Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today we were in the media center and you worked either individually or with your partner to begin putting your facts into your Power Point presentation. We will be creating our Works Cited slide tomorrow in class.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you completed your introductions/conclusions and turned them in along with your outlines and topic sentences. You may have had time to continue typing your rough draft. Tomorrow we will create our Works Cited page together.

HW 2, 4: None

Monday, January 30, 2017

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class we were in the media center so that you and your partner could begin putting together your storyboard for your research PowerPoint. We will be in the media center all week and your final PowerPoints will be due on Friday. If you have not turned in your research outline, it is due! Tomorrow, any outlines not turned in will see the zero reflected in Synergy.

HW 1, 3, 5: None, unless you need to finish your research outline

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class we were in the media center and you started writing your introduction and your conclusion for your research paper. We will be in the media center all week. Your final paper will be due on Friday.

HW 2, 4: None, unless you have any missing work

Friday, January 27, 2017

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class we went to the media center to check out books, evaluated some power point slides, and then learned to write a thesis statement. You also turned in your book reports and had time to work on your outlines.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class we checked out new pleasure reading books. Then we discussed topic sentences, thesis statements, and hooks for our research papers. You also should have turned in your book reports.

HW 2, 4: None

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class you finished categorizing/organizing your notes and started on your outlines. If you did not finish your outlines in class today, they must be finished and turned in Friday. Remember, this is a graded assignment!

HW 1, 3, 5: book reports due Friday

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you worked on your outlines. If you did not finish these, make sure you have them ready to be turned in Friday morning. WE WILL BE STARTING OUR NEXT BOOK STUDY IN A LITTLE OVER A WEEK. IF YOU CAN, PLEASE PURCHASE A COPY OF UNBROKEN AN OLYMPIAN’S JOURNEY FROM AIRMAN TO CASTAWAY TO CAPTIVE BY LAURA HILLENBRAND. If you have your own copy, you will be able to annotate in it.

HW 2, 4: book report due Friday

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class you learned how to organize your research notes, and then had time to work with your partner to get your facts completely organized. We start creating an outline tomorrow, so if you did not finish organizing in class today, please make sure you have it done by class time tomorrow.

HW 1, 3, 5: Book reports due Friday

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class we discussed organizing our notes and how to create an outline. You had class time to get your notes organized and quite a few of you were able to begin your outlines. Remember, outlines MUST follow the format modeled in class today.

HW 2, 4: Book reports due Friday

Monday, January 23, 2017

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class we began categorizing our research notes. This step is to help you see whether you have enough information for each section or if you need more notes.  We will begin organizing our notes tomorrow in class.

HW 1, 3, 5: book report due 1/27

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you categorized and started organizing your notes. We will finish this tomorrow and hopefully start our outlines.

HW 2, 4: book report /1/27

Friday, January 20, 2017

ALL BLOCKS: We were in the media center for our final day of research notes. If you did NOT finish your required notes in class today, it is now your responsibility to finish them over the weekend. We will be moving on to the next phase of research on Monday when we are back in our classroom.

HW 1, 3, 5: Book reports due 1/27

HW 2, 4: Book reports due 1/27

Thursday, January 19, 2017

ALL BLOCKS: Today we were in the media center for day 2 of taking notes on our research topics. We will have our final day of note-taking in the media center tomorrow. After that we will be back in the classroom to begin categorizing and organizing our notes.

HW Blocks 1, 3, 5: Book reports due January 27

HW Blocks 2, 4: Book reports due January 27