Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Day Ten
Happy Tuesday!

When You Come In
  • Please sign in.  
  • Please turn in your Barbie AFTER your write your name on the back.  I’m going to laminate these, and you will present them tomorrow--yay!

Big Idea
  • Start listening and looking now for resonances, echoes, patterns.
  • What have you heard so far?

NEW IDEA:  Importance of Beasts and Creatures
1.      Represented evil in conflicts between good and bad
2.     Gave mortals the chance to slay them and become heroes
3.     Offered so many answers and explanations for disasters such as shipwrecks and volcanoes

(Twenty Minutes)  Reading Assignment--...something else to help you see the patterns!  --but can you tell me how what Professor Foster is saying is connected to Greek Mythology?
  • “How’d He Do That?”--Professor Foster
  • Start today be RE-READING (This is a reading strategy.) your annotations from Thursday/Friday.  What do you notice?
  • Write annotation directions on your packet, please.
    • Define words you don’t know (probably ten to fifteen)
    • Wiki allusions (references), then note
    • Annotate.

  • When you finish annotating, put your name at the top of your packet, and turn it into the drawer, please.  Then, do a few minutes of vocab review for the quiz tomorrow.

  • Play quizlet until I stop you.  
  • Quiz tomorrow!

Annotation Conference
  • I’ll be calling you back one at a time to talk about your “How to Mark a Book” annotations.  When you get the call, come meet with me, please!  

Myth Beast Powerpoints:  Models and Turn-In Procedure
  1. Check on the models for your myth beast powerpoint, so you you can begin with the end in mind.
  2. Use google presentation, and save it in the folder called “MYTH BEAST PRESENTATIONS” as “BEAST NAME--YOUR NAME”.

Investigate here, to decide who you want to research:

Research Time
1.      Read your yellow biography about your myth creature.
2.     Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your powerpoint.
3.     Go to my blog, and click on the links for “Greek Mythology”.
4.     Do more research on those three sites, so you have plenty of vivid details for your powerpoint.

Mythology Beast Powerpoint Presentation Grading Criteria
I included the following information about my god/goddess/hero/myth:
·      Slide #1: __________Name of beast; strong image to show who/what it is
·      Slide #2: __________Three most vital details to know about this beast
·      Slide #3: __________Two connections/relationships with other Greek myth figures
·      Slide #4 __________Two reasons they are important to know about in mythology study
·      Slide #5: __________Two modern-day connections  
·      Slide #6:__________Powerful image
·      Slide #7: __________Powerful image

Due:  Thursday, when class begins
Wednesday: Vocab Quiz
Thursday: Myth Beast Presentation

Day Ten
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Howdy, howdy, howdy!

When You Come In—Do these things before the tardy bell, please.
1.      Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
2.     Pick up the orange sheet by the clipboard.
3.     Pick up your book and daily reading sheet.

New Vocabulary Instruction (w/handout and slideshows)
·      New Word #1:      TO ENCROACH
·      New Word #2:     CONNOISSEUR
·      Vocabulary Grid  Draw ten pictures.

Extra Credit Opportunity
Extra Credit Vocab Gets from 2012:

Block Four Extra Credit:

Vocab Grid (Mostly Review)--handout

  1. Draw a good pic for each vocab word, so when you look at it, you know what the word means.
  2. When you finish your ten pics, put your name on the grid, then turn it into the drawer, please, for a daily grade.  Don’t work past 2:55 on this!  Go ahead and go into reading!  :-)
  3. Start read-and-relax, please!  Fill in your start TIME and start PAGE.

Read and Relax
  • …about thirty-five minutes today.
  • If you need a conference today (because you finished a book), type your name here, then read until I come get you for our chat.  
    • Jacob Reighard
    • Mak
    • Mack
    • Maddie

Last Two Minutes of Class
1.      Complete your pink daily reading log
a.     time ended
b.    page ended
2.     Rate yourself. (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
3.     Put your pink sheet and book over on the table where it was when class started, unless you’re reading outside of class today.

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