characteristics, how do you think men and women are different? Think of behavior, appearance, emotions, speech… 2. Read   Girl and boy and …

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Monday May 20

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Use active reading skills to identify passages describing characters and/or revealing a theme 1. QW: How was your weekend? Did you read? How much? If not, why? 2. Reading Day! Use your time wisely and be sure you are marking reading targets! World History: Learning Targets: Determine topics for the current …

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Friday May 17

Freshman English: Learning Target: Determine clear reading benchmarks in your choice book; create a reading timeline to track progress through choice book 1. QW: Now that you have started your choice book, what are your impressions? What has happened so far? Like it? 2. Reading Timeline. See me when you return for instructions and examples …

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Thursday May 16

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Determine key info about characters, setting, and plot of your choice book 1. Book check off. If absent, see me upon return to get your book approved. 2. Individual Novel Unit Book Info  Fill out and turn in 3. Read World History: Learning Targets: Make connections between prior knowledge of the …

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