Archive | October, 2019

Create a SOAPSTone for Carol Dweck’s Speech

18 Oct

Today you will fill out a SOAPSTone Chart using the Carol Dweck’s speech. Here is a copy of the speech. Hand in your SOAPSTone at the end of the period.

If you finish early, you may work on your vocabulary connection charts or your independent writing project.

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Independent Writing Project or Vocabulary

17 Oct

Work on your vocabulary Connection Charts

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Work on our Independent Writing Project . Here are the 365 Creative Writing Prompts.

Need ideas and want to see what some good examples look like? Click here!

Not sure how to start? Try the BOB Method!

Brainstorm in notebook – Write down anything that comes to mind. Don’t judge! The more ideas the better.

Organize Ideas – decide what are good ideas that you could expand upon. Put them in a logical order.

Begin – only after you have some ideas and have organized them should you begin!

 

** Remember! I’m happy to give you time to work on your independent writing project, if you are using it effectively! Otherwise, we can find other things to do! 🙂 **

The Power of Yet and SOAPSTone

16 Oct

Wednesday Wisdom:

Watch and listen to this video. In a single sentence, write what the speaker, Carol Dweck’s, main idea is.

The Power of Yet – Identifying Main Ideas

Let’s reread the speech and look for important lines that communicate the main idea of the speech. Here is a copy of the speech.

SOAPSTONE

SOAPSTone is a technique for identifying important parts and main ideas of a piece of nonfiction. Here are the notes on SOAPStone.

 

2 Word Tuesday!

15 Oct

Quick Write: Do you think phones are making your life easier or more complicated?

Today’s words are Miser and Ambiguous from the Vocabulary List. Complete a Connection Chart.  Be sure to review your older Connection Charts to add more!

Vocabulary Connection Chart Rubric

The best way to learn new things is to make connections to things you are already familiar with. The more connections you make with the words, the better your grade. NOTE: Your connections only need to make sense to you!

Below are some examples of grades:

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Fix Me Friday; Independent Reading

11 Oct

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Quick Write: Explain the quote. How can this wisdom play a role in your life? : “Confidence – it’s the food of the wise man, but the liquor of the fool.” – Vikram from The Office

Fix Me Friday: In your notebook, rewrite these sentences by eliminating any redundant words that are not needed.

1. The stegosaurus was huge in size.
2. Now she is at school.
3. Because of the fact that he got a good grade on the midterm, he decided to
take the night off.
4. In the summer season, many Vancouverites like to picnic in Stanley Park.
5. On January 14, in the middle of winter, the weather was freezing cold.
6. I think smoking in public places should be banned.
7. In order to get the true facts of the case, the lawyer interviewed 4 witnesses.
8. Redundancy is defined as unnecessary repetition.
9. The computer is sitting on top of the table.
10. In my opinion, I think the study of Sociology is very fascinating.

 

Independent Reading: Today during Independent Reading identify what the main idea of the work is. Give specific evidence to support your answer (provide a direct quotes from your reading that show the main idea). Independent Reading Logs.

Lab for Independent Writing

10 Oct

Today we will be in:

Period 3: A205
Period 4: A206

To work on our Independent Writing Project . Here are the 365 Creative Writing Prompts.

Need ideas and want to see what some good examples look like? Click here!

Not sure how to start? Try the BOB Method!

Brainstorm in notebook – Write down anything that comes to mind. Don’t judge! The more ideas the better.

Organize Ideas – decide what are good ideas that you could expand upon. Put them in a logical order.

Begin – only after you have some ideas and have organized them should you begin!

 

** Remember! I’m happy to give you time to work on your independent writing project, if you are using it effectively! Otherwise, we can find other things to do! 🙂 **

2 Word 2sDay

8 Oct

Quick Write: How do you plan to spend the day tomorrow?

Today’s words are Cursory and Obscure from the Vocabulary List. Complete a Connection Chart.  Be sure to review your older Connection Charts to add more!

Vocabulary Connection Chart Rubric

The best way to learn new things is to make connections to things you are already familiar with. The more connections you make with the words, the better your grade. NOTE: Your connections only need to make sense to you!

Below are some examples of grades:

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