I'm out today and tomorrow, but, school continues even when the teacher is out!
So, today, you read an article about Dogs and Cats and worked on QAR.
Tomorrow, you'll be working on a reading comprehension packet. Easy peasy!
Since it's halloween and I didn't get to be at work to show you my halloween spirit, today's picture is of my fur-daughter, Katniss, in her ladybug costume :)
Today, we reviewed scores from the first, second, and third Interim Assessment scores. These scores showed not only the score from the test, but also which reading skills we need to improve on. Look carefully!
Also, in partners, we completed 6-way paragraphs #7 and 8. We'll review your answers next Wednesday!
We FINISHED typing the violent video games papers.
Papers turned into the drop box on time were given 100/100.
Papers turned in on time with glaring errors (not times new roman, wrong font size, very small paragraphs, etc.) were given 75/100.
We will revisit these essays in two weeks time to edit them.
Today, we typed up the essays we've been working on for the last few weeks on violent video games. We'll be finishing them up tomorrow!
Today we began learning about the questioning strategy QAR.
In QAR, there are four types of questions: right there, think and search, author and me, and on my own.
Students read an article about the new GED test and practiced these questioning strategies with a partner.
Today we took the third Interim Assessment of the school year.
Also, I handed out a permission slip for students to be a part of my thesis research project. Please get those back to me soon!
Today we finalized body paragraphs and began to write conclusion paragraphs for our essay on violent video games.
We'll be headed to the computer lab early next week to
Today we continued work on our argumentative essays on whether teens should have access to violent video games.
By next Tuesday, these essays should be types and ready to be turned in for grading.
We spent today writing (yay, more writing!)
We wrote about our Reader's Toolkit. After making a list of what we've learned so far this semester (it was a crazy long list), we selected a few to focus on and write descriptive paragraphs that addressed: an explanation of the skill/strategy and how it's help you improve so far.
Since Common Core requires that students can write to explain what they know and are metacognitive about, this assignment was just right.
There was an emphasis on reflection, explanation, and the paragraph structure itself, which we're still working on.
Enjoy the weekend. When Monday rolls around, it'll be Quarter 2 and Quarter 2 always goes by so quickly!
Today, we revisited context clues.
We practiced with partners and worked on identifying which of the six context clues were used in our assignment pages.
This worksheet is due tomorrow, as tomorrow is the END OF QUARTER 1.
Also, all late work, make up work, and book projects are due TOMORROW for quarter 1. Remember, I'm leaving right away after school to travel to a conference, so you won't be able to bring me anything after school.
This is the seventh year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman. It is her eighth year at Thornton.