Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday 11-17-17

Week #14
Unit 3: Forming and Supporting Claims
Warm-Up:
* 10 Minutes of independent reading
* Re-read the commentary: The Limits of Empathy. Answer the TBQs.
Mini-Lesson:
None today
Class Work:
Today is a work day. You must make sure that you have the following items completed:
  • Rescue Services Research Guide
  • Draft of Claim Paragraph #1 (Pink)
  • Draft of Claim Paragraph #2 (Pink)
  • Go through your recent assignments in Google Classroom and make sure that they are completed (not just turned-in).
Homework:
Happy Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful break!


OMG Fact:
Phobophobia is the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday 11-16-17

Week #14
Unit 3: Forming and Supporting Claims

Warm-Up:
* 10 Minutes of independent reading
* Read and annotate the commentary: The Limits of Empathy.
Mini-Lesson:
Today we will learn how to write a paragraph about what we are claiming as the reasons in our argument of rescue services being provided to extreme adventurers  so that we can build a strong argument that is well supported. We’ll know we have it when our claim is clearly stated, supported with relevant and sufficient evidence, and the reasoning is sound.
Class Work:
Complete the draft of the first and second claim paragraphs (Pink Sheets). These are due at the end of the class.
Abby Sunderland Video
Homework:
Rescue Services Research Guide
OMG Fact:
Between 1848 and 1850, the population of San Francisco grew from 900 to 35,000 people thanks to the Gold Rush.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday 11-15-17

Week #14
Unit 3: Forming and Supporting Claims

Warm-Up:
  1. 10 Minute Free-Write
  2. Read the fable The Ant and the Dove and answer the TBQs.
Mini-Lesson:
Today we will learn how to write a paragraph about what we are claiming as our first reason in the argument of rescue services being provided to extreme adventurers  so that we can build a strong argument that is well supported. We’ll know we have it when our claim is clearly stated, supported with relevant and sufficient evidence, and has sound reasoning.
Class Work:
Complete the draft of the first claim paragraph (Pink Sheet). This is due at the end of the class.
Homework:
Rescue Services Research Guide
OMG Fact:
The limbo world record is under 6 inches.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday 11-14-17

Week #14
Unit 3: Forming and Supporting Claims
Warm-Up:
* 10 Minutes of independent reading
* Re-read the commentary: Good Deeds in Headlines. Review the questions/answers with a partner.
Mini-Lesson:
Today we will continue to learn how to conduct research and gather relevant information by investigating the topic of providing rescue services to people who take on extreme adventures, so that we can think critically and consider all aspects of information presented to us.
We’ll know we have it when we’ve completed the Rescue Services Research Guide with accurate, credible, and relevant information.
Class Work:
Rescue Services Research Guide
Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading.
OMG Fact:
There was a traffic jam in Beijing that lasted over nine days.
Study Sessions:
Tuesdays and Thursdays before school (7:45 am with a pass from home)
Working Lunch:

Wednesdays (Bring a cold lunch or get a lunch pass from Ms. Brownell.)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday 11-13-17

Week #14
Unit 3: Forming and Supporting Claims
Warm-Up:
* 10 Minutes of independent reading
* Read and annotate the commentary: Good Deeds in Headlines.
Mini-Lesson:
Today we will learn how to conduct research and gather relevant information by investigating the topic of providing rescue services to people who take on extreme adventures, so that we can think critically and consider all aspects of information presented to us.
We’ll know we have it when we’ve completed the Rescue Services Research Guide with accurate, credible, and relevant information.
Class Work:
Rescue Services Research Guide
Homework:

OMG Fact:
FGH, and JKL are the only three consecutive letter sets on a QWERTY keyboard and they are right next to each other.
Study Sessions:
Tuesdays and Thursdays before school (7:45 am with a pass from home)
Working Lunch:

Wednesdays (Bring a cold lunch or get a lunch pass from Ms. Brownell.)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday 11-9-17

Week #13
Unit 3: Forming and Supporting Claims

Warm-Up:
10 Minutes of independent reading
Mini-Lesson:
Today we will continue to learn how to present claims, salient points, and supporting evidence about a topic by participating in a text-based discussion on rescue services so that we can be able to articulate and defend positions, consider different points of view, and enlist and evaluate evidence.

Guiding Question: Should rescue services be provided to people who take on extreme adventures?
Class Work:
Participate in a fishbowl style text-based discussion.
* Inside Circle: TBD
* Outside Circle: Observation Activity
* Independent Work Stations: Complete any unfinished work or independent reading.
Homework:
Complete any unfinished work.
Independent reading for at least 20 minutes.
OMG Fact:
McDonald’s is actually the world’s largest toy distributor.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday 11-8-17

Week #13
Unit 3: Forming and Supporting Claims

Warm-Up:
10 Minute Free-Write
Mini-Lesson:
Today we will learn how to present claims, salient points, and supporting evidence about a topic by participating in a text-based discussion on rescue services so that we can be able to articulate and defend positions, consider different points of view, and enlist and evaluate evidence.

Guiding Question: Should rescue services be provided to people who take on extreme adventures?
Class Work:
Participate in a fishbowl style text-based discussion.
* Inside Circle: TBD
* Outside Circle: Observation Activity
* Independent Work Stations: Complete any unfinished work or independent reading.
Homework:
Complete any unfinished work.
Independent reading for at least 20 minutes.
OMG Fact:
The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about five inches per year.