You and only you are responsible for the completion of your assignments. As we discussed, you will have nightly math homework in your standards and practice Go Math book and an enrichment page every night (except sometimes on Friday). You will also have long-term assignments that could range anywhere from a few days to a week or even longer for more in-depth projects. Please pace yourselves. In addition, you should have at least three-four writing entries in your notebook every week, keeping in mind that each entry should be at least one double sided page (or even longer)-- You may type your entries but don't forget to put into your notebooks. In that case, it can be one page long (at least) with font size no bigger than 12 and no smaller than 10. Don't forget to use your book logs and write at least one meaningful comment per book. You must read at least 25 chapter books by the end of the school year. That being said, your teacher may occasionally modify assignments or forget to post an enrichment page. (She is after all, only human). If that is the case, do not panic. You are not responsible for something that is not posted or if we did not review the task in class first. Any questions, do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Davis. Just please, NO EXCUSES--the day something is due.
**FRIENDLY REMINDER: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE HEADPHONES...YOU NEED THEM FOR I-READY, BRAINPOP AND OTHER WEBSITES-ACTIVITIES. THIS WAS ON YOUR SUPPLY LIST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR!!!
TRUE STORY OF STUFF:
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019-MONDAY, APRIL 29:
THURSDAY IS POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY...PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE POEM OR FAVORITE SONG 9WITH SCHOOL APPROPRIATE LYRICS) TO PUT IN YOUR POCKET...
*OPTIONAL: COMPLETE RESPONSE-SUMMARY TO BORN TO BE WILD. TASK AND DIRECTIONS POSTED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE FOR HOMEWORK, YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH TIME TO WORK ON IN SCHOOL ON MONDAY, APRIL 29TH WHEN WE RETURN FROM BREAK.
5-315: FINISH ADVERTISING ACTIVITY AND BE READY TO PRESENT ON TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH. MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE PACKET AND HAVE A SCRIPT. REFER TO THE RUBRIC. PRESENTATION SHOULD BE BETWEEN 2-3 MINUTES. (5-313--WE WILL WORK ON AFTER THE BREAK).
BY NOW, YOU SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED YOUR WESTWARD EXPANSION WEBQUEST. WE WILL SHARE OUR WORK ON MONDAY, APRIL 29TH. BE PREPARED.
PLEASE REFER TO INFO-HANDOUTS IN WRITING WORKSHOP SECTION TO ASSIST YOU.
Begin drafting: Research-based argument essay: Do Zoos Help or Harm Endangered Animals?
FIRST DRAFT IS DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH....Think about everything you’ve learned today and this week. Write a research based argument essay convincing readers that zoos either help or harm endangered animals. Be sure to use what you know about writing essays to state a claim and back it up with evidence from your research. As you write, use info and quotations from the video and any or all of the texts you read to support your claim.
Be sure to:
- Make a quick plan for your essay using boxes and bullets, an outline or another organizational tool.
- Introduce the topic
- State your claim
- Make clear whether you believe zoos help or harm endangered animals
- Create body paragraphs to organize your reasons
- Include relevant facts and details from the sources you’ve read and watched
- Be sure to cite-reference at least three different resources
- Use transition words to link info and ideas
- Include domain specific vocabulary words
- Make sure you address counterclaim and make a strong rebuttal
- Write a conclusion
BY NOW, YOU SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN A "SIDE"-STANCE ON WHETHER OR NOT ANIMALS BELONG IN ZOOS. TONIGHT, CHOOSE ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES-ONLINE BOOK (THIS COUNTS AS ONE RESOURCE) IN WHICH TO IDENTIFY AT LEAST TWO IMPORTANT IDEAS WITH RELEVANT TEXT BASED EVIDENCE ALONG WITH YOUR OWN SMART THINKING-OBSERVATIONS-WONDERINGS. YOU MAY ALSO APPLY THE ETHOS, PATHOS AND LOGOS LENSES:
SHOULD ANIMALS BE KEPT IN ZOOS?
GENERAL OVERVIEW OR “BOTH SIDES:”:
RAZ KIDS: ZOOS-PRO OR CON? PLEASE READ BOOK ON RAZ KIDS.
• “Tigers Cuddle With Apes” (National Geographic Kids)