The structure you have learned in paragraph writing should be applied to all writing opportunities. This will help you continue developing your writing skills on a daily basis. Use the familiar structure to organize each paragraph you write. This structure applies to single paragraph responses and body paragraphs in essays written. Once your PowerFrame is complete then write the paragraph.
November 8, 2017 :
Requested Parent Signature on Student Reflection and Goal Sheet Students' self-reflection pages for first quarter were sent home on November 2 with the intention to be shared with parents/guardians before the 8th of November. Students will then conference with the teacher to establish as formal goal they will on throughout second quarter.
November 27, 2017 :
Independent Novel Assessment Due Students recorded the due date for this AR test on their assignment notebooks on the first day of quarter. This novel is read at home, or during class when Time arises.
December 7, 2017 :
Star Testing Students will take the STAR test during regularly scheduled class time.
December 15, 2017 :
UNIT 5 Vocabulary and Spelling Test The systematic, two week structure and application of reading, grammar, and write will be applied in Unit 5.
December 22, 2017 :
Indepedent Novel Assessment Due (BEFORE WINTER BREAK) Students have a total of four weeks to read a novel independently. within this time frame the companion assessment must also be completed.
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
According to research people with grit experience greater success, fulfillment, and well-being. Angela Duckworth shares the importance of grit in relation to long term success.
Learned Optimism vs. Learned Helplessness
Being optimistic is a habit. You can develop a positive outlook each day. Watch this video about how important optimism is in your life.
The Need for Acceptance Will Make You Invisible - Jim Carrey.
The Jackie Robinson Story
This is the original version of the Jackie Robinson Story. Mr. Robinson plays himself! The video supports our investigation of the Big Ideas of prejudice, injustice, equality, and leadership. We will watch this video in class and gather notes and information relevant to the other resources such as articles, speeches, and historical information important at this time in history. The purpose is to establish a valid claim about leadership and use information gathered to present logical evidence while you continue practicing implementation of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos (Rhetorical Appeals) in your own writing.
"I Have a Dream" Analysis - Watch and Respond Video
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The mission of Summit Hill District 161, in collaboration with the family and the community, is to provide our students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a safe, supportive,and stimulating learning environment which will empower them to become productive global citizens and successful lifelong learners.