October 12, 2017- Ms. Parker’s D4 Class

Welcome Ms. Parker’s B6 class! Today you will begin the pre-writing phase of your comparison and contrast five-paragraph essay for the short story, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell. You will use graphic organizers to help visually map your essay.

Learning Target:

I can:

  1.  identify the items that I want to compare and contrast.
  2. describe how the items are alike (compare) and how they are different (contrast).
  3. use the graphic organizer to map comparisons and contrasts.
  4. use comparison and contrast words.

Handout: comparison-and-contrast-paper-transition-words.pdf

Ocotber 10, 2017- Ms. Parker’s C-6 Class

Welcome! Today you will use the Student Resources in Context Database to research your historical figure from the Renaissance Period.

Learning Targets:

I can:

  1. gather information on my topic using the Student Resources in Context Database.
  2. take notes from the information that I gathered.

October 3, 2017- Ms. Parker’s Class- D4

Welcome Ms. Parker’s D4 class! Today you will begin the pre-writing phase of your comparison and contrast five-paragraph essay. You will use graphic organizers to help visually map your essay.

Learning Target:

I can:

  1.  identify the items that I want to compare and contrast.
  2. describe how the items are alike (compare) and how they are different (contrast).
  3. use the graphic organizer to map comparisons and contrasts.
  4. use comparison and contrast words.

Handout: comparison-and-contrast-paper-transition-words.pdf

September 29, 2017- Ms. Parker’s B6 Class

Welcome Ms. Parker’s B6 class! Today you will begin the pre-writing phase of your comparison and contrast five-paragraph essay. You will use graphic organizers to help visually map your essay.

Learning Target:

I can:

  1.  identify the items that I want to compare and contrast.
  2. describe how the items are alike (compare) and how they are different (contrast).
  3. use the graphic organizer to map comparisons and contrasts.
  4. use comparison and contrast words.

Handout: comparison-and-contrast-paper-transition-words.pdf

September 29, 2017- Ms. Parker’s B3 Class

Good morning! Welcome Ms. Parker’s B3 class!

As a review, you have completed the graphic organizer that helped you identify the items you want to compare and contrast in your paper and written the hook, background information, and thesis for your introductory paragraph. You also identified the your three main ideas for your three body paragraphs.

Today you will continue the pre-writing phase of your comparison and contrast five-paragraph essay. Using your graphic organizer, you will map the details that support your three main ideas. We will also discuss comparison and contrast words.

Learning Target:

I can:

  1. use the graphic organizer to map supporting details for my three main ideas
  2. use comparison and contrast words.

Handouts:

1) “Comparison and Contrast Words”: comparison-and-contrast-paper-transition-words.pdf

September 28, 2017- Ms. Parker’s A2 Class

Welcome Ms. Parker’s A2 class! Today you will continue the pre-writing phase of your comparison and contrast five-paragraph essay. You will use graphic organizers to help visually map your essay.

Learning Target:

I can:

  1.  identify the items that I want to compare and contrast.
  2. describe how the items are alike (compare) and how they are different (contrast).
  3. use the graphic organizer to map comparisons and contrasts.
  4. use comparison and contrast words.
  5. identify the key parts of an introduction paragraph

Handouts:

1) “Comparison and Contrast Words”: comparison-and-contrast-paper-transition-words.pdf

September 27, 2017- Ms. Parker’s D1 Class

Welcome Ms. Parker’s D1 class! Today you will begin the pre-writing phase of your comparison and contrast five-paragraph essay. You will use graphic organizers to help visually map your essay.

Learning Target:

I can:

  1.  identify the items that I want to compare and contrast.
  2. describe how the items are alike (compare) and how they are different (contrast).
  3. use the graphic organizer to map comparisons and contrasts.
  4. use comparison and contrast words.

Handout: comparison-and-contrast-paper-transition-words.pdf

September 21, 2017- Mrs. Stanton’s 9th Grade- Block A6- English Class

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” ~Albert Einstein

Welcome Mrs. Stanton’s 9th Grade English Class (Block A6)!

Today you will participate in an orientation and a tour of the library. You will also listen to a book talk featuring a sampling of award winning books.

Learning Targets:

I can:

  1. Name 4 services that the library can provide me.
  2. Use the library online catalog to locate books and materials (via the library blog’s QR code or web site).
  3. Access the library’s blog for class assignments, databases, research pathfinders, and writing instruction guidelines.
  4. Select and checkout a book from one of the following award categories:
  • Alex Award
  • Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Best Non-Fiction for Young Adults
  • Michael Printz Award
  • National Book Award
  • Stonewall Book Award

Handout: ninth-grade-orientation-handout-revised-september-12-2017.pdf

September 21, 2017- Freshman Foundations Classes- Mr. DeRosa, Mrs. Simmons, Mr. Tinker, and Ms. Parker

 ”The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” ~Albert Einstein

Welcome Mr. DeRosa’s, Mrs. Simmon’s, Mr. Tinker’s, and Ms. Parker’s Freshman Foundation classes! Today you will participate in a brief library orientation and tour.

Learning Targets:

I can:

1. Name 4 services that the library can provide me.

2. Use the library online catalog to locate books and materials (via the library blog’s QR code or web site).

3. Access the library’s blog for class assignments, databases, research pathfinders, and writing instruction guidelines.

Handout: ninth-grade-orientation-handout-revised-september-12-2017.pdf

September 18, 2017

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” ~Albert Einstein

Welcome Mrs. Coen’s 9th Grade English Classes (A3 and A4)!

Today you will participate in an orientation and a tour of the library. You will also listen to a book talk featuring a sampling of mystery, horror, science fiction and fantasy books.

Learning Targets:

I can:

  1. Name 4 services that the library can provide me.
  2. Use the library online catalog to locate books and materials (via the library blog’s QR code or web site).
  3. Access the library’s blog for class assignments, databases, research pathfinders, and writing instruction guidelines.
  4. Select and checkout a mystery, horror, science fiction or fantasy book for my book project.