Mid-Week Update 2-14-2018

This week we have been looking at film as text using the movie INVICTUS. Students have been part of a ‘Jigsaw’ group which allows them to collect information that results in them being an ‘expert’ for their home group. We will continue looking at Nelson Mandela tomorrow and Friday. Don’t forget – tomorrow morning at 8:15…

Week of 2-12 through 2-16 2018

Learning Targets Identify the knowledge and skills needed to complete Embedded Assessment 2 successfully and reflect on prior learning that supports the knowledge and skills needed. Interpret quotations, make inferences, and generate research questions. Analyze how biographical and historical facts are presented in a media text. Conduct research to answer questions about the consequences of…

Mid-Week Update 2-7-2018

This week we’ve been finishing up the first unit of 2018.  For the past two days partners have been working on finding the four types of conflict present in Tangerine (Man v. Self, Man, Nature, and Society) AND reviewing Active and Passive Voice.  These concepts will be on Friday’s Summative Assessment.  Make-ups and retakes on…

Week of 2-5-2018 through 2-9-2018

Learning Targets  Interpret literal and figurative meanings in multiple texts. Write a character analysis, analyzing a character in relation to a motif of the novel. Analyze how the conflicts in Tangerine affect or shape the novel’s plot and subplot. Write a paragraph that draws on evidence in Tangerine to explain how the novel’s many conflicts…

Week of 1-22 through 1-26 Update

We are back at school and back on track! I don’t think anyone expected to be out of school for the entire week (except for Tuesday) but by using my blog and my Remind messaging, many of you never missed a beat! Again, I truly appreciate those students (and parents, of course) who took advantage…