October 2013 archive

Wednesday October 30

Freshman English: Learning Targets: See Comic Strip Assignment Sheet 1. Look at example comic strips and answer questions about Battle of the cowshed comic strip summary 2. Work time. Remember, you will have today and tomorrow to work in class. You can print off a new comic strip sheet if you lose yours or mess it up.  …

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Tuesday October 29

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can use feedback to revise my work and improve analysis; I understand the difference between objective and subjective 1. QW: What is a summary? What is the difference between a summary and an analysis? When would it be important to have a summary? 2. Look at peer examples of analysis …

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Monday October 28

Freshman English: QW: Refresh your brain…what happened in chapters 3 and 4? 2. Chapter 3/4 graded discussion.  If absent, write out your answers to the 5 discussion questions you wrote to make up for discussion points. 3. chapter 3 paragraph prompts  Choose one prompt to write an analysis paragraph on. Homework: Finish paragraph for tomorrow. …

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Friday October 25

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can reflect on my own work to identify strengths and weaknesses; I can set goals for future work. 1. Essay Pass back and Reflection 2. Read Chapter 4 of AF and write 2 discussion questions for Monday. Homework: Finish reading and writing questions. Be prepared for discussion of chapters 3 …

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Wednesday/Thursday October 23 & 24

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can summarize a text; I can evalute details to determine what is relevant and important versus what is trivial 1. QW: If you were to create a Utopia for yourself, what would it include?  What would be banned/abolished? 2. Vocab Quiz. IF absent, you have one week to make this …

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Tuesday October 22

Freshman English: Learning Target: I can ask and respond to level 3 questions that demonstrate my involvement with the text. 1. QW: Reactions to chapters 1 and 2? Any connections you see to the Russian Revolution? 2. Class Discussion over chapters 1 and 2. If absent, write out your answers to the 4 discussion questions …

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Monday October 21

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can use active reading strategies to identify key facts and write quality discussion questions pertaining to the text. 1. QW: Do you have any beliefs that you'd be willing to fight for if necessary? Do you think it's important for people to stand up for their beliefs? Why or why …

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Friday October 18

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can define personification; I can write sentences with enough context to demonstrate my understanding of a word. 1. QW: Write about anything you want but use at least 2 vocab words in your quickwrite. Use them correctly! 2. Personification activity. If absent, see me when you come back to make …

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Thursday October 17

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can summarize the details of Joseph Stalin's life and compare him to another powerful dictator, Adolf Hitler. 1. Video: "Roots of Evil: Stalin and Hitler" with Hitler and Stalin questions.  If absent, watch video below. World History: Learning Targets: I can identify the factors that affect Muslims in America 1. …

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Wednesday October 16

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can use sentence context to help me make a logical guess about a word's meaning; I can define this week's 10 vocabulary words. 1. QW: How are you feeling about Animal Farm after the preview you got yesterday? Any questions or concerns at this point? 2. Ch. 1 Vocab and …

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