Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Friday/Monday, March 8/11, 2013

Pick up your composition book and the half page tape-in.
1. iWriteRight:   How'd They Do It? Apostrophes and. . . 

If you were absent, copy and print this, fill it out, and bring it to school to tape into your composition book.  Or you can pick up a copy when you return.

How'd They Do It? Apostrophes


2. Argument
     Next time  you will go into the computer lab to type an essay about TV.  You will either claim that TV is helpful, or claim that TV is harmful. 

For fun (and to help you think of some reasons: 

Is TV Helpful or Harmful? TV vs Reading

     Using the three articles provided, collect evidence that TV is either helpful or harmful.  Do not write on the articles.  Take your notes on the chart provided.  Turn the chart in and collect the article packets when directed to by the teacher.  
(If you are absent, find links to the articles at the end of this post.) 
Read each article, then pick out the best evidence.
You may read them in any order.  Select the one you are most interested in to read first. If Mrs. Clausen allows it, you may work individually or in pairs -- if you are on task!

If you have extra time, begin writing your essay. 

3. Book Groups
a.  Have one member of your group pick up your books and your group booklet.
b.  Finish summarizing and discussing for last time, if needed. Catch up any members who were absent last time. 
c. Read individually. -- Use sticky notes to take notes or mark places you want to discuss.  
d.  When instructed by the teacher, discuss what you've read,  and work on the booklet as a group.  (Today you will continue to summarize.)

         Fill out your reading log for this book, and record the page where you left off  on your reading log.

If you need more, ask the teacher. 
e.  Have one group member return books neatly to the shelves and turn in the booklet to the wire basket.

If you'd like to, you may bring non-messy treats for your group. 

If you have finished your book, select another of the book group books to begin reading.  You will stay in the same group. 

Articles for Argument:

TV Viewing Good and Bad for Kids, Study Says; The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA), Stanton, Carina

The Effects of TV

More information:  Educational T.V    Some TV is Good!

Collect your evidence on this document:  TV Argument Collecting Evidence.doc 


The assembly today (March 8) with Nick Vujicic reminded me of this poem: 

Time Somebody Told Me