Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wednesday/Thursday, January 13/14, 2016

Announcements and Reminders:
Welcome to a New Term! 

 Bring your earbuds/earphones to class next time. 
We will be taking an interim test on computers.
It's a formative test -- checking on what you already know and don't know.

Targets for Today:

I can think critically and join in a discussion about a debatable issue.
I can write an effective argument essay.

Writing Standard 1 
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Students will recognize the parts of an argument essay, and be able to write a basic argument essay.
Speaking and Listening Standard 1 
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

I can use punctuation (commas) correctly.

Language Standard 2 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Today’s  Agenda:

Find your new seat. 
Pick up your composition book.
Do you need to get a a new composition book because you no longer have yours?  

1. Conventions in Sentences Investigation 

Write this in your composition book under Notes and QuickWrites.
Save a couple of pages after this for these CSI Sentences.

Commas?  Where do commas belong in this sentence? Copy this sentence, adding two commas where they belong.

For more chances for tickets, what else do you notice?

Label it "C.S.I. #6" with today's date: 

 Cool deep dark blue water flowed through the rough limestone rocks in the gorge.

2.  Read and comment on articles.     CID Kids Rewarded.docx

Before we begin -- 
What is gamification? 
--the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, such as learning at school

Who is Wayne Gretzky?

Wayne Gretzky is widely considered the greatest hockey player of all time.
He played twenty seasons in the NHL.

To demonize means to think of something as evil.

Follow the directions for the activity. 

3. Work on your own essay on the essay organizer. 
You will receive points for each part of your essay completed successfully.

If You Were Absent:
See above.

Use these article to do the make-up work:  CID Kids Rewarded.docx