Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Asl dictionaries from Sarah H's Ted Talk

Contact me for more or online textbooks. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mindset Chapter 8: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 8: Period 3

Live Blog Mindset Chapter 8: Period 3

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mindset Chapter 7: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 7: Period 3

Live Blog Mindset Chapter 7: Period 3

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mindset Chapter 6: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 6: Period 3

Live Blog Mindset Chapter 6: Period 3

Friday, April 15, 2016

Scribe 4/14/16

We went to the forum to learn about registration for classes for Sophomore year.

HW: TED talk begin writing-first point

Mindset Chapter 5: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 5: Period 3

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mindset Chapter 4: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 4: Period 3

Live Blog Mindset Chapter 4: Period 3

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mindset Chapter 3: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 3: Period 3

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mindset Chapter 2: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 2: Period 3

Live Blog Mindset Chapter 2: Period 3

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Scribe April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016
  1. New Seating Chart
  2. Discussion on yesterday's fishbowl
  3. Watched TED talk: Clay Shirky, How cognitive surplus will change the world
  4. Reading time for Mindset
  • TED Talk topic (Due the 25th)
  • Chapter 2 of Mindset (Fishbowl tomorrow)
  • 3 questions (Quote-based, thinking, wondering)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Mindset Chapter 1: Period 5

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Mindset Chapter 1: Period 3

Live Blog Mindset Chapter 1: Period 3

Monday, March 28, 2016

Scribe March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

  1. We finished reading Act 4
  2. Took Act 4.3-4.5 Quizzes
Homework: TED Topics, get a copy of Mindset

TED Topics: 
For the TED topic it will be 4 minutes instead of 5 minutes, and the idea should be something like why we should cure cancer not why granola bars are good to eat.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Scribe: March 10th, 2016

March 10th 2016

  1. Took quiz on Act 1.1 and 1.2 Taming the Shrew
  2. Grammar Packets (Quiz Tomorrow)
    1. Practice Sentences :
      1. collin read the book i love sailing in pe class
      2. maren ran the colorado marathon a race during the summer
  3. Watched Act 1.1 and had work time on symbolic relationships chart

Homework: Symbolic Relationship Chart, Grammar Quiz, bring in magazines if parents allow
Reminder: WRP Conferences, Meeting in library next Tuesday


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Scribe: Period 5 03-01-2016

  • scribe,  Grammar
  • Rubric: let’s discuss; think growth
    • growth
    • most proud
    • biggest challenge
    • do different?
    • choose one section really proud of
    • creativity?
  • Final editing day: paragraph by paragraph editing; finalize tech
  • HW: WRP conference sign up
How to change your cursor: (Thanks Tia)

To do it, you find the cursor you want on a website and copy its HTML. Then you go to add HTML on Wix. It won't work for the page unless you extend the box, which should look empty, across the entire page. If you go into preview mode, you can see the different cursor.

We created our own rubric in order to grade our papers, then signed up for a conference to discuss our papers with Smith.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Scribe: Period 3 02-25-2016

  • Thursday Grammar Work (Test Tomorrow)
  • Do I have your link? If you haven't
  • Tech work day tomorrow… have elements on your website ready for help
  • Rest of the Time was Writing third body (Examples Linked Here)
    • Things to remember: no personal words, no contractions, no hypothetical questions, no questions without answers, citations, lead-ins, etc..., expand your vocabulary
    • Remember Writing Revisor (ahswarriors)- analyzes your essays
    • Try Purdue Owl- writing assistance, MLA format
  • HW: redo intro, 1, and 2, write 3- tech day tomorrow, grammar quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Period 3: Scribe 2/24/2016

  • We started with Wednesday Grammar work.
  • Do I have your link? Put your link on this document.
  • Website groupings: who is working with what tech piece?
    • Find people working on your site builder in order to have someone to contact if you're in need of help.
  • We went over how to do your bibliography.
  • Tech work day Friday… have elements on your website ready for help
  • Edit second body paragraph: Smith's seeing a lot of scary things: citations, personal words, contractions, missing lead ins
  • Writing third body
  • HW: outline 3rd body, redo intro, 1, and 2, works cited

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Scribe 2/23/16

Today in class we..

  • completed grammar work for Tuesday
    • introduction to appositives- top of page five
  • did peer editing/work time on the paper
  • edit paper (introduction and first body)
  • second body- tomorrow
Things to remember..

  • own your learning
  • paper due dates do not mean the paper has to be done that day- it is simply a way to keep students from procrastinating
  • peer editing is optional- you do not need to do it if you are not ready; however, it is very useful
*remember to look at the website

Monday, February 22, 2016

Today in class we..

  • completed our grammar work for Monday
    • sentences:
      • my friend alex plays tennis
      • our friend tom is the next president after obama
    • proper nouns, such as alex and tom, are identified with a capital "N"
    • linking verbs introduced (bottom of page two)
  •  had a mental health discussion
    • do not stress about the paper- you just need a rough copy right now, it does not need to be perfect right now
    • What needs to be accomplished today? Tomorrow?
      • set due dates for yourself and prioritize 
    • get some sleep
  • edited the first body paragraphs
  • introduction and first body editing
  • second body outline- tomorrow
*remember to look at website

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Scribe 2/18/16

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Scribe 2/17/16

Paper Due Dates
Thesis due today
Intro due tomorrow
1st body due Monday
2nd body due Wednesday
3rd body due Friday
Conclusion/Solution due Monday
Friday 26- Tech Help
Monday 29-Tech Help
Paper due Wednesday 2 or Thursday 3

Today in class we.....

