Friday, April 29, 2016

Aloha Friday!


Flocabulary Vocabulary Quiz  Happy Friday! You've learned, practiced, and studied your vocabulary words this week. Now it's time to show me what you've learned! You can find your Vocabulary Quiz below. Good luck!




Library Visit  Today we head to the library. Make sure you bring your books to either return or renew and your student ID card if you want to check out books. You may look for new books, read quietly, or take AR tests. Please take advantage of this opportunity and use your library time well. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Studying Vocabulary and Building Your Digital Portfolio

Sorry I couldn't be with you today. I am home sick. I expect you to be on your very best behavior and treat your substitute with respect. I look forward to receiving a positive report upon my return.

Flocabulary Vocabulary with Digital Flashcards Today we are going to continue to study this week's Flocabulary vocabulary words:
 
ample / collaborate / concise / distinct / diversity / dominate / ignite / linger / mimic / objective / parody / rural / strive / superior / urban

To help you remember the meanings of these words I've created a set of digital flashcards using a program called Quizlet that you can find here, in your Language Arts Google Classroom, as well as below. Please spend some time making sure you understand your words and make sure to study for tomorrow's quiz. 

 

Building Your Digital Portfolio  Take some time today to continue building your Digital Portfolio. Have you personalized your home screen? Make sure to tell your site visitors about the purpose of your Digital Portfolio, about who you are, and what you're about. Have you started adding content to your class pages yet? Reflect back on the school year and select the digital assignments that you are most proud of? You can add digital assignments in the form of Google documents, drawings, slide shows, maps, and videos. 

Homework (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry using the 4th Quarter Reading Log, which you can access in your Language Arts folder. (2.) Continue adding some content to your Digital Portfolio. (3.) Complete your Unit 2 Vocabulary assignments. (4.) Study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz. (5.) Bring your library books because we're going to the library tomorrow. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Creating a Digital Portfolio (Adding Photos, Videos, and Google Docs)




Creating a Digital Portfolio (Adding Photos, Videos, and Google Docs) Yesterday you created and named your website and began to personalize the look and theme of your Digital Portfolio. Today you are going to begin adding the content (text, images, video, and your digital assignments), which in many ways is the heart and soul of your Digital Portfolio. The videos below are great tutorials on how to add content to your Google Site. Watch them at your leisure and try adding some content to your Digital Portfolio today.  

How to Insert Text and Images in Google Sites

How to Embed Google Docs in Google Sites

How to Add Video

Homework (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Practice adding some content to your Digital Portfolio.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Flocabulary Vocabulary and Creating a Digital Portfolio

How many vocabulary words will you master this week from Flocabulary's "Mime in a Box" lesson?

 Today's Learning Objective  * Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words.


Video of the Day  Since the theme of this week's vocabulary unit is related to miming, I thought you would enjoy seeing a real life mime in action. Check it out the video below.


Flocabulary Vocabulary Today we are going to continue to study this week's Flocabulary vocabulary words:

 ample / collaborate / concise / distinct / diversity / dominate / ignite / linger / mimic / objective / parody / rural / strive / superior / urban

After watching the video once more, you'll work on a new set of activities in Vocabulary - Vocabulary - Unit 2 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Pick the Winner & Understanding What You Read, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.

Creating a Digital Portfolio  Today we are going learn more about what a digital portfolio is and how to start making our own. To begin, check out a few samples below
Now it's time to start making your own. We have created a Digital Portfolio template for you here, which you will use to get started. It includes the basic structure, components, and guidelines for building your Digital Portfolio. 

However, you will have the opportunity to personalize your Portfolio and make it uniquely your own. To begin, you get to select your website's name and theme. First, click on the blue "Use Template" button. Next, you will be invited to name your website (I recommend Your Name's Digital Portfolio). Finally, select the 'Select the Theme' link located near the bottom of the screen. You may begin to personalize the look of your website here. Make sure to save your changes. 


Additionally, the videos below show you how to change the site's layout and how to insert text and images. Check them out to learn how you can continue to make the look and feel of your Digital Portfolio website a true reflection of who you are.   



We will continue to personalize our Digital Portfolio websites in class tomorrow and begin to learn how to incorporate our digital assignments.

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Complete your Vocabulary - Unit 2 (Mime in a Box) - Fix the Mistake, which will be due Friday, April 29. (3.) Continue to personalize your Digital Portfolio. 


Monday, April 25, 2016

Flocabulary Vocabulary and Introducing Digital Portfolios


 Today's Learning Objective  * Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words


Flocabulary Vocabulary  Welcome to Unit 2 of Flocabulary's vocabulary program. This week we have a new set of words to interact with, learn, and hopefully begin to incorporate into our own vocabulary. This week's words are: 


ample / collaborate / concise / distinct / diversity / dominate / ignite / linger / mimic / objective / parody / rural / strive / superior / urban

After watching and interacting with the video and song a couple of times, study the words and their meanings and work on the activity Vocabulary - Unit 2 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom

What is a Digital Portfolio?  Digital Portfolios (also known as e-portfolios) are digital representations of a student's work. Portfolios are a powerful way of showcasing your individual skills and talents, as well as illustrating your growth in learning and achievement. Your Digital Portfolio will also allow you to show off who you are as a unique student and individual. For your Digital Portfolio, you will build a website using Google Sites. Your Digital Portfolio Google Site will include a collection of your most important digital assignments of the school year and your personal assessments of these pieces of work. We will be working on creating our Digital Portfolios over the course of the next several weeks. This project will make up a sizable portion of your final Language Arts and Social Studies assessment grade. In order to get a better a sense of what student Digital Portfolios look like, check out the video below. Tomorrow we will start creating our own.


Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Complete your Vocabulary - Unit 2 (Mime in a Box) - Fix the Mistake, which will be due Friday, April 29

Friday, April 22, 2016

Aloha Friday!


Flocabulary Vocabulary Quiz  Happy Friday! You've learned, practiced, and studied your vocabulary words this week. Now it's time to show me what you've learned! You can find your Vocabulary Quiz below. Good luck! 

 
Complete and Turn In Argument Essay  For several grueling weeks you have been hard at work learning to make an argument through the writing of a multi-paragraph argument essay. Now it's time to put the finishing touches on your Argument Essay and turn it in. 

Also, please don't forget that your Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Pick the Winner & Understanding What You Read and Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake assignments are due today as well.

Explore Lakeview's Online Student Newspaper  For those of you who have completed and turned in your essay, take some time to peruse and enjoy Lakeview's very own online student newspaper. Your classmates have been hard at work putting out the latest edition. Take some time and check it out here.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Last Day for Argument Writing and Vocabulary Review


 Today's Learning Objectives  * Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words. * Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 


Flocabulary Vocabulary Review Today we are going to review this week's Flocabulary vocabulary words for the final time:

 
anguish / boisterous / capacity / commentary / continuous / cumulative / erupt / factor / inept / intimidate / marvel / maximum / painstaking / restrain / unanimous

After watching the video one last time, work on the document Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Think Creatively, which is located in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Also make sure to study for Friday's quiz using your digital Quizlet flashcards from yesterday. 

Write an Argument Essay  Today is your last day to work on your Argument Essay in class. If you would like to meet with me today, sign up and make an appointment. Remember that your completed Argument Essay is due tomorrow, Friday, April 22

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Complete your Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Pick the Winner & Understanding What You Read and Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake assignments, both of which are due tomorrow, Friday, April 22. (3.) Complete your Argument Essay, which is also due tomorrow, Friday, April 22. (4.) Complete your Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Think Creatively assignment, which is due next Friday, April 29.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Vocabulary Study and Argument Essay Writing

Use your digital flashcards to study your vocabulary words today.

 Today's Learning Objectives  * Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words. * Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 


Flocabulary Vocabulary with Digital Flashcards Today we are going to continue to study this week's Flocabulary vocabulary words:

 
anguish / boisterous / capacity / commentary / continuous / cumulative / erupt / factor / inept / intimidate / marvel / maximum / painstaking / restrain / unanimous

To help you remember the meanings of these words I've created a set of digital flashcards using a program called Quizlet that you can find here, in your Language Arts Google Classroom, as well as below. Make sure to study for Friday's quiz. 

 

Write an Argument Essay  The time to write our Argument Essay is coming to an end. Each of you should be nearing the end of writing your body paragraph(s) and starting your conclusion paragraph. If you would like to meet with me today, sign up and make an appointment. Remember that your complete Argument Essay will be due this Friday, April 22

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Complete your Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Pick the Winner & Understanding What You Read and Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake assignments, both of which will be due Friday, April 22. (3.) Continue working on your Argument Essay, which will also be due Friday, April 22.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vocabulary Study and Arugment Essay Writing


 Today's Learning Objectives  * Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words. * Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 


Flocabulary Vocabulary Today we are going to continue to study this week's Flocabulary vocabulary words:

 
anguish / boisterous / capacity / commentary / continuous / cumulative / erupt / factor / inept / intimidate / marvel / maximum / painstaking / restrain / unanimous

After watching the video once more, you'll work on a new set of activities in Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Pick the Winner & Understanding What You Read, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.

Write an Argument Essay  It's time to start wrapping up your work on your Argument Essay. Each of you should be nearing the end of writing your body paragraph(s) and be ready to start your conclusion paragraph. If you would like to meet with me today, sign up and make an appointment. Remember that your complete Argument Essay will be due this Friday, April 22

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Complete your Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Pick the Winner & Understanding What You Read and Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake assignments, both of which will be due Friday, April 22. (3.) Continue working on your Argument Essay, which will also be due Friday, April 22.