Complete both summaries and watch both videos. These are due today.
Other Things to Do Today:
IXL math and novel reading
Start reading two more articles about your topic
You can use any source – World Book, Wikipedia, online, etc.
Be sure to record (write down) your source and ask if you are not certain that it is credible or trustworthy
Start article summary #5 (page 90-91) and #5 (page 92-92)
Start your rough draft (page 95-98) of the research paper
You must use your outline (that was due last week)
Write in your packet
State your topic
State your thesis
Have three sections (introduction, main body, conclusion)
Include at least 4 sources
Include at least 1 citation sandwich
Aim for 2-4 pages (not double spaced)
Writing using paper and a pencil for this draft
The Five Fs Are:
At this stage (writing the draft) you are using filler the most.
There are many kinds of filler, including:
Filler is what you use to “beef up” your paper with facts and ideas that prove your thesis. Each paragraph is about one main idea. The filler for that paragraph proves or explains that idea. Filler matters because it makes the paper interesting and helps you prove your point.
How do you write a citation sandwich?
Example:There are many kinds of dogs. According to Smith (2002), “More than 500 kinds of dogs exist” (pg. 209). This means that you can choose from all the different kinds of dogs.
When citing use this format: According to ______ (____), “____________________________________________________” (pg. ___).
If you don’t know the date or there is not a page number, leave those out of the citation. Be sure to explain what the quote from the text (the citation) means in the next sentence.
The classroom is ready for the June 1st return to in-person school. The return to in-person school is optional and remote learning will continue with the weekly Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 11 AM. One on one help will continue to be available as well.
Below are some photos of the classroom. You will notice:
There are only eleven spaces for students to work at
The tables are spaced apart with ample room between chairs
Students are facing away from each other when working at a table or desk and are facing a wall or a barrier
There is soap, water, and paper towels for hand washing every time you enter the room
The school is being set up now as well. There are directional signs in the hallways and stairs. Students will enter and exit from three doors (one per grade level) to reduce congestion. The hallways will have fewer students. Lockers are off limits.
Read a novel for at least 20 minutes and complete the novel log on page 74.
Make sure that you completed (due yesterday) the following:
Outline (page 70-72).
Article notes and summary #3 and #4 (page 65-68).
You should have read at least four articles for your research project topic and have completed notes. You should also have finished your outline. Next week you will take notes on two more articles. And you will complete your rough draft.
The rough draft is on page 95-98. It is due next week on Thursday. You should start this NOW. Be sure ask for help if you need it. We can set up Zoom with you or answer questions by email. Thanks!
There is no school on Friday May 15th and Monday May 18th.
Progress reports will be emailed to students today at 3:00 PM since there is no school on Monday.
Be sure to have completed and turned in the following by 3:00 PM today:
Your short story from last week
At least 20 minutes of IXL Math every day this week
The Writing Process Quiz from Monday
Novel Logs for this week
The Video Key Ideas and Summary from Tuesday
Article Notes and Summaries #1 and #2
Weekly Project Progress Report for week 2
Any work that is not completed and turned in by 3:00 PM will receive a 40 (Incomplete). (Note: If you are on a home school plan or other alternate program you may be completing different assignments. If you are not sure, check with Mr. Kertes.)
Be sure to attend today’s afternoon session. It will be a book club on Hatchet. You will receive a mark for showing that you can discuss a book as part of a book club. Remember: Don’t say “I did not read it” (even if that’s true). If you say this, the highest mark you can receive is a 50 (C-).
Today is on page 47.
Turn in your notes from two articles (page 49-50 and 51-52).
Turn in your Novel Logs. Be ready for the Book Club. Today’s session will be graded. You must participate in the discussion and share your own reflections on Hatchet.
Read “How to Write a Research Paper”. Focus on Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3. Be prepared to discuss these steps in Zoom this afternoon.
Review on the idea from last term on how writing is thinking made visible (this is in the introduction of the article). Be prepared to discuss this in Zoom this afternoon.
Complete page 45-46. Here are some starters:
Main topic:Writing process
What you already know:You already know how to think and you already know how to write a research paper
One thing you learned how to do in a new way:???
Summarize one theory:Writing is thinking made visible by forcing you to put thoughts on paper – this explains how
Explain why this theory is useful:It is useful because you see the value of writing and know to focus on thinking (focus on explaining what you think); it helps you see the purpose of working through a process (to improve your thinking)
Four facts/key ideas: (1) For lots of students writing is a pain or a panic, (2) Writing is a system, (3) The simple act of writing forces you to focus on one thought at a time, (4) To explain something, you first need to understand it
Be prepared to discuss the video during afternoon meetings.
You will read two articles and complete two sets of notes (one per article) (pages 49-50 and 51-52). These are due on Thursday.
No school on Friday (or Monday next week).
Check your email every day after 9:30 AM.
Go to your one on one session (if you have one today).
Go to your afternoon small group session.
Read the novel for at least 20 minutes.
Complete the Novel Log for the day and turn it in.