Archive | January, 2018

OMAM Film; Researching for Research Paper

31 Jan

12th Grade: Go to A205

Today we will continue narrowing down our topic and looking for good resources for our research.

Your Assignment:

By the end of the week, you will post the following on our Kidblog site:

  • Clickable links to 5 pieces of research (at least one must be either video or audio).
  • Title and Author for each piece of research.
  • Summary of each article. What is the article about? What useful information does it have for your topic?

Find Reputable Articles.

Below are some trustworthy and useful sites. I highly recommend visiting them to find reputable articles. Also, don’t forget it is 2018; you may use less traditional media, such as podcasts, videos (TED Talks are often helpful)… Here’s a list of some quality podcasts (you can find a ton more by Googling “podcast” and some key words for your topic)

Here is our short list of potential ideas for your research paper…

Here are some very useful sites, link from the Virtual Reference Collection of our very own Sachem Library.
Opposing ViewPoints
SIRS Discover
ProQuest
National Newspaper Database

  • You will need a username and a password to login; I will write those on the board in class.  Copy it into your notebook, in case you need to login from home. These sites are all trustworthy.

9th Grade: OMAM Film

Today we will continue watching Of Mice and Men.

Your assignment: 

Take notes on any changes made in the movie. Notice any added, deleted, or altered scenes, and write down how the changes affect the story.

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Two Word Tuesday; Find Reputable Articles for Research

30 Jan

9th Grade: Two Word Tuesday, OMAM.

Today’s words are Objective and Subjective. Here is the list. 9th Grade Vocabulary

12th Grade: Find Reputable Articles.

Below are some trustworthy and useful sites. I highly recommend visiting them to find reputable articles. Also, don’t forget it is 2018; you may use less traditional media, such as podcasts, videos (TED Talks are often helpful)…

Here is our short list of potential ideas

Here are some very useful sites, link from the Virtual Reference Collection of our very own Sachem Library.
Opposing ViewPoints
SIRS Discover
ProQuest
National Newspaper Database

  • You will need a username and a password to login; I will write those on the board in class.  Copy it into your notebook, in case you need to login from home. These sites are all trustworthy.

OMAM; Research Paper Topics

29 Jan

9th: We will be watching Of Mice and Men. In your notebook, identify any differences between the book and movie, and explain how it affects the story.

12th Grade:

Today we will begin looking for research paper topics. Go to A206.

Here is a short list of potential ideas.

9: Task 3 Essay; 12: MLK Speech Analysis Assignment

18 Jan

NOTEBOOKS DUE TODAY

ALL MISSING WORK AND REVISIONS ARE DUE TOMORROW

9th Grade:

I Have a Dream: transcript of the speech.

Your assignment is to write a Task 3 essay about the MLK Speech. Do this in your notebook.

How to Write Task 3 Essay Notes

12th Grade: Go to A205

Reading Assignment: Identify a literary device or skill that Martin Luther King Jr. uses in his “I Have a Dream” speech. Explain the purpose of using that device/skill and how it helps develop or emphasize one of his main ideas. Be sure to give specific examples from his speech. 200 word minimum. Post on Kidblog site.

 

MLK Speech Continued… The End of 2nd Quarter is Near!

17 Jan

All Classes: The Second Quarter Is Ending!

  • Notebooks are Due Tomorrow, 1/18
  • All missing or revised work must be in by Friday 1/19

9th Grade:

We will go over the questions on the MLK “I Have A Dream” Speech. Here are the questions. And here is a transcript of the speech.

Then we will take notes on how to write the Task 3 Essay for the English Regents. This is the same essay you will write for your midterm (it’s the same one as the first quarterly exam too).

Your assignment is to write one of these  Task 3 essays about the MLK Speech.

How to Write Task 3 Essay Notes

Task 3 Template – Use this for the MLK Essay


12th Grade:

We will go over the questions on the MLK “I Have A Dream” Speech. Here are the questions. And here is a transcript of the speech.

Reading Assignment: Identify a literary device or skill that Martin Luther King Jr. uses in his “I Have a Dream” speech. Explain the purpose of using that device/skill and how it helps develop or emphasize one of his main ideas. Be sure to give specific examples from his speech. 200 word minimum. Post on Kidblog site.

Two Word Tuesday; MLK

16 Jan

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech”

Notice his use of the skills: Allusion, Metaphor, and Anaphora

9th Grade: Two Word Tuesday 9th Grade Vocabulary

Indifferent and Revere

12th Grade: Two Word Tuesday 12th Grade Vocabulary

Didactic and Pretentious

OMAM Essay; Reading Reaction Due

12 Jan

All Classes: Notebook Check on Thursday 1/18!!

9th Grade:

Of Mice and Men thematic essay. Click here for the directions and outline.

Today you will have the entire class period to work on the essay. The essay is due at the start of class on Tuesday January 16th.

12th Grade:

Go to A206 to type up your Reading Assignment on Kidblog.