Bertolucci English 7

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Classroom News and Information

Updated Mon, Apr 24th

Dear Parents,

On Monday (4/24) and Tuesday (4/25), students are taking their first SBAC English test. Just a reminder that we are on block schedule every day this week, except Wednesday:

M & TH -- Period 1, 2, 3

TU & FRI -- Period 4, 5, 6

WED -- Normal schedule

Homework:  The only items students should work on is to add/fix notes in the Shared Google Doc (if needed).  DUE: 4/26

Updated Thu, Apr 20th

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow is our Walk For Water, in which students will spend the entire class period walking around the big field. The information listed below covers today's activities and the homework for both days. Just a reminder that the SBAC Testing starts next week and we will be on a block schedule every day but Wednesday. On Monday, 4/24, students will take their first English test in Periods 1, 2, & 3. On Tuesday, 4/25, students in Periods 4, 5, & 6 will take their first English test. See the RHMS main website for further information about the testing schedule.

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No Bellringer

Activities:

  • Walk For Water Items:
    • Tennis shoes, water bottle (optional), donation (optional), hat, sunglasses
  • Water is Life Research Project
    • Outline of Paper -- Info + Ideas for organization
    • Go over Group Notes together
    • Group Work Assessment #1

Homework  (both days):

  • Bring Walk For Water items.  DUE: 4/21
  • Add/fix own items in shared Google Doc.  DUE: 4/26
  • Bring earbuds for testing (if want to use own).  DUE: 4/24 or 4/25

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  Outline Information for Research Paper

Updated Wed, Apr 19th

No Bellringer

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Group Google Doc
    • Follow directions given to set-up own notes
    • Copy/Paste info into shared Google Doc
  • Turn in your Research Notes Google Doc

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  Research Notes + Sources (Google Doc, turned in electronically)

Handouts:  None

Updated Tue, Apr 18th

No Bellringer

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Continue note-taking from sources; make sure some facts are solutions to the water problem investigating

Homework:

Finish Notes (20+) and Sources (2 min. in MLA format).  DUE: 4/19

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Mon, Apr 17th

No bellringer today

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Continue note-taking from Sources (Reminder: Sources must be on Working Bibliography in MLA format before you take notes.)

Homework: 

Continue notes from sources; need 15 notes by 4/18

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Fri, Apr 14th

No Bellringer

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Continue note-taking from sources (NOTE: you must have the source in Working Biblio before you add notes from it)

Homework:

Keep adding to Google Doc - 8 facts + 2 sources. DUE:  4/17

Assignments Collected:   None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, Apr 13th

Bellringer: Get your computer and look over your Working Biblio for accuracy.

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Go over Working Biblio w/partner; make corrections
  • Note-taking on Google Doc
    • Add Water problem + sub-topic heading
    • Type in ?'s
    • Add evidence (bullet points) w/in-text citation for each item
    • Continue finding sources + info

Homework:

Continue adding notes and sources to document

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, Apr 12th

Bellringer:  What has been challenging about research so far? Easy?

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Finish ?'s on sub-topic
  • Find sources to answer ?'s; record info on Sources page
  • Start Working Biblio in own Google Classroom Doc

Homework:

Type min. 2 sources in Working Biblio section of Google Doc.  DUE: 4/13

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Tue, Apr 11th

Bellringer:  Read over the Water is Life Research Project paper.

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Research Project Info
  • ?'s for research
  • Sources Page (rest of form)
  • Google Classroom Items:
    • Notes + Sources
    • Links to Websites

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts: Water is Life Research Project

Updated Mon, Apr 10th

Bellringer:  What plans over break matched your letter? Which didn't? Why/How?

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Finish group topic worksheet
  • Discuss topic choices and choose one
  • Investigate topic to determine:
    • Need to narrow focus
    • Sub-topics & who will research which one
    • Sources to possibly use

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None