Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday/Thursday, March 16, 17, 2016

Announcements and Reminders:
      Friday is the last day of the term. 
      All extra credit, make-up work, and revisions were due by last Friday.  The only exception is that you may turn in revisions for your informational essay through this Wednesday, and not after. 
    Find a nonfiction book to read during individual reading time and to use for some class activities.  Have your book chosen and checked off by March 21.   We will go to the media center next time.  Be prepared to find a book.
 Your nonfiction book could be a biography or autobiography, or literary nonfiction (told like a story) about a single subject.

You may hand in unused hall passes any day this week  -- if you do not think you will need to use them.  

We will be taking the SAGE Writing Test next week.  Come prepared to think clearly and write to the BEST of your ability.

Targets for Today:
 “I can read for gist as we begin Chapter 1 in A Long Walk to Water.” 
"I can do close reading to better understand and appreciate what I am reading." 
I can quickly look for evidence to support a central idea.

Today’s  Agenda:

1. Write in your composition book under  "Notes and Quick Writes": 
Label with today's date and "My Contributions." 
 Think about the contributions that Salva and Nya make to their families -- the jobs they do -- herding cattle and carrying water.  In what ways do you contribute to your family?  How does that compare to Nya's and Salva's contributions?  Are you asked to do too much?  too little? or are your contributions about the right amount for someone your age?  Why?  

2.  Media Center Visit for Nonfiction Books.  
     Mrs. Jones is going to present some books.  Be polite and attentive. 
     Then you will have time to look for NONFICTION books.
You will be reading 

Nonfiction Books.

Find your nonfiction book and sign up for it by March 21.

3.  A1 Brief 
Lesson on Plagiarism

Don't say the same thing.
  • Read from several different sources, let it marinate in your mind, make it something new, then write it.
  • Use a works cited list.
  • If you are quoting or directly paraphasing, cite the source within the essay, either with an "According to. . . . "-type citation, or with a parenthetical citation (Dorsey).
  • Do use academic language that you have come to understand.

4. “I can read for gist  and do close reading as we read and reread Chapter 1 in A Long Walk to Water.” 

Gist:  “Gist” is simply one’s initial sense of what a text is mostly about: it is a low stakes first “toe hold” into making sense of a text, preceding and less formal than identifying main idea.

To here:
B5 to Car backfiring 

Next time:   B5 and B7 need to hear the radio program: All classes have listened to this.

I notice -- Nya
I wonder -- Nya
I notice -- Salva
I wonder -- Salva

5. (if time) Reread for Close Reading -- I Notice. . . . .  I Wonder. . . .

Close Reading

B7 to top of page 10.

6. Finish your magical study guides and have them checked off with Ms. Dorsey.

If You Were Absent: