Blackout Poetry, April 27-28 and May 4-11

What happens to good books which are falling apart and can’t be checked out from the media center any longer? We give them new life with BLACKOUT POETRY!

Here is the blackout poem I created from the page of a book we could not use any more. You can also use a newspaper or even magazines.

Get ready to find your poem on the words of a page and have fun!

Four easy steps to create a blackout poem:

  1. Skim the page and locate an anchor word (one full of meaning or significance).
  2. Locate other meaningful words which connect to the anchor word and use a pencil to underline all of your chosen words.
  3. List all of your chosen words in the order they appear on a separate sheet of paper. You can see how a poem begins to form and figure out other words you may need to help your poem make sense.
  4. Once your poem is finalized, go back and either blackout all of the words you are not using OR blackout plus include an illustration or doodle.

Shook Two Trait Genetics

Today you will conduct breeding experiments in order to explore the inheritance of a codominant trait through our virtual Gizmo lab. You will also use a Punnett square to calculate the probability of offspring genotypes.

Vocabulary: allele, codominance, dominant, genotype, heterozygous, homozygous, phenotype, probability, Punnett square, recessive, trial

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Ramsey Two Trait Genetics

Today you will conduct breeding experiments in order to explore the inheritance of a codominant trait through our virtual Gizmo lab. You will also use a Punnett square to calculate the probability of offspring genotypes.

Vocabulary: allele, codominance, dominant, genotype, heterozygous, homozygous, phenotype, probability, Punnett square, recessive, trial

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Stuckey Biblionasium

  1. Open Destiny on your desktop
  2. Click EXIT, then select Destiny Discover
  3. Login with your lunch number (username & password)
  4. Click Jump To Biblionasium

You need to select a book which you have read and write a book review using the writing prompt below. Students who finish the assignment will be able to check out books.

Writing Prompt

What is the author’s purpose for writing this book? Please include at least three pieces of evidence to support your claim.

Hobbs Biblionasium

  1. Open Destiny on your desktop
  2. Click EXIT, then select Destiny Discover
  3. Login with your lunch number (username & password)
  4. Click Jump To Biblionasium

You need to select a book which you have read and add the book to your Biblionasium shelf.

Today’s writing assignment: Give today’s reading a title and say why you selected the title. Please include responses to three of the questions from the One Pager handout.

Students who finish the assignment will be able to check out books.

 

Gilbert Biblionasium

  1. Open Destiny on your desktop
  2. Click EXIT, then select Destiny Discover
  3. Login with your lunch number (username & password)
  4. Click Jump To Biblionasium

You need to select a book which you have read and write a book review using the writing prompt provided. Students who finish the assignment will be able to check out books.

Writing Prompt

What is the author’s purpose for writing the book? Please include at least three pieces of evidence to support your claim.