The Outsiders Webquest

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EQ – How do people reach goals and overcome difficult challenges?
What can I learn by reading accounts of people who overcome challenges?

Constructed Response Practice:

  1. Read “Women_welcomed_to_space_station” from newsela.com.
  2. What facts and supporting details from the article support how to overcome a challenge?

Work Session:

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Walker

Study Island – select Writing and Verbs assisgnment

Use your Drafting Your Position plan (outline) to help you write your introduction and first body paragraph today.

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Mean, Median and Mode

Today’s class using Gizmos:

  • Create and interpret line plots of data
  • Understand the concepts of mean, median and mode
  • Find the mean, median, mode and range of a set of numbers
  • Show what you know by completing the Student Exploration Guide in class

Website: ExploreLearning

  • username – your lunch number
  • password – garrett

1. Answer the Gizmo assessment questions after completing the Guide

2. On a sheet of paper:

  • Explain how you use mean, median and mode to evaluate data.
  • List any questions you still have about finding the measures of central tendency.
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EasyBib – Literacy

Need to add images to your Prezi or Glogster?  Follow these steps for success!

1. Find and save your images (save to your lunch number or flash drive) with Brittanica Image Quest and Destiny below.
2. Add image citations to your project:

 

 

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New School Lunch – Pro or Con?

Part One

Should Americans support the new school lunch standards?  Use the articles below to gather evidence to support both sides of the argument.

Student Nutrition Reactions

Lunch Lady Gets a Makeover

What’s on the Lunch Menu?

Congress Threaten Kids’ Health

Should Junk Food Be Sold in Schools?

Unhappy Meals

Part Two

Using the R.A.F.T. process, your final product will be an advertisement using Glogster.

Need to add images to your Glogster?  Follow these steps for success!

1. Find and save your images (save to your lunch number or flash drive) with Brittanica Image Quest.
2. Add image citations to your project:

One-Trait Genetics

  1. Log in to ExploreLearning

– username is first initial + last name + gms

– password is gizmo

2. Launch Mouse Genetics

3. Complete the virtual lab

4. Answer the assessment

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Tellagami Avatars

It’s iPad time!  AND we get to create avatars!  We want to hear from your avatar – all they know about the culture, environment and geography about Latin America.

1. Use your notes and Mr. Hobson’s model to write a speech about Latin America. *Speech is 30 seconds or less with the Tellagmi app!

2. Peer Review when finished.

3. Use the Tellagami app to create your avatar and record your speech:

  • Open the Create folder on the iPad
  • Select Tellagami
  • Make an avatar
  • Record your speech
  • Show off your awesomeness to the class
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Blind Date with a Book 2015

Find love at your library from February 9 – 13!  Choose any wrapped book from our display to “date” and find out if its your long, lost love.  A few hints will be given on the cover, but you won’t know the identity of your mystery date until you check it out.  Watch our promo below!

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Love & War in February

Our 15 in’15 Reading Challenge continues with LOVE & WAR!  All of our ELA classes will be visiting us this month for book checkout and I know you are going to want to find out more about our new theme.

Remember:

  • Check out any books about love, romance, war, battles, etc. from the media center (look through the books in our 15 in ’15 display to get ideas!).
  • February’s theme can include non-fiction or fiction books.
  • Fill out a reading challenge slip and submit it at the circulation desk.
  • Cross your fingers in the hopes your name is drawn at the end of each week!

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