MS. COLELLA'S ELA CLASS
We Rise chapter 5 "One-Pager" is due Tuesday, May 15 for all classes. Keep in mind that on Monday we will be looking at the #1 Draw Down Solution as well.
The first Nature Nugget you will create will be about the Carbon Footprint of the product you are examining in science class.
See the Radio Broadcast Rubric and the detailed information to get started. See my example as well for help.
When you are ready, record!!! YOU WILL HAND IN YOUR RADIO TRANSCRIPT and send me a copy of your GarageBand project for assessment and score.
This feature may be aired on WMPGs Ecotones on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-1:30!
Resources for your NATURE NUGGET:
Make deeper connections with your environment by spending more time outside writing. Observe and identify, describe, and draw.
Notice what is blooming and what is flying. Look at trees and identify whether they are deciduous or coniferous. Use the four senses. Connect! FOUR ENTRIES @ 10-15 sentences each will be DUE: Wednesday, May 6th--Day 6 .
**Monday and Tuesday, May 7 & 8 we will be doing fieldwork-- the entries should also include reflections from these experiences. (Portland Trails and American Roots)
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!