Windsor 8 ELA Homework Blogs
MS. COLELLA'S ELA CLASS
In order to create our "Nature Nugget" we will be using GarageBand.
Here are some tools to help you get started.
Go through the checklist to
become more familiar with GarageBand if it has been a while since you
Resources for the coming weeks:
"Nature Nuggets" Radio Segment for EcoTones on WMPG every Thursday from 1:00-1:30.
This week we will be learning how to write a radio transcript (see attached documents). Use the resources to help you with your radio segment.
Ecotones Profile on WMPG:
Writing a Radio Transcript:
Sample Radio Transcript:
What connections do people have with the environment that inspire them to make change?
What connections do you have with the environment?
Nature Writing: Writer's Notebook Homework
8-10 Sentences each--4 ENTRIES
DETAILS! Add specific details as best you can. If you see birds, find out what kind. If you see tress, find out what kind. DESCRIBE THEM if you don't know their names.
Four entries due next week: 8-10 sentences each entry--
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 Day 4
THURSDAY, APRIL 12 DAY 5
Notice any changes from the last entries/observations and any new signs of spring.
Be on the look out for the following:
Great Egret (white bird below) THEY ARE BACK!!! I saw one two days ago : )
Crocus (small purple flowers)
Cardinal (male bright red/female brown)
Forsythia (below the Witch Hazel)
Osprey (bottom right--notice wing span and space between feathers at the tip of the wings)
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Questions (see attached below) will be due at the end of the long blocks when we get back from February Break.
Type your responses on a Google Doc and submit it to the ELA Google Classroom.
Make sure you have completed the question tracker (all columns filled out).
Have a wonderful break!!! See you in a week! : )
Eagles ahead by three!!! YIKES!!!! Almost a tie. . . .
I'll know who won when I see you arrive this morning : ) or : (
......Now tied as I write this-- UGH!
Casco Bay High Schoo visit today!
This week's reading: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
PDF version of the story:
Listen and read along:
The focus: Developing Questions as we read this controversial story from 1948.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU AREN'T THINKING!
C--Clarifying Questions---Questions that can be answered in the text.
A--Author's Intent or Style--Questions about the author's ideas, messages, and purpose for writing. These are also questions about how the writer choses to write (think about literary devices-- setting, mood, tone, etc.).
R--Rhetorical Questions--Questions that make a point. Questions that do not seek answers. Questions that reveal the point of view of the person asking the question.
S--Speculative Questions-- Questions that have multiple answers. Questions that generate a lively discussion.
This week we will review sentence revision and character types.
To review character types, please see the quizlet link below:
You will have a chance to revise your on-demand essay on The Giver this week.
Revise based on feedback. Consider getting feedback from peers as well (outside of class).
Final draft will be due on Friday, February 2. Please submit a copy via Google Classroom (as a Google Doc--not as a Pages doc).
KEEP IN MIND THAT HIGH SCHOOL SHADOW DAYS ARE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK!! PLAN AHEAD!
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.