  • Did Grammar work
    • Clauses 
      • Independent and Dependent
      • Difference- independent clauses don't start with a relative pronoun or subordinating conjunctions and they can stand alone
    • Sentence Types
      • Simple
      • Compound
      • Complex
      • Compound-complex
    • Clause vs Phrase
      • Clause has a subject and verb
      • Phrase doesn't have a subject or a verb
  • Looked at another example of New York Times piece for inspiration
    • http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/
    • font and colors
    • certain words stand out
    • interactions- have them experience first hand
    • add human element-more personal
    • maybe add sound
    • Snagit- help you take pics
    • small amounts of text can be effective
  • Apple Article
  • Thesis statement work
    • small group thesis statement
    • give back feedback
  • Went over one of last year's papers

  • Intro paragraph due tomorrow
  • Attention getter

Scribe 2/17/16

  • HW: thesis and outline of paper: put in shared folder titled Problem/Solution paper

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 16th, 2016

In Class:

  1. Received Grammar Packet:
    1. Write down two sentences:
      1. First sentence: Their team will practice after school.
      2. Second sentence: Several of the dogs ate their meal
    2. identify parts of sentence using packet
  2. Explored creative ways to represent your paper
    1. playing with video, graphics, images, etc
    2. be specific when naming nouns and people in paper
    3. Use strong verbs and ideas for thesis, challenge yourself
    4. Be sure your argument is one you can prove thoroughly

  • Have thesis ready for tomorrow
  • Begin filling in outline
  • Website/representation site due by Friday

Scribe 2/16/16

Today in class we...

  • Did grammar work (got purple packets)
    • Looked for parts of speech in sentences (Monday's Notes)
      • First sentence: Their team will practice after school.
      • Second sentence: Several of the dogs ate their meal
    • Identified sentence parts in each sentence (Tuesday's Notes)
Hints: If you have a preposition, then you have a prepositional phrase and an object of the preposition
-A helping verb and action verb are combined as a verb
-Use your packet!!!
-Subjects are never in prep phrases and prep phrases are never the subject
-Only have a direct object with action verbs
  • Looked at visions of paper to help spark ideas
    • Think of what you can show instead of what you can say
    • Maybe use a video instead of a quote
    • Think of colors and text
    • Show both sides (good and bad)
    • Spark emotion
    • Show, don't tell for everything
    • Highlighting is an advantage (but not excessive)
    • Let audience know a little more about characters
  • Go to this link for more ideas/inspirations
  • Make a copy of the outline and put it in your folder, then another subfolder
Think about maybe forming groups for paper help if you want.  Know who to go to and have others proofread.
  • Ideas for thesis statement
    • Most basic-  Through the works of Orwell, Bradbury, Doctorow, and modern society, society had learned ___________, yet failed to grasp _________; as a result, society will become ________.
  • Make sure you solve the problem you have stated
  • What direction do you want to go for your paper
    • Learned to not learned- negative
    • Not learned to learned- positive
Big takeaway.... OWN YOUR OWN LEARNING


  • Do a rough thesis example
  • Begin mapping out paper- the outline
    • Learned 
    • Not Learned
    • Where are we going
    • Solution
  • Start intro if you want to
Paper will be do at the beginning of March

Monday, February 15, 2016

Scribe 2/12/2015

  • Final Discussion of Little Brother: 18-end
  • Checked 18-end questions
  • Smith = Joe + Andy

  • Homework: Research Paper Ideas, look over last years papers, find examples, learned, not learned, where are we going, solution.
  • Google Slides

Friday, February 12, 2016

Little Brother 18-end Period 5

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Little Brother 18-end Period 3

Live Blog Little Brother 18-end Period 3

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday, February 12

Today in Class
Today was a work day. You were suggested to do the following:
- Finish reading Little Brother
- Finish your chart of what we have learned, not learned, and where we are going
- Look at others paper ideas. LINK HERE

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Scribe 2/10/16

-Smith gave us a few hints about the paper.

-We presented our Ned Kelly projects in gallery walk format.

-Discussed how we can use the modern examples on the Ned Kelly presentations in our synthesis paper.

-Did group work finding modern examples for Learned, Not Learned, Where Are We Going posters.  

-Homework: Read the rest of Little Brother.

Check Smith’s website.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Little Brother 13-17 Period 5

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Little Brother 13-17 Period 3

Live Blog Little Brother 13-17 Period 3

Monday, February 8, 2016

Scribe 2-8-16

Scribe 2-8-16
Period 3
Kayla Lampe

In class...

  • Exercise Central- worked on use of commas
  • To get to the site go to... http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/everyday_writer/20errors/8.html > click on go to Exercise Central > Punctuation and Mechanics > Commas > Use commas to set off introductory words, phrases, and clauses > Commas with introductory phrases (you will need to sign in, too)
  • Worked in groups on Presentation for Connections between Ned Kelly, Marcus, the Chicago 7
    • Presenting On Wednesday

  • Read Little Brother Chapter 16-17
    • Prepare for Fishbowl tomorrow
For more information, visit Mrs. Smith's web page

Scribe 2-8-16

New Seating Chart
Fishbowl Tomorrow, Little Brother Chapters 13-17
Summary/Response Work
Group Work
Presentation on commonalities between Ned Kelly, Marcus Yallow, and Chicago Seven Due Wed.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Scribe for 02-05-2016

In Class:

  • Turned in our Summary Responses (printed out a second time) with the redone version from yesterday
  • Turned in our graph charts
  • Printed off and turned in our self evaluations
  • What do Ned Kelley, Marcus, and the Chicago Seven have in common?
  • FISHBOWL (chapters 6-12)
  • Watch: Hacked at Olympics

Read Chapter 15 and annotate, Ned Kelley research for Monday.