Classwork

  • New Update for Achieve3000

     
    The end of year Level Set test is scheduled for Monday 5.18.20.  You will not be able to access articles.  If you need to finish articles, the last date is Sunday 5.17.20. If you would like to take the test, it will measure the amount of reading growth you have had since the beginning of the year.  
     
    Last Classwork Assignment 5.13.20 due 5.21.20
     
     
    success
     

    Freshman Class Final Assignment

    Thank you for all of your hard work this year!

     You have developed your skills and grown in knowledge and experience.  For your final assignment of this school year, you will write a personal reflection and choose your own final activity.

    Part 1 Personal Reflection

    Think about your work over the course of the year.  Our goals were independence, confidence, and personal achievement with reading.  What have you accomplished, and how do you feel?  Write your responses to each question set in complete sentences.  Try for 5+ sentences with specific details.

     

    1. Where did you start?

    Discuss you goals coming in to high school and your beginning of the year skills and Lexile level.  How did you feel about your reading ability and the importance of daily reading? What types of book did you read when you chose your own books?

     

     

    1. What did you do?

    Discuss the work you have done to grow and the results you have achieved. What was your daily routine with reading? How did independent reading, achieve, and in class articles and texts help you? How did you feel as you progressed? How was the switch from in person school to online learning for you?

     

     

    1. What happens next?

    Discuss your plan for continuing success this summer and throughout your academic career. Reading is an important skill that needs to be practiced. What will you do moving forward and what do you think the result will be?

     

     

     

    Part 2 Final Activity--Choose ONE of the following WRITING CHOICES:

    CHOICE # 1  NEWS REPORT

     

    Create an achieve style news article about you or someone you care about as an inspirational figure.

     

    Include

    ·        a catchy title

    ·        interesting opening

    ·        body that tells accomplishments

    ·        conclusion that makes final thought and inspires

     

     

    CHOICE #2  ACHIEVE GREATEST HITS

     

    Make an annotated list of the best five Achieve3000 articles you read this year—give titles, key words, and a brief summary of each article.

     

    Set it up like this:

    Title

    Key words

    Summary

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CHOICE #3  CREATIVE EXPRESSION

     

    Ø Option 1—Write or find a poem or a quote that speaks to you and explain what it means—copy the poem or quote, find or create a picture that connects to the poem or quote, and write about what the poem means to you

     

    Ø Option 2--Make an annotated list of 5+ songs that speak to different emotions you have—give title, artist, brief summary and emotion

     

     

    CHOICE #4  WISE WORDS

     

    Create a list of top 10 tips for success in high school for incoming freshmen.

     

     Include

    v Academics, assignments, and grades

    v Online vs. In person School

    v Classmates, friends, and associates

    v Classes, work, and teachers

    v Athletics and Extracurricular activities

    v What they should know and do to find success and happiness in high school

    v Lessons you have learned

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ACHIEVE3000

    Achieve3000 has changed its settings so it is not possible to send email links to assigned articles. 
    The main way to see the articles is to click the arrows on your main page and scroll through the articles until you see the title of the article that I assigned for you. 
    The other way is to go to the far left corner where it says "My Lessons" and click on that and scroll down the list until you see the title of the article and the link. 
     

    Classwork 5.11.20 and 5.12.30 due on 5.15.20

     the library bus screenshot

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

     

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word LITERACY—the ability to read and write
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “The Library Bus” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • What is the “library bus” and how do kids feel about it?
    • Why is the library bus needed?
    • What has been the impact of the war in Afghanistan on children, and what are their options?
    • How did she come up with the idea of the library bus?
    • How does the bus help children who cannot read yet?
    • What is the goal of the library bus?
    • How do people feel about using the bus?

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.  

     

    Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • What does it mean to have literacy and how can it make your world different?

     

    Notes on the Art of Poetry
    By Dylan Thomas

    I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on
    in the world between the covers of books,
    such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,
    such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,
    such and so many blinding bright lights,
    splashing all over the pages
    in a million bits and pieces
    all of which were words, words, words,
    and each of which were alive forever
    in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.

     

     

     

     

     

     
     White Hat Hackers screenshot

    Classwork 5.6.20 and 5.7.20 Due 5.8.20

     MLK Time is Right

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

     

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word ETHICAL—adj.; following accepted rules of behavior; morally right and good

     

    1. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “White Hat Hackers” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • What is rootzAsylum?
    • What is the goal of hacking?
    • What are white hat hackers?
    • What are black hat hackers?
    • What is an example of a situation where black hat hackers did something, and what was the impact?
    • How can white hat hackers help?
    • Is it profitable to be a white hat hacker?

