Imagine you are one of the young immigrants from a biography on the Scholastic.com site. Use the link above to gather research in order to write a letter to your friend back in your native land. Explain the best qualities about America and why moving to America was the best choice for you and your family. Use the facts and information found in the text and videos to help guide your writing. Utilize the persuasive format and checklist to compose your letter. This will count as project grade for ELA.
Good Afternoon 310,
*Please take the "Deep Sea Discovery" & "Giant Squid" Paired Text packets off of my desk.
*Read the questions and complete the packet.
*Answer ALL questions in RASC/RACE format.
*Do not forget to re-watch the "Beauty of Bioluminescence" video (ONLY ONCE) for your yellow essay. Once you watch the video, close the laptops and work on your essay.
*Headphones are hanging on the green hanger by the back computers. Put them back in the bags and hang them up when you are done..
*Make sure you use a time stamp mark in your essay if you are going to use evidence from the video.
*This is not an group activity.
Assignments will be put into PowerSchool as a classwork grade.
*When you have finished, work on your typing skills:
*Take your "Legend of Loch Ness" & "Megaladon: Not a Myth" yellow essay on my desk and type it in a Microsoft Word document.
*Save it on your laptop desktop as "Paired Text Megaladon & Loch Ness Monster"
*If you finish that essay:
*Take the "Streetcar" & "World's Greatest Robot" yellow essay in your blue PARCC folder and type it in a different Microsoft document.
*Save it on your laptop desktop as "Paired Text Streetcar & World's Greatest Robot"
Use the following link to assist in writing your essay on the new paired texts.
Click to set custom HTML
Use the following website to help as you collect factual information for your research paper.
Copy & Paste the following website into your browser:
Using your headphones, read and listen to : DON'T FORGET TO TAKE NOTES ON YOUR OUTLINE!
1. On the Plantation
3. Reaching Safety
4. Reaching Freedom
Go to www.channelone.com and watch today's broadcast 1.14.15 . Pick one news story and make 3 connections to it.
TEXT to TEXT, TEXT to SELF & TEXT to WORLD.
Write your connections in the blog comment section below. Be sure to mention the topic of the news story you chose.
Silently read chapter five of Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule to yourself. As you read, use the blog comment space below to make a running list of : Figurative Language & Character Traits.
For each bullet, be sure to mention the page number and paragraph number to support your responses (cite the text!)
*If you have not finished typing the Freedom essay, please do it now and save it on your desktop.
Look how I have reorganized our word wall. Notice the prefix & suffix patterns. Please make sure you have definitions for all of the words on the word wall and highlight only these words in your notebooks.
Click on the Word Patterns link below and copy the table into your ELA notebooks.
Choose 5 new words for each prefix & suffix.
Using your new words, create 2 sentences for each word.
Step 1: Read the following article and watch the accompanying video found on YahooNews.
Step 2: Watch the following video:
Step 3: Answer the following questions in the LEADS blog comment section using the information in both the news article and video. Be sure to support your answers with textual evidence from both media sources. Copy & Paste information from the news article in order to help support your response.
1. What was done during Black Friday weekend to support "Small Business?"
2. What are some of the contributing factors for the decline in Black Friday sales?
wary - watchful, being on your guard, suspicious.
example: George became very wary of his surroundings after his car was broken into the night before.
perishable - (especially of food) likely to decay or go bad quickly.
example: We should have known better than to get all of those fruits and vegetables at the Farmer's Market last weekend. Since they are perishable, they have already started growing mold.
rummage - search untidily through an area or container.
example: My little brother lost my house key somewhere in the living room. It was so small so we had to rummage through all the drawers and cabinets in order to find it.
1. End cap students: Please collect your team's Freedom Crossing Comprehension Questions for chapters 2-4 and the center work that was due today and place in the green homework bin.
2. Please hand out the ELA notebooks that are on my desk.
3. All students must complete their Persuasive Essay on MyAccess! What does freedom mean to me? This essay will be graded today. Make sure you have read and completed MyEditor before you submit. You must make all the suggested corrections before submitting. This PBL will be your first project grade for marking period 2.
Sabino Alejo would be:
Use context clues in chapters 10-12 of The Well of Sacrifice to form definitions for the 3 vocabulary words below. Use of a dictionary is not permitted..
PART 2:Create a meaningful sentence for each word. (make sure the definition is somewhere in your sentence)
PART 2: You must cite the text to prove how you formed your definition.
Example: (write your responses similar to the example below)
definition: a deep mournful cry
sentence: The night of my grandfather's funeral, you could hear my mother's loud sobs coming from upstairs because she was mourning.
textual evidence: p. 104 paragraph 2: "Sometimes her fingers started shaking and she would bury her face in her hands and cry in great sobs."
tapestries p. 114 paragraph 6
somber p. 97 paragraph 3
summons p. 99 paragraph 2
In the space below create a summary for chapter 3 of The Well of Sacrifice: Be sure to include only the most important information from the beginning, middle, and end of the chapter.