Today we practiced Power Notes. They are much like the concept of outlining. This note taking skill is great when you need to take notes on a lot of information or you're writing an essay.
Most of you didn't finish the assignment in class, so it's homework. Pay close attention in the packet. There are 8 sections! This is due first thing on Monday.
Today we practiced using two-column notes or cornell notes, using a piece of non-fiction text.
Many of you did not finish in class, so it is homework tonight. I will collect this assignment first thing tomorrow.
Today we learned how to use two column notes, or cornell notes, for note taking. Moreover, we learned how we can plug the same information from the mind map, into the cornell notes.
We took notes as a class today, but be ready to show your smarts in class tomorrow!
Today, we used the Mind Mapping skill that we practiced as a class yesterday, on our owns today. We read an article called "The Final Frontier" and took notes on the article using our mind maps.
The most important element to remember is that we use author's craft as a way to help organize the mind map. Use those headings and sub headings!
Some of you didn't finish in class today, so you have homework for the weekend.
In addition, yesterday I assigned a homework assignment that is due on Monday. You need to fill out a mind map using notes or readings from another class.
Today, we went back to Mind Mapping, which we looked at a few weeks ago.
We read an article about Tony Dungy (football legend) and, as a class, used the article to take notes using the mind mapping frame.
Your homework is to fill out a mind map using notes/information from another class. It is due on Monday.
Today, we took our second Interim Assessment.
Remember, these assessments monitor your reading skills (i.e. vocabulary, inferences, main idea, etc.) and how they grow from month to month.
We spent today working with a partner to create our assessment for author's craft.
You're tasked with creating a textbook page of something you are knowledgeable of using author's craft features to make sure the information stands out to the reader.
We will work on this again in class tomorrow, and it will be homework if it isn't finished tomorrow.
Today, we tried out our new knowledge of author's craft!
You worked on a packet with three textbook pages in them, all with questions that ask you to examine the textbook page and use textbook features to answer the questions. Hopefully, some elements of author's craft is making more sense to you.
Some of you did not finish the packet in class today. So, those students have weekend homework and this is due first thing Monday.
I also showed you grades. I put in the grade for the first book project. Yes, they aren't due until Oct. 18th, but, it's important that you see how not doing these projects will impact your grade. As soon as you turn it in, you'll receive full credit.
Now that we've completed our study of the brain, we're on to our next unit: Author's Craft.
In this unit, we'll examine what authors/publishers do within our textbooks to help us understand and navigate through the book. There are a lot of tricks these people use to make textbooks more user friendly, and we're going to examine those tricks!
Remember, you have a homework assignment! Make sure you examine one of your textbooks using the textbook survey sheet and your notes.
Today we continued learning about the brain.
We focused on Brain Rules 4, 5, and 6, which consist of Attention, Working Memory, Short-term Memory, and Long-term memory. I'm hoping some of what we learned yesterday didn't escape from your working memory's clutches!!!!
This is the seventh year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman. It is her eighth year at Thornton.