For today's writing, students watch a video from Kid President and responded to this question: What are you teaching the world?
Please see the video here.
Students read an article about the laws that affect them once they turn 18. In this article, students selected either QAR or Active Reading to utilize while reading.
Below is the article.
Students finished their articles in the CQ researcher where they practiced QAR.
Students continued an independent practice of QAR through a self-selected article in the CQ Researcher. It will be due tomorrow, at the end of the period.
Today we played our SAT vocab game for candy/extra credit!
Please examine the things the AP experts said made good essays and examine your own. Make a pro/con chart for what you did well and not so well, and then write a reflection about how you can improve for next time.
We are examining the AP prompt students responded to last week, by looking at the provided samples for good and poor responses. Students then had to write whether or not they agreed with the scores the students received, based on our conversation in class.
In partners, students practiced QAR. They completed two of each strategy, for a total of eight responses.
We reviewed the questioning strategy that we examined in Quarter 3. Students read the Greek myth "Perseus and the Gorgon's Head" and completed two of each questioning skill, for a total of eight responses in the story.
Students completed the reading assignment they selected on Tuesday for their Active Reading practice. If they aren't finished, they must attend CP to finish, as the books stay in the classroom. Otherwise, their work will be graded as is.
Students tried their hand at a competitive SAT word game. Who will ultimately win, and get the most words correct?
This is the ninth year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman.