Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday/Friday, January 5/6, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:
The new term begins next Wednesday!
      Pick up your composition book for today.
Make sure you have a composition book for next semester.
If yours is in good shape, you may continue to use it.

If you wish, hand in your unused hall passes today.

Work for Term 2:
I will still accept  your December book assessment
     or a revision of it by Friday, January 6. 
  • Staple your typed assessment to the front of the rubric.  
  • Make sure you have a central idea (or two) and seven to ten supporting details with their page numbers. 
These are the assignments  you should have completed for How They Croaked. 
You may still complete and hand in these in by Friday: 

Complete the assignments we do in class during these last few days of the term. 

I am no longer accepting these:  
      Create the Caesar "doughnut" graphic organizer on the back of King Tut assignment.

Bring treats for next time!

Targets for Today:

Reading Informational Text Standards 1 and 2
I can recognize and create a central idea.
I can recognize and create supporting details for a central idea.

Language Standards 1 and 2
I can recognize and use the conventions of writing in English.
I can recognize and write simple, compound, and complex sentences.  

Today’s  Agenda:

1.  Conventions in Sentences Investigation

Label this assignment "C.S.I. 2-4" with today's date:  
Copy the following sentence into your composition book in the CSI section.
Then divide the sentence into three separate and complete simple sentences.  

Pocahontas was only eleven years old when she met Smith, and he left the New World two years later. 
 from How They Croaked, page 51
Sentence 1: 
Sentence 2:
Sentence 3: 

2. Read the chapter about Pocahontas, and, in your composition book under "Notes" list three supporting details that support this central idea:

Central Idea:  
The Native Americans were actually more "civilized" than the British were.
Supporting Detail #1: 
Supporting Detail #2: 
Supporting Detail #3: 
[You may find them all within one or two paragraphs.]

(Last time you put these in your composition book:
1. You did a CSI assignment with sentences about Queen Elizabeth.
2. You wrote a comparison/contrast paragraph about Christmas and New Years.
3. You read the "Elizabeth I" chapter and wrote a central idea for it with three supporting details.)

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3.   If you need to, complete the Cleopatra, Columbus, and Henry VIII worksheets.
         Revise your December Book Assessment if you still need to. 
         If you didn't write your comparison/contrast paragraph, or write the central idea and supporting details for Elizabeth I, complete those and show them to Ms. Dorsey.

         If you still need your composition book checked, bring it to me.  In some classes, many composition books were missing.  

Extra Credit Opportunity:  
If you've finished everything else, read another chapter or two from How They Croaked (any of the chapters), and fill in either the central idea of three supporting details for the chapter. See below:                     There is also a handout available in class.

James A. Garfield
Provide a Central Idea for these four supporting details.
President Garfield had no bodyguards.
The President's schedule was printed in the daily newspaper.
The Secret Service protected money, but not people.
Policemen protected the White House and its grounds, but not the president.

Charles Darwin
Central Idea: Even though Charles Darwin wrote about the survival of the strongest, he was one of the weakest.  
Provide three supporting details. 

Marie Curie
Central Idea: The new element that Marie Curie gave life to drained the life out of her.
Provide three supporting details. 

Albert Einstein
Provide a Central Idea for these supporting details.
Against the deceased's wishes, and without permission from next of kin, Harvey reached in and removed Einstein's brain.
Harvey told his boss and boasted to his family that he had Einstein's brain.
In his spare time, Harvey photographed Einstein's intact noodle before he cut it in half and sliced it, . . . 
Harvey didn't know the first thing about how to study the brain, nor was he able to get anyone else to do it. 

If You Were Absent:
See above.