• Fri., 1.24.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/24/2020

    Agenda checks

    Goal: I'll describe my ideal writing partner; a get an awesome grade on the quiz.

    Why: A good writing partner helps me become a stronger writer; I am prepared.

     

    Quizizz 3.3 game code _____________      Modified game code _______________

    Grade check...WPM not for grade

    Grade check. If you have not successfully joined the class on Nitro Type, see me.

    P5 join here

    P8 join here

    P9 join here.

    HW: None

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  • Thurs., 1.23.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/23/2020

    lunch:  LM 3, DB 4, SK 1, TSS 2

    Goal: I'll describe my ideal writing partner.

    Why: A good writing partner helps me become a stronger writer.

     

     

    Composition books: Describe the ideal writing partner. Margins. Title. 5+ sentences.

    Activity: How well do you know your keyboard?

    Coming soon: spelling tips, "Yes MA'AM," avoiding plagiarism, AIRWays writing, writing, more writing.... 

    HW Practice Quizizz game code 517425

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  • Tues., 1.22.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/22/2020

    lunch:  LM 4, DB 1, SK 2, TSS 3

    We got mail!

    Goal: I'll get and give feedback on my writing.

    Why: I share my writing so I can get better.

    Resource: 3.2 quiz from Friday Pete R., Samuel M., Alison A., Journie B.

    Composition books: Any topic. Underline and practice words using our WWTW vocab.

    Writing groups: #10. RACES paragraph. Trade and proofread essays. Hand in.

    Have you used the G-doc add-on "Easy Bib?" Discuss!

    Paper copies of Text Evidence Sentence Starters!

    HW Nitro Type 5+ minutes

    Coming soon: spelling tips, "Yes MA'AM," AIRWays writing, writing, more writing.... 

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  • Tues., 1.21.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/21/2020

    RACES P3 trade book basket. Lunch: LM 1, DB 2, SK 3, TSS 4

    Goal: I'll get and give feedback on my writing.

    Why: I share my writing so I can get better.

    Hand back graded papers. Check grades. (Revision grades are noted with a .1, example: 5.1)

    Writing groups: #10. RACES paragraph: I, myself, am very likely (or unlikely) to donate blood one day. This is due to two/three main reasons. ....Hand-in today or tomorrow. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE green/black EXAMPLE FROM CLASS.

    WWTW 3.2 class averages: P3 86%!, P4 95%!!, P5 98%!!!, P8 86%!, P9 88%!  Wow! GREAT JOB!

    Review quiz results by class.

    This week's vocab words: Pend = hang. Vid = look. Omni = all. Ex = out. Fer = carry. 

    3.2 quiz from Friday Pete R., Samuel M., Alison A., Journie B.

    HW Optional revision of #10 paragraph. EXAMPLE

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  • Fri., 1.17.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/17/2020

    Steps.   Alternate schedule = IL message. No lunch order today. Walk on the right with quiet voices on your way to lunch!

    Goal: I'll support my grade with evidence from my quiz results.

    Why: I put time and effort into my practice.

    "The time is always right to do what is right." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

    Hand in revisions written ON THE ORIGINAL graded page

     

    Quizizz 3.2 game code___________             Modified quiz code___________

    NITRO TYPE WHEN YOU FINISH THE QUIZ.

    Writing groups to work on paragraph/s (#10) due Tuesday (paper or G-doc). Support your ideas with EVIDENCE. Text Evidence Sentence Starters  

    Collect bloody "Show What You Know"

    HW: Nitro Type 5 minutes; bloody paragraph/s

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  • EXEMPLARY PARAGRAPHS

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/16/2020
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  • Thurs., 1.16.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/15/2020

    steps     LUNCH ORDER   1 SK, 2 TSS, 3 LM, 4 DB

    CONGRATULATIONS VARSITY WINS: Joseph Cloud by pin! Gage Rutan points; Reserve wins: Wyatt Clark, Liam Curfman, Jennifer Martinez, Gage Rutan

    CONGRATULATIONS BALLERS! 39-30 victory over Franklin!

    Goal: I'll support my ideas with evidence.

    Why: Support from sources = strong writing. Lack of support = weak writing.

    Hand back graded papers. Examine the 32 exemplars/excellent examples. Revision opportunity. (Revision due tomorrow written ON THE ORIGINAL graded page.)

    Check & correct homework. Do 8 & 9 together. TAP THAT PROMPT! 

         Task: 3+ sentences.

         Audience: your little brother/sister, a doctor or nurse, a WWII soldier, Dr. Drew himself, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an English-speaking Martian, a medical student, more ideas?

         Purpose: summarize

     

    DUE TUESDAY: Unpack the prompt, brainstorm, and write answer for 10. (Paper or G-doc.) Support your ideas with EVIDENCE. Text Evidence Sentence Starters  

    HW: Nitro Type 5 minutes; Practice Friday Quizizz game code 931464
    See It's Learning message for tomorrow's alternate schedule.
     
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  • Wed., 1.15.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/15/2020
    Record steps  Lunch order: 1 TSS, 2 LM, 3 DB, 4 SK
    Goal: I'll compare/contrast elements (format & parts) of two readings that are on the same topic. 
    Why: I can show the differences and unexpected similarities between the two.
    Read "One, Two, or Three"
    "Whole blood" is what we call the blood that flows through you. Blood components/parts are red cells, white cells, and platelets, suspended in plasma.
    Composition books: 200+ words (modification: 100+) on any topic or copy "One, Two, or Three."
    Pro tips for counting words: note words by 10s; count how many lines it takes you to write approximately 25 words, then just count the lines.
    Finished? Nitro type
    P3 Helena M, Kaleb S
    P4 Gage R, Tyler B
    P5 Destiny F, Malik S
    P8 Neveah W, Michael M
    P9 Jaidyn W (TOP TYPIST), Kamdyn F
    HW: Answer 2, 3, 5, and 7 on the fiction story questions. (We'll do 8, 9, and 10 in class together.); Practice Quizizz game code 130224
    Record steps
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  • Tues., 1.14.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/14/2020
    Record steps
    Goal: I'll practice online editing and learn about a hero-genius.
    Why: To gain confidence and understanding for online testing.
    AIRWays editing A (repeat)
     
     
    Composition books: 200+ words (modification: 100+) on any topic or copy "The Man Who Preserved Blood."
    Pro tips for counting words: note words by 10s; count how many lines it takes you to write approximately 25 words, then just count the lines.
    Finished? Nitro type.
    HW: Answer 1, 4, 6, and 8 on the Dr. Charles Drew questions.
    Record steps
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  • Mon., 1.13.2020

    Posted by Laura McCracken on 1/13/2020

    Steps

    Goal: I'll successfully practice editing and read about a genius for whom we are grateful.

    Why: To gain confidence and understanding of standardized testing questions and methods.

    READ (crate from library) 1 point if you brought your AR book and/or take an AR test.

    AIRWays Editing B as a class

    WWTW (highlight): neuro = nerve, tomy = cut, hypo = under, mono = one, hema = blood. 

    Pre-reading: "The Man Who Preserved Blood."  

     

    HW: Nitro Type 5 minutes.

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