Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Blocks 21, 2, 3, 5: Today we were in the media center for you to continue working on your collaborative research Power Points. We will be in the media center again tomorrow and will work on our conclusion slides and works cited slides.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: Today in class we were in the media center for you to continue working on your research papers. We will be in the media center the rest of the week and your final papers will be due on Friday.

HW 4: None, unless you are behind in your research process

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class you and your partner(s) began working on your joint PowerPoints for your research topics. We will be in the media center the rest of this week to complete these. ALL presentations must be finished by Friday since we start presenting on Monday of next week.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: Today in class you should have finished and turned in your research outline. If you did not, you need to complete it at home and give it to me tomorrow. Today we also discussed topic sentences and writing a thesis statement. Some of you were able to move forward into writing your introductions and start on your rough drafts. We plan to have these papers finished by Friday.

HW 4: If you need to complete your outline, please do so.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we worked on categorizing and organizing notes with your self-selected partners. Some of you completed these steps and were able to move on to collaborating on your power points.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: Today in class you worked on your outlines. Outlines MUST be finished tomorrow and turned in. We will move on to topic sentences, thesis statements, and writing introductions/conclusions tomorrow. Your final papers will be due on Friday of this week. We are moving quickly toward the finish line of this research process so that we can start our next book.

HW 4: None

Friday, January 26, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we were in the media center for you to finish your research notes. You should have 30 notes! If you do not, you need to finish them over the weekend. You also received several graded assignments. These have all been entered into Synergy.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: finish your research notes, if needed

Block 4: Today in class we were in the media center for you to finish any research notes and to begin categorizing/organizing your information. Several of you were able to move on to outlining today as well. We will be continuing this process Monday.

HW 4: None

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we were in the media center for you to continue taking notes for your research topic. We will be in the media center again tomorrow. Remember to bring your biography graphic organizer and your book to return.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: library books due tomorrow and graphic organizers due tomorrow

Block 4: Today in class we were in the media center to continue our research project. You took your research vocabulary terms test as well.

HW 4: None

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today we were in the media center where you received your research topic and had time to begin using Cobb Digital Library to take your research notes.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: media center books due Friday

Block 4: Today in class we were in the media center to continue research notes. Some of you were ready to move into categorizing/organizing your notes and we will all begin that tomorrow.

HW 4: Since we did not take the research terms test today, we will do it first thing tomorrow!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we read “The Chilkoot Trail” and talked about the important information located in the article. You should have taken notes on this information in your own words. Tomorrow after your research terms test, you will use the notes you took today to write a summary about the article.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: research terms vocabulary test tomorrow. You have had these words and definitions since January 9 and the original test date was January 19.

Block 4: Today in class you were in the media center to take research notes about Australia. Your research terms vocabulary test will be Wednesday, January 24 since I forgot to remind you today.

HW4: study

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class you took your plagiarism quiz and then read an article about the Chilkoot Trail. We will be using this article to practice good note-taking skills and writing a summary before we start our research project.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: You should be reading your biography and completing your graphic organizer

Block 4: Today we were in the media center where you took your plagiarism quiz then began your research notes on Australia. We will be in the media center tomorrow and Thursday to take notes as well.

HW 4: None

Friday, January 12, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we discussed and practiced good note-taking. We read an article together, highlighted important information, and then created 5-7 word notes from our highlighted information. We will continue practicing note-taking next week.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: plagiarism quiz Tuesday

Block 4: Today in class we went to the media center and you were my “guinea pigs” (and my most favorite ones, too!) for using a class notebook for our research lessons. You guys did a great job today!

HW 4: plagiarism quiz Tuesday

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Block 4: Today in class we finished our research vocabulary terms and watched a couple of videos about plagiarism. Then we took notes about plagiarism. We will meet in the media center tomorrow to work on computers for note-taking.

HW 4: plagiarism quiz next Tuesday

Block 2: Today in class we continued the research vocabulary terms and discussed plagiarism. The plagiarism PowerPoint is on my blog in the Class Information Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5 section in case you need to check your notes.

HW 2: plagiarism quiz next Tuesday

Block 3: Today in class you worked on your biographies – reading and taking notes on your graphic organizers.

HW 3: plagiarism quiz next Tuesday