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Just to be clear, ALL IXL work is due by the end of the day Friday. No exceptions. You should have worked through skills: V.3, U.1, U.2, U.3, V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4, V.5 If you have completed these skills and would like Mrs. Beals to input your scores, please come see me during a study hall or before school. ~Mrs. B
1. Copy each vocabulary word on a box which will be cut out.
2.Individually or in pairs, sort the words into categories. Group words according to meanings, not according to some superficial trait such as length of word, part of speech, etc. Use context clues in the myth “Arachne” if you do not know the meaning. I provided page numbers on the KRG.
3. Create a fitting title/label for each group of words and then copy down your results on the back of your KRG.
4. Return KRG to your binder...we'll be sharing these on Monday.
1. Please be sure you have copied and pasted the better answer response we wrote together in class. Save this writing on your iPad.
Prompt: What qualities of Phaethon make him do what he does?
Our class read the Greek myth “Phaethon.”This is a story about father and son and choices.Phaethon makes a choice which ends his life. Phaethon lies about knowing Apollo, and about driving the sun chariot.He travels to the Eastern Palace and causes a lot of harm to people on Earth.Zeus puts a stop to this madness and kills Phaethon with a lightning bolt to stop the world from the ending because of Phaethon’s choices and mistakes, even though he was only trying to hold his word and cover up his lies.Phaethon does what he does because he was stubbornly brave.Brave because he goes on the adventure and stubborn because he didn’t listen to Apollo who strictly said not to. In conclusion, Phaethon was a persistent 8 year old but young and naive.His choices cause him his life.
2. 7T: Partners for Writing Workshop this week: Rewriting of the Myth "Demeter and Persephone and the Seasons."
Natasha and Alex, Violet and Vanessa, Damien and Reilly, Zachary and Dennis, Trevor and Caleb, Javon and Jared, Azia and Reyna, MacKenzie and Abby, Daisey and Kaitlyn Cameron and Taylor, Jared and Deanna, Brooke and Rylee, Caleb and Alex, Dylan and Anthony, Joy, Hanna, and Rachelle, Delaney and Shane
Twice a week students will have mini geography assignments that they will need to complete and turn in by Friday. Each assignment is worth 5 points. Students will get their scored sheets back the first day of the week after they turn them in. It is the students' responsibility to keep track of these scored papers. At the end of the trimester, I will collect ALL papers to calculate a final score, for a total possible points of 120, that will be entered as 3 grades. I will not allow students to get papers from previous weeks if they did not complete them, unless they were absent for the majority of the week.
Some ideas for keeping track of these papers is to have a special folder for them, a gallon zipper bag for storage, or taking photos of each one. Whichever method each child chooses, it should be consistent throughout the term.
Are you satisfied with your reading progress on your reading record sheet? I must congratulate many of you for consistently reading beyond the class time!! Your weekly grade will show a 90 or 100 IF you are making good progress.
Your Padlet discussion assigned on Monday shows only 1 person meeting the requirements. Please return to the task and complete by Monday. Here are the expectations:
Scoring Guide for your Padlet discussion:
_______2, 3 or 4 book discussions (2=80 3=90 4=100)
_______Book title in all caps
_______Author's name included
_______Discussed assigned topics (You had 2 you could choose from)
Complete the analysis questions from Lesson 41 A Cell So Small in your composition book Give good grade seven responses Final draft of Investigative report on Yeast Activity must be posted by Friday Study Hall
Due Friday: Your Writer's Notebook with your Better Answer Response in it. You may use this model to guide your writing.
I am scoring the posters this weekend so be sure you have given me those.
I read a myth called “Woodchuck and Two Old Women” which was a Micmac story. The micmacs are Native Americans from Maine and Canada. The myth is about two old women and woodchuck, a supernatural, trickster one.
The myth is about a woodchuck who plays a prank on 2 old women. The old hags quarrel with other blaming one another for what the woodchuck was doing; he was poking their feet with a hot stick while they slept. The woodchuck ends up dead and in a pot cooking. He comes to life, pulls himself together, but ashes from the fire splash into one of the old hags eyes, causing blindness. One of sisters having to do all of the hunting by herself and gets mad about that. She only gives her blind sister the “stringiest, leanest” parts of the meat. The blind sister gets her sight back and discovers her sister has been giving her poor meat. She confronts her sister who switches the bowls. The story ends with the 2 old women living in peace. The important message of this myth is things are not always what they seem. The woodchuck was the problem not the one sister. Another lesson is caring for the handicapped is necessary and they should be treated fairly. This myth teaches about the importance of food and sharing it. Also this myth teaches about forgiveness.
When does it happen? <-------------------- Include these details.
Why did it happen?
On white-lined paper write a 1-2 paragraph summary of the micmac myth in your writer’s notebook. Use the "better answer" protocol. Begin with telling the reader the name of the story and that it is a Micmac Native American myth. Then provide the summary. Finally, end with 1-2 sentences which explain what important message is embedded in this story. You will be sharing these in class on Wednesday.
Tip: On the right hand side of the blog, you will see a graphic organizer of a "hamburger" visual. This is a review of how to writer a "better answer."