Poetry: Here's a short video explaining the use of rhythm and repetition in poetry.
Step 4: Write a research paper - DUE 4/17 This will count as a TEST grade.
Write a 2 -3 page research paper on the information you presented to the class. (Hint: turn your content slides into body paragraphs, and then add your introduction and conclusion.) EVERYONE WRITES HIS/HER OWN RESEARCH PAPER. THIS IS NOT A GROUP ACTIVITY.
You may organize your research using Google presentations, Glogster, Prezi, Thinglink, or similar programs.
Be sure to include the names of all members of your group on your title slide.
Each group will work together to create one presentation, which must be turned in through Google classroom.
Presentations must follow the format given in the sample research presentation.
The title slide contains the title of the presentation and the names of the group members.
The thesis slide states the thesis of the presentation in ONE SENTENCE. This is the main point you're trying to make - the answer to who cares? or why is this information important?
The content slides list information in main idea/supporting detail format
Main idea should be listed at the top of each content slide in a complete sentence
Content slides should contain BOTH the original text AND a paraphrase of the original text.
EVERY piece of information must have a citation, whether or not you put it in your own words.
Information must be in your own words unless you indicate a direct quote by using quotation marks.
1-PERSON GROUP = 4 CONTENT SLIDES MINIMUM
2-PERSON GROUP = 7 CONTENT SLIDES MINIMUM
3-PERSON GROUP = 9 CONTENT SLIDES MINIMUM
The artifact slide should contain a picture, video, sound recording, etc. of the artifact, as well as a description of what it is, how it was created, and how it should enhance the audience's understanding of the topic.
The Works Cited slide lists the sources used in proper MLA format. You must have at least 3 different sources. At least one source must come from Gale Group. At least one source must be a primary source. Wikipedia, ask.com, about.com, etc. are not acceptable sources.
Step 3: Present - DUE 4/6 (TEST grade) ACCESS THE RUBRIC HERE. Each group will present its research AND artifact to the class. This will count as a TEST grade. This grade will be separate from the grade for the research slides.
ALL group members must present. Presentation time should be divided equally among group members.
Each group will create an artifact to enhance the audience’s understanding of the topic. Artifacts should be creative, well-designed, student-made; be clearly connected to the topic; and enhance audience’s understanding of topic. Artifacts need to be clearly presented / explained to the class. Your artifact is NOT the same as your primary source.
Daily Life through History (user name/password = lushercs) Click on "Explore an Era" and Elizabethan England is the first link under "Life During the Renaissance." Use the tool bar to the left to navigate through different topics.
Click here to access a list of assigned topics and due dates.
Click here to access a list of assigned articles and due dates.
Journal Entries Some warm-ups will be journal entries, which will be graded as follows:
2 points for each journal entry that is at least half a page AND 10 sentences.
1 point for each journal entry with 6-9 sentences OR 10 sentences but not half a page long
0 points for each entry with 5 or fewer sentences
Note: this means that if you only write 9 sentences for each entry, you will receive half of the possible number of points – 50% is an F!
Sentences such as "this is my fifth sentence" or that are off-topic/inappropriate will not count
Journal entries should be formatted as follows:
Name in top, left-hand corner
Date below name
Journal number below date
Target skill below journal number
Journal prompt (topic/question) centered
-1 point for every entry that does not have correct formatting
Total points earned ÷ Total points possible (2 x number of journal entries) = Grade
Just in case: access this year's journal prompts here.
Each time you are assigned a Teenbiz article, you can earn points. These points will count toward a quiz grade. Your grade is the percentage of points that you've earned (points earned divided by points possible = %).
Each article completed ON TIME, with a MINIMUM score of 75% on the FIRST try will earn 2 points.
Each article completed LATE, with a MINIMUM score of 75% on the FIRST try will earn 1 point. Please note: if you complete all of your articles late, you will only earn half of the possible points. 50% = F!
Articles that do not meet the minimum 75% on the first try will not earn any points. If this happens, you'll need to complete an additional article of your choosing. Articles that fall into this category must be completed by the original due date to receive full credit.
Incomplete assignments (such as completing the activity but not the thought question) will not earn any points until they are finished. If they are completed late, they will only earn 1 point.
Study Island assignments usually count as graded homework. They are used to check reading comprehension, to practice topics studied in class, to prepare for standardized testing, and to review for tests and exams.
For most topics, students must reach a minimum of 80% to earn full credit for that topic. Occasionally, Ms. Aleman will create a test on a particular topic. In that case, the student’s score will be his/her grade.
Students who are not happy with their scores should answer additional questions. Only scores from the highest session (that meets the minimum number of questions) will be counted, not the overall average.
To receive full credit, students must complete the minimum number of questions (usually 15) before 8:00 am on the due date. Incomplete assignments will be entered as 0 on Powerschool.
All late work, even if it was partially completed on time or done to raise a score, will be subject to the Team 7 late policy.
Shakespeare Fest Celebrate Shakespeare by dressing in Elizabethan style costume, learning about the time period, and watching performances.