Monday, January 7, 2019

Week of January 7th

As we settle into 2019 we are gearing up for the long-haul to spring in English class. Students in seventh grade will be completing an in-class group project this week, and students in eighth grade will be honing their writing and evidence-finding skills.

English 7
Students this week will be assigned groups of 3 or 4 to complete a poster project on Evaluating Internet Sources. As we become increasingly reliant on internet resources, students need to identify whether or not the website they are reading is credible and reliable, or not. On Monday, we will take notes on the 4 criteria of credibility: Authority, Accuracy, Scope, and Primary Sources. On Tuesday, students will create a visual representation, a poster, of their notes on the 4 criteria. On Wednesday, each group will be assigned a website to evaluate using the 4 criteria. This will be completed in class. On Thursday, groups will present their posters and their evaluation of their assigned website to their class. Week 6 Language bellringers will be due on Friday and be worth 20 points.

Tuesday: complete poster
Wednesday: prepare for presentation

English 8
Students this week will be honing their writing skills on Monday and Tuesday by learning to identify and correct run-on and fragment sentences. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will be practicing the skill of reading an informative passage and answering questions about that passage. Questions will be a mix of multiple choice and short answer and will require students to find evidence for their answers. Week 6 Language bellringers will be due on Friday and be worth 20 points.

Monday: finish pages 2 and 3 (part 1 and part 2) of the run-on sentence packet
Thursday: complete any remaining questions for the passage

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