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Wait Unitll Helen Comes - Final in Google Classroom

Wait Unitll Helen Comes - Final

Complete the quiz

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Chapters 13-15 Wait Till Helen Comes in Google Classroom

Chapters 13-15 Wait Till Helen Comes

Read along and listen to chapters 13-15 and answer the questions.

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Ch.9-12 Wait Till Helen Comes Videos in Google Classroom

Ch.9-12 Wait Till Helen Comes Videos

Please read or listen to chapters 9-12 and answer the questions.

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Ch 5-8 Wait Untill Helen Comes in Google Classroom

Ch 5-8 Wait Untill Helen Comes

Listen or read chapters 5-8 and answer the questions.

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Ch 1-4 Wait untill Helen Comes in Google Classroom

Ch 1-4 Wait untill Helen Comes

Please read or listen to chapters 1-4 and answer the questions.

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2-21-22 Extended Response Milestone Review in Google Classroom

2-21-22 Extended Response Milestone Review

Follow the directions on the attached document below in writing an Informational Essay.

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April 19 Constructed Response Milestone Review in Google Classroom

April 19 Constructed Response Milestone Review

Explain the difference in how the authors of “Stop Feeding Wild Birds” and “For the Birds” support their arguments about humans feeding birds. Use details from BOTH passages to support your answer. Please type your answer below.Use the RACER method.

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April 13, 2022 - Elaboration - Show Don't Tell - Milestones Review in Google Classroom

April 13, 2022 - Elaboration - Show Don't Tell - Milestones Review

Rewrite your response to the prompt from the poem “Being Connected” adding descriptive details so you are showing your story, not simply telling it.

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Choice Argumentative Essay in Google Classroom

Choice Argumentative Essay

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Vocabulary Quiz in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Quiz

Take the quiz below.

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"R" Word Quiz

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"D" Word Vocabulary Quiz

Please take the multiple choice vocabulary quiz that is below.

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Vocabulary Quiz and Achieve in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Quiz and Achieve

Take,quiz on Argumentative Writing Vocabulary. (You may use your notes on ther quiz.) The quiz is below.


After the quiz, read the Achieve article titled, "The Case of having Pets."  Answer the questions and complete the thought question.

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Pre-Test Argument - Wed, January 12, 2022 in Google Classroom

Pre-Test Argument - Wed, January 12, 2022

Learning Target/ Teaching Point: 
Today, I will produce an argument essay, so that feedback can be given to further improve my writing.
Success Criteria:
To be successful, I can…
write for an extended period of time.
write my opinion on a provided topic.
use evidence from the provided articles to support my opinion
Connection:
Our next unit is Argument writing.

Today, you will complete your pre-test for our Argument Unit. Your evidence will be drawn from the two provided articles, as well as your own knowledge concerning the subject. 

Introduction/ mini-lesson:
This initial assessment will help us track your progress over the course of this unit and the year, and it will serve as a valuable source of information to inform us both of your progress.

Student Directions 
Today, you will  finish writing your argumentative essay in which you establish and prove your opinion/claim on whether tap water or bottled water is better.
You will use evidence from the two articles to support and prove your opinion (see attachments).  When you write your essay, draw on everything you know about writing essays, persuasive essays/letters, and reviews. 


In your writing, make sure you: 
• Write an introduction. 
• State your opinion or claim. 
• Give reasons and evidence. 
• Organize your writing. 
• Acknowledge counterclaims. 
• Use transition words. 
• Write a conclusion.
Please see the attached resources that you will need for your paper.


If you are out of school today, open a the Google Document below and type your response. Remember to share you work with me--

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Subject-Verb Agreement in Google Classroom

Subject-Verb Agreement

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In IXL in Study Plan: Provide Support, Develop Topics, Conduct Research 1-6 in Google Classroom

In IXL in Study Plan: Provide Support, Develop Topics, Conduct Research 1-6

Follow the directions attached.

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Achieve 3000 in Google Classroom

Achieve 3000

Please complete the article "Think Before You Post" on Achieve.
Then, complete the worksheet below by answering the Thought Question.

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Choice Topic Informational Paper in Google Classroom

Choice Topic Informational Paper


I will...
Select a research topic
Use the Internet to find reliable source material. (2 sources required)
Take notes on my topic with 3 subtopics

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Vulture Paper (type on this Document) in Google Classroom

Vulture Paper (type on this Document)

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Vulture Paper in Google Classroom

Vulture Paper

Follow the PEEP method for your Body Paragraphs

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Participle Phrase Re-Do Quiz in Google Classroom

Participle Phrase Re-Do Quiz

Complete this quiz and I will take this grade and average it with the 1st Participle Phrase Quiz.

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Sentence Structure Quiz in Google Classroom

Sentence Structure Quiz

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Sentence Structure Practice in Google Classroom

Sentence Structure Practice

Write the type of Sentence Structure for each of the following sentences.

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Punctuation Quiz in Google Classroom

Punctuation Quiz

Read the question carefully and choose the correct answer.

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9/10/21 Assignment: Work on your story. in Google Classroom

9/10/21 Assignment: Work on your story.

Today you will be working on your rough drafts.
If you have not started typing it, you need to start today.
Reread, revise, review your story.
Use the attached checklist to make sure you have included what we have discussed in class.
Also, look at the "Said is Dead" sheet for other options to use instead of the word said.

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Your Story - Realistic Fiction (type here) in Google Classroom

Your Story - Realistic Fiction (type here)

This is where you can type out your story as you work on it at home.  It will be saved to your drive. You can message me to read what you have so far, and I will comment on your story. We can also discuss your paper when we meet online during the school day.
Please do not submit it. The final story will not be due until we return from Distance Learning.
Email me with any questions as you continue to write at home.

My email is [email protected]

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9/9/21 Dialogue Assignment in Google Classroom

9/9/21 Dialogue Assignment

Complete Dialogue assignment and turn in.

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9/9/21 What type of marks need to go around dialogue in a story? in Google Classroom

9/9/21 What type of marks need to go around dialogue in a story?

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9/8/21 Question of the Day. in Google Classroom

9/8/21 Question of the Day.

Please answer the question of the day.

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Name:
Date 9/8/21
Question of the Day
Thinking back to the lesson today, which LEAD do you think you will use for your story? in Google Classroom

Name: Date 9/8/21 Question of the Day Thinking back to the lesson today, which LEAD do you think you will use for your story?

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9/7/21 Question of the Day  in Google Classroom

9/7/21 Question of the Day

Please answer the question of the day.

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9/2/21 Question of the Day in Google Classroom

9/2/21 Question of the Day

Please answer the question and be sure to type you name and class period.

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9/1/21 Question of the day in Google Classroom

9/1/21 Question of the day

Please answer the question and be sure to type your name and class period.

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2D summary to a 3D scene in Google Classroom

2D summary to a 3D scene

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8/30/21  Internal/External Conflicts - Motivations and Struggles in Google Classroom

8/30/21 Internal/External Conflicts - Motivations and Struggles

8/30/21

Learning Target: I am learning that writers develop characters who face internal and/or external struggles, so that I can create conflicts for my characters.

Success Criteria:  I can
Define internal and external conflict
Complete a T-Chart for my character that includes internal and/or external conflicts
Determine what my character wants in my story
Determine what stands in the way of my character being successful


Let’s look closely at 2 of the characters from The Outsiders:  Ponyboy and Johnny.
What do they want in the story? What motivates them? (character motivations)
What do they struggle with? 
Ponyboy: 
Motivation - he wants to win the affection and love of his brother, Darry.
Struggle: He feels he is a constant let down to his brother.
Johnny:
Motivation - his guilt for killing Bob.
Struggle: he feels he should die or suffer consequences for that.

When writing a story, you need to develop your character as if he/she is a real person with desires (things they want) and struggles (obstacles that get in their way)

Think about the story you are writing and the main character you are creating.
What is your story about?
Who is your main character?
What does your character want (or not want) 
        This is your character’s motivation.
Is anything preventing your character from getting what he wants or doesn’t want?
      This is your character’s obstacle or struggle

Characters can also have internal and external conflicts.
External - Some object or recognition the character wants (skateboard trophy)
Internal - Something that the character feels inside of himself (pleasing his dad; no confidence in himself))

Types of Conflict
External
generally takes place between a person and someone or something else, such as nature, another person or persons, or an event or situation. External conflicts may be character vs. character, character vs. nature, or character vs. society.


Internal
Takes place in a person’s mind—for example, a struggle to make a decision or overcome a feeling. Internal conflicts are character vs. self.



Individual Work:
You will complete the T-Chart for your main character to show what his/her internal and/or external conflicts he/she has.

You will also complete the Internal/External conflict worksheet.

Then, you will work on your own scene, jumping right into the action of the scene. Add details of the setting and try to show how the character feels and the conflicts he/she has.

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Show Don't Tell in Google Classroom

Show Don't Tell

Today I will learn that writers develop characters by showing and not telling, so that I will be able to create realistic characters.


Please review and follow the presentation. You will complete the "Show Don't Tell" handout as today's assignment.


Remember what we discussed yesterday about scenes (this Anchor Chart should be copied into your Writer's Notebook):
                     Scenes
=Are small moments or mini-stories
=Include a clear setting that is woven throughout the moment
=Have characters who are thinking, talking, acting, or perhaps doing all of those things
=Contain a character motivation and obstacle of some sort


Remember what we discussed about developing character
•Show the setting
•Describe what the character is thinking at that moment
•Have someone say something
•Show characters actions
•Have the character make a decision
•Generate Traits
•Reveal wants and challenges
•Consider character’s attitudes toward self.
•Explore character’s relationships with others.
•Describe character’s movements, facial expressions, tics, styles, quirks, etc.






Showing vs. Telling

TELLING: 
Mikell was terribly afraid of the dark.


SHOWING: 
As his mother switched off the light and left the room, Mikell tensed. He huddled under the covers, gripped the sheets, and held his breath as the wind brushed past the curtain.


(Charlotte’s Web text) Turn and Talk: How does the passage show rather than tell?

Here are 4 “Show, Don’t Tell” Tips (copy the 4 tips in notebooks)
Tip #1. Create a sense of setting
Tip #2. Use dialogue to show character
Tip #3. If in doubt, always describe action
Tip #4. Use strong details, but don’t overdo it
Example:
Enzo was late.  >>>>>>>>>> 
He was late. St Mark’s clocktower had struck one and Enzo found himself pushing against the tide of tourists wandering towards the cafes lining the Piazza San Marco. A clump of pigeons scattered in front of him. He muttered to himself, “I won’t make it in time.”    



Now, it is your turn. 
Complete the Show, don’t Tell worksheet.
Then, continue to work on developing the setting and characters of your story.

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8/31/21 Question of the Day in Google Classroom

8/31/21 Question of the Day

Please answer the question on the attached document.
This will count as your attendance for today.