Monday-7/17: Students were allowed to work on the vocabulary words listed below this past Friday. (They are to use the "4 square" method to identify each word-take a index card and fold or mark 4 squares. In square 1-the vocabulary word, square 2, your OWN definition, square 3, at least 2 synonyms of that vocab word and square 4, a visual representation of that word.)
List of words: evaluate, theme, gist, myths, archetypal, allusions, inferences, analyze, annotate, prophecy, writhing, stunning, dreaded, context clues
Class today-we went to the media center for media orientation. Students that have been unable to log into their WAKEID now have access.
Homework-complete the vocabulary assignment by 7/19
Tues-7/18: Journal 4-July is National Ice Cream Month! Describe the taste, texture and smell of this favorite summer time treat.
Class-Learning targets-1)using textual evidence to support the analysis of a text, 2) identify unknown words using context clues, 3) collaborate with peers. Students were given their workbooks in class and we delved into our new resources. We read, annotated, viewed visual art and collaborated on what we "notice, wonder, discuss, explain and record." We did one close read on "Shrouded in Myths" and will continue with this activity in class tomorrow. (For more understanding of our new resources, hover over my name and click on tab that pops up.)
Wed. 7/19- Journal 5- July is National Hot Dog Month. Pretend that you are a reporter at a hot dog fashion show. Write a description of the Best Dressed Dog.
In class students discussed their close read of "Shrouded in Myth". We did a think/pair/share activity answering questions based on text.
Homework-Students were assigned a one pager detailing parts of the myth. Directions and a copy of the text are provided in the links below. This will be collected as a classwork grade. The students were given an opportunity to start drafting in class to complete the work at home.
July 20- One pagers due and collected in class. We reviewed/shared/edited the synonyms for the vocabulary words that were assigned last week. Some students had some really nice responses and I told them I would be reusing their answers. Great job!
Students listened to chapter 1 of Percy Jackson. After page 4, students had to stop and answer a question "What is the story about?" and the response was written on an index card and will be collected as a class grade. We then continued listening to chapter 4. (This is the beginnings of our close read of the text.)
Homework-do a 2nd read of chapter 1 of Percy Jackson. Use post it notes to annotate and be sure to "flag" characteristics of Percy. (To "flag" means to use the flag post its to mark important information.) PLEASE DO NOT WRITE IN THE BOOKS-only use post it notes or take notes on a separate sheet of paper.
July 21-NONE...Have a Great Weekend!!! : )