Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Reminders:  Last day to hand in late  and revised work for this term is March 18.
                  See rubrics here:  Bk of Mnth Rubrics 2 for External Text Features.doc

  • BYOB on Friday.  Bring Your Own Book.  You will have time to read or to work on your external text feature for your Book-of-the-Month Project.
  • See the tab above for Book-of -the-Month Project.
  • Study your spelling for the suffix "-ment."    Spelling for March 11 and March 18
Your comparing and contrasting paragraphs should be done and handed in or posted on the wiki.  The yellow papers are in the folders at the back of the room.  If you'd rather do it on the wiki, and you don't already have a page, ask me to make one for you.
This was our final assessment on Words By Heart. It is also a final assessment on writing paragraphs. You may revise and resubmit, if you resubmit with the papers/paragraphs that were already graded. This was due March 3, and revisions may be handed in by March 18.

Two comparingcontrasting paragraphs.doc

7th Grade Paragraph Rubric General.doc

Here is a site that gives clear explanations of writing comparing and contrasting paragraphs.

And here are some  Examples of Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs

Bell-Ringer: New Seating in "Lifeboats"
More subject-verb agreement.  Subject-Verb agreement practice student sentences.doc

Ice Story -- Book and DVD
Work in Groups

About Shackleton's Crew: 

A1    Book  to chapter 3    Video   to break for Shackleton's log or looking at map
A2    Book     page 22   Video  None (technical difficulties)
A3    Book     page chapter 2    Video   skipped 20 questions --   to trying to break ice
A4    Book     to chapter 3    Video to ice "just slush" -- shoveling coal

The Merchant Navy is the maritime register of the United Kingdom, and describes the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their crews. Merchant Navy vessels fly the Red Ensign, and are regulated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).  from Wikipedia

Essential Questions for Ice Story:
What is courage?
What does it take to survive?  
What makes an effective leader?  a hero?
How could we apply what we learn from past stories of survival to preparing for trials in our lives?

Why do we read?
How can we make our reading more effective?

What is nonfiction?
How can we use external text features to improve our reading and writing?
How can we use internal text structures to improve our reading and writing?

Create a new external text feature for your own Book-of-the-Month.
Read and write effective paragraphs with specific internal text structures

Reminder: Your March Book of the Month Project -- one external text feature -- is due on March 22.  The score goes on this term, so even if you are late, get it in by Thursday, March 24.  Grades go in to the district on March 25.   

Teacher notes
Boat Crews -- New Seating
external text feature assignments -- sticky notes
      who's who
      what's where
       text box

Inquiry -- survival --

Originally Published 3/3/2011