Students wrote a response to a practice SAT style question, as a diagnostic tool to help me understand everyone's writing strengths and weaknesses.
Additionally, here is a website that lists many books that have been made into a media (movie/TV) for the reading project.
Today students took the GATES assessment, which measures reading level. This assessment will be administered again in May to determine reading level growth.
After creating a google mail, saving on our H Drive, and sending attachments, students are going to address the below reader letter in google docs. The assignment does not get credit unless shared with me on google docs to the email email@example.com.
-- your reading history (reading when you were a child).
-- how reading was for you in elementary school.
-- how reading changed once you entered middle school
-- how you think reading changes in high school
-- how reading will impact your future plans (college/career)
-- your reading goal for the school year
This is a LETTER from YOU to ME. Please set it up accordingly.
Today we are setting up our google mail accounts. Follow the link here to be able to generate your email address.
All District 205 students are given a school gmail account. Log-in and set it up.
Email: FIRST 4 letters of last name
FIRST name initial
LAST 4 digits of ID + @ttdistrict205.net
1. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the subject write your first and last name
- In the email body, explain how you spent your summer. (I want a paragraph-ish)
- Open Microsoft Word and send an word attachment, too.
- In the attachment, explain what your post high school plans are (so far)
2. Let me know when you send it, so I can verify the email and give you participation points.
Our first vocab!
Today we took notes on vocab 1-10. After 30 vocab words, there will be an assessment. Below is the powerpoint for the entire 30 words.
1. Prepared our binders
2. Prepared our composition notebooks for the out of class reading (see pictures for examples)
3. Took the pre-assessment
1. Students assembled their binders.
2. We took the pre assessment for the semester.
Students took their syllabus quiz, and finished their Common Core posters.
Students are closely examining the common core state standards for their grade level, identifying and simplifying what skills are required in the categories for language, reading, and writing. Students are then creating a poster of the simplified standards.
Students participated in an escape room-themed activity to learn their way around the classroom, and the essential details of the syllabus.
Students were also given their first homework assignment--the white sheet attached to the syllabus, the parent signature page, is due by Wednesday.
This is the ninth year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman.