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Archives: SY 20011-2012

January-June










Ealr Report     EALRS      OSPI EALRS

Class Comic Gallery

Diigo Bookmarking: Required Strategies  Be sure to add the Diigolet toolbar to any browser you   use: Toolbar   Diigo Guide: Learn to -- Bookmark, Highlight, Sticky Note,  Hide Sticky Note,  tag, list, group.  Diigo Info

Conference Preparation   Writing Process Evaluation
Make a copy; Add your code name and information; share with Shee Teacher.

Blog Post Project Assignment with EALRs and Reflection

Review 5Bs Netiquette with Flashcards





April

Two Words: What did you do?
Details: 3 People, 3 Places, 3 Activities, 3 Actions

Coming Soon

March


Reading for a task

RC 3.2.1 Read to perform a task

RC 2.1.6 Questions / Answers to perform a task

 PPP Reflections - prompts

Response Form



Blog Partners

Friday 3/23:

1. Read our class blog: Eagles Write: Power of Youth

2. Write a comment to this post -- use your responses to last Thursday and Friday's response in your reply.

3. Think about your science project-- you are to think of an issue related to your topic for which you will discover a possible solution. Be thinking of this as you learn and study; keep track of the possible issues in your notes.

4. Go to their blog. Review the posts. Write a comment on the post where you find an interest. Follow comment guidelines.

Friday 3/16:

1. Read the blog post entitled "Help Save..."

2. What problem does BMS experience? What are at least four steps they have taken to solve this problem. Include information from the post in your answer.

Thursday:

Our blog partners have asked us for help with their posts.

1. Read their teachers' invitation, a comment on our blog.

2. Go to their blog and read their three posts to learn about the project.

3. On the paper provided, answer this question:

Any of these words could be used to describe the students and staff at BMS. Choose the word that you think best describes them:

Caring    Committed    Knowledgable     Activist

Provide two details from their blog posts to support your choice.

January / February



Brain    W8 Share     W7Share     W6Share

Grades 6, 8



Grade Seven







GRADE SIX


Question: What do fifth grade students need to know and be able to do to work safely and productively with Google Apps?    Questions 2     Questions 3        Questions 4              Questions 5   

Our Answers

1. Why
2. How We Use GA (Presentation)

Name W6 GA Code       Always name: Class Topic Code
Share                                Always share with the teacher
Pics4 Projects                Always use Creative Commons or Public Domain pictures and 
                                            Always cite your sources
Explain how you use Google Apps and Why you like using them

Reflection:  Critical Incident Report  Listen to directions; make a copy; share with teacher -- put in project folder.

2/15

1. First Things First -- compliment or correction
2. Create Valentine -- A) Picture B) Thank you to family C) Acrostic
3. Practice Page (Share a document; 6th student writes directions for 5th student to follow)

Grade Eight

Mid Winter Digital Citizenship Project

How it works:

  You will choose 2-4 of the mentors.  Sign up here


When you go to the project, select your mentors’ names one at a time.  When you do so, that mentor’s post will appear.  

  • Read the post, view the attachment (word search, Powerpoint, etc) and take notes.
  • Respond in the comment area.
  • Mention one fact/detail/idea/example you think is most important in the post; explain why. 
    Generate and answer at least one question based on the blogpost.
    Ask mentor if your interpretation is accurate in your question and answer.
    End with a conclusion: What conclusion can you make about students and digital citizenship?
    Ask another question to your mentor based on the topic digital citizenship.

    Model Responses:

    Student Samples

    Answer this question in ABC Format: What conclusion can you make about students and digital citizenship based on the information you read?

Reading: 2.1.3 Main Idea/Message; 2.1.6 Generate Questions/Answers; 2.1.7 Summarize 2.4.1 Draw conclusions


Docs Sharing Sheets (log in)

8A       8B      7A     7B     7C     6A    6B    6C   6D     



Research Strategies

Use Diigo to take notes. See Strategies

Remember our usual questions:
RC1.3.2: What vocabulary did you learn and explain to others?
RC2.1.3 What is the main idea and supporting details?
RA2.3.1 What are the reasons for your decision? What cause / effect helped you decide?
RCT2.4.5 What conclusions did you make based on your evidence? What generalization could you make after your research?
New Questions
RA2.4.3 How do you evaluate the information to know it is accurate and valid, from a reliable source?
RCT3.1.1 How do you choose the best -- most relevant --ideas and details to answer your the essential question?

STYLE


How do we SHOW rather than just TELL when we explain our ideas?



Digital Citizenship


Digital Citizenship:  Receive information from students in Iowa -- read, learn, comment, question. Click here.

Review Netiquette: 4Bs

Prevent Bullying
Facts from Teens here
Links pdf here
Real Life Stories here
Safe Youth here
Student BitStrips here  Read them; Find the one you like, and explain why here in a comment.


Grade 6


Links

READing:


Grade 6:News articles click here.

All About Paragraphs Review: How To and Expectations (No paragraph should be less than eight sentences in non-fiction writing.) 

All About Elaboration


The Rules: Read and review

 THE RULES  Add the date and your code name.

The Daily Work: Learn the daily work: Conference, Writing (Reading, Writing, Lesson) Work, Blogging Work
Complete: the Blog Topic Survey.
Blogging Work: Start with comments.


Self-evaluation

Workshop Expectations

Rico intro

Quarter Two

December

Docs Sharing Sheets (log in)
8A       8B      7A     7B     7C     6A    6B    6C   6D     

2012
Facts: How do you know? 2012  How do you know what is real? How do you know Who and What to believe?  Explain how you know as well as what the facts are. 

Explain how you know as well as what the facts are.


Essential Question:

Explain/Convince others

What is/are

1) the tips to evaluate information and

2)  your decision about the facts for 2012.



Use Diigo to take notes. See Strategies

Remember our usual questions:
RC1.3.2: What vocabulary did you learn and explain to others?
RC2.1.3 What is the main idea and supporting details?
RA2.3.1 What are the reasons for your decision? What cause / effect helped you decide?
RCT2.4.5 What conclusions did you make based on your evidence? What generalization could you make after your research?
New Questions
RA2.4.3 How do you evaluate the information to know it is accurate and valid, from a reliable source?
RCT3.1.1 How do you choose the best -- most relevant --ideas and details to answer your the essential question?

STYLE

How do we SHOW rather than just TELL when we explain our ideas?



Review:

Digital Citizenship:  Receive information from students in Iowa -- read, learn, comment, question. Click here.

Review Netiquette: 4Bs


Grade 6


Week of 11/14 & 21/11

Prevent Bullying
Facts from Teens here
Links pdf here
Real Life Stories here
Safe Youth here
Student BitStrips here  Read them; Find the one you like, and explain why here in a comment.

Quarter One



Week of 10/31/11



Are you ready for Halloween writing lessons? Here's what we will do:

Write a paragraph with at least six compound sentences that tell a scary story:

I heard a screeching noise behind the tree, and a cat sprinted past me. The scared cat jumped up onto my sister's shoulder, and my sister screamed. My mom screamed too, but my brother laughed.  We could continue Trick or Treating, or we could go home. We decided to sing all the way home, and Dad heard us a block away!. Dad made hot cocoa, and we pigged out on candy and cocoa.  We call Halloween our "C and C" night. What do you do on Halloween?


Week of 10/24/11

6 + 7
Continue learning through our assignment  chart and sheet.

6 + 7
QuadBlogs from last week: Work with teacher

7 + 8: Veterans Essay: login to copy and rename as Veterans_CodeName

Part 2 Veterans: Click here  Be sure to add how you honor veterans and be sure to EDIT your work.

6, 7, 8

Wordalities:  Required: Comment on Quad Blogs   Optional: Directions to Create Yours -- login to my.nsdeagles.org/msedwards for link and directions.  Seventh Grade Login

Evaluation of POS Project


Eagles Write Newsletter -- Edit your news article with a partner. Copy/Paste into  Template in LA-1 computer.


Weeks of 10/14 to 10/28 Resources:


Reading and Writing for 10/3 - 10/14: Assignments -- click here for chart with resources and here for outline of assignments.
Additional Tuck Activities for Creativity Here.
Edmodo
Eagles Write: Make a 'Ding' in the Universe
Antarctica Skype Q&A Links

Grade 8: News articles click here.

All About Paragraphs Review: How To and Expectations (No paragraph should be less than eight sentences in non-fiction writing.) 

All About Elaboration

Reading Goals:
Tuck Everlasting
Strand: Literary Elements RC2.2.3:
Setting
Character
Strand: Vocabulary RC1.3.2
Strand: Analysis: Cause/Effect RA2.3.1

Antarctica
Strand Comprehension: 1)  Main idea/details RC2.1.3  2) Summarize RC2.1.7
Strand Analysis:  Cause/Effect RA2.3.1
Strand Critical Thinking: Generalize RCT2.4.5
Strand Vocabulary RC1.3.2

Writing Goals:
Write reading responses for Tuck Everlasting W2.2.1
Prewrite, Draft, Revise, Edit, Publish a blog post about Antarctica that includes the above reading strands, follows the writing process, and includes an organized format, with paragraphs and details. See assignment for specifics here.

Parts of Speech Project W3.3
Quad Blogging: Write good  paragraphs for your introduction and conclusion for a story based on the blog prompt here. (W3.1.2 Organize; W2.2.1 Purpose)


Grade 8:


Edmodo 2011-2012:
Tuck Everlasting: Edmodo group codes for students - 
join the Student Tuck Everlasting group: wyceyz


9/27

Standards

R  2.4.5 Understand how to generalize from text. W
connect/respond
Provides a response to text that expresses an insight (e.g., author’s perspective, the nature of conflict) or uses text-based information to solve a problem not identified in the text in discussions and other areas as well as assignments


W 2.2.1 Purposes
Understands purposes of writing in all work: Writes to learn-- reflect and respond
Writes to analyze information using R2.4.5, R2.3.1, and R.2.2.3


Science Reading/Writing: Login to see:  9/29 Arctic/Antarctic Assignment


Antarctica: Studies in Life

Phytoplankton Info NOAA



Writing


WEEK 2:

WEEK 3, 4, 5

Week 3:

Quad Blog Week 3:  The Movie or The Book?  Draft, then comment here: Class 224
POS: Collaborate and draft


Week 4:

Focus:  Read and respond clearly as expected with content, conversation, and organization, editing before submitting.  W 2.2.1, W1.4 and 3.3, W3.1.2  R 2.4.5_Connect_Respond    

Standards 

Rubric

1 Parts of Speech Draft due 9/30; Final due 10/4
2 Quad Blog Week 4:  KidBlogs 1 
KidBlogs 2

3. Newsletter  Log in to my.nsdeagles.org to copy and draft your newsletter article: HERE to login

HERE is Prewrite Directions

4 Antarctica News 1

Links

QUAD BLOGS

Expectations for blogging and commenting: Look, Read, Download, Print, Save

Past QuadBlogs (scroll to list of sample blogs):  Student Blogs

Our Partner Blogs:

Write Out Loud
QuadBlogging

Class224

KidBlogs 1
KidBlogs 2

PARTS OF SPEECH UNIT

Parts of Speech Unit Plan
Parts of Speech
Draft due 9/30/11
Final due 10/4/11

Antarctica

Antarctica News 1  9/26


Other Interests



The Rules: Read and review

 THE RULES  Add the date and your code name.

The Daily Work: Learn the daily work: Conference, Writing (Reading, Writing, Lesson) Work, Blogging Work
Complete: the Blog Topic Survey.
Blogging Work: Start with comments.

Comments