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.  

     

    Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • Why do the right thing?

    It Couldn’t Be Done

    BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST

    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done

          But he with a chuckle replied

    That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one

          Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.

    So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin

          On his face. If he worried he hid it.

    He started to sing as he tackled the thing

          That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

     

    Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;

          At least no one ever has done it;”

    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat

          And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.

    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,

          Without any doubting or quiddit,

    He started to sing as he tackled the thing

          That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

     

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

          There are thousands to prophesy failure,

    There are thousands to point out to you one by one,

          The dangers that wait to assail you.

    But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,

          Just take off your coat and go to it;

    Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing

          That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

     

    Classwork 5.4.20 and 5.5.20 Due 5.8.20

     maya angelou

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

     tech skills screenshot

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word CAMARADERIE—noun; the spirit or a sense of friendship and closeness
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “Tech Skills Are Their Superpower” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • What was the problem with learning the program Scratch?
    • Who became the teacher, and what was the result?
    • What are the ways the student techies helped?
    • What is the value of helping older people and those with less knowledge for you?

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.  

     

    Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • How can understanding technology be a superpower, and what is the value in sharing your power with others?

    When Giving Is All We Have

    Alberto Ríos - 1952-

                                                  One river gives
                                                  Its journey to the next.

    We give because someone gave to us.
    We give because nobody gave to us.

    We give because giving has changed us.
    We give because giving could have changed us.

    We have been better for it,
    We have been wounded by it—

    Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
    Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.

    Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
    But we read this book, anyway, over and again:

    Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
    Mine to yours, yours to mine.

    You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
    Together we are simple green. You gave me

    What you did not have, and I gave you
    What I had to give—together, we made

    Something greater from the difference.

     

     

    Classwork 4.27.20 and 4.28.30 due on 5.2.20

     Service quote

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

     

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word HUMANITARIAN—concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “Recipe for Disaster Relief” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • Who is Jose Andres?
    • What is the name of his not for profit organization, and what do they do?
    • What did he do in Puerto Rico?
    • What does the phrase “The Urgency of NOW” mean?
    • With what disasters has Jose Andres been involved, and what has he done?
    • What recognition has Jose Andres received?

     

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.  

     

    Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • How does service to others enrich the world, and why does it matter?

    To be of use

    BY MARGE PIERCY

    The people I love the best

    jump into work head first

    without dallying in the shallows

    and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.

    They seem to become natives of that element,

    the black sleek heads of seals

    bouncing like half-submerged balls.

     

    I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,

    who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,

    who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,

    who do what has to be done, again and again.

     

    I want to be with people who submerge

    in the task, who go into the fields to harvest

    and work in a row and pass the bags along,

    who are not parlor generals and field deserters

    but move in a common rhythm

    when the food must come in or the fire be put out.

     

    The work of the world is common as mud.

    Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.

    But the thing worth doing well done

    has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.

    Greek amphoras for wine or oil,

    Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums

    but you know they were made to be used.

    The pitcher cries for water to carry

    and a person for work that is real.

     

     

    Classwork 4.27.20 and 4.28.30 due on 5.1.20

     Compassion

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

     Making a Mark

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word COMPASSIONATE—adj. to feel the sorrow that others are feeling
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “Making a Mark” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • What is activism?
    • What did the class do to learn?
    • What was powerful about meeting Lubo?
    • What did the class plan?
    • What is Community Partnership?
    • What was the goal of AWARENESS Night and how did it work?
    • What was the impact of this experience?

     

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.  

     

    Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • What is the power of compassion, and is it important to have compassion for yourself?

     

     

    The Journey

    By Mary Oliver

     

    One day you finally knew

    What you had to do, and began,

    Though the voices around you

    Kept shouting

    Their bad advice‚

    Though the whole house

    Began to tremble

    And you felt the old tug

    At your ankles.

    “Mend my life!”

    Each voice cried.

    But you didn’t stop.

    You knew what you had to do,

    Though the wind pried

    With its stiff fingers

    At the very foundations‚

    Though their melancholy

    Was terrible.

    It was already late

    Enough, and a wild night,

    And the road full of fallen

    Branches and stones.

    But little by little,

    As you left their voices behind,

    The stars began to burn

    Through the sheets of clouds,

    And there was a new voice,

    Which you slowly

    Recognized as your own,

    That kept you company

    As you strode deeper and deeper

    Into the world,

    Determined to do

    The only thing you could do‚

    Determined to save

    The only life you could save.

     

    Classwork Assignment 4.22.20 and 4.23.20 due on 4.24.20

    yoda

    Classwork 4.22.20 and 4.23.20 Due 4.24.20

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word INSPIRATION—Noun. the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “Be a Biz Whiz” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • How young is too young to become an entrepreneur?
    • How can a problem lead to entrepreneurial success?
    • What was Lily’s problem and how did she solve it?
    • How did Robert Nay become a successful game developer?
    • How did Mo’s Bows end up working with the NFL?
    • How did Mikaila scale up, and what did she do to give back?

     

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.  

     

    Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • What does it take to turn a problem into a solution?

     

     

     

    Invictus  BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

    Out of the night that covers me,

          Black as the pit from pole to pole,

    I thank whatever gods may be

          For my unconquerable soul.

     

    In the fell clutch of circumstance

          I have not winced nor cried aloud.

    Under the bludgeonings of chance

          My head is bloody, but unbowed.

     

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears

          Looms but the Horror of the shade,

    And yet the menace of the years

          Finds and shall find me unafraid.

     

    It matters not how strait the gate,

          How charged with punishments the scroll,

    I am the master of my fate,

          I am the captain of my soul.

    Classwork 4.20.20 and 4.21.20 due on 4.24.20

    laughter

     

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

    Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word TRADITIONAL. Adjective--Existing in or as part of a tradition; long established; habitually done, used, or found.

     

    1. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “Laugh and Be Healthy” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • What is laughter yoga?
    • How is laughter yoga different from traditional yoga?
    • Why is Cole unconvinced about the benefits of laughter yoga?
    • What are the benefits of laughter?
    • Describe a laughter yoga class
    • What does the phrase “inner child” mean?
    • Describe the cat and cow poses—breathing, movements, results
    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.   Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • What is the value of laughter according to others, how do you feel about laughter, and what makes you laugh?

     

    Your Laughter - Poem by Pablo Neruda

    Take bread away from me, if you wish,
    take air away, but
    do not take from me your laughter.

    Do not take away the rose,
    the lance flower that you pluck,
    the water that suddenly
    bursts forth in joy,
    the sudden wave
    of silver born in you.

    My struggle is harsh and I come back
    with eyes tired
    at times from having seen
    the unchanging earth,
    but when your laughter enters
    it rises to the sky seeking me
    and it opens for me all
    the doors of life.

    My love, in the darkest
    hour your laughter
    opens, and if suddenly
    you see my blood staining
    the stones of the street,
    laugh, because your laughter
    will be for my hands
    like a fresh sword.

    Next to the sea in the autumn,
    your laughter must raise
    its foamy cascade,
    and in the spring, love,
    I want your laughter like
    the flower I was waiting for,
    the blue flower, the rose
    of my echoing country.

    Laugh at the night,
    at the day, at the moon,
    laugh at the twisted
    streets of the island,
    laugh at this clumsy
    boy who loves you,
    but when I open
    my eyes and close them,
    when my steps go,
    when my steps return,
    deny me bread, air,
    light, spring,
    but never your laughter
    for I would die.

     

     

    Classwork Assignment #8

    Classwork 4.15.20 and 4.16.20 due 4.17.20

    mastery

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word ANXIETY Noun--a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “Write It Down” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • What does writing do for the brain?
    • What does test anxiety do to the brain?
    • What type of writing helps the brain?
    • Describe the experiment on students and the results
    • When is anxiety helpful?
    • Describe the experiment with mice
    • What is the difference between simple and complex tasks?

     

     

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.   Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

    Personal Reflection Question

    • How do emotions impact a person, how can you overcome them, and what happens when you do?

     

    If

    BY RUDYARD KIPLING

    If you can keep your head when all about you

    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

    But make allowance for their doubting too;

    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

     

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;

    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

     

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings

    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

    And lose, and start again at your beginnings

    And never breathe a word about your loss;

    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

    To serve your turn long after they are gone,

    And so hold on when there is nothing in you

    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

     

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

    If all men count with you, but none too much;

    If you can fill the unforgiving minute

    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    Classwork Assignment #7

    Classwork 4.13.20 and 4.14.20 due 4.17.20

    music

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word cognitive—adj. of, relating to, or involving conscious mental activities (such as thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering)
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “The Healing Power of Sad Songs” if you do not score 75% or higher, please read the stretch article and do the stretch activity.

    Possible questions:

    • What is surprising about listening to sad songs after a break up?
    • What experiment was conducted, and what were the results?
    • What did the MRI show about dopamine levels, and why is this important?
    • What are the pain relieving effects of music?
    • Why should there be a limit on how much sad music you listen to?
    • What is the final thought about heartbreak?

     

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the “Thought Question” on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem below and decide what the message might be. How does this connect to the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article, and your own thoughts and experiences.  

     

    Write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • How can music influence someone in an emotional and physical way?

     

    You Go to My Head

    BY CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD

    I sang my songs so much

    that they became

    the soundtrack for my dreams,

    the melody of my moods,

    a room I lived in,

    and a balm for my wounds.

     

    I sang my songs enough

    to know them backward

    and forward, enough

    to wonder if they could lift me

    from hometown haunts

    to center stage.

     

    I’d sung my songs enough

    to think I could take on

    Baltimore’s best talent

    at the Harlem Theatre

    Amateur Hour

    and maybe even win.

     

    If you sing a song enough,

    it can go to your head that way.

    Classwork Assignment #6

    Note: check achieve email for your microsoft teams login, but this is the same assignment. 

    You can email me on achieve or at michelle.arett@slps.org for any help needed

    Classwork 4.8.20 and 4.9.20—due 4.10.20

     

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     perseverance

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word PERSISTENCE—n. never giving up or UNDETERRED
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes over the Achieve3000 article “Try, Try Again”  If you have already done this article for another class, you may choose either "Kendrick Lamar Wins Top Award" or "Climbing Kilimanjario"

    Possible questions:

    • What is meant by the proverb “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”?
    • What did Honda, Lund, and Winfrey want?
    • What setbacks did Honda, Lund, and Winfrey face?
    • What did Honda, Lund, and Winfrey do to overcome their challenges?
    • What was the result of their efforts?
    • How were the three alike?
    • What is the message about a positive attitude in this article?

     

    1. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the following question in the “Thought Question” box on Achieve. Be sure you have a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas with development. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

    Prompt: What is the value in having a positive attitude and hard work in achieving your goals?

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem “A Rose That Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur and think about the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article about having a positive attitude, and the message of this poem. Then write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • Why is persistence, hard work, and a positive attitude valuable, and how can it help you achieve your goals?

     

    The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur

    Did you hear about the rose that grew
    from a crack in the concrete?
    Proving nature's law is wrong it
    learned to walk with out having feet.
    Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
    it learned to breathe fresh air.
    Long live the rose that grew from concrete
    when no one else ever cared.

    Classwork Assignment #5--check your achieve email for your microsoft teams login information

    Classwork 4.6.20 and 4.7.20 due 4.10.20

    influence

    Objectives---SWBAT

    • Summarize key ideas and supporting details in a nonfiction text
    • Construct a written response to a prompt that has a topic sentence, 2+ key ideas, and 2+ examples and explanations
    • Cite evidence to support your position

     

    1. Vocabulary--Create a Frayer model for the word INTERACT noun--to engage with
    2. Independent Nonfiction Reading--Read and take active reading notes (6+) notes over the key ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary over the Achieve3000 article “Influencing for a Living?”

    Possible questions:

    • Define social influencing
    • Where does social influencing occur?
    • What are macro influencers, and how do they make money?
    • What are micro influencers, and how do they make money?
    • Compare macro and micro influencers
    • What role do followers play?
    • What are the downsides to social influencing?
    1. Complete the Activity Quiz--your goal is to score a 75% or better.  If you are unsure of your answer, go back to the article and reread. If needed, read the Stretch Article and do the Stretch Activity.
    2. Constructed Response Writing—write a 5+ sentence answer to the following question in the “Thought Question” box on Achieve. Cite specific evidence from the article to support your position and explain how your evidence connects to your own ideas.

     

    Prompt: What is Social Influencing and what are the key differences between macro and micro social influencers?

     

    1. Making Connections and Personal Response--Read the poem “Influence” by Edgar Albert Guest and think about the quote at the beginning of this lesson, the achieve article about social influencing, and the message of this poem. Then write a response to the Personal Reflection Question. This response should be like a journal entry.  Try to get about ½ page.  Write for 8 minutes, then pause, reread what you wrote, and add any final thoughts.  Use the thought starters to help if you need.

     

    Thought starters

    • I noticed... • I wonder... • I was reminded of... • I think... • I’m surprised that... • I’d like to know... • I realized... • If I were... • The central issue(s) is (are)... • One consequence of _______ could be... • If _________, then... • I’m not sure... • Although it seems... These texts make me think that… This makes me feel that… The authors are suggesting that…

     

     

    Personal Reflection Question

    • What is your power to influence others, and the impact of the influence of others on you?

     

    Influence by Edgar Albert Guest

     

    This I think as I go my way:
    What can matter the words I say,
    And what can matter the false or true
    Of any deed I am moved to do?

    This I think as I go along:
    What can matter my right or wrong?
    Whichever path I may choose to take,
    What possible difference can it make?

    This I think as I go to town:
    What can matter my smile or frown?
    Can any one's destiny altered be
    For better or worse because of me?

    And something whispers;
    'Another may be sadly deceived
    By the words you say.
    And another, believing and trusting you,
    May be led astray by the things you do.'

    'For much that never you'll see or know
    Will mark your days as you come and go.
    And in countless lives that you'll never learn
    The best and the worst of you will return

    This link takes you to an example of my interpretation of the poemInfluence with sample paraphrase

    Classwork Assignment #4

    Hope

    1. Create a Frayer for the word INTIATIVE--noun  plan designed to deal with an issue

    2. Read the Achieve3000.com article "Printing Hope" and take Active Reading notes (6+) notes over the key ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary

     

    Possible Questions:

    • Who is Gino Turboro--age, occupation, reputation
    • What is a prosthetic?
    • How did Gino use his 3-d printer and what was the result?
    • How does the Limbs Program work--who is involved/what do they do/how is it funded?
    • How many people have been helped?
    • What will happen next?

     

    3. Complete the Activity Quiz--your goal is to score a 75% or better.  If you are unsure of your answer, go back to the article and reread

    4. Answer the Thought Question in a constructed response format--topic sentence and reasons, facts, details with explanation.  

    If you would like an alternative question--What other types of initiatives would be useful in our world? What else could you do with a 3-d printer? OR you can react to the quote at the beginning of this post.

    5. If needed, read the Stretch Article and do the Stretch Activity 

    6. Read something of your choice for 20+ minutes or discuss this article with someone else--summarize the key ideas and share your observations

     

     

    Classwork Assignment #3

    empathy

     

    1. Create a Frayer for the word EMPATHIZE--verb--to have the same feelings as another person

     

    2. Read the Achieve3000.com article "What Charges Your Social Batteries?" and take Active Reading notes (6+) notes over the key ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary

     

    Possible Questions:

    • What are the characteristics of introverts and extroverts?
    • How do introverts and extroverts recharge their social batteries?
    • What stereotypes exist about introverts and extroverts?
    • What is an ambivert?

     

    3. Complete the Activity Quiz--your goal is to score a 75% or better.  If you are unsure of your answer, go back to the article and reread

    4. Answer the Thought Question in a constructed response format--topic sentence and reasons, facts, details with explanation.  

    If you would like an alternative question--How does social media impact introverts and extroverts? OR you can react to the quote at the beginning of this post.

    5. If needed, read the Stretch Article and do the Stretch Activity 

    6. Read something of your choice for 20+ minutes or discuss this article with someone else--summarize the key ideas and share your observations

     

     

     

    Classwork Assignment #2

    Thank you to everyone who is working on the assignments!  Keep it up.  Please email me if I can help with anything.  michelle.arett@slps.org or on achieve "teacher arett"

    So glad the sun came out today!!!

    1. Create a Frayer for the word GULLIBLE (adjective) easily persuaded to believe something

    Gullible

    2. Read the Achieve3000 article "The Ice Cream Report", take notes over the key ideas and complete the Activity Quiz "The Ice Cream Report" saved article

    3. Write a response to the thought question, write a short article that could fool others into believing something that is not really true as an April Fools prank,  OR write your own reflection to this question: Are people in the world today GULLIBLE?  You can type all of these into the "Thought Question" box in the article and I will give you feedback.

    4. Read something of your choice for 20 minutes

     

     

    Classwork Assignment #1

    1. Create a Frayer for the term PERSEVERANCE:  (noun)  determination to do something

        Perseverance

     

    2. Read the Achieve3000 article "An Amazing Story:, take notes over the key ideas and complete the Activity Quiz "An Amazing Story" saved article

    3. Write a response to the thought question, create a piece of art that represents the idea of PERSEVERANCE,  OR write your own reflection to this question: When have you seen perseverance in action?

    4. Read something of your choice for 20 minutes

    3.12.20

    Read and take notes over the 11 paragraphs of the article attached to this link: Anne Frank

    Complete the multiple choice questions and write a 5+ sentence response for each of the discussion questions. Use this format for your writing: Constructed Response Template