November 15

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we finished chapter 6 and we worked on our character analysis chart, updating who “him” is and who Tony D./Blade are. Additionally, students worked in partners on a comprehension check that related to indirect characterization and comprehension. Students confirmed their answered with me so I could clarify their misconception or guide them in the right direction as needed. Once students were finished, students partner read chapter 7 and saw another Aha! moment. Important note: if you did not finish you will need to complete it for homework:

1.One Aha! Moment! How might it change things. Include how it relates to conflict or theme

2.Why does Gwen call Gram to apologize?

3.What does Freak mean when he says, “What she means is, you’re a spitting image of your old man”?

4.Explain why you think Max gets to go to the fireworks this year without Grim and Gram for the first time.

5.“Hey you! Mutt and Jeff! Frankenstein and Igor! Don’t look around, I’m talkin’ to you, boneheads. What is this, a freak show?” What part of STEAL is this? What do you think Tony D. was trying to prove by talking like this?

6.How does Max get the idea to carry Kevin around on his shoulders?

 

BLOG UPDATED : Study Guide for Test – Freak The Mighty Test Review

Announcements and Notes: Test Friday, Review and Library Tomorrow.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

November 13

Monday, November 13, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we reviewed the difference between round and flat characters as well as indirect and direct characterization at the start of class. Next, we viewed a flocabulary video on the 5 things we should be doing while reading or writing: Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme, and Setting. We applied by starting character analysis with Freak The Mighty. We learned last week many of us were confused about who was who and what nickname belonged to who. Finally, we ended the class by looking at our next Notice and Note signpost: Aha! Moments. This is when you, the reader, realizes, understands, or figures out something (such as what your memory moments responses were to what the author foreshadowed).

News and Notes:

  • Test Friday – Begin reviewing your notes over characterization; signposts 1-3 (memory moments, again and again, and Aha! Moments), and general comprehension in Freak The Mighty .
  • Library Thursday. Bring your books.

Links (if you were absent Friday):

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

November 8

Wednesday, November 11, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we finished reading chapter 2 of Freak The Mighty. Students continued to apply memory moments to help understand and apply foreshadowing, conflict, or theme. We then took a comprehension check for chapters 1-2.

Those of you that did not finish should have checked out a book after 7th period. Below I have the questions. Be sure to TURN in your book during HOMEROOM – turn in your questions as well.

  • One memory moment, why might it be important (include what literary element it connects to and why )
  • Just Write the number and the answer (review):

1.What was Max’s nickname in daycare? Why was he called that?

2.What does Grim mean when he says that Maxwell is “getting to look a lot like him”?

3.Where does Max live? Why?

4.Who is “the Fair Gwen”?

5.What is Kevin doing as the movers are moving them in to their new home?

 

 

After we finished with our comprehension check we began looking at the reading signpost Again and Again moments. This helps students identify symbolism, character development, what drives the plot, and or possible theme.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

November 2

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Good evening parents and students,

Today we reviewed memory moments, began applying memory moments to a short story, – The Memory String, and used the cooperative grouping strategy Fan-N-Pick to review for our test tomorrow. Please keep in mind that you will also have to apply the plot terms just like we did with Rikki Tikki Tavvi, The Wallet , and in today’s review with The Breakaway. Attached below is a quizlet to help you study. Additionally, make sure to complete your blog response this week and refer back to the plot notes, under the pages section, labeled “Plot Elements”

https://quizlet.com/_3z3k4u  – Quizlet for test.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a wonderful night,

Mr. Hince

October 27

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hello students below you will find the webquest in order to build background knowledge before our next novel. Remember building background knowledge before reading is essential so you can comprehend what you read even better.

Follow the links provided according to the section you are on. Make sure to read the directions on your sheet. Note: some websites you may have to do additional navigating.

Section 1: About the Author  –  http://www.rodmanphilbrick.com/info.html

Section 2: King Arthur and his Quests http://www.caerleon.net/history/arthur/page2.htm

Section 3: Ornithopterhttp://www.ornithopter.org/

Section 4: Morquio Syndromehttp://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/morquio-syndrome

Section 5 Learning Disabilities:

  1. http://www.ldonline.org/ldbasics/signs
  2. https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2011/a-girl-and-a-word

Section 6: Bullying:

  1. https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/warning-signs/index.html
  2. https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/index.html
  3. https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/effects/index.html

Morquio Syndrome – Primary Source

Example of an Ornithopter

 

HW Blog Response: Watch the video below and answer the blog response that follows . Make sure to remember your name!

2017 - HW Blog Response: Plot Elements

2017 - HW Blog Response: Plot Elements

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October 25

October 25, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today this was our agenda:

  1. Warm-Up: Review Plot Key Plot Elements
  2. The Wallet – plot application on a extremely short story. We self evaluated and discussed misconceptions.
  3. Began reading a longer short story, Rikki Tikki Tavvi – applying plot elements.

Resources and Notes:

  • Please look to the right of the blog under “Pages.”  You will notice that I have created another page labeled “Plot Elements” – if you were absent or need a refresher, please visit that page. It includes the videos and assignments we went over in class.
  • Notebook check tomorrow or Friday.
  • Quiz: Friday, November 3, 2017. Plot Elements, Applying Plot, and TBA.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

October 23

Monday, October 23, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here was our agenda for today:

  1. Continued our vocabulary artbook
  2. Introduction to plot you took notes on the laptops and individually you watched short clips over various movies and how they can be applied to plot elements.
    1. Plot Element Note Sheet
    2. Elements of a Story PPT Notes
  3. If finished you read your independent book or you continued working on your first section of your vocabulary artbook.
  4. HW: Blog Response over plot and Read 20 minutes.

Remember you have a notebook check either this Thursday or Friday. Make sure you are keeping up with your notebooks and you have put your note sheet in the “keepers/handout” section of your binder.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

October 23

Monday, October 23, 2017 (check blog again tonight for blog response)

Hello students below you will find the steps for your webquest/notes:

  1. Using your graphic organizer and the following PowerPoint link, complete the notes on pages 1-2 (page one the far left column). Additionally, in parentheses () identify where each goes on the plot diagram.  –Elements of a Story Notes
  2. Watch the video below – continue to take notes using the video. Grab headphones from the front if you need them.

3. Put laptop and headphones away when finished. Continue to work on your vocabulary artbook or read your independent book, -read and apply plot elements as you read.

Check back tonight for blog response.

Have a magnificent Monday!

Mr. Hince

October 19

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we continued our vocabulary art book. Students continued to use their self evaluation from their pre-test of the core vocabulary to analyze. After that we went to the library to buy books from the book fair and to check in/check out books. Below you will see study materials and the in- class mini-lesson we had on Wednesday.

Have a wonderful early release and study for your quiz. As always let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

 

October 12

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hello students, you should have grabbed a laptop, logged in and now start your warm- up below. Complete the following forms below:

  1. 1st Quarter Reflection
  2. 7 Habits Group Member and Self Evaluation
  3. Get out your independent reading book until everyone is finished. After we are finished we will begin watching our projects over each habit. You will have a viewing guide.
1st Quarter Reflection - 2017

1st Quarter Reflection - 2017

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Group Member and Self Evaluation -7 Habits Project

Group Member and Self Evaluation -7 Habits Project

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