Approach papers are due September 30th . . . . TOMORROW.
We will work together to wrap our heads around why things happen with an assignment that gets progressively higher in reading ability demands.
First, you must fill in blanks to logically predict what a cause or effect is for a given situation.
Second, using a passage of about 300 words, you must again fill in the blanks to identify correct causes or effects that drove the selection.
Finally, with an excerpt from a classic novel, The Call of the Wild, you must fill in blanks to identify correct causes or effects that drove the selection.
In my absence, I offer an article detailing the problem of child truancy and parental responsibility.
You will videos on what it takes to be an ethical Digital Citizen.
You can access all the resources you need to ACE the test through the Google Classroom for your Block.
You will record examples of every Reading related literary term on a Google Sheet I designed and provide to you.
You can access the Glossary of Literary Terms template through the Google Classroom for your Block.
You will record your reading on a daily basis using a Google Sheet I designed and provide to you.
You can access my template through the Google Classroom for your Block.
Fortunately, some of you may be out today in observance of a Holiday. I am.
For the rest of you, there is registration in my Google Classroom & MAP Testing.
Here is the plan I put together . . . It is likely you will not get past the second slide of this presentation.
Join your class at Storybird.com. Here’s the class code – UEWHA.
To quote the site, “Storybird reverses visual storytelling by starting with the image and “unlocking” the story inside. Explore artists, get inspired, and write.”
I made this on the site tonight.
We will start class with some notes on How to Write Completely Correct Answers to Follow-Up Questions. In order to get full credit for your answers to Follow-Up questions aft er reading any major piece of literature, each answer MUST satisfy the following requirements: (1) REWORD the question in your answer, (2) ANSWER the question, (3) provide DETAILS from the text to logically support whatever your answer is. Answers written properly can be described as having been written in RAD format. Your answers must be in RAD format.
After going over this requirement in detail and providing examples for how this is done, we will proceed into our first full length reading selection, Thank You M’am by Langston Hughes. You can access this short story at my.hrw.com.
We will read the story together. Here is what you’ll be responsible for in our study of this story.
- Before we read – Warm Up – What is “the best of you”? Who gets the best of you?
- During Reading – While reading, write one to four word, very brief answers to the Active Reading Questions (A-F).
- After Reading – Answer each of the Follow-Up Questions (#1,2,3,4,6,7,8,&9) in RAD format.
We will work together on this for 4 days. In the process I will share with you my own written answers to questions 1,2,3, & 4. You will complete 1-4 & 6-9 in the best possible form as you can possibly offer. I expect your best effort.
DUE – 9/9
An Approach Paper is a report on a long piece of writing that you’ve read such as a novel or nonfiction book of considerable length (150 or more pages). It is an OPINION PAPER. This is THE BOOK REPORT in my class. I am requiring that ALL students read FICTION books for their first Approach Papers.
- First, you will take notes on how to write an Approach Paper on a work of fiction. I will entertain questions and concerns.
- Graded Notes 9/2
- Second, we will look at a sample Approach Paper written on To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
- Finally, using the very short story, The Dinner Party, you will write your first Approach Paper.
- Graded Approach Paper 9/3-9/4
As a Warm Up, you are being asked to do a few things over multiple days. Days 1-3 come together as 1 grade. Day 4 is its own grade.
Day 1 – Look up and write down the definitions for the 6 Active Reading Strategy Words. You can use a Dictionary, Literature Textbook, web source to find the definitions. 9/1
Day 2 – I want you to write definitions in your own words for each of the 6 Active Reading Strategy words. These should be written to sound how you might explain it to a friend. 9/2
Day 3 – Review the dictionary & personal definitions for the 6 Active Reading Strategy words. While reading The Dinner Party, write down any examples of the ARSs that occurred during reading. 9/3
Day 4 – Active Reading Strategy Quiz – Provide a reading related definition for each term, and an example from any reading you’ve done since the first day of school. 9/8
This week we will become familiar with each other. It’s essential that you complete each of the following activities by the end of the week. See me for details related to each of the following tasks.
- 3 Truths & 1 Lie
- Self-Survey Self-Discovery
- Rhody Secondary Reading Attitude
- Literature Book Scavenger Hunt
- Multiple Intelligences Quiz
- Goal Setting Penant
- CMS Emergency Information Blue Card
Let’s keep this as simple as possible. That’s a little joke.
Please go to the following pages, and read them entirely. Then come back to this page and post any comments and questions you have.
- Monday – Come Inside
- Tuesday – Routines & Procedures
- Wednesday – Student Code of Academic Integrity
- Thursday – Homework Expectations
- Friday – Your Reading Journal Page
- Monday – Your About Me Page
- Tuesday – About Me, Mr Moshé
Read this then try to judge the teacher on scores.
I welcome your comments.
What’s the slope of the line that plots the path of Art History?
What’s the slope of the line that traces Math history?
Where do these lines intersect?
Learn How Vincent van Gogh Depicted a Cosmic Mystery in his “Starry Night” at The Literacy Site Blog.