Windsor 8 ELA Homework Blogs
MS. COLELLA'S ELA CLASS
Congratulations on a culminating event! Well Done!
Please make sure you have handed in the Truth Poster Rationale in the Final Draft Assignment post on Google Classroom.
This week: The Hero's Journey--
I can identify the steps of the Hero's Journey. I can determine the steps of the Hero's Journey in The Giver.
Complete the CLOZE assignment. See attached. Watch the clip again. See attached.
Truth Rationale Essay Graphic Organizer Due on Tuesday, December 19. Begin to First Draft.
First Draft Truth Rationale Essay due Thursday, December 21.
Final Draft Truth Rationale Essay due Tuesday, January 2, 2018
EXPEDITION TIME LINE:
Main Message and Supporting Statistic due and ready for TLT on Wednesday, December 6
Drafting truth poster (thumbnail sketch ideas first)--Wednesday, December 6. Once message and statistic are both approved, open a PAGES doc to begin drafting.
TRUTH POSTER first draft due: Thursday, December 14.
TRUTH RATIONALE ESSAY drafting begins on this day as well.
PEER EDIT/REVISIONS for truth rational essay on Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21.
TRUTH POSTERS FINALIZED AND READY FOR PRINT: Thursday, December 21 and Friday, December 22.
Truth Issue Research
1. Make sure you completed the Topic for Investigation (half sheet). You must have a ZOOMED in topic (a specific topic) to research. SEE BELOW FOR A COPY.
2. Go to the portaportal.com
3. The password is: truthorconsequences
3. Complete the Test Before You Trust--Website validity checklist.
4. Begin your research by taking notes on the Research Note Catcher. Complete all columns. Keep track of websites, authors (if available) and dates of published pages. ALWAYS MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT THE NOTES YOU TAKE!
The Giver chapters 6-10 due:
Wednesday for sequences 5 and 3
Thursday for sequence 2
Friday for sequence 1
MAKE SURE YOU SELF-ASSESS and hand it in with the rubric.
See below for documents you might need:
It's time to decide! By the end of the week, you will need to know the specific topic you would like to explore for the remainder of the Truth or Consequences expedition. This is your final product focus (poster/political cartoon). See the attached file for planning your truth topic and ZOOMING in on it:
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine---Augusta visit:
Monday, November 13, 2017
Depart King after homeroom
Arrive King 2:15 for dismissal
Permission slips for Monday, November 13 due THIS THURSDAY!
The Giver Chapters 1-5 Due!
Short Answer Responses due at the end of class on Friday
for SEQUENCES 2 and 3.
Short Answer Responses due at the end of class on Monday
for SEQUENCES 1 and 5.
See example SHORT ANSWER RESPONSE BELOW:
See the RUBRIC and QUESTIONS below:
Please take the School Life Survey above during crew.
Burger King Video:
Complete the vocabulary packet (definitions, synonyms, original sentences) for The Giver chapters 1-5. DUE WEDNESDAY ALL CLASSES! Happy Halloweeeeen!!! READ CHAPTERS 1-5 for this week.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Beginning Chapters 1-5
Practice the vocabulary that you will encounter in the first five chapters by going to the Quizlet.