April 9

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hello students,

Please refer to the previous blog posting labeled, “Friday” to complete the remainder of your web quest/stations. Below you will notice the HW Blog Response.

Announcements and Notes:

  • Quiz Thursday:
  • Check the blog there may be study information and a HW blog response this week.
  • We went to the library at the end of the period. This will be taken for a CW grade. You will not be allowed to go to the library starting tomorrow due to testing.
  • Testing Schedule for this week (see homeroom teacher)

HW Blog Response Attachment: HW Blog Response Poetry

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

2018 - HW Blog Response April 9-12 - * Due at 11:59PM Thursday night

2018 - HW Blog Response April 9-12 - * Due at 11:59PM Thursday night

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March 30

Friday

Hello students below is the figurative language and sound device webquest. Use the directions with the first link below (powerpoint). Remember to complete The Rainy Day poem before starting.

figurative language and sound device station or webquest directions

Station #1 –

◦Part 1: No Video

◦Part 2: Rhyme Scheme – https://vimeo.com/85309368

Station #2 –

◦Part 1 – #1 – https://vimeo.com/52206387  ;  Question #3 – https://vimeo.com/52225165

◦Part 2 – https://vimeo.com/52224045

Station #3 –  https://vimeo.com/52223696

Station #4: https://vimeo.com/52460433

March 29

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we continued to work on our poetry unit by finishing our analysis of Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” by reading “The Rainy day Poem”,  and by practicing figurative language, sound device, and imagery with various clips of songs. Additionally, we went over a few misconceptions/questions that many students are having. Some of these topics included rhyme scheme, consonance, vs. assonance (all sound devices), and allusion (figurative language).

Figurative Language and Sound device station or webquest directions links

Important Announcement: tentatively we will have a quiz next Wednesday when we get back from break.

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

Have a great night,

Mr. Hince

March 27

Field Day T-shirt Order Form

DMS FIELD DAY

2018

May 7th–6th Grade

May 9th–7th Grade

May 11–8th Grade

T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11.  New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one.  (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!)  Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

March 26

Monday, March 26, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we began our next unit on poetry. We first self evaluated our knowledge of key figurative language and sound device terms that we knew and did not know (big question #2 and #3: what did the author think I already knew; what challenged, changed, or confirmed what I already know). Many students said they knew metaphor, simile and personification while many students were unsure of allusion, idioms, and hyperbole, and many different sound devices (alliteration, consonance, Internal rhyme, rhyme scheme etc.).  Next, we had a mini-lesson over paraphrasing, and the steps to paraphrasing.

 

Tomorrow, we will apply figurative language and sound device terms to the Katy Perry’s “Roar”; additionally, we will be using the learning strategy TP-CASTT to analyze song lyrics and poems in general.

If you missed the notes please copy the notes down using the following attachment:

Announcements and Notes: Read 20 minutes.

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

March 19

Monday, March 19, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we had a mini- lesson over primary vs. secondary sources, a mini- review over fact and opinion, and a mini-review over figurative language.  Students then proceeded to work in learning stations over the following:

  • Station 1 (A and B): Declaration of War Reflection and Error Analysis with Mr. Hince
  • Station 2: Farewell To Manzanar Figurative Language Practice
  • Station 3: Internment Camp Offers Site Warning Article – Practice distinguishing between primary and secondary sources.
  • Station 4: Farewell To Manzanar Objective (Facts) Vs. Opinionated Practice
  • Station 5: Read Chapter 9 & 10 (Pgs. 72-80) Farewell To Manzanar – Analyze The December Riots and Questions.
  • **If finished with a station before time is up, come grab the next drama – Scene 3: During Internment read and act out with your group.

Announcements and Notes:

  1. Test Thursday – Farewell To Manzanar, Vocabulary, and skills we have been working on in learning stations – Begin to study!
  2. Study Guide Test
  3. HW: Read 20 Minutes and check blog

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

Sincerely,

Mr. Hince

March 14

Metacognition Madness! Round 1 – Vote

Metacognition Madness – WHAT WHY HOW AND BRACKET

Metacognition Madness! - Round 1

Metacognition Madness! - Round 1

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March 14

Wednesday, March 3, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here is an overview what we have done this week:

Monday:

  • We started “Metacognition Madness” where students are reflecting and thinking about how much thinking is involved with the learning activity or learning strategy we are trying to accomplish in the day or week. On this day our learning activity was making connections and comparisons using the strategy: Cue The Lightbulb: Aha!.   We used this when comparing the song lyrics “Kenji” – By Fort Minor to Jeanne’s experiences in  Farewell To Manzanar.

Tuesday:

  • We began working on our next strategy for Metacognition Madness, Question Logs 3R: Record, React, Reflect, where students created their own questions before and during reading. We completed this as a whole group before students completed this on their own for chapter 6. Students began reading Chapter 5 and 6 of Farewell To Manzanar (Pgs. 35-60).

Today:

We reviewed chapter 5 and 6 in chunks today (closely read certain excerpts). Additionally, students needed to finish chapter 6 of Farewell To Manzanar. We reviewed question logs 3R and reflected on the Question Logs 3R for Metacognition Madness. Tomorrow when we go to the library you will vote on which learning activity required more thinking (i.e. moving onto the next round).

Remainder of the week: 

  • Tomorrow we plan to begin reading chapter 7-8 of Farewell To Manzanar.
  • Next two Metacognition Madness strategies: 3 Big Questions vs. Priority Ladder
  • Library tomorrow –
    • Vote on metacognition madness (On Blog) –  Cue The Lightbulb Vs. Question Logs 3R)
    • Remember to bring books!

Announcements and Notes:

  • Test Next Thursday, March 22, 2018! –  Vocab in Context, Sequence of Events, Close Read Analysis – check back later next week for more information on the blog
  • Read 20 minutes tonight

 

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

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

 

March 6

Monday, March 5, 2018

Hello parents and students,

Last Week

  • Over the past week we began reading Farewell To Manzanar where we learned about Jeanne and how her and her family are going through the arrest of Papa. During reading we have focused on making inferences and keeping track of characters through mind-mapping (informal family tree). We also learned what Manzanar was with our HW blog reading last week, as well as the two articles we read on Executive Order 9066.

Today

  • Today we started class by acting out and reading a play that simulated President Roosevelt’s decision to intern and how he was influenced by many of his cabinet. This added further enrichment for students to understand what the Executive Order 9066 was. When finished we began reading Chapter 2 of Farewell To Manzanar, students learned that Jeanne and her family were being sent off to Manzanar.

Announcements and Notes:

  • Quiz Thursday – begin studying. This quiz will be over Chapters 1-4 Manazanar (making inferences and comprehension), vocabulary, sequence of events (starting with the Attack on Pearl Harbor through the Executive Order – including events from Farewell To Manzanar), and characters.
  • Complete HW Blog Response: Due Thursday at 11:59PM – Manzanar Camp Life – Practice Habit 1: Be proactive (if you are having trouble beforehand) and Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Read 20 Minutes and night and check the blog
  • Study Guide – Study Guide Learning Check. Quiz Farewell to Manzanar (NEW)

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

Have a wonderful day,

Mr. Hince

HW Blog Response Due Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:59PM

HW Blog Response Due Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:59PM

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