Outstanding Students Update

Outstanding Student recognition is based on the following factors:
     Commitment to learning
     Mastery of learning
     Excellence in work
     Excellence in character

1st 6 Weeks:
Sean
Aubrey
Rohan
Dorothy
Hannah
Varunika

2nd 6 Weeks:
Bienvenido
Vandana
Aditi
Harrison
Haley
Braden

3rd 6 Weeks:
Arsha
Muhyiel
Ksheera
Preston
Drashti
Alex

Friday alert!

Grades 6 and 7:

Your Yellow List Quizzes have been moved to Monday! Why? I had a student explain to me that he didn’t like going into the weekend worrying about what grade he earned.. 🙂  Enjoy your extra “study time”.

Mrs. C

AWUBIS – IW Revisions

Adding another layer to revising sentences:

Revise each sentence by using a subordinating conjunction (AWUBIS) at the beginning of each sentence.  This will cause you to be deliberate and think about your subject adn predicate. This exercise will cause you to be aware of the flow and lucidity of your writing.

Follow this order:
1-A
2-W
3-U
4-U
5-B
6-I
7-S

If you have more than 7 sentences, begin again with “A”.

FYI

Weekly Homework:
Due on Tuesday, January 29; I will be out Monday, January 28.

Mentors/Mentees:
Be in contact with each other. If you normally meet on Mondays, make arrangemetns to meet in the library or on another day, except Thursday morning (too crowded).

Enjoy your weekend, and I’ll see you Tuesday!

Unit 6C – AWIT Packet

1. Be sure that you have the revised information for the Unit 6C_Quotations Index_Caskey assignment for Mass 1 and Mass 2. 

2. Extra Credit/Bonus. You may earn extra if your required work has been completed.
Mass 1: Active Reading:
    Provide textual evidence — page numbers alone are not textual evidence — that supports at least one of the adjectives that you used to describe the character. There are eight characters, so you may earn up to 16 points. Your points will be earned based on the quality of the textual evidence. Remember to refer to your SAR/AEC notes. 

Click here to use or print any lost novel guides.

Challenged and Banned Books

Why do you think books are challenged or banned? Take a look on American Library Association’s Top 100 Banned/Challenged Book List to understand the censorship and book challenge issues related to many novels, including  A Wrinkle in Time.

Some questions to consider and answer as you learn: 
What is the difference between a challenged book and a banned book?
Are you surprised to see the names of familiar novels, maybe even ones that you’ve read?
What are the issues that are presented as a problem in AWIT?

Vocabulary Log

Location: Vocabulary Notebook

One new activity that we will add to this semester’s learning is the Vocabulary Log for your Yellow Lists. In your notebook, you have been keeping track of your lists and quizzes, while the activities have been stored in your OWL. Starting this semester, this is the order for your Vocabulary Notebook:

Yellow List
Vocabulary Log
Quiz

The Vocabulary Log is another independent learning opportunity. Here are some of the benefits: 

1. Extends your learning beyond the classroom
2. Helps you to decode the meaning of unfamiliar words 
3. Increases your vocabulary bank for writing and speaking

Here is what your Vocabulary Log will look like:

                                       YL# Vocabulary Log

   Stem  Voc. Word   Print Source   Date Found 
 Example   PRIM   PRIMary  S. S. textbook  1.14.13
                       1        
                      2        
                       3         
                      4        
                 5        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** You must have at least 5 entries in your log.

** Be prepared to be able to show me the print source if I ask you. 🙂