Sunday, April 21, 2013

Wednesday/Thursday, April 24/25, 2013

Vitally Important:  Bring your completed green sheet where you collected information from your individual nonfiction book.  It is optional to have your book with you. 

1. Prepare to go to Computer Lab 211 to create your brochure.
     Take your green collecting sheet with you.
2. Create the brochure in the computer lab.
3. With extra time, finish up reading your book or work on Ice Story assignments. 

Today we will complete the second part of the Basic 8 Book Assessment: Nonfiction.
We did the first part on April 18/19 -- External Text Features in Individual Nonfiction.

We will go to the computer lab, and you will log into Edmodo.

  • If you have forgotten your username and password, it should be 
    • lastnamefirstname for username  
    • student number for password
      • If these do not work, see me for your individual information. 
  • If you have not yet joined the class for this semester, see me for your group code. 
  • If you have not signed up for Edmodo,  see me for the group code and other information.
See the assignment Brochure for Nonfiction.  Read the instructions, open the template, and create your brochure.  

You will complete it, print it, tape and fold it, and hand it in by the end of class. 


1. Read and collect (finished before today)

2. Use template from Edmodo or here to create your

 brochure (today in class)

3. Carefully revise and edit (today in class)

4. Save on Edmodo (Turn In on Edmodo)

5. Complete and Hand In by the end of class

  •      Print
  •      Tape
  •      Fold
  •      Clip to rubric (Write your name on it) and collecting sheet -- the one you filled out for today.
  •      Hand in to wire basket

Important Points about the Brochure Project: 
-- If you did not finish or if you are absent today, you should 
turn this in by Friday, April 26 (if you are back at at school). 

-- Today is the only day class time will be provided to complete this assignment.  Because you are to have already collected and written all information (you have had since March 28th to do so), the brochure should be easily completed within one class time. 

-- Revision points will be given only if all parts are 
included and all directions followed. 
-- No late work or revisions will be accepted after May 23.  Do your best to get them done before that. 

If you have extra time:
Finish reading your individual book

Read and answer questions for Ice Story 

Associated documents: 
Here is the worksheet for collecting your information:  Collecting Information for the Basic 8 Book 6 Project.doc

Rubric for Nonfiction Brochure.docx

Brochure Template for Nonfiction Book.docx  (Find this also on Edmodo under the assignment for the brochure.)

This is NOT the template for you to use.  It is a sample for you to look at:  Brochure Sample 1 for Nonfiction Book.docx

Brochure Assignment for Nonfiction -- Photos of the Template

Objectives covered from the State Core include these: 
Reading and writing nonfiction (informational) text
Reading and creating external text features
Revising and editing
Synthesizing and presenting information

Ice Story Vocabulary