Monday, March 11

Agenda:

  • Sea Devil vocab quiz
  • Homework check: quote connection for Suzuki essay and The Sea Devil
  • Remaining sources:
    • James Cameron’s Titanic essay
    • Margaret Atwood’s forward to Suzuki’s book Legacy
    • Dr. Seuss quote
    • Indigenous Poem by Carlene George
  • Review – discuss connections
  • Inquiry Question – which one/s work? How do all of these sources speak to or answer one of them?REST of the WEEK:
  • Tuesday – Review the Poster assignment – work on – due April 2
  • Wednesday – The Veldt  questions due Friday for HW check and discussion
  • Wednesday – quiz on 1, 2, 3 and 8 of the grammar concepts
  • Thursday: Secondary Source for the Veldt – There are many connections from our present day to the Veldt; how does “Touchscreen” relate to it?
    – Work day for the Veldt questions
    – the summative assignment for it is due the end of the first week back – April 5
  • Friday – Blog log due

Friday, March 8

Agenda:

  • Summer Media Camp for those of you interested
  • Homework check for the rest of the Sea Devil questions
  • FOR Monday – Under the Heading –Connections with other media for Sea Devil, there is an essay by David Suzuki called Native People Liken Ruination of Nature to Church Destruction. Please read it and find evidence (quote) that demonstrates a thematic connection to The Sea Devil (our discussion on Friday) – briefly explain (a few sentences) the connection
  • Reminder that there is a vocab/spelling quiz on Monday as well.

Tuesday, March 5

Agenda:

  • Core Competency Reflection for your video project
  • Grammar review of the concepts (see yesterday’s agenda) open the Grammar Package #2 in the Writing and Grammar tab
  • Read the new short story, The Sea Devil (in the SS tab)
  • Your FEC composition is due tomorrow:
    • print off a paper copy and PROOF READ it for:
      • spelling errors, word usage errors, proper quote integration, proper punctuation and capitaliztion, etc.
      • make your corrections for tomorrow

Monday, March 4

Agenda:

  • Homework check for the graphic organizer
  • Review of the 1, 2, 3 and 8 of the grammar concepts
    • 1. Adverbs, adjectives, pronouns (types), articles, common vs. proper nouns
    • 2. Subjects (simple and complete) and predicates (simple and complete)
    • 3. Prepositions and prepositional phrases
    • 8. Types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative)
  • Work on Composition:
    • Paper copy due Wednesday, March 6

Friday, March 1

Agenda:

  • Vocab and spelling quiz FEC
  • Composition discussion
  • The following theme statements (or variations of them) will work well for your composition
    • A movement seldom happens overnight. For the most part, a change in attitude can be brought about by seemingly insignificant actions.
    • Sometimes doing something small to help others many lead to a greater outcome.
    • Social change can happen with the small actions of dedicated individuals.
  • Graphic organizer is due on Monday, March 4
  • Composition is due Wednesday, March 6

Thursday, February 28

Agenda:

  • Review the theme statements:
    • go through each, which ones work according to the rules?
    • which one works for the insight into the Human Condition? Which we explored in our discussion.  Pick your top three.
  • Which Inquiry question can be answered with the story? The questions are in the SS tab
  • Introduction to the composition
  • be prepared for tomorrow’s FEC vocab quiz

Wednesday, February 27

Agenda:

  • reminder you have a spelling and vocab quiz on Friday, March 1 for the FEC words (see yesterday date; also in the SS tab)
  • review the secondary sources for FEC (The Good Wife, Miss-representation, Surfer Girl, Andree Geulen, Mushrooms, Malala Yousafzai)
  • How to write theme statements
  • Intro to the composition for FEC and Inquiry